Extreme Close Quarters Shooting

Ridiculous training videos have been a huge source of entertainment for me lately.

The danger and flamboyance in this particular video is startling. 0:57 to 1:19 seems like it would be better suited for an SNL skit.

It’s amazing no one shot the cameraman, or themselves.



Ryan June 1, 2011 at 12:15 am

I suppose understanding the context of this video and the one linked would be too much to ask. Especially in the linked video.


Ed June 1, 2011 at 12:46 am



PFULMTL June 1, 2011 at 02:16 am

Basically, here they pretend they are action heroes. It’s the equivalent to the Star Wars kid.


Craig Smith July 17, 2011 at 01:45 pm

The Colt Jedi of the New Millenium…


Siddhartha June 1, 2011 at 02:29 am

Ya notice that the instructor is wearing a bullet proof vest and there is probably a reason for it!!! Punch with a loaded gun hahahahahah!!!!!


matt scheafer June 1, 2011 at 03:00 am

wow, what was the point from 1:09-1:12?
how many times they could sweep each other?


soless June 1, 2011 at 11:58 pm

LOL! I was thinking the same thing!


What-do-I-know-anyway? June 2, 2011 at 11:08 am

You all beat me to it…


Charles June 1, 2011 at 03:05 am

Love the Synchronized CQB at 1:07. I give them a 9 … would have been a 10 if they threw they swapped guns in midair. Amateurs.


Dillankid June 1, 2011 at 08:13 am

The CQB Baton/Knife video is just as entertaining…It’s hard to believe these guys are legit. In the time it takes them to do their firearm acrobatics they could get killed pretty quickly…


Steve June 1, 2011 at 02:40 pm

Agreed. They’ve obviously never been in a up close brawl. I’ve seen middle age women’s boxing classes move faster and hit harder.

All I got to say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWRM-UPzhGY



mlk18 June 1, 2011 at 08:22 am

I hope the CIA made that video to confuse Al Qaeda instructors.


DB327 June 1, 2011 at 09:34 am

MLK18 for the win.


Zulu June 1, 2011 at 09:36 am

Grammaton Clerics, UNITE!


Wookie EMT June 2, 2011 at 12:06 am

HA! I totally thought that too.

GUN KATA! For when you need to stand in one position and never EVER get shot.


Jason June 1, 2011 at 11:14 am

Looks like someone watched Equilibrium one too many times. Scary thing is, there are many that will take this completely seriously.

Teh Stoopid. It makes my brian hurt……


xpo172 June 1, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I assumed they were using simunitions. No?


jpcmt June 1, 2011 at 01:20 pm

I love the use of the long mag and “sprinkler” attack at 1:47. I was disappointed to not see any bumpfiring.


Steve June 1, 2011 at 02:27 pm

I was waiting to see the guy wrap free hand behind his head a do the “lawn sprinkler” dance:



CiDirkona June 1, 2011 at 01:52 pm

In a close quarters self defense situation, adjusting your ear muffs is key to survival.


WIll June 1, 2011 at 02:21 pm
ZK June 1, 2011 at 03:12 pm

Anything to do with the CAR system, like these dudes, is a total joke.

Since you linked your previous video, though, I feel obligated to point out, once again, that SouthNarc is one of most respected names in the business, and his knowledge of what happens in fights and what people do when you shoot them is just a little better…


Jared June 1, 2011 at 03:27 pm

Well, that was interesting. I guess.


Doc June 1, 2011 at 05:08 pm

Pima County SWAT should hire these guys.


That one guy June 1, 2011 at 07:03 pm

Close quarters shooting, and no shotgun? D:


Federale June 1, 2011 at 08:17 pm

LOL. It is like that stupid Israeli practice of carrying a pistol without a round in the chamber and doing that exaggerated draw and slide maneuver. Stupid and a waste of time.


Maine E Ak June 1, 2011 at 08:21 pm

Synchronized Shooting. Coming soon to the next olympics.
Perfect example of what not to do. I’m going to use this in a training class!


soless June 2, 2011 at 12:07 am

You think anyone ever watched Equilibrium and decide to make a training video?


soless June 2, 2011 at 12:08 am
Dave June 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Take a look at the mag in the closer-guy’s magwell around 1:10-1:15 – it’s SAFETY BLUE (e.g. “Inert”). And yet he’s firing rounds out of it. Anyone else see something fundamentally wrong with that?

And yeah, serious GUN KATA here….


Dave June 7, 2011 at 01:46 pm

Yes, there was something fundamentally wrong with that. Among other things… lol.


Tim Ellwood June 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Gun Kata was the first thing I thought off too, then I thought “hope they have a tax stamp for that SBR”


Alex Raymundo June 8, 2011 at 01:27 am

Because NFA laws are applicable to Europeans, right?


Cameron June 5, 2011 at 08:10 am

One thing I didn’t get was at 1:30 or so, during those reloading drills. The foreground guy drops a mag, slide still forward, loads in a new mag, and then racks the slide.

One would think that this ULTRA TACTICAL SCHOOL OF TACTICAL COMBAT OPERATIONS would have taught them to not waste rounds.


Antibubba June 5, 2011 at 01:49 pm

See, you laugh, but if he’d had the Glock Pistol Bayonet attached, that target would’ve been punched through and through:



Dave June 7, 2011 at 01:46 pm

The stupidity amazes me. Reminds me of the folks I saw shooting at a Tenessee range that had been “trained” by a martial arts “expert” to use the edge of their slide to aim instead of sights. They held their guns cocked at a 45 degree angle when firing.



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