ATS is the 22nd, this month
Range 3, 0930, for the regular shoot; RSVP, if you plan on attending. Standard round count, 250 rnds per platform (birdshot for the shotguns).
For the Veritac Alumni, if I get 2+ response from you, we will do some bluegun drills from 0830 to 0930, with some potential live fire at the end of the regular ATS day (probably 1400-1500, +/-). Note, if you are not there for the AM bluegun, you won’t shoot the live fire- no exceptions.
A gear change up; please note, unless a special exception is given, Serpa and Serpa style holsters are not. Holsters are expected to be model specific, hard moulded holsters without floppy retention straps, that do not collapse after the gun is drawn; no generic nylon holsters are permitted.
Close Quarter Shooting Series 2018
The first CQB shoot of the season, courtesy of February’s snowfall, is 14 April:
Action Rifle League Shooters
On Saturday 14 April 2018, Action Rifle League invites you to participate in the Close Quarter Shooting Series 2018 at the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club.
Action Rifle League has put together a series of competitions in BC in an effort to get people off the bench and into the exciting world of competitive shooting. Nothing other than basic/safe gun handling skills needed!
We use a fine balance of “Big Boy” rules and at the same time have multiple layers of safety in place. Participants will shoot snap matches, rapid fire matches, move and then shoot, shoot rifles until empty and then transition to pistol. Time will be short so drills better be smooth! Wipe the bench rust off your ARs, your Type 97s, your RFBs, your 858s, your SKSs or whatever center fire rifle you have. Got an Enfield or K98 you want to try? Bring it out, but be ready to work that bolt faster than you ever thought possible! Targets are anywhere from 10 to 35 meters away. You can’t miss right?!
Participants will to need to bring a few things:
- A rifle. Semi autos are the standard, but feel free to bring a military style bolt gun if you like.
- All rifles must have five (5) detachable magazines capable of holding 5 rounds each OR be capable of being loaded quickly with stripper clips.
- Sights for your rifle. Scopes, red dots, Elcans, irons or whatever, it’s your choice!
- A sling for your rifle which will allow the rifle to hang in front of you, not over your shoulder.
- A reliable pistol with 2 magazines and a holster with at least one level of retention.
- You are also going to need some way to carry all your stuff. Tac vests, belt kits, chest rigs or just big pockets are all viable options. Whatever you prefer!
- 150 rounds of your favorite rifle ammo and 50 rounds of pistol ammo should cover you for the day.
- Eye and hearing pro are mandatory.
Dress for the weather and lunch will be available from a food truck/ trailer. Mandatory range safety briefing will take place at 0900 and all participants must attend. DO NOT BE LATE FOR THE BRIEFING! If you don’t attend the briefing, you don’t get to shoot. We have lots of safety issues to run through and squadding to organize.
Match fees are $50.00 for non-members or $40.00 if you are a member of Abbotsford Fish and Game Club.
Please RSVP to email@example.com as soon as possible. Spaces are limited so register NOW!
Bring a positive attitude and come give this a try. It’s perfect for those that have never shot a competition before and fun is guaranteed! Just ask anyone who shot the last match!
Only hits count!
ATS is hosting the Veritac training cadre again, this spring, for the Multi Weapons Opertions, and Dismounted Small Team Operations courses- registration links are within the course discriptions; see the main Veritac website for more information:
When you register for both courses hosted by ATS, the MWOST and the DSTO, receive $100 off the second course
MULTI-WEAPON OPERATIONS | SMALL TEAMS (MWOST)
This is a combined 3.5 Day course focusing on skills refresher and advanced skill development for professional users of semi-auto pistol, rifle, and shotgun (optional). Covers techniques adopted by special operation forces in maintenance, loading, reloading and clearing procedures, malfunctions, transitions, shooting on the move, from cover, from barrier, and marksmanship that include proper sight picture, mechanical offset, rifle manipulation, safety, shooting stance, and body position. Small Team module covers fundamentals and some advanced techniques for teams operating in dismounted roles. Use of static vehicles as a base for exfil and cover may be expected. As an adjunct to this, individual and buddy first aid will also be covered.
DISMOUNTED | SMALL TEAM OPERATIONS (DSTO)
This course assumes core competencies in Multi-Weapon Operations (or equivalent LE / MIL / other agency training) and covers advanced techniques for small teams operating in a dismounted role within austere or non-permissive environments. Fundamentals will be drawn and built upon based on current special operation forces doctrine. This is a hybrid classroom + live fire skills rehearsal and confirmation where most of the 2.5 days will be spent running students through introduction to vehicles, seating arrangements (PPO,VIP, driver and shooters), and contact drills. Use of static vehicles as a base for exfil and cover may be expected. Review of Tactical Trauma including TQ application and wound packing will be demonstrated as well as applied. Low-light and no-light training may be required
Veritac Solutions | www.veritacsolutions.com
Immediate Action Jiujitsu/Pugilism
Cody Kings in Calgary, is hosting ShivWorks guru Chris Burch, for an Immediate Action Jiujitsu/Pugilism, June 23/24th, in Calgary:
The class is open enrollment.
