Procedures Course Descriptions

Procedures are a set of techniques designed to address general tactical problems.  Breaching, Hallways, Vehicle Bailouts and Door Management are examples of procedures.  Procedures are designed to integrate the necessary skills and techniques most likely to be needed in a general circumstance.  Our goal is to give our students a solid foundation in procedures which they can then refine to their specific mission.

Forge Tactical Course Attendance Policies

 Students must be US citizens or have appropriate ITAR clearance before registering.

 All students must present valid law enforcement credentials, military ID, current CCW, or state background check upon in processing the first morning of any course. Failure to have valid proof of these course attendance requirements will result in forfeiture of course participation and class fees.

 Before registering note if courses are closed enrollment (LE or Military only), and do not register if you do not meet the criteria.

 Please check the prerequisites and the course equipment list as described for your course. Failure to demonstrate the basic weapon operator skills required for safety leaves us no choice but to dismiss you from training. Questions regarding whether your training history matches our standards, please contact us as early as possible at

 Electronic hearing protection is mandatory for all courses. It is a safety issue. You must be able to hear the instructor at all times.

 Ammunition counts are estimates. It is an overestimation in most cases. When national shortages occur, we make every effort to adjust training to accommodate.

 At no course is armor piercing or steel core ammunition welcome. No tracer ammunition. We wouldn’t say it if it hadn’t happened.

 No IWB holster is acceptable for training in any shoothouse course or other course where PPE includes the wear of soft armor or a plate carrier.

 No Class 3 full-auto firearms unless it is your issued, agency owned weapon. Full-auto fire is never acceptable in our courses unless specifically called for by the instructor.

 No course refunds will be given for failure to have the proper prerequisites or equipment necessary to participate in training safely.

