Response To An Active Killer

Course Duration: 3 Days

Course Requirements: LE/MIL Only

Active killing takes many forms including those armed with blunt objects, knives, guns, vehicles or IEDs. They can be perpetrated by one or multiple assailants and occur in businesses, military facilities, schools, open air venues, sporting events etc. The motives can be that of religious intolerance, anti-government beliefs, or plain insanity but the response remains the same. Response to Active Killer is a pragmatic yet accelerated course that includes live fire work up, structure and open venue tactics, life saving measures, extraction techniques and PID considerations. The final exercises will include intensive force on force iterations requiring the students to utilize what they have learned.

Individual Equipment List:

  • Handgun with at least 3 magazines (5 if single stack) and magazine pouch.
  • Holster must attach via the belt (paddle holsters are not allowed). Holsters must provide an active or passive retention device and be able to keep the holster in place while running or moving in and out of awkward positions. No SERPA or Vanguard type holsters.
  • 300 rounds handgun.
  • 400 rounds of simunitions / Force on Force / UTM etc
  • Corresponding marking system for above marking rounds (handgun and or carbine).
  • Force on force helmet, neck and groin protection (sports cup).
  • CAT or SOF T TQ on your person is mandatory an IFAK is recommended.
  • Cleaning kit and gun lube.
  • Eye protection and electronic ear protection.
  • Long sleeve shirt, gloves, knee pads are mandatory. Elbow pads and shemagh (face wrap) are optional.
  • Full duty belt / tactical loadout (your normal work setup).
  • Handheld flashlight(s), extra batteries and clear eye protection.
  • Notepad, pen, perm marker and thumb drive (needs 4 gigs of available space).
  • Multi tool (Multitasker / Gerber / Leatherman).
  • Water and snacks.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Current LE / mil / gov credentials.
  • Able to demonstrate and employ safe weapons handling during courses of fire.

Strongly Recommended:

  • Previous intermediate to advanced firearms training to include courses of fire where movement, barricades, working around others, communicating and adverse shooting positions were addressed.

If you have any questions about the course, the prerequisites or what is recommended please do not hesitate to ask us.