The Close Quarters Combat (CQB) Training team at Active Crisis Consulting (ACC) recently conducted CQB training for members of the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association for TCOLE credit at a newly constructed facility in Texas. The training was lead by two highly experienced ACC CQB instructors with a Navy SOF background and additional ACC OPFOR. ACC training began with the principals of CQB when conducting entry using two and four man entry teams, and movement and footwork for door procedures. After mastering the basics students began breaking the threshold and then progressed to internal movement exercises. The course culminated with hallways, Rules of Flow, deconfliction, and stairwell procedures that involved extensive force on force training iterations.
Force on force training was conducted using GelLEO's new proprietary training system that offers a low risk and low cost alternative to training sims. GelLEO requires no significant safety gear other than a pair of glasses, and it uses a Gel projectile that travels at 200 FPS. This allows operators to conduct vigorous onsite training that incorporates immediate tactile feedback upon projectile impact, or visual feedback when piercing paper targets. The relatively low grain and low velocity of GelLeo projectiles will not damage optics or electronics; and they pose no threat of physical harm to the operator even when striking bare skin, fingers or teeth. GelLeo projectiles dissolve upon impact and then evaporate within minutes leaving nothing to clean up at the range.
Active Crisis Consulting and the ACC CQB training team is excited to be able to bring new training technologies, like GelLeo, to the tactical training community. We are honored that the team at GelLeo has chosen ACC as its trusted partner for the continued development of this exciting new training product. GelLeo's diminished health risk and low projectile costs seem like a "Goldilocks" training solution for CQB operators when the risk of injury and the growing costs associated with training sims are not acceptable.