The Golden Rules of CQB

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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by Ryan » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:53 am

1 Dominate
2 Eliminate
3 Control The Living
4 Search Dead
5 Search Room
6 Search Living
7 Communicate
8 Exfiltrate


From: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/ ... ide=id.p35

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8 Principles of CQB (Close Quarter Battle)

• Speed

• Surprise

• Violence of Action

• Dominate the Room

• Eliminate the Threat

• Control the Situation

• Check Red/ Dead

• Evacuate Key Personnel and Equipment

Larsen, Erik; Murphy, Jack; SOFREP; Webb, Brandon (2013-08-06). Ranger Knowledge: The All-Inclusive Study Guide for Rangers (Kindle Locations 522-526). St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition.
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by tacticalguy » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Good breakdown of the priorities, Ryan.
If you have `cleared' all the rooms and met no resistance, you and your entry team have probably kicked in the door of the wrong house.
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by Ryan » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:48 am

To that last post, and always check the dead is really dead! DEAD CHECK.


"Always shoot first, whoever shoots first comes out alive."

Agree? [In reference to 'passive' versus 'aggressive' clearing.]
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by AidanMacc » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:07 pm

I remember the fundamentals of CQB with this quote " The 5 S's and the A, plus the C equals CQB".

The 5 S's stand for:
Speed - Don't rush!!! Only go as fast as you can aim and as fast as your team mates can go. Teams can work on this aspect by assessing each team members maximum speed whilst having good aim. Then you get the average and you stick with it and the better you get as a team the more speedy your team can become.

Surprise - The surprise aspect in any form of combat is so important!!! The surprise could be from bursting into a door, shouting, firing your weapon, unexpected shock from flashbangs or even just an enemy seeing your team could surprise them.

Smoothness - Smoothness is so important in CQB and is important that your teams movement is like water and that it just keeps flowing from room to room rather than a stop, start sort of thing. It's to maintain the element of speed.

Security - Security is so important in CQB because this could decide your teams fate and if you don't have security you are risking your hole teams life.

Safety - Safety is also very important in CQB such as Muzzle awareness and standing just off the wall and lots of other things. Its important so that your team don't have any hiccups like friendly fire and getting hit by bullets rebounding off the wall.

The A stands for:
Aggression - Aggression can be anything from firing your weapon, shouting at your enemy or just showing your teams presence. Plus aggression also shows to your enemies that the team is their for a reason.

The C stands for:
Communication - Communication is so important in CQB and is important in any team based thing. In CQB you need to Communicate!!!

These are the fundamentals of CQB.

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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by Ryan » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:20 am

A "golden rule myth" I heard: "The pointman is never wrong". Yes, he definitely can be. The rule should be: "Fill a gap".
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by tacticalguy » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:35 pm

Ryan wrote:A "golden rule myth" I heard: "The pointman is never wrong". Yes, he definitely can be. The rule should be: "Fill a gap".
I've seen a pointman wrong. Never twice in a row. CQB is an unforgiving mistress.
If you have `cleared' all the rooms and met no resistance, you and your entry team have probably kicked in the door of the wrong house.
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by Ryan » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:52 am

"Too much torso exposure at door switch height.
Rule of thumb - head should always be below the height of a car roof. A single burst of automatic fire will ruin your day if you make yourself a tall target. Bend those knees and shuffle..."
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by Ryan » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:21 am

"THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF CLOSE QUARTER BATTLE OPS

1. Dont send large number of troops to do the job of a small team.

2. Use small teams as force multipliers by adding superior firepower and resource. Carry short range weapons for room intervention.

3. Command & Control should always be local, in the hands of the Team leader and never with the Higher HQs, in order to make quick and bold decisions on the spot after direct assessment.

4. Act with stealth and surprise, dont lose this greatest advantage.

5. Take responsibility of your own zone of function and depend upon your buddies to take responsibility for theirs.

6. Shoot first, shoot fast and shoot on any part of the target. Do not empty your magazine with mindless burst fire. Always reload under cover or under buddy coverfire.

7. Try to avoid collateral damage. Remember to consider ricochets.

8. Expect a small percentage of hostage and civilian casualty

9. The Op is always more important than the comfort or wellbeing of your self or your buddies. Cater to injury management only after the operation.

