Arm’s Length Gunfighting – Wartac CQC


August 29, 2020 8:00 am
August 30, 2020 5:00 pm
300 Buell Rd, Rochester, NY, USA   View map
(585) 406-6758
Course Length
8 Hours
Course Difficulty

Required Equipment:
For this class, you will need the following items:

  • Eye and ear protection
  • A handgun
