Single-Person Close Quarters Battle

This course and the associated training manual were developed by a team of experts with extensive special operations and law-enforcement experience to help fill the dangerous capability and knowledge gap in the area of single-person tactics. The course includes presentations, videos/animations, audio narration, interactive activities/assessments, and many other digital training tools and resources. The course can be used by individual learners or by instructors in a classroom environment.

Military units and SWAT teams that specialize in Close Quarters Battle (CQB) typically bring a large force to the fight; they often have numerous supporting assets such as snipers, helicopters, and tactical vehicles. Thus, the scenario of a single Soldier or SWAT officer having to operate alone is relatively unlikely and often receives less attention. However, for police officers responding to an emergency call or ordinary citizens in a home-defense scenario, the chances of operating alone are quite likely. In these types of situations, backup is frequently unavailable or will not arrive in time. The officers, security professionals, and citizens who are forced to operate on their own face potentially the most significant risk, yet there are almost no tactical references (books, videos, or classes) that provide useful information on the subject of single-person tactics.

This course and the associated training manual were developed by a team of experts with extensive special operations and law-enforcement experience to help fill the dangerous capability and knowledge gap in the area of single-person tactics. The course includes presentations, videos/animations, audio narration, interactive activities/assessments, and many other digital training tools and resources. The course can be used by individual learners or by instructors in a classroom environment. The course covers a wide range of tactical subjects, including:

  • Clearing without entry
  • Shallow entry (limited penetration)
  • Deep entry
  • Hallways
  • Intersections
  • Stairwells
  • Multiple rooms

The course also provides specific suggestions on how to prepare for and deal with likely tactical scenarios, including home invasion, deadly attackers (active shooter), sniper attacks, armed robbery, and hostage situations.

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Course Includes

  • 8 Modules
  • 28 Lessons
  • 7 Quizzes

Responses

  1. I really liked the animations to give a sense of rhythm to the techniques. Hopefully they will eventually be available for each lesson.

    After the half-sweep, why approach the door head-on? Wouldn’t it make sense to angle slightly across from whichever side you intend to clear first? This would allow you to section off the room more quickly and minimize the time with your back to an unknown. It also allows you to focus primarily on one corner rather than trying to split attention 50/50 between two as you approach. It’s a tradeoff, but you’re trying to clear the greatest threat first anyway. This seems like it would also lessen your vulnerability to indiscriminate fire slightly during the approach.

  2. In all my 19 years in the military, no-entry tactics and shallow-entry tactics were unheard of. In the Army, we talked about strong wall tactics and opposing corners tactics to dominate a room with a fire team or squad entering the room. I like how the no-entry technique shows how one man can clear a room. This has opened a whole new world of tactics to my tool box.

  3. Very well done module. This compliments the book very well. The narration and completion checkmarks keeps the user well aware of his or her progress. The quizzes and comprehensive test do a great job of helping the user retain the material in a way that just reading it in a publication is not capable of achieving.

  4. I am a spatial and geometric thinker, and now that I have seen the graphics and animations, I am doing this everywhere I go, especially the “corner of the eye over the shoulder” even as I turn a corner in the grocery store!