Advanced Hostage Rescue




This intensive 5-day/40hr course will cover the latest tactics, techniques and procedures of hostage rescue CQB. Students will participate in live fire surgical shooting evloutions that are designed to refine CQB shooting requirements for hostage rescue. Students will receive formal lessons that will cover hostage rescue operations, door and entry procedures, flash-bang integration, C/S gas deployment as well as planning and executing emergency action and deliberate action assaults. Students will be continually assessed during this course for their ability to meet the proposed course competencies and will be presented with the highly sought after Redback One Hostage Rescue coin upon successful completion of the course. 

All CQB programs are conducted at client-specified training facility utilizing our Mobile Training Team. Courses can be modified to meet training facility requirements and delivered in either live fire or non-live fire formats using SIM or UTM marking cartridges.

5 Days — $995

Prices vary for group and departmental bookings


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* Dates are subject to change.



Full time Law Enforcement Officer assigned to SWAT or active duty Military. 




This is a live fire course that integrates FX / UTM force on paper and FX /UTM force on force. 




  • Demonstrate safe weapons handling procedures duing CQB
  • Successfully complete live fire validation (IAW RB1 CT requirements)
  • Display situational awareness as an assault team member
  • Demonstrate leadership within a tactical environment
  • Employ close quarters battle room combat techniques
  • Participate in multi-room combat practice in a darkened environment as part of an assault team
  • Participate in multi-team, combat practice in a darkened environment as part of an assault team
  • Participate in multi-level, combat practice in a darkened environment as part of an assault team
  • Communicate effectively as part of an assaultl team
  • Assist in operational planning and intelligence gathering
  • Participate in room combat with simulated C/S Gas
  • Participate in on target mashalling & hosage reception procedures
  • Apply search and control techniques during hostage & suspect handling
  • Employ principles of close quarters fighting
  • Employ barrier penetration techniques




The following equipment list is considered to be the minimum standard for students to arrive with. Students may augment this list with other personal equipment as required.


  • Ballistic helmet
  • Level IIIA body armor with hard protective inserts
  • Chemical protective mask, with filters
  • Ballistic eye wear
  • Hearing Protection, electronic preferred
  • Gloves suitable for shooting and breaching
  • Combat uniform
  • Tactical duty belt
  • Pistol Holster
  • Magazine carrier, rifle (enough for 3 magazines)
  • Magazine carrier, pistol (enough for 2 magazines)
  • Magazines, rifle x 4
  • Magazines, pistol x 3
  • Carbine, M4
  • Combat optic


  • Combat sling
  • Weapon mounted white light
  • Issued Pistol with weapons mounted white light 
  • Hand held flashlight
  • Individual radio 
  • Communications fit (headset) 
  • Batteries for all equipment 
  • Weapons cleaning kit
  • Water Bottle or equivalent
  • Boots or suitable footwear
  • Note taking materials (on the man at all times)
  • Inclement weather gear (seasonally appropriate)
  • Simunition FX Upper receiver / UTM Bolt
  • Simunition FX Pistol




For live fire courses

Carbine - 500 rounds

Pistol - 100 rounds

Ammunition type should be consistent with shoot house restrictions

For Sim / UTM only courses

Carbine FX / UTM – 300 rounds

Pistol FX / UTM - 100 rounds

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