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Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (VCQB®) Pistol & Carbine

Course Duration: 3 Days
Cost: $900 CDN (plus taxes)
Course Requirements: Active LE, Peace Officer, or Military

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (VCQB®) is an accelerated shooting class focused on positional shooting and takes a critical look at how we have historically fought in and around vehicles. Students will push the boundaries of traditional concepts of cover utilizing vehicles in a true three-dimensional training environment. This is a problem-solving training paradigm not simply a shooting course.

Drills will incorporate critical handgun and carbine employment while engaging threats in, around, from, over and under vehicles with an extreme emphasis on cognitive thought and problem solving. Carbine manipulations, malfunctions and transitions will be taught and reinforced under stress. Live ballistic demonstrations will explore deflection, deformation, and penetration regarding vehicles as barriers. The course will run as long as needed to cover the learning objectives; please come prepared.

Individual Equipment List:

  • Handgun with at least 3 reliable magazines (5 if single stack).
  • Approved duty holster, duty belt and magazine pouches. Holsters must provide an active or passive retention device and be able to keep the holster in place while running or moving in and out of awkward positions.
    [No SERPA holsters are allowed]
  • Reliable carbine with at least 3 magazines and durable sling. Carbine needs to be zeroed prior to class.
  • 600 rounds of handgun training ammunition.
  • 600 rounds of carbine training ammunition (frangible if possible).
  • Valid soft body armor (SBA) and/or ballistic plates if used operationally.
  • TQ (CAT of SOFTT) on person is mandatory; IFAK is recommended.
  • Eye protection and electronic ear protection.
  • Handheld flashlight, extra batteries, and clear eye protection are necessary for low light work.
  • 2 chem lights (any color).
  • Appropriate clothing: long sleeve shirt, pants, gloves, and knee pads are mandatory. Elbow pads and face wrap are optional.
  • Weapons maintenance equipment, notepad, pen, and permanent marker.
  • Food, water, and weather appropriate clothing as required.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Current Canadian law enforcement, peace officer, corrections, or active military status.
  • Legal firearms: department issued and/or personally owned with valid paperwork.
  • Able to demonstrate and employ safe weapons handling during training.
  • Previous intermediate to advanced firearms training to include movement, barricades, communication with others and adverse shooting positions is recommended.

If you have any questions about the course, the prerequisites or what is recommended please do not hesitate to contact us.