The hosted Veritac training as well received, particularly Friday nights Stop the Bleed portion, with a mixed group of 25 shooters and non shooters, adding a lot of new practical skills to their knowledge base. Saturday & Sunday saw the group of 12 shooters add considerably to their accuracy, both with carbine and handgun.

From Joe, on the 28 April ATS day:

Sunday was attended by 8 shooters and 2 guest instructors from Baseline Tactical. The dry fire portion (blue gun) was well done by the regular attendees, and was positively received by the guest instructor, who made small comments and suggestions on the reorg phase. We went live and focused on carbine and pistol from 10:30 until about 1400. We worked on well established drills, which helped confirm that regular ATS training creates a solid shooting foundation. Then we got the SUV onto the range and did some dry vehicle and linear break contact drills. This was well received by all and really showcased the knowledge and experience of the main guest instructor. We do need to practice transition drill a bit more in general, and the new shooters face the typical learning curve.

May’s shoot is Sunday the 26th.

Range 3, 0930, for the regular shoot (set up and safte brief); RSVP, if you plan on attending. Standard round count, 250 rnds per platform (birdshot for the shotguns), $20 drop in fee.

For the Veritac Alumni, if I get 2+ response from you, we will do some bluegun drills from 0830 to 0945, with live fire from 1000 to 1030. Note, if you are not there for the AM bluegun, you won’t shoot the live fire- no exceptions.

A gear note, no Serpa and Serpa style holsters are allowed. 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.

As well, a reminder for this summers training opportunities;

Shivworks ECQC course, next 19-21 July.

The ShivWorks Extreme Close Quarter Concepts (ECQC) course is a two-and-a-half-day (20-hour) block of instruction that offers a multi-disciplinary approach to building functional, combative handgun skills at zero to five feet. The course is designed to instill core concepts of seamless integration and provide the platform for aggressive problem solving during a life or death struggle at arm’s length or closer. We emphasize the common body mechanics that apply across different skill sets. That way, all combative software is reinforcing. Once students’ skill sets are ingrained, they will be stress inoculated with force-on-force drills using marking cartridges and protective equipment.

Contact info:

Cost is USD $450, plus $50 range fee. In addition, sim will be charged, based on usage.

As part of the Veritac course offerings this summer an independent “Stop the Bleed” course package will be offered in the evening portion of the overall course. This portion is available to all members.

Introduction to Tactical First Aid with Stop the Bleed® Evening

6 pm, 28 June, 2019: 4 hours; $50. Register @ Introduction to Tactical First Aid with Stop the Bleed® Evening

Participants already registered in our SFTP courses will have this included in their Friday night. This is an opportunity for non-shooters to come out for the tactical trauma / Stop the Bleed certification and module.

Our Introduction to Tactical First Aid program with Stop the Bleed® focuses on basic lifesaving techniques for civilian bystanders. Upon completion students will be proficient in bleeding control techniques that they can use to save a life when uncontrolled bleeding is present.

Students who successfully complete the program will be issued a certificate of course completion, issued by a registered instructor with the American College of Surgeons© Stop The Bleed® registry.

Thousands of concerned citizens across North America are taking Stop The Bleed® courses to learn how to control bleeding due to accidental trauma (like car accidents), natural disasters, violent acts, or range training incidents.

All standards are based on current Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) guidelines and the Hartford Consensus.

Kit List:

  • Individual First Aid Kit including:
    • Tourniquet, SOF® Tactical Wide (SOF®-TT-W), Black, Next Gen
    • Olaes Modular Bandage, 4” (Flat)
    • Celox Rapid Gauze
    • FoxSeal Chest Seal
    • NuMask® IOM w/ Valve
    • Scrubs® Antimicrobial Wipes
    • CTOMS Gloves, Nitrile, Tan, 1 Pair, Individually, Wrapped, Large
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather and climate conditions of the evening.
  • Appropriate footwear. Tactical boots, hiking shoes, or outdoor sneakers are recommended.
  • Paper, Pen and Stuff (PPnS)
  • Hydration, Nutrition

Please contact us if you are deficient in your kit.

Tactical Shooting Package 3

28-30 June 20 hours

This course will be instructed by one of our former JTF2 Operator special forces instructors. This is an opportunity to receive quality instruction from a member of one the most secretive and elite special forces units in the world. This is the third course in a graduated programme aimed in refining participants tactical shooting ability into an operationally viable skill set through confirmation and mastery of the principles of tactical shooting and practice of advanced shooting skills.

The course covers the following:

  • Range safety review
  • Static shooting review
  • Walking turns
  • Shooting on the move
  • Shooting on the clock (skills)
  • Unorthodox shooting positions and use of cover
  • Principles of tactical trauma

The graduated SFTP programme is a 3-stage approach to building core competency through training and experience within the individual. Participants will be evaluated after each package and provided with a recommendation for progression. Optional specialty ratings can be obtained after completion of the graduated SFTP programme.

Kit List

  • Clothing appropriate for the weather and climate conditions of the day. These are physically demanding days so clothing appropriate for hard use is recommended. Tactical pants, shirts and jackets are recommended. Ball cap or appropriate headwear.
  • Appropriate footwear. Tactical boots, hiking shoes, or outdoor sneakers are recommended.
  • Eye, Ear and Glove protection
  • Knee pads
  • First Line belt or Riggers Belt recommended
  • Second Line Rig. Chest Rig recommended
  • Body armour, or plate carrier and other PPE as utilized operationally
  • Mag pouch to hold 3 -6 rifle mags, and 4 pistol mags
  • Pistol holster (SERPA or any index-finger actuated holster NOT PERMITTED)
  • Tactical rifle sling, no 3 pt
  • Modern serviceable primary weapon. AR15 preferred. Bullpup OK Combloc OK.
  • Optics (red dot, HWS, magnified, or irons OK), sighted in at 100m.
  • Modern semi-automatic pistol.
  • Minimum 600 reliable rounds for primary weapon (frangible desired)
  • Minimum 400 reliable rounds for secondary pistol (frangible desired)
  • IFAK, TQ (CATSor SOFTT recommended), Olaes bandage and Chest Seal. We will complete kits for purchase
  • Repair and spare kit, multi-tools, CLP
  • Paper, Pen and Stuff (PPnS)
  • Hydration, Nutrition

Please contact us if you are deficient in your kit.

Claude Murdoch
Director – Abbotsford Tactical Shooters