The fee is $225 CAD for both days, $150 for just one. The location will be at the fantastic Champion’s Creed facility in Calgary. Date: June 23rd/24th, 2018.
Please contact him at 403-831-3909 or via this email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. To lock this down he’d like to take deposits on the fee via EMT as early as possible.
Immediate Action Pugilism- Boxing for Self-Preservation in the Weapons Based Environment
Sometimes, in order to defend ourselves and our loved ones, the only tool we might have to rely on is our own body. Even if you have external weapons, you might not be able to access them. Your safety may come down to how well you can survive a hand-to-hand confrontation. The Immediate Action Pugilism course is designed to give the layman a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare them for a worst case HZH scenario. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations. Training consists of presentation, drilling and Force-On-Force evolutions providing attendees with immediate feedback regarding the efficacy of the skills learned. The goal of this course is not to create a professional boxer or MMA competitor. The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work andfor travel within. All the techniques presented are based time tested and proven Boxing and MMA Striking methodologies and are the best, most functional and high percentage moves and tactics available.
These methods are for everyone, regardless of physical condition — young, old, male, female, athlete or not — You DO NOT have to be a professional fighter to perform at a functional level. This will be a class about physical training, but it is NOT a boot camp. Participants may go at the pace that is comfortable for them, while trying to push the envelope of their own individual performance.
- Boxing gloves at least 12oz or bigger unless pre-authorized by the instructor.
- Loose,comfortable but durable clothes, mouthpiece, cup, notebook, and an open mind. MMA gloves are strongly encouraged, but are not mandatory.
Among the topics covered by the modules include:
- Why should we think about Striking in a Self-defense context?
- Underlying Concepts and Mindset for use
- Dealing with the Sucker Punch/Ambush
- The Default Cover
- Transitioning to and Regaining the Initiative
- 1st stage of defence – the fighting platform
- 2nd stage of defence – arm motion, footwork, level change
- 1st stages of offense – tight jab & cross; proper method of delivering impact safely
- Secondary Striking Tools (Eye Jab, Elbow, Knee, Slap)
- Fundamentals of the Clinch/Safely Entering
- Controlling the Entanglement
- Individual & Partner Drills
- Gradual introduction and immersion into sparring
- Fighting at Close Quarters; attached and unattached
- Disengaging from the clinch
- Safely gaining distance for escape, weapons access, or orientation reset
- Keeping the Fight standing, realistically defending the takedown
- Performance Coaching and Troubleshooting
- Insights and Suggestions for Solo Training
- Tips and pointers on how to train the material with the limitations of a real world lifestyle
Immediate Action Jiu-Jitsu 101- Real World Combative Application of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:
Contrary to popular belief, many empty hand fights and those involving weapons, end up on the ground. No amount of pontificating or self-proclaimed “expert” posturing will change this simple fact. If you ignore this reality, you may very well find yourself in a situation you cannot handle with disastrous consequences. The Immediate Action Jiu-Jitsu course is designed to give the layman a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare them for a worst case “ground-fight” scenario. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations. Training consists of presentation, drilling and Force-On-Force evolutions providing attendees with immediate feedback regarding the efficacy of the skills learned. The goal of this course is not to create a “ground fighter” or grappler. The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid ground survival and escape fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work and/or travel within. And all techniques/concepts are from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and are combat proven over the past 80 years by thousands of practitioners, including the U.S. Army.
These methods are for everyone regardless of physical condition — young, old, male, female, athlete or not — You DO NOT have to be a professional fighter to perform at a functional level. This will he a class about physical training, but it is NOT boot camp. Participants may go at the pace that is comfortable for them, while trying to push the envelope of their own individual performance.
Requirements : Loose, comfortable but durable clothes, mouthpiece, cup, notebook, and an open mind.
Among the topics covered by the modules include:
- Surviving/defending/escaping when you are on the ground underneath an attacker
- Surviving/defending/escaping when you are on the ground and your opponent is standing
- Functional methods of getting back to your feet
- Countering takedowns and remaining on your feet
- IFWA (in-fight weapon access)
- Denying your opponent’s weapon access – understanding technique, positional hierarchy and timing
- Multiple opponents – realistically maximizing your chances
- Surviving inside the guard
- Proper usage of the guard to win/escape
- Defending against punches, elbow strikes, stomps, kicks, etc.
- Proper role of ”dirty tactics”
- Essential training principles, methods, & drills
- How these concepts & techniques remain true with or without weapon involvement
- Learning to deal with the most common MMA attacks and holds
- Recognizing and defending against common submissions (guillotine, rear naked choke, triangle, arm bar, etc.)
- Structuring and balancing your training and integrating it into a busy real world lifestyle
Director – Abbotsford Tactical Shooters