Pistol CQB Course

Pistol Close Quarters Battle (CQB) is designed for the law enforcement, military or qualified armed citizen who uses a pistol for defense. The class uses marking cartridges from Simunition® to reinforce lessons-­learned from the experience of the instructors in operational environments.

This class revolves heavily on team building concepts to make the individual stronger in life­saving tactics under fire. During the two­-day program, students will learn to be both the defender of a home, automobile or building, as well as how to safely move inside a structure. Students will also participate as the “bad guy” in multiple scenarios. Scenario-­based training using marking cartridges ensures you learn more, faster.

Pistol CQB Course Topics

  • Safety rules for use of Simunition marking cartridges in scenario­-based training
  • Movement vs shelter-­in­-place
  • Communication
  • Setting up your home to make it easier to defend
  • Home Invasions – What are the trends
  • Tactical angles and how they kill
  • Single movement
  • Shooting in and around automobiles
  • Room clearing
  • Scenario­-based training

Required Equipment

  • Simunition FX® marking cartridges (150). Can be purchased from OpSpec Training prior to the class.
  • Personal protective equipment (male or female as applicable)
  • Clear eye protection.
  • Gloves
  • An open mind

Protective equipment is mandatory for use with marking cartridges. Certain protective equipment such as head protection/hoods, and chest protection will be provided at the training site. Pistols converted to shoot Simunitions will be provided at the training site.

Course Prerequisites

At a minimum, students should have previously taken a pistol course and have a solid understanding of the safe operation of their pistol. This is not a basic pistol class. OpSpec Training’s Practical Fundamentals course or an equivalent program with a recognized instructor or training organization is suggested. If you have completed a pistol class, participated in competition involving movement (as an example USPSA/IDPA), have law enforcement or military experience with a pistol, you meet the prerequisites.

What to Bring

First, review the general overview of What to Bring to a Pistol Class.

For this specific class, you’ll also need to bring:

  • Pistol with a Simunitions® conversion kit, or you can use one of our CQB-ready pistols (Glock and SIG SAUER P226 available.)

Course Fees

The course fee for the Pistol CQB course is $470, plus 150 FX Simunitions® cartridges and applicable range fees.

Contact us for information on group rates.


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Class Testimonials

Simunition training is exceptionally valuable to responsible concealed carry holders. Furthermore, Jerry Jones and his team offer formidable instruction and guidance throughout the curriculum. I look forward to returning for continuing education.

Pistol CQB
Paducah, Ky. - March 2017

Excellent, safe instructors with a tremendous amount of firearms knowledge. I would recommend anyone who owns or carries a firearm to take the Pistol CQB class. It opened my eyes to how to look for the deadly angles in your home. I completely changed my home defense plan based on this class.

Wes H.
Pistol CQB
Paducah, Ky. - March 2017