What if you hear glass breaking in the middle of the night? What if you have to move your family through a mall during an active shooter event? What is the safest way to move through and clear an area of immediate threats? This course is designed to teach good Americans how to properly do Close Quarters  Battle (CQB) in the context of your immediate family and friends. The progression of this course will include, pistol and carbine live fire fundamentals and dynamic live fire drills and a logical progression of CQB that will culminate with force on force clearance problems. You will learn to clear structures as an individual, as an individual with a small child or untrained spouse in tow and as a small team. Due to the nature of the material being taught, you must be a current Amtac Shooting Student in order to participate in this course.

About the Instructor, Bill Rapier

Bill Rapier is the owner and lead instructor of American Tactical Shooting Instruction LLC, also known as Amtac Shooting. He is recently retired after twenty years in the Navy, where his duty assignments included several years at SEAL Team 3 and over 14 years at Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Positions held include assaulter, breacher, sniper, team leader, troop chief and military working dog department senior enlisted adviser. He has always been an avid shooter and is heavily involved in combatives.

The new Amtac Training Center, a private facility 1 hour north of Coeur D'Alene in Northern Idaho (directions provided in course confirmation email).

Lodging is available onsite for an additional $100 per night, payable to Amtac Shooting (please email us at [email protected]). You must reach out to us to coordinate lodging arrangements no later than two weeks before the course. Click here for amenities and photos. 

Course Contact
Primary: [email protected]
Secondary: (208) 701-2542

Amtac Shooting Tribe Centric CQB course Gear List:
  1. Handgun, full size or compact (please no subcompacts)

  2. 3-4 pistol standard capacity magazines

  3. Concealed holster or exposed holster -- Holster must be all kydex from a reputable manufacturer (I recommend the Blackpointtactical.com FO3) 

  4. AR-15 style carbine or pistol with RDS or LPVO, light and sling

  5. 4 standard capacity AR mags and a method of carrying them (this can be a battle belt, plate carrier, chest rig or combination)

  6. Plate carrier and helmet ****this is optional, if you have it bring it but it is not mandatory****

  7. Clothing typical of your everyday dress, but ones that you don't mind getting dirty

  8. Eye and ear protection

  9. Spare parts/ oil for pistol and carbine

  10. 500 rounds of pistol training ammo and 500 rounds of rifle training ammo

  11. Hat, sunscreen, water, snacks

  12. Blow out kit and tourniquet (not required but always recommended when shooting)     

Registrant Information


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Payment Terms:
Your student registration includes a non-refundable $100 deposit. This deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable. Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the course will result in a refund or course coupon for the course value minus your deposit. Cancellations within 30 days of the course will result in a refund or course coupon for the course value minus your deposit only if a replacement can be found for your spot. If no replacement can be found there will be no refunds.

We will not share your information with anyone else, ever. We will keep your contact information to communicate with you about this course and upcoming courses or products unless you request otherwise.
A signed waiver is required before student participation.

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