Close Protection Firearms Training
We provide specific VIP Protection Firearms Training for CPO

There are not many experienced companies in the European market like us who provide specific firearms training for VIP Close Protection Officers. Our instructors are not only experienced in the field but have a vast knowledge of teaching methodology, so you will quickly understand the concept of close protection and when and how to use firearms as a last measure. Out training methods for Firearms Training for Close Protection Officers are tested under stressful drills with the use of FX Simunition to make sure we provide the best possible working solutions for critical situations. We firearms training for close protection industry in Europe and in South/Central America where the threat is always high. 

Close Protection Firearms and Tactics Course in Europe

Close Protection Firearms and tactics Course is not available in many countries. This is due to firearms restrictions and also shooting range restrictions where is not possible to run advanced VIP evacuation drills or train Attack on Principle Drills with the use of FX Simunition. 

At BZ Academy we have all the necessary training equipment and designated training area to run safe firearms training for VIP Close Protection Teams and Individuals. Our 5 Days VIP Close Protection Training consists of the theory classroom, walk-in formations VIP+1/VIP+5, embus/debus procedures for armored and unarmored vehicles, basic firearms training for close protection, advanced firearms training for close protection, concealed carry training for CPO officers, hand to hand combat defensive techniques and tactics for VIP protection, attack on principle drills with FX Simunition (real-life scenarios), evac procedures. 

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For the 5 Days Close Protection Firearms and Tactics Course we run at our facility in Poland please click the button below. Close protection Firearms and Tactics Course is open for those who want to start working as a CPO, and active VIP Protection Agents. Secure your place. 

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For CPO Training Companies : Contact US to extend your offer for CPO Firearms Training and beat the competition.

If you run a Close Protection Training Company you can contact us directly to discuss close protection firearms training for your clients and extend your training offer. We offer great terms, and we are looking for serious long term business partners.

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5 Days Close Protection Firearms and Tactics Course is recommended for VIP Protection agents or those who want to work in VIP Protection in Medium/High-Risk areas or where the direct threat to your principal exists. Correct planning, adapting to the dynamic environment, and conflict management are crucial when under direct threat. We need to know how to respond rapidly to ensure our VIP is evacuated to safety. This course consists of 90% of practical skills, including firearms tactics, hand to hand VIP Protection techniques, VIP close formations (VIP+2/VIP+5), VIP Evacuation tactics. We'll also cover EMBUS/DEBUS drills (enter/exit the vehicle), attack scenarios with FX Simunition, VIP Protection live-fire scenarios.

The course is OPEN, and no previous experience is needed. 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN BZ Academy CLOSE PROTECTION FIREARMS AND TACTICS COURSE:

 

DAY 1

  • Introduction to Close Protection Classroom Presentation

  • CPO escort Techniques and Tactics VIP+1 VIP +2 

  • Close Protection escort Techniques and tactics VIP + 3

  • Close Protection Firearms Dry Training

  • Firearm Training (Fundamentals of Shooting). SAFETY ! Gear Placement/stance/Grip/Draw/Sight Alignment/Sight Picture/Trigger Manipulation

  • Close Protection VIP Firearms Drills (Single shoot/double-tap/trigger work/low ready position/high ready position) 

  • Krav Maga Hand To Hand Combat - Empty Handed Attacker (fundamentals of defensive tactics, shielding VIP Protection techniques, takedowns techniques, VIP Drills)

DAY 2 

  • CPO Theory. VIP Protection Team Roles

  • Vip Protection Techniques and Tactics VIP+3/VIP+4 on foot formation

  • CPO Firearms Training (engaging multiple targets/shooting in different directions/ moving with a firearm/shooting on the move)

  • Responding to threat drills - - VIP Protection Techniques and Tactics

  • Use of Hand to Hand Combat Skills to protect VIP against an armed attacker (Knife). 

DAY 3

  • CPO Theory. Threat Assessment

  • Vip Protection Techniques and Tactics VIP+4/VIP+5 (BOX/DIAMOND on foot formation)

  • Vip Vehicle Techniques and Tactics (EMBUS/DEBUS)

  • Close Protection Firearms Training (one hand shooting techniques, VIP protection live-fire drills, teamwork)

  • Use of Hand to Hand Combat Skills to protect VIP against an armed attacker (Stick). 

DAY 4. 

  • CPO Theory. Advanced Work

  • VIP Protection Techniques AOP Drills (Attack on Principle drills with the use of FX Simunition)

  • AOP Drill TEST

  • Firearms Training (Concealed Carry Techniques)

  • Use of Hand to Hand Combat Skills to protect VIP against an armed attacker (Pistol Threats). 

DAY 5. 

  • FIRST AID

  • Hand to Hand Combat VIP Protection Techniques TEST (Teamwork)

  • FIREARMS SHOOTING QUALIFICATION TEST (Individual)

  • GRADUATION

 

Ammunition and Gear

Pistols provided: Glock 17 and Glock 19 + FX Glock 17T/19T

Ammunition 500 rounds of 9mm + 50 rounds of 9mm FX Simunition

SKILL PERQUISITES: NONE Course is OPEN to everyone. 

GEAR: Tactical Belt 40 mil wide. Tactical Shirt/Tshirt, Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions.

This Course is run by SIG SAUER Academy (USA) Certified instructor.

COST: £1500/1750 EURO

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Close Protection Course Logistics

Time duration: 5 Days

CLOSE PROTECTION MANUAL INCLUDED. 

Accommodation and full board included

 

The Course includes four tests that need to be passed positively:

1. CPO Theory

2. Attack on Principle Drill

3. Shooting TEST

4. Hand to Hand Combat Techniques TEST

BZ Academy International Certificate upon positive completion of the Course.

If you do not pass the tests and meet minimum requirements, you'll receive a participation diploma only. 

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Offer for Close Protection Training Companies

If you run Close Protection Training Company and provide professional Close Protection Training you may want to contact us and discuss the possibility to extend your training programme for Firearms Training for Close protection. 

If you are a uk Close protection Training Company you can use our facility to provide accredited Level 4 Close protection Firearms and Tactics certification. You can also run full Level 3 Close Protection courses at our facility and give the opportunity for clients from Europe to join your courses. Do not close your customer database to the uk only! 

Due to Brexit and current inconvenience to travel regulations related to Covid-19 customers from the European mainland may not be happy to travel to the uk to participate in Level 3 Close Protection courses even if they are happy to pay for them.

BZ Academy - Perfect Training facility for Close Protection and Firearms Training

At BZ Academy we have a 100m flat range where you can use vehicles for tactical training and shoot in three directions. To make training more realistic we can use any type of covers, barrels, obstacles etc. We can train without limitations AOP drills and different scenarios. If needed we can split the large groups and divide training into modules and use our 25m three direction range and run pistol training for example. 

We have access to the classroom and toilets. We can organize vehicles that can be destroyed during the course for the price of £100 each. 

Examples of Firearms we can provide for Close Protection Training