Close Quarters Battle

CQB Shoot House Instructor




This course of instruction has been developed to provide law enforcement instructors and range staff with the tactics, techniques and procedures to safely set up a live fire shoot house and supervise students conducting live fire CQB training activities as part of an initial CQB training program or department CQB sustainment training.

Students will recieve instruction in current CQB Combat Shooting to ensure weapons are zeroed and individual training requirements are met and students are deemed safe and competent prior to moving to the shoot house. From there, our cadre will deliver lessons in close quarters battle safety tactics, techniques and procedures that will be used as the framework for developing safety policies during high-risk training.

Students will receive training in the risk management process that will be used to identify, assess and control risks to balance risk costs against mission benefits. Our cadre will outline proper standards for weapons safety, CQB range procedures and safety violations. Students will be provided information that outlines the minimum personnel equipment requirements for the safe conduct of CQB to include policies on ballistic helmets and body armor.

Practical training during the course will include opening, occupying and closing procedures for the shoot house as well as detailing administrative areas and the development of a CQB Shoot House SOP book. Training will include the development of specific check lists that detail individual equipment requirements, medical equipment lists, explosive breaching guidelines. Training will include a detailed lesson on safety violations, what they are, how they typically occur, how to prevent them and what to do if you observe a safety violation.

Training will continue with the development of Standing Operating Procedures for Close Quarters Battle and safety standards for training progression. During this block of instruction, students will receive lessons on target placement rules, integrating safe explosive breaching, shotgun breaching and the safe preparation, carriage and deployment of distration devices. Training will include lessons on Dynamic Hostage Rescue CQB and Deliberate Combat Clearance CQB. During these lessons, students will be taught CQB room combat safety SOP's, areas of responsibilities, door types and operation, actions at the breach point, movement through the fatal funnel, movement to points of penetration, the room clearance sequence, and the priority of threat.

Students will be taught current CQB SOP's that includes, single room combat, multi-room combat, hallway procedures, intersections and stairwells, team level assaults, single point assaults, multi-point assaults

All CQB programs are conducted at client-specified training facilities utilizing our flyaway, mobile training team. Courses can be customized to meet client training facility requirements and structured in either live fire or non-live fire, using non-lethal training ammunition, man-marking cartridges.

5 Days - $1500

Military & Law Enforcement only, Please contact us for current pricing.


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* Dates are subject to change.



Full-time law enforcement officer or active duty military.




  • CQB Training Tactics, Techniques & Procedures
  • Procedures for Occupying & Departing the shoot house
  • CQB Shoot House SOP Book Development
  • CQB Range Safety Briefs
  • Live Fire CQB Combat Shooting
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Standing Operating Procedures for CQB
  • Standing Operating Procedures for Explosive Breaching
  • Standing Operating Procedures for Shotgun Breaching
  • Target Placement Rules
  • Development of CQB Range Checklists
  • Medical requirements for CQB Practices
  • CQB Student Competency Requirements
  • Safe CQB Training Progression


  • Distraction Device Preparation, Carriage, Deployment
  • CQB Safety SOP's
  • Room Combat Procedures
  • Multi-Room Combat Procedures
  • Hallway Procedures
  • Flow Restrictions & CQB SOP's
  • Deconfliction Procedures
  • Intersections & Stairwell Procedures
  • Single Point Assaults
  • Multi-Level Assaults
  • Room Combat Scenario Development
  • CQB Safety Violations & Counceling
  • Non-Lethal Training Ammunition & Safety SOP's
  • Instructor Teach Backs




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
  • Body Armor
  • Ballistic eye wear
  • Hearing Protection
  • Gloves suitable for shooting
  • Combat uniform
  • Tactical duty belt
  • Pistol Holster
  • Magazine carrier, rifle
  • Magazine carrier, pistol


  • 5 Rifle Magazines
  • 3 Pistol Magazines
  • Carbine with Combat optic, sling and weapon mounted light
  • Pistol with weapons mounted light
  • Hand held flashlight
  • Batteries for all equipment
  • Boots or suitable footwear
  • Note taking materials (on the man at all times)
  • Non-Lethal Training Weapons
  • Non-Lethal Training Ammunition (NLTA)




Live Ammunition

Carbine - 300 rounds Ball Ammunition (Live Fire Square Range Training)

*Carbine - 300 rounds Frangible Ammunition (CQB Shoot House)

Pistol - 200 rounds Ball (Live Fire Square Range Training & CQB Shoot House)

Non-Lethal Training Ammunition

Carbine - 200 rounds

Pistol - 100 rounds

Note: *(Live Fire Courses Only) If the course is to be conducted using NLTA only, students will require 500 rounds of NLTA for the rifle for the CQB Shoot House.

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