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

Vehicle Elements Theory (VET) Course Description

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 drill swill be executed with pistol and carbine
  • Technical shooting around other in the vehicle

Equipment List

Students provide their own ammo: 1000rds or carbine and 1000 rounds of Handgun ammo minimum.

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 October 18 - October 20, 2017

  • Linden, CA December 10 - September 12, 2017

  • Camden, TN March 20 - March 22, 2018

  • Great Meadows, NJ September 4 - September 6, 2018

  • Garrettsville, OH September 30 - October 2, 2018

  • Linden, CA December 10 - December 12, 2018

Important Range Host Info

Tactical Response Inc – Course will be held at Tactical Response located at 116 Wood Ave Camden, TN 38320

Contact: Marilyn at 731.676.2041 Email: marilyn@tacticalresponse.com
Range fee: None.

Ammo is available for purchase at the range. Please contact the host for details.

Meals: Local restaurant approximately 5 minutes from the range.

Recommended Lodging:

Best Western Home Place Inn 170 Highway 641 North Camden, TN 38320 866.238.4218 (Ask for the Tactical Response discount. Approximately 10 minutes from the range.)

Recommended Airport: Nashville International Airport (Each approximately 120 miles from the range.)

Important Range Host Info
Joe Savio (GST) – Course will be held at Cobra One Tactical located at 330 US Hwy 46 Great Meadows, NJ

Contact: Joe at 732.245.7844 Email: jmsavio@gstbase.com
Range fee: $55/ 3-day class to be paid direct to the host the first day of class.

Meals: Lunch package is available at the range for $10/person per day. Contact the host for more information.

Recommended Lodging
Various lodging available in Great Meadows, NJ area.

Best Western Home Place Inn 170 Highway 641 North Camden, TN 38320 866.238.4218 (Ask for the Tactical Response discount. Approximately 10 minutes from the range.)

Recommended Airport
Newark International Airport (Approximately 55 miles 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: Cheryl or Dale at 330.527.5706 Email: Dssouthington@aol.com
Range fee: $75/class to be paid direct to the host on the first day of class.

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

Catered lunch will be available through the host for $14/ day (drink included)to be paid direct to the host. Contact the host directly to order 330.357.7895.

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.)

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: $60/class to be paid direct to the host before the beginning of the course via range fee link below.

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

Linden Gun Range Range Fee Payment: (also has a link to the Liability Waiver)
LGR Costa Ludus Range Fee Payment: 

https://www.lindengunrange.com/chris-costa-range-fees-waivers

Meal: Restaurants approximately 7-15 minutes from the range.
Catered lunch will be available through the host for $14/ day (drink included)to be paid direct to the host. Contact the host directly to order 330.357.7895.

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)