• Vehicle Elements Theory (VET)
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Price: 695

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.


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:  **Handgun Only (2,000 rounds of handgun ammo); **Handgun & Carbine (2,000 rounds total: 1,000 rounds of each handgun & carbine); **Handgun & Shotgun (2,000 rounds total: 1,000 rounds handgun & 400 rounds buckshot & 100 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

Dates & Locations

  • Garrettsville, OH September 30 - October 2, 2018

  • Linden, CA December 10 - December 12, 2018

  • Paisley, FL January 4 - January 6, 2019

Important Range Host Info

Linden Gun Range – Course will be held at Linden Gun Range located at 828 S. Hewitt Rd. Linden, CA 95236

Contact: Christine at 209.887.3191 Email: christine@lindengunrange.com

Range fee:  to be paid direct to the host before the beginning of the course via range fee link below.

Carbine & Handgun courses: $78/class

Vehicle Courses $94/class

***Before your class, use these links to complete the range waiver and pay range fees. Required to be done before class start date. Please contact the range directly for any problems or questions.****

Linden Gun Range Adult Liability Waiver: https://app.waiverforever.com/pending/rKS26RArcV1438651105

LGR Costa Ludus Range Fee Payment (also has a link to the Liability Waiver): Vehicle Elements 2- Dec 2018

Meal: Restaurants approximately 7-15 minutes from the range.

Recommended Lodging Areas:

Various options available in Ripon, Stockton, or Manteca.

(All areas are approximately 30 minutes / 25 miles from the range.)

Recommended Airports: (Each approximately 1hr to 1.5hrs from the range.)

Stockton Metropolitan Airport Stockton, CA (SCK)

Sacramento International Airport Sacramento, CA (SMF)

Oakland International Airport Oakland, CA (OAK)

Important Range Host Info

Rich Graham – Courses will be held at Deep Woods USA located at 46600 Deep Woods Rd Paisley, FL 32767 (Private Range Appointment Only)

Contact: Richard Graham at 757.373.6799 Email: richgraham111@gmail.com (text or email preferred)

Range fee: $30/day ($90/class) to be paid direct to the host on the first day of class.

Ammo Notes: Students MUST bring “Lead Free” or “Frangible” ammunition to shoot on this range.  Contact the host direct for any questions.

Meals: It is recommended to bring lunch to the range each day. Nearest restaurants in Deland, FL 15mi away.

Recommended Airport: Daytona International Airport (45 mi from the range)

Alternate Airport:  Orlando International Airport (65mi from the range)

Recommended Lodging:

Comfort Inn DeLand-Near University

400 E Intl. Speedway Blvd., De Land, FL, 32724, US

Phone: (386) 736-3100 Fax: (386) 740-0570

https://www.choicehotels.com/florida/de-land/comfort-inn-hotels/fl132?source=gyxt

**working on group rate info.

The Hampton Inn and Suites DeLand

20 Summit Oak Place, DeLand, Florida, 32720, USA

TEL: +1-386-279-7808FAX: +1-386-279-7811 

http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-deland-DABDEHX/index.html

**working on group rate info.

Camping is available on site for an additional $20 per person/per night (Jan is a great time of year for this here in FL as the nights are 40-60 degrees). Access available to lake side campsites, outdoor bathrooms and showers.  Contact the host directly to make your reservations.