• Vehicle Elements Theory (VET)
  • Duration: 3 Days

Vehicle Elements Theory (VET) Course Description

**This course can be completed in any combination of handgun only; handgun & carbine; ** 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.

Cost: $710. Price will be shown in cart.

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 & PCC Pistol Caliber Carbine (1600 rounds total: 800 rounds handgun & 800 rounds PCC.)

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



Blazer Brass handgun ammunition features reloadable brass cases, quality primers and clean-burning propellants. It offers reliable, accurate performance for target shooting.

  • Features reloadable brass cases, reliable primers and clean-burning propellants
  • Standard boxer-type primers and primer pockets make reloading easy
  • Affordable—great for target practice

Dates & Locations

  • Waxahachie, TX April 24 - April 26, 2023

  • Searcy, AR May 1 - May 3, 2023

  • Connell, WA May 26 - May 28, 2023

  • Garrettsville, OH September 29 - October 1, 2023


Important Range Host Info

Course will be held at ETTS Gun Range 620 Greathouse Road Waxahachie, TX

Contact: extremetactics2013@gmail.com

Range fee: $96/ 3-day class to be paid direct to Costa Ludus via payment link that will be sent out approx 4 weeks before the course.

Range waiver required to be completed online: www.smartwaiver.com/v/ettsgunrange

Meals: On site meals are available. Sonic Drive-in approx. 8 miles from range; Waxahachie options are approximately 15 miles from the range. Please contact the host for more details.

Recommended Lodging:

Fairfield Inn & Suites 2020 Civic Center Ln. Waxahachie, TX 75165 (972)937-8886. (Approximately 15 miles from the range.)

Recommended Airport:

Dallas/Fort Worth International (Approximately 56 miles from range.)

Dallas Love Field (Approximately 38 miles from the range.)



Important Range Host Info

Searcy Police Department – Course will be held at Searcy Policy Department located at 2009 North Main Street, Searcy, AR 72143. 

Contact: Matt text 501.283.1906 or email: mhiggins@cityofsearcy.org

Range fee:  No range fee.

Times: 8AM-4PM. Confirmed start times will be sent out about 2 weeks before class.

Meal: $45/student per 3-day course to be paid direct to the host before the beginning of the course for 3-days of catered lunch. Please contact the host with any questions.

Recommended Lodging: (each approximately 5-7 miles from the range) Hampton Inn 209 South Poplar Searcy, AR 72143 or Holiday Inn 3660 Ferren Trail Searcy, AR 72143

Recommended Airports: Searcy Municipal Airport Searcy, AR (approximately 8 miles from the range)

Ammunition limitations: None. Contact the host for any questions.


Important Range Host Info

Connell Police Department  – Course will be held at Connell Police Department Range Connell, WA

Directions to range: No exact address. Take unmarked road across from Tri-State Seed (1000 N Columbia Ave. Connell, WA 99326) north towards water tower.

Contact: David Koch at 509.947.0940 Email:dkoch@connellwa.org

Range fee: $60/ 3-day class- Cash to be paid direct to the host the first day of class.

Times: 8AM-4PM. Confirmed start times will be sent out about 2 weeks before class.

Meals: Restaurants within 5 minutes of the range. Contact the host for more information.

Lodging: Various local options available. Recommendations include: M&M Motel in Connell, WA 509.234.8811; Courtyard by Marriot Pasco Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco 509.545.4011; Best Western Premier Pasco 509.543-7722

Recommended Airport
Tri-Cities Airport Pasco, WA (PSC). (Approximately 36miles from the range.)


Important Range Host Info

Southington Hunt Club – Course will be held at Southington Hunt Club located at 10321 Silicia Sand Rd Garrettsville, OH 44231

Contact:Email: shctrainingfacility@gmail.com

Range fee to be paid direct to the host on the first day of class.

VET $95/class; All other courses $85/class


RVET: Each day the class will gather at the range at approximately 4:30PM and will end around 12:30AM. 

All other courses: 8AM-4PM. 

Ammo restrictions: no tracer, no steel core, no armor piercing and black or green tip ammo. Please contact the host for details.

Recommended Lodging:

Holiday Inn Express 4185 State Rte 5 Newton Falls, OH 44444. 330.872.6000 (Approximately 7 miles/11 minutes from the range directly off the Ohio Turnpike.)

Hampton Inn/Suites 5581 Youngstown Warren Rd Niles, OH 44446. 330.652.1277 (Approximately 20 miles/25 minutes from the range)

Recommended Airport: Cleveland Hopkins or Canton Arron Airport (Each approximately 45 minutes from the range.)