Rural Defensive Patrolling Course (Advanced, Force-on-Force)

  • $545.00
    Unit price per 

Rural Defensive Patrolling Course (Advanced) builds on the tactical foundation laid during the Basic Course.  Additional material teaches techniques for conducting reconnaissance, team linkup procedures, and defensive operations.  Instruction will take place both in classroom and natural settings.  Competency is built through a series of instructor-led Practical Exercises (PEs), culminating in student led force on force iterations utilizing blank rounds.  Upon completion of training, students understand how to utilize stealth, communication, and task organization to set the conditions for success in more complex team defensive tasks.  Topics of training include:

  • Link Up Procedures (Internal/External)
  • Reconnaissance/Surveillance Operations
  • Counter Ambush

Prerequisite Courses:  Rural Defensive Patrolling Course (Basic)

Physical Requirements:  This course will be physically demanding at times.  Come able to transition between standing, kneeling, and prone positions.  Additionally, be prepared to run short distances over uneven terrain (several hundred meters).

Equipment Requirements: 

  • Rifle
  • Sling
  • Rifle Magazines (empty; minimum of 3)
  • Chest Rig or Bandoleer or Belt Rig

**Equipment must facilitate you carrying your magazines on your body**

  • Water Source
  • Notebook
  • Pens/pencils
  • Eye protection (ballistic)
  • Ear protection
  • Shooting gloves
  • Cold weather clothing
  • Wet weather clothing
  • Lunch (both days)

Optional Equipment:

  • Individual First Aid Kit (carried on your body)

    Note:  Include tourniquets x2, QuikClot Combat Gauze x1, Emergency Bandage (pressure dressing) x1, Chest Seal x1, Medical Tape x1 roll, Non-latex Gloves x1 pair, Sharpie Marker x1, EMS Shears x1
  • Pistol (carried on your body)
  • Small Assault Pack (subdued colors preferred)
  • Extra Rifle magazines (empty, carried in pack)
  • Extra Pistol magazines (empty, carried in pack)
  • Additional Medical supplies (carried in pack)
  • Additional water source (Camelbak, Nalgene, canteen)
  • Rifle cleaning kit (carried in pack)
  • High Energy Food Source (Clif Bar, Peanut Butter Packets, PowerGel


This is a non-ballistic class

No live ammo will be permitted to be carried during the class.  All magazines with live ammunition must be left in your personal vehicle.  It is your responsibility to check all magazines and equipment to ensure compliance.  Student and instructor checks will occur prior to the start of each training day and training iteration.