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  • Handgun CQB May
     May 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020
     8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Forge Tactical Handgun CQB course is a 24 hour program designed to further build your skill sets to learn to fight with your pistol in a confined structure, with one teammate. This course teaches the same principles and fundamentals as Small Team CQB (Shoothouse) but utilizing the pistol. It is often more appropriate than Small Team CQB for the student who primarily uses a pistol for defense and does not have to wear hard ballistic armor for their mission. The course requires the use of soft armor as a minimum level of PPE, and as a result is less physically demanding than the full Small Team CQB package. As with the Small Team CQB Course, safety is paramount.  

Prerequisites: US Citizen or ITAR approved person, and graduate of reputable handgun and carbine operator courses.

Equipment List:

  • Common Sense
  • Handgun and 3 magazines
  • Tactical holster
  • Handgun mounted light is recommended
  • Handheld light
  • Ballistic soft vest (Level II or IIIa) (limited rentals are available)
  • IFAK and TQ
  • 400 rounds handgun ammunition
  • Electronic hearing protection
  • Clear eye protection
  • 2 green chemlights or PID light
  • Water and snack food
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Pen and notebook (you will be taking notes)


12251 Rockhill Ave SE, Alliance, Ohio, 44601, United States


Training location:

Alliance Police Training Center

12251 Rockhill Ave NE

Alliance, OH 44601


There is a separate $25 PER DAY Range Fee that is due to Alliance Police Training Center at the beginning of TD1


This varies from class to class, however generally daytime courses start at 0900 on TD1.  Low light and NVG courses generally start at 1900.  If the course you are taking begins at a different time, we will contact you with that information at least 2 weeks before the course.

Travel and Lodging:

The local airport for Alliance in the Akron / Canton Airport (CAK).  Rental cars are available there from all the major providers.  Some students chose to fly into the Cleveland Hopkins Airport (CLE), which is a larger airport with more flight options, and is a 50 minute drive from Alliance.

The Alliance Police Training Center recommends hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express on State Street in Alliance.  Their phone number is 330-821-6700.  Please ask for the Alliance PD rate.

More detailed information can be found at the Alliance Police Training Center website at alliancepolicetraining.com.  

This course would not be possible without Joe Weyer and the Alliance PD crew, and our Corporate Partners, so please take every opportunity to support them.  

In closing, we appreciate your support and are looking forward to training with you.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


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