Vehicle Counter-Ambush Tactics

VCAT 1

 

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).   The class 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 - solo and pairs

  • Exiting the vehicle under fire

  • Engaging targets while outside of the vehicle

  • Force-on-force scenarios to validate training

Prerequisite:  Intermediate-level firearms skills and legally allowed to possess a firearm. 

VCAT 2

 

This is a continuation of VCAT I where students will learn to use a carbine to counter “far ambushes” (distances over 25 meters).   The class will cover the following topics:

  • Strategies to overcome far ambushes

  • Live-fire shooting while seated in the vehicle - solo and pairs

  • Deploying a carbine from the vehicle

  • Engaging targets  using conventional and unconventional shooting positions 

  • Use of “Fire-and-Maneuver” to conduct counter-assault

Prerequisite:   VCAT I and legally allowed to possess a firearm. 

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VCAT 3

 

In this advanced class, students will apply VCAT 1 principles to multiple realistic scenarios.   Students evolve from performing rote "scripts"  to a "problem solving" mindset.  The class will cover the following topics:

  • Case studies of near and far ambushes

  • Disarming threats at extremely close quarters

  • Dealing with mob violence while inside a vehicle

  • Legal issues for use of force

  • Scenario-driven exercises to test tactics and decision-making

Prerequisite:  VCAT I and legally allowed to possess a firearm. 

No Live Fire; AirSoft or Sim Guns only

VCAT 4

 

This class takes VCAT to the next level.  The class starts off with malfunction clearance drills for both pistol and rifle.  Next, basic casualty care skills are introduced.  As the day builds, shooters will have to overcome injuries and weapon malfunctions while countering ambushes. While working in teams, shooters will have to shoot, move, communicate, AND provide casualty care  under fire. 

Prerequisite:  VCAT I, VCAT 2,  and legally allowed to possess a firearm. 

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