Close Quarters Confrontations?

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Close Quarters Confrontations?

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Post by smoothoperator » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:26 pm

I wanted to see if anyone has taken this class. What did you think? I'm all ears. :bigear:

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The majority of law enforcement officers are killed in confrontations that take place at under seven feet. The only answer given for how to win in these situations is "just shoot 'em." If it's that easy, why do officers keep getting killed? What we need is a fighting system that allows the defender to instantly and reflexively employ either deadly or non-deadly force while minimizing the assailant's ability to harm them.


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Post by fm2 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:47 pm

It looks like a great class to me. Hamilton & Holschen are are both well regarded instructors and I wouldn't hesitate to train with them.

USSA has a similar class, CQT, at their facility in Oklahoma City.
“It is the belief that violence is an aberration that is dangerous because it lulls us into forgetting how easily violence may erupt in quiescent places.” S. Pinker

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Post by OldCannon » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:23 am

fm2 wrote:It looks like a great class to me. Hamilton & Holschen are are both well regarded instructors and I wouldn't hesitate to train with them.

USSA has a similar class, CQT, at their facility in Oklahoma City.
Greg and John (and Tracy) were my instructors for the courses I took up there, and not once did I feel I didn't get my money's worth. Sadly, I didn't get to take the CQC class. I'm hoping to return there one day to get that done. They're great guys and they take their craft seriously, but they're not all Rambo-mode in classes. We all had a great time!
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Post by GEM-Texas » Sun May 06, 2012 11:38 am

The course might have come and gone but I'd recommend them. I've taken several of their classes. Well worth - no bull and very practical.


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Post by apostate » Sun May 06, 2012 10:46 pm

I'm signed up for this class. If you come, say "Howdy!" to the other Texan. ;-)

I haven't taken this class before so I can't give a sneak peak of CQC, but here's a link to my review of InSights' SVT class a few years ago.


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Re: Close Quarters Confrontations?

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Post by apostate » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:08 pm

CQC AAR

The class covered a mix of hand-to-hand skills, gun handling, and live fire. Broadly, the subjects were:
• handgun disarming - standing front & rear, seated, third party
• handgun retention - extended arms, close ready, in holster
• contact draw stroke - stationary opponent, charging opponent
• firing from the contact draw stroke and close ready
• breaking contact after the above actions
• a quick review of GDH foundation shooting and gun handling skills
• commands - tape loop(s) - before/during, as well as afterward
• shooting while moving - backwards, laterally, angular
• engaging multiple targets - sight video
• shooting from the ground - 360 degrees
• close range gun on gun - SIRT and live fire on paper
• contact weapons - how close is too close? (Tueller)
• contact weapons - some options when they're too close

I probably forgot a few topics. I dictated notes to myself in the evenings but haven't reviewed them yet. :oops:

Instructors were John Holschen and 2-3 assistants/coaches at a time (out of 5 assistants over the weekend.)

Eight students. Two LEO, one electrician, several tech workers (from Google to Boeing) and a commercial fisherman.


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Re: Close Quarters Confrontations?

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Post by fm2 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:50 am

What did you learn in the class that you didn't expect to learn?

I hope to take this class as well.
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