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AHT @ BFR – CQB Foundations

June 2, 2023 - June 4, 2023

Achilles Heel Tactical @ Ben Franklin Range - CQB Class

This 3 Day course focuses on the fundamentals of Close Quarters Battle and how to maximize your available personnel effectively in two, three, and four man teams. Students will begin their journey to better understand how to search and / or defend their current occupied structure during a multitude of realistic scenarios. Students will be introduced to the decision making process and learn how to identify whose “time line” they are on and  begin to understand how and when to change tempo and tactics as the situation changes or evolves. Students will leave with a deeper understanding of how to manipulate the situation to increase their survivability with common available resources. Students will greatly increase their operational capabilities and proficiency in terms of mitigating complex deadly force encounters while working within a team. These goals are met through detailed course instruction, demonstration, and practical force-on-force scenarios which result in immediate feedback. Open to any law abiding citizen, active or retired law enforcement or military personnel with a basic understanding of firearms safety and handling (It is required that all students first attend our Baseline Pistol & Carbine Courses or an equivalent training course conducted by a certified firearms instructor.


This course covers:

  • Shooting Competency & Hard Skills
  • Understanding whos timeline you’re on
  • Actions at the breach
  • Roles & Responsibilities of 1 through 4 man clears
  • Door Breaching Procedures
  • Points of Domination
  • Team sectors of fire
  • Center fed & Corner fed rooms
  • Traversing hallways in team formations (Wide vs Narrow)
  • Opposing Threat Areas
  • Negotiating Dead space
  • Blocking Position for team movements
  • Importance of timing & spacing
  • Verbal & Non-verbal communication
  • Team Movement Initiators
  • Stairwells
  • Advantages of Free Flow CQB vs Limited Penetration

Minimum Gear Requirements

  • AR-15
  • Rifle sling
  • At least 2 rifle magazines (EMPTY)
  • Ear & Clear Eye Protection
  • Appropriate Clothing for terrain and Weather
  • Weapons maintenance & cleaning equipment
  • Food & Water
  • Note Taking Material
  • Permanent Marker


  • Body Armor
  • Helmet
  • NVG
  • Plate carrier
  • Chest rig
  • First Aid, etc.

Time: Time: 8 Hours (each day)

Price: $750.00 (includes range fee)


After you purchase this course, an AHT firearms instructor will contact you via email approximately 1 month from the course date with pre-course details and provide you with an exact location for the training. All course dates are subject to change due to full-time commitment to Law Enforcement.


June 2, 2023
June 4, 2023
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Ben Franklin Range
1130 Ridge Road
Templeton, PA 16259 United States
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