Room Search and Room Clearing Pistol or AR-15

Room Search and Room Clearing Pistol or AR-15


Audience:  For those wanting to learn close quarters shooting skills, room entry/search techniques and the ability to conduct room clearance solo or with a partner/team.


Scope:  This course taught both for law enforcement and non-law enforcement personnel regardless of your level of experience, we can tailor the curriculum to fit the needs of the group. Classroom instruction and practical exercises on the range will provide the student a solid understanding of one of the most complex areas of protection. During the course, all participants will learn the terms, techniques, and procedures to make them successful in room to room clearing or search and rescue after a shooting.


Participants should be prepared to train in all weather conditions. This program can be challenging and participants should come to class with an open mind and a good attitude. With our personal approach to training, low student to instructor ratio, your skills will improve!


This is an 8 hour training day 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with 30 minutes for lunch. It is highly recommended that you bring your lunch as you will have no options within 15 mins of the range. It is also recommended you have snacks, some will be available such as power bars and granola bars. Otherwise, please bring your own.

Length & Price: 2 day Course ($420)

Close Quarters
Close Quarters

Areas of Instruction:

  • Gear placement
  • Safety considerations
  • Point vs. accuracy shooting
  • Close-in engagements
  • Team/Partner clearing techniques
  • Visual scanning/clearing
  • Shooting and moving
  • Weapons maintenance
  • Room/Building entrance techniques
  • Transitions to secondary weapons (if applicable)
  • Room searching techniques


Prerequisites and Physical Requirements

  1. Student should be prepared to train in all weather
  2. Student must possess the physical strength and stamina to fire their firearms in shooting drills.
  3. Student should be physically able to get up and down from standing, kneeling and prone positions.


Required Equipment

  • Pistol in good working order with at least 2-3 magazines or speed clips for revolvers
  • AR-15 in good working order with 3-4 magazines (if taking an AR-15 course)
  • Belt mounted, dominant side holster that covers the trigger
  • Magazine Pouch (available upon request, no charge)
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Cap with brim (baseball or boonie style)
  • T-Shirt with crew neck collar (no V-necks)
  • Long pants (no shorts)
  • Jacket or vest for concealed carry
  • Light hiking boots or running shoes. NO open toed shoes allowed!
  • Hearing protection (available upon request, no charge)
  • Wrap around eye protection (available upon request, no charge)
  • Water bottle or hydration system
  • Sunscreen / Bug Spray
  • Foul weather clothing
  • Note taking materials
  • 300-400 rounds of range ammo for pistol (per day)
  • If taking the AR-15 & Pistol Course: 200 rounds of ammunition per firearm per day


** Ammo (available for purchase at BRM with advanced notice)  **


**If you do not possess any of the above gear, or have ammunition selection questions, please contact Kevin as far out from the course date as possible**


Optional Equipment

  • Knee pads / elbow pads (highly recommended)
  • Long sleeve ‘Sun’ shirt (can be button type)

Teaching Style:

At Blue Ridge Marksmanship, we help you to gain a better understanding for your firearm. We help your gun handling abilities improve and we teach you ‘a way’ to shoot. There are millions of ways to fire a gun and hit a target, we will help you find the best one for you, not hammer you into ‘the way’ to shoot.

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