July 17, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This course is more of a science experiment that a skill development class. Students will experience the Predictable Inconsistency of what happens when bullets and Cars interact. As one student said during the debrief: “This information drives our Tactics.” Understanding at a more-than-superficial level what happens when bullets and cars interact informs how you think about fighting around them, which then drives the positions and angles you should practice as part of your skill development. This course gets deep into the WHY we say things like “don’t crowd your cover” or “cars are concealment for you, cover for your threat.”
Students will have the opportunity to experience and witness a variety of typical interactions between bullets and vehicle parts & surfaces. Each student will shoot from inside of the vehicle to see how glass affects the flight of their rounds and will participate in several controlled shooting sessions to test penetration and skip through and off of many exterior and interior surfaces. Students will fire ball and carry ammunition from rifles, pistols and shotguns.
Positions around the vehicle and the best uses of a vehicle as cover will be discussed as well. This is a comprehensive live fire “vehicle ballistics” class. The results of each shot are reviewed and explained. The interior of the car is dissembled throughout the day to show why the bullets are doing what they are doing.
General Public / Law Enforcement / Military / Private Security
Please bring the following gear to the course (per person):
- Good quality belt, holster and magazine carrier
- 150 rounds of training ammunition and 20 rounds of defensive ammunition
- Optional: Rifle with 25 rounds of training ammunition and 5 rounds of defensive ammunition
- Optional: Shotgun with 5 rounds of buck and 5 slugs rounds
- At least 3 magazines
- Eye and ear protection.
- Notebook and Pen
- -(optional) Copy of "Defend Yourself" Book, by Rob Pincus
- Sunscreen, bug spray, and/or sufficient protective clothing based on the forecast weather conditions.
If you serve or are employed in an armed capacity, we recommend you train with your duty gear. For concealed carry permit holders, we recommend that you start the course with an outside the waistband holster, but bring your concealed carry rig if you want to get some reps using that setup.
Students should arrive at 8:30AM and be ready to begin class by 9:00AM. Plan on about an hour lunch break, and an ending time of between 5-6PM. There is a debriefing at the end of the day.