top of page

Tue, Aug 27


United Sportsmen Inc.


Open to law enforcement and responsible citizens


Time & Location

Aug 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

United Sportsmen Inc., 4700 Evora Rd, Concord, CA 94520, USA

About the Event

To survive a vehicle ambush you must immediately change the dynamic by establishing dominance over the adversary.  Students will learn to use the handgun to counter “near ambushes” (distances under 25 meters).   VCAT 1 will cover the following topics:

  • Demonstration of cover/concealment options around vehicles
  • Counter-surveillance and pre-attack indicators
  • Strategies to overcome near ambushes
  • Live-fire shooting while seated in the vehicle
  • Exiting the vehicle under fire
  • Engaging targets while outside of the vehicle
  • Force-on-force scenarios to validate training

Prerequisites: Students must be U.S. citizens and legally allowed to possess a firearm.  Students must have completed Paladin Tactical's Basic Pistol Course OR have equivalent pistol training (working knowledge of the pistol including loading/unloading, clearing stoppages, and safety practices). 

What should I wear?

This class focuses on close, unsophisticated ambushes.  Determine the circumstances in which you may subject to a close ambush.  For law enforcement, these attacks may occur while on patrol, conducting a high-risk surveillance, or an executive protection mission. Therefore, wear the gear/apparel for the mission in which you have the highest probability of facing a close ambush.   For citizens, wear your EDC (Everyday Carry) set-up.  The drills in these classes are an excellent opportunity to test the set-up of your gear, holster, etc.

Required Equipment:

  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • N95 Mask
  • Gloves to protect against glass and sharp metal
  • Knee and elbow pads recommended
  • Long sleeve shirt for force-on-force scenarios
  • Holster: "outside the waistband" holster.  No inside the waistband, appendix carry, or SERPA holsters. You will not participate if you don't have an OWB and you will forfeit your class fee. 
  • Handgun with 3-4 magazines
  • 300 rounds handgun ammunition
  • Hat with bill to protect against falling brass
  • Rain gear and waterproof boots for inclement weather

You must be at least 18 years old, a United States Citizen, and legally allowed to possess a firearm in order to attend this class.


  • VCAT 1




Share This Event

bottom of page