• Premier Training – Vehicle Elements Theory (VET)
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Price: 925

Premier Training – Vehicle Elements Theory (VET) Course Description

**This course can be completed in any combination of handgun only; handgun & carbine; handgun & shotgun. ** Recommended ammo counts for these configurations are listed in the equipment list below.

Vehicle Elements Theory will provide students with the knowledge to successfully demonstrate competence in worldly scenarios involving vehicles. This course will teach students proper weapon manipulation techniques for specific use in close proximity to vehicles. The primary focus of instruction will be to show how to successfully utilize handguns and carbines, both around and inside vehicles, and use these seemingly obtrusive objects to their advantage.

Requirements: CET1 and HET1 or similar.

Course cost includes all meals for duration of the course: Check-in dinner the night before the course at 6:00PM; Breakfast each morning of class (provided by Cabin Creek Inn); Catered lunch on the range; Catered dinners each night after class. Please let Costa Ludus know if there are any dietary restrictions to accommodate. Lunches & dinners are provided by Artisan Chef (Chef Maggie) 

Come to Costa Ludus’ backyard for a more premium training experience.

Costa Ludus is proud to once again have Artisan Chef (Chef Maggie) as part of our team!

Get more one-on-one time with world class trainer Chris Costa via our premium classes. Lower attendee to instructor ratios are achieved by limiting class sizes in our advantageous offering. Class sizes are capped at 18 students instead of the usual 23, allowing for more individually specialized training. Get more from Costa’s technical instruction and live fire time than previously attained. Each night after class, join the Costa Team for dinner along with Chef Maggie (Artisan Chef) and reiminsce about the day’s events, and what’s to come tomorrow.

Recommended Airports: Jackson Hole, Wyoming (JAC) and Idaho Falls, Idaho (IDA).

Sample 3-Day Course Schedule:

Night before course:  6:00PM course registration check-in followed by check-in dinner at Costa Ludus. (information to be sent out seperately)

Day 1: 7:15AM meet at designated location; 8:00 Arrive at range; 4:30PM Finish class at range, begin caravan back to Thayne, WY; 6:00 Dinner at Costa Ludus.

Day 2: 7:15AM meet at designated location; 8:00 Arrive at range; 4:30PM Finish class at range, begin caravan back to Thayne, WY; 6:00 Dinner at Costa Ludus.

Day 3: 7:15AM meet at designated location; 8:00 Arrive at range; 4:30PM Finish class at range, begin caravan back to Thayne, WY; 6:00 Dinner & Graduation at Costa Ludus.

**Family members (children included) and other guests are welcome, and encouraged, to join our meal time gatherings. Contact Costa Ludus for any additional inquiries.

Costa Ludus courses will be hosted at Cabin Creek Inn!  This is our primary lodging venue, and all dinner socials will be held at Cabin Creek Inn in Thayne, WY (right in the heart of Thayne, WY). 

Check it out: https://www.cabincreekinn.com

All reservations are booked on a first come basis. Dual occupancy is available upon request.

Please contact Cabin Creek Inn directly for rates and reservations.

Cabin Creek Inn: 307-883-3262, or you can email them at: reservations@cabincreekinn.com

A little more about the area:

The course will be held 40 minutes south of Thayne at Coal Canyon Shooting Sports Facility, operated by the Western Wyoming Rifleman’s Association in Lincoln County, WY (http://www.wwra.us). In addition to Costa Ludus events, Wyoming provides unparalleled outdoor recreation.

A popular four season destination, Jackson Hole offers unprecedented ambiance. In the summer alone, activities include: hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, golfing, horseback riding and much more!

Jackson Hole also has a multitude of winter activities to choose from and is also well known for its extravagant ski resorts such as: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Grand Targhee Resort and Snow King Resort. The nearby valley also enables visitors to enjoy off-slope options such as snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, dog sledding, wildlife safaris, and much more!

These activities will not only enthrall visitors, but also create memorable experiences for individuals and families alike. Contact us for more information to host a course in your area.

Subjects Covered

  • Life Safety Brief
  • Proper gear selection and placement for vehicles
  • Primary Weapons Zero
  • Cover and Concealment around Vehicle
  • Weapon Hand and Reaction hand Shooting around vehicles
  • Primary weapon manipulation in and around vehicles
  • Movement drills and improvised shooting positions around vehicles
  • 2 man evac
  • 4 man evac
  • All 2 man & 4 man drills will be executed with pistol and carbine
  • Technical shooting around other in the vehicle

Equipment List

Students provide their own ammo: 1600 rounds minimum. Multiple calibers may be used throughout this course. Drills can be modified to accommodate a lower round count. **Handgun Only (1,600 rounds of handgun ammo); **Handgun & Carbine (1,600 rounds total: 800 rounds of each handgun & carbine); **Handgun & Shotgun (1600 rounds total: 1600 rounds handgun & 300 rounds slug.)

Hardware – A functional and practical handgun chambered in 9mm, .40 cal, or .45 ACP. If available, a spare weapon system is also an excellent idea.

A functional and practical carbine or battle rifle chambered in 5.56×45, 5.45×39, 300 Blackout, 7.62×39, 7.62×51. If available, a spare weapon system is also an excellent idea.

  • Note pad, and pen/pencil
  • Clothing suited to strenuous activity as well as being seasonally appropriate
  • Rain gear / cold weather gear (seasonal)
  • Ear pro (electronic preferred) / Eye pro
  • Baseball style hat recommended
  • Proper belt to support equipment
  • A cleaning kit and tools that are compatible with the weapon system(s) in question is also a must.
  • Carbine magazine pouches, Battle belt, or Chest rig
  • Handgun (secondary weapon), magazines
  • Tools that work on your weapon
  • A holster and magazine pouch that will retain equipment when moving
  • Weapons lube
  • Water hydrating device
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Gloves (optional)
  • An open mind

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