Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund up to 30 days before start of class

  • 50% refund 29 days and less before start of class

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.

  • Handgun with 3-4 magazines

  • 300 rounds handgun ammunition

VCAT 2 and VCAT 4:

  • All VCAT 1 equipment plus...

  • Carbine with 3-4 magazines

  • 400 rounds carbine ammunition

VCAT 3, Home Defense Course, and CCW on the Move:

  • AirSoft Protection

    • Long sleeve sweatshirt

    • Gloves

    • Groin protection or hand towel to stuff into pants

  • Recommended, but not required:

    • Glock 17/19/22/23 holster

    • Tactical Flashlight 

Recommended Kit 


VCAT 1 and VCAT 3

These two classes focus 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.

VCAT 2 and VCAT 4

As stated above, mission dictates equipment.  Patrol officers  should wear their normal duty gear.  SWAT operators should wear plate carriers.  Citizens can choose from EDC or plate carrier options.