Vehicle Close Quarters Battle (VCQB)
Course Duration: 3 Days
⚠️ Course Restrictions: LE / MIL / GOV
The VCQB® program is a 3-day course that focuses on teaching law enforcement professionals how to engage in vehicle-based encounters. The program includes a full day of force on force application and has become the national standard in this field. The VCQB® Instructor course is an accelerated shooting class that emphasizes positional shooting and critical light manipulations in and around vehicles.
Throughout the course, students will learn how to use various cars and trucks as cover and concealment while engaging threats in a true 3D environment. The drills incorporate critical weapon employment, problem solving, and an emphasis on lighting principles and threat assessment. Live ballistic demos will be conducted, exploring ballistic deflection, deformation, penetration, and terminal effect in direct correlation to various vehicle mediums.
Upon satisfactory completion of the 40-hour course, students will be awarded a VCQB® Instructor Certification. The course requires students to bring their individual equipment list, including a handgun with at least 3 magazines (5 if single stack) and magazine pouch, a carbine with sling, and 1000 rounds handgun / 600 rounds carbine (no green tip) ammunition. UTM is providing the NLTA and corresponding weapons/conversions for the force on force portion of the course, and PPE for force on force training is mandatory.
Additionally, students must bring CAT or SOF T TQ on their person, and an IFAK is recommended. Eye and ear protection, a long sleeve shirt, gloves, knee pads, elbow pads, and shemagh (face wrap) are all mandatory. A full duty belt/tactical loadout, a handheld flashlight, extra batteries, clear eye protection for low light work, 2 chem lights (any color), a notepad, pen, perm marker, thumb drive (needs 4 gigs of available space), a multi tool (Multitasker/Gerber/Leatherman), water, and snacks are also required.
It is strongly recommended that students have recognized Firearms/Tactics/CQB/Low Light Instructor Certifications, as well as previous intermediate to advanced firearms training that included movement, barricades, working around others, communicating, and adverse shooting positions. Safe weapons handling is mandatory during courses of fire.