Field Report – December 4, 2010
Field Report - December 4, 2010
This is the training we all look forward to, the live fire tactical course. Not even the cold and unusually windy weather conditions could curb the enthusiasm of the 14 members present.
Our day started with the usual formation that includes The Pledge of Allegiance, a prayer, and an intelligence update. We were all a little concerned how the wing would affect the day but we weren’t about to cancel!
After a safety briefing we moved to the firing line for a full morning of double taps, tactical reloads, speed drills, and shooting on the move at ranges from 2 to 7 yards.
Next came lunch. We were served T-rations of chicken stir-fry and rice with angel food cake with blueberries for desert. We all ate in the garage due to the wind but it was still a great meal with great friends. After lunch we all pitched in to clean up then headed back to the range.
Now it was time for the combat course. This is a moving course with multiple shoot and no shoot targets, obstacles, and blind spots. We ran the course with both shotguns and handguns and also scenarios where you transitioned between the two.
We ran it individually, in pairs, and in teams of four. Every safety precaution was taken and a safety officer closely followed all shooters through the course. We all went through several times and by 1600 we were all tired, cold, and low on ammo so we packed up, policed up all range materials and headed home. All in all it was a great training.