10. Dont change the Team members. Train with the Team, Play with the Team and Fight battles with the Team." - http://unarmedcombatindia.tripod.com/id19.html.
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by tacticalguy » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:49 am

Ryan wrote:"Too much torso exposure at door switch height.
Rule of thumb - head should always be below the height of a car roof. A single burst of automatic fire will ruin your day if you make yourself a tall target. Bend those knees and shuffle..."
Heel to toe "duck" walk.
If you have `cleared' all the rooms and met no resistance, you and your entry team have probably kicked in the door of the wrong house.
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by Ryan » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:37 am

Just a funny one my mate mentioned as we were taking the piss out of some silly rules people come up with. "On entry you can only blink twice as to complete a full primary sweep with minimal interference." It made me laugh at least. :lol:
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by Ryan » Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:40 am

From: http://mainepatriot.tripod.com/id77.html.

"Here are all the necessary elements of CQB:
1. Planning
2. Preparation
3. Intelligence
4. Coordination
5. Execution
6. Safety
7. Training
With our scenario above – the planning and preparation have occurred LONG before the visit to the city. The intel gathering came when you saw the unruly mob approaching your area. You then coordinated with each other about what to do (go to ground and secure a safe place to hole up). Then you executed that plan – SAFELY. (Safely means that no one got hurt except those that you intended to get hurt.) Then when you get back home you will do an AAR and analyze what you could have done better and add that to your training.

Here are the Five Principles of CQB:
1. Number 1 man is never wrong
2. Move through the threshold/fatal funnel (Don't stop)
3. Occupy your sectors of fire (Points of Domination)
4. Cover your buddy
5. Dominate the room

Here are the Five Fundamentals of CQB:
1. Speed
2. Surprise
3. Violence of Action (some call it “Shock Action” to keep it all “S’s”)
4. Simplicity (K.I.S.S. – cause Murphy will be along for the ride)
5. Safety (have a “fail safe” breach – and know you sector of fire)

The Four Danger areas of CQB are known as “3CS”:
1. Corners
2. Ceilings
3. Closets
4. Stairs"
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by Ryan » Sun May 17, 2015 8:20 am

"Never bumrush into the unknown."
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by Ryan » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:57 am

One I laughed at because it's a complete fallacy...

"If you stop you die... period."

Yeah, right buddy. 8)

From: http://www.airsoftforum.com/board/topic ... n-tactics/.

He says a bunch of shite, "Imagine you are the offender, in a room, holding a shotgun and waiting for someone to come in. All of a sudden the door flies open, and 2 heavily armed officers rush in and sweep around you. You will be stunned, and if you do happen to get a round off, mostly likely you will miss."

Case studies of Officers being shot in the face rushing the toilet (for drug searches) tells me otherwise.

Someone in the thread tells him straight, "The ugly fact is, the Bad Guy only (typically) has one place they need to focus - that door. The entry team has to focus any place in the room that a Bad Guy might fit, AND then if they find someone, determine if that person is just a person, or a Bad Guy. So, to put it mildly, first person in runs the highest risk of becoming a pink mist. No real way around it. You can pop a window, or toss in a couple of diversion devices, but all a Bad Guy has to do is point at the door and lay on the trigger when it starts moving."
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by Ryan » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:31 am



"2 men [maximum] to any face of a building or any room."

Agree/disagree?
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by Ryan » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:48 am

"Treat any furniture as an extension of the wall"

When it is blocking your way or in the way, use it to your advantage.
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by Ryan » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:06 am

"Just because something looks tactical does not mean it is."

I like this one.
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by tacticalguy » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:46 am

Ryan wrote:"Just because something looks tactical does not mean it is."

I like this one.
I agree. A variation on that would be, "Just because someone says that something is tactical, doesn't mean it is." With the sudden surge in "tactical/CQB" instructors out there recently, this statement appears to be quite apropos.
If you have `cleared' all the rooms and met no resistance, you and your entry team have probably kicked in the door of the wrong house.
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by jimothy_183 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:25 am

*cough* tactical shorts *cough* :lol:
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Re: The Golden Rules of CQB

Post by tacticalguy » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:45 pm

jimothy_183 wrote:*cough* tactical shorts *cough* :lol:
Don't wear 'em, thanks! :P
If you have `cleared' all the rooms and met no resistance, you and your entry team have probably kicked in the door of the wrong house.
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