Tactical Classes

Classes specialized in the teaching of combat proven, adapted, legitimate light infantry tactics, techniques and procedures.

HEAT 1 Combat Tactics

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Fundamental Combat Tactics


Hostile Environment Advanced Tactics (H.E.A.T. 1) Combat Tactics is an introductory four-day class that will teach you tactical marksmanship and team tactical skills, including reaction to hostile threats and maneuver under hostile fire. H.E.A.T. 1 is the basic building block of our tactical training. Emphasis is the safe use of your weapon as an individual and as a member of a team.

H.E.A.T. 1 Live Fire consists of two 2-Day sections:

Section 1 (Day 1 & 2) is conducted on the Flat Range. You will begin with fundamental weapon safety training and confirming the zero of your rifle. Next, you will learn weapon manipulation, fundamental shooting skills and how to clear weapon malfunctions. Then you will proceed to hostile environment marksmanship and individual react-to-contact drills.

Section 2 (Day 3 & 4) is conducted on Tactical Ranges 1 & 2. You will spend two days on the tactical ranges working in two-man pairs and four-man teams learning tactical drills that utilize reactive electronic pop-up targets and other training aids to replicate a real threat environment. Adding to your weapon safety and individual shooting skills, you now will learn team communication, situational awareness, and how to maneuver in a simulated hostile environment including ‘movement to contact’ as well as ‘break contact’ maneuver drills.

H.E.A.T. 1 Live Fire 4-Day:

Price: $1,200

Ammo Requirement: 1000 rounds.

HEAT 1 Outline Topics Covered

  • Safety and active muzzle awareness
  • Rifle Manipulation
  • Stoppage Drills
  • Hostile Environment Marksmanship (HEMS)
  • Controlled Pairs, Hammer Pairs, Stream Fire
  • Combat mindset and stress effects
  • Barricade Shooting
  • Reaction to Contact Drills: RTR & Burst Movement
  • Shoot on the move / assault through drills
  • Intro to Patrol Movement
  • Use of Cover
  • Taking & Breaking Cover
  • Observation & Target Identification
  • Buddy Team Fire & Movement
  • Pairs & Team Assault Drills
  • Pairs & Team Break Contact Drills

Note: Due to pre-deployment training for Special Military Units being conducted at the VTC, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes at the VTC with 30 days notice.