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CQB Operations
The Forge Tactical CQB Operations course is a 4-day, 40 hour program designed to integrate the CQB individual and small team skills, techniques and procedures into larger team operations.  Students will be challenged with training scenarios in shoothouse and realistic urban structures, working in 4, 6 and 8 man teams.  This course is a mixture of live fire and force on force, and focuses on application of the priority of life, tactical judgment, planning, and effective communication.  This is not a beginner’s course, so please come ready to work with a zero’d rifle.  
Prerequisites: US Citizen or ITAR approved person, and graduate of reputable handgun and carbine operator courses and Small Team CQB, EAG Shoothouse or similar reputable training.
Equipment List:
  • Common Sense
  • Carbine with 5 magazines (Carbine should be zero’d when you arrive)
  • Carbine magazine pouches
  • Handgun and 3 magazines
  • Tactical holster
  • Handheld and weapon mounted lights
  • Ballistic vest (Level IV or III ICW plates) and ballistic helmet (limited rentals are available)
  • Force on Force training PPE (mask, eye pro, cup)
  • SIMS equipment and ammo is included in cost of tuition
  • IFAK and TQ
  • 200 rounds carbine ammunition
  • 100 rounds handgun ammunition
  • Electronic hearing protection which fit under your helmet
  • Clear eye protection
  • 4 green chemlights or PID light
  • Water and snack food
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Pen and notebook (you will be taking notes)
NVG Operations
The Forge Tactical NVG Operations is a 3-day, 30 hour course designed to train armed professionals in the effective integrated deployment of night vision devices and infrared laser pointer / illuminators during tactical and assault operations.  Students will conduct NVG movement and patrolling and live fire and force on force assaults in training, urban and rural environments. This is a procedures level course, and students will be held to safety and accuracy standards from the start.
This is a reverse schedule course, so please prepare your sleep schedule accordingly.  
Active duty or former US Military personnel w/advanced carbine and CQB training; US Law Enforcement (active & retired) w/SWAT School and advanced carbine training; CAC holding security professionals with extensive carbine, team tactics and CQB training; and individually screened US Citizens with extensive carbine, team tactics and CQB training.
Completion of a basic NVG skills course (TNVC Night Fighter Level 1 or equivalent) is required.  Waivers for combinations of training and experience are on a case-by-case basis.
Equipment List:
  • Positive-winning attitude
  • Handgun with 3 magazines
  • Holster and mag pouches
  • Zeroed carbine with 5 magazines / mounted white light / sling / mag pouches
  • 100 rounds handgun ammunition
  • 200 rounds carbine ammunition
  • Hand held white light
  • Level III body armor
  • Ballistic helmet with NV mount
  • IFAK and TQ
  • Night vision device capable of being mounted on the helmet w/all necessary mounting hardware (a limited number of “loaners” are available on an as-needed basis)
  • Carbine mountable IR laser pointer or pointer / illuminator combo w/all necessary mounting hardware (a limited number of “loaners” are available on an as-needed basis)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Pen and notepad
  • Adequate personal water supply and food for lunch and snacks
UAV Team Integration 
The Forge Tactical UAV Team Integration course is a 3-day, 16 hour program designed for domestic SWAT and tactical teams who are utilizing or considering utilizing drone and UAV technology.  Topics trained include governing regulations, non-emergency reconnaissance and surveillance, emergency / tactical reconnaissance, team movement scouting, barricaded location surveillance, and team-pilot communications.  This course focuses heavily on integrating the UAV into a team’s existing SOP, utilizing it as a tool to increase capability.
You are welcome to bring your Department UAV / drone if you would like to get time on your machine.  If not, or you do not yet have one, qualified pilots and equipment will be at the course.
Prerequisites: This is a law enforcement only course.  SWAT Team Leaders, Patrol Team Leaders, SWAT Trainers and Command Staff are encouraged to attend.
Equipment List:
  • Handgun and magazines
  • Holster and magazine pouches
  • Carbine and 4 magazines
  • UTM kits will be available for carbines
  • Up to 200 rounds of UTM carbine ammunition will be required.  It is available for purchase at the course
  • Body armor and ballistic helmet
  • Weather appropriate clothing and boots
  • Weapons maintenance gear
  • Water
  • Eye, ear and joint PPE (ensure ear pro fit with helmet)
  • Pen and waterproof notepad
  • Camera and laptop (optional)
Night Precision Engagement
This is an advanced skills course that expands the sniper’s capabilities to include operations in no-light conditions. Precision riflemen will confirm data and engage targets to at least 800 yards during daylight operations, then transfer these skills to night operations to the maximum distance of their platform’s capability.
Procedures specific to no-light sniper operations are taught including observation, target identification and spotting, judging effects of weather, sniper team communication and applying shot corrections. Familiarization with equipment to support no-light sniper operations and conduct of sustainment training is emphasized. The opportunity for the student to evaluate new equipment offerings will be available as a result of industry support.
Prerequisites: Mil or SWAT Sniper, Advanced Precision Rifle or equivalent at Forge Tactical’s discretion
Equipment List:
  • Precision rifle and day optic
  • A cant indicator is necessary for success at long range. The Accuracy 1st and Long Range Arms Send-iT are the best for night precision. Have some brand of cant indicator on your rifle.
  • Bolt or semi-auto with integral rail or EFR for use with CNVD
  • .338LM maximum caliber
  • No AP or steel core ammo
  • Projectiles must be non-destructive for use on AR500 steel targets
  • 185 rounds match grade ammunition
  • Appropriate clip-on night vision device (CNVD): A limited number of loaners are available.
  • Standard precision shooting equipment that you use:
    • Ballistic calculator (recommended)
    • Kestrel (recommended)
    • Blank range cards (recommended)
  • Bipod
  • Rear bag
  • Sling
  • Chemlites or battery powered personal identification device
  • Hand held light
  • Appropriate rifle maintenance equipment
  • Eye and ear pro
  • Water and snack food
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Pen and notebook
SWAT Sniper Overwatch
Sniper Overwatch for SWAT Operations is an advanced 24 hour three-day course designed to enhance sniper confidence supporting SWAT Operations through training conducted in a realistic urban environment. After vetting and review of sniper skills on the range and shoothouse, training progresses to full mission profile exercises conducted in an actual urban setting. Live-fire sniper support will be integrated with entry team activity. Skills enhanced in this course include the conduct of observation, sniper-initiated assault, and spontaneous precision response for typical SWAT missions which include but are not limited to;
High risk warrant service
Barricaded suspect
Hostage Rescue
Active Shooter
This is an advanced course. The sniper is held to the standard of 100% shot accountability. Failure to demonstrate or maintain standards will result in the sniper being allowed to continue training, but will not be allowed to participate in live-fire scenarios.
Sniper Overwatch for SWAT Operations including IR and Thermal Image Intensification is a 26 hour two-day course. It has the same POI but with additional night evolutions utilizing Clip-on Night Vision Devices.
Equipment list
  • .308 Sniper weapon system and optic capable of 1 MOA or better (preferred). No DMR rifles.
  • 120 rounds of duty or HPBT ammunition. 
  • All sniper gear. Tripods are basic sniper equipment.
  • All assaulter weapons and PPE included plate carriers and ballistic helmets. Sniper students will serve on entry team when not performing sniper role. All students will rotate through these roles during live-fire scenarios.   Loaner M4 carbines are available if you wish to avoid travel with a large number of weapons.
  • Confirmed dope from 200 to 25 yards