This course is CQB/CQC (Close Quarter Battle/Close Quarter Combat) orientated. While engaging at distances of 25 yards and closer if the primary weapon goes down it’s preferred to transition to a secondary weapon (pistol). A fast transition between the two weapon systems should happen spontaneously while still placing shots and performing movements as required.
This course incorporates many transitions between rifle and pistol while incorporating numerous shooting drills. You will become extremely proficient at operating both weapon systems.
Drills, times and standards in combination with tactics, techniques and procedures from higher level courses bring it all together in this advanced level course.
Caution: This course can be particularly exhausting. Participants should be physically fit and able to stand for long periods of time. A certain amount of athleticism expected.
If you feel you are an experienced shooter, but have not taken our Rifle 200 and Pistol 200, please call to clarify your experience. We'd love to welcome you to our course. Please understand pre-qualified clients are an essential part of our safety program.
Pistol - 3.5 inch barrel or longer (no micro concealed carry guns)
Tactical rifle - AR15, AK47, or similar
Appropriate belt for holster to fit snug so you can draw (hip recommended)
Tactical Drop Leg - Okay
Loose bullet pocket or pouch
Pistol Magazines – 3 magazines
Rifle Magazines – 4 (one in gun +3)
Ability to carry extra magazines
On a chest rig, or belt with pistol mag pouches attached.
Pistol – 400 rounds of quality ammunition.
Rifle – 500 rounds of quality ammunition.
Clothing – Weather appropriate, ball cap recommended, sunscreen, raingear, jacket as appropriate for the weather forecast, long sleeves to cover up from the sun (recommended when hot).
Eye Protection – sunglasses (minimum), and/or shooting specific eye protection. When shooting steel - eye protection required at all times.
Hearing Protection – muffs, foam ear plugs, or similar
Tactical gloves – (optional, but nice to have for some drills)
No open toe shoes
Water – camelback, canteen, or water bottle
Food- snacks, at shooters discretion. Normally, one hour is allotted for lunch.
Magazine load out - arrive with two empty magazines. If possible, load the ammunition projection prior to arrival. If you have numerous magazines, load them prior to arrival.
Example 1: The course calls for 600 rounds of 5.56/.223 ammunition. 30 round magazines. 600 ÷ 30 = 20 magazines of 30 rounds.
Example 2: The course calls for 500 rounds of 5.56/.223. 30 round magazines. 500 ÷ 30 = 16.66. Load 16 Magazines with 30 rounds.
Example 3: The course calls for 300 rounds of 5.56/.223. 300 ÷ 30 = 10. Load 10 magazines with 30 rounds.
Show up to class with a weapon that has been sighted in. We will verify sight-in. Your rifle should be in good working order. Consistently malfunctioning is defined as 5 malfunctions. If your rifle has had 5 malfunctions you may change it out for a spare rifle, once. If that rifle has 5 malfunctions, you are done for the day.
Buy ammunition from a manufacturer you trust and have used extensively.
No steel ammunition or military green-tip ammunition. Tulammo is not allowed, or any other steel core ammunition.
No muzzle breaks (due to safety concerns) - Muzzle breaks divert gas left and right of the shooter. This is not a problem when the shooter is alone on the line. It becomes a problem when the shooter is participating in a training event in which, multiple shooters are on the line next to each other, or when conducting CQB, or other small unit tactics. During the course of firing 300 to 500 rounds (or more) participants are not just distracted from consistent concussion pinging, but have actually begun to experience the effects of a traumatic brain injury. These symptoms include, headache, and blurred vision. The increased noise levels also reduce a shooters ability to hear range commands, such as, Cease Fire. The decibel levels of most muzzle breaks are increased to levels that require double hearing protection by OSHA standards. For these reasons Red Frog disallows muzzle breaks during our training.
If you remove your muzzle break prior to the course, you may borrow a standard flash hider.