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FIELD/RURAL TACTICS COURSE

 

“This course is NOT a high intensity shooting class; but make no mistake, it WILL be physically and mentally demanding!” -Instructor, Billy Smith

 

This is an introduction to basic infantry tactics with a focus on:  

 

  • Individual Movement Techniques (“IMT”)
  • Team Formations/Team Tactics
  • Battle drills (A collective action rapidly executed without applying a deliberate decision-making process. Locate, suppress, neutralize!”)
  • Discussion and implementation of:
  1. Mission, Enemy, Terrain/weather, Troops - Time, Civilian Considerations (“METT-TC”); and, 
  2. Observation, Cover and Concealment, Obstacles, Key Terrain, Avenues of Approach (“OCOKA”). 

 

Which supports leader’s reconnaissance, hasty planning and execution on an identified target.

 

Requirements

Participation Requirement:

Current Federal, State, County or Municipal Law Enforcement Officer OR civilian in good standing who may also be sponsored by an officer.

Fee:

$500 paid in advance to hold class position. Only 15 positions will be allotted.

Weapon:

Serviceable agency issued or personal rifle.

Optics:

Scope or Dot…shooters choice.

Ammunition:

500 rounds rifle ammunition.

PPE:

ANSI rated eye protection, electronic ear protection, lightweight gloves, and knee pads.

Clothing:

Long pants, long sleeves, and hat. We will get dirty!

Tactical Gear:

Issued Vest, Rhodesian Chest rig, etc.

Water:

Hydration is a MUST. Bring enough water to stay hydrated. 

Food:

We eat when we can. Bring food that will sustain your energy in a time efficient manner. 

Bug Spray:

We’ll be in the woods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional course elements

 

  • Cover and Concealment Natural and Micro-terrain.
  • React to contact; Standing to prone...Low Crawl, High Crawl, 3-5 Second rush so guns can be brought relatively online.
  • Movement formations File and Wedge...react to contact falling into sectors of fire.
  • Observation, Cover and Concealment, Obstacles, Key Terrain, Avenues of Approach (“OCOKA”):
  • Near ambush
  • Far ambush
  • Break contact near/far
  • Open Danger area small/large
  • Linear danger areas Known and unknown
  • *Live fire*
  • Contact Front, Left, Right, and Rear
  • Fundamental shooting positions (Direct fire)
  • Field expedient (Direct fire)
  • Suppressive fire (permissive environment) / Beaten zone (non-permissive environment) (Talking guns)
  • Shift fire / Lift fire
  • Assault through LOA/Security/ACE.

 

If you have any hesitation or doubts whether this is for you, or you just want more details on what it’s like, please reach out to us.

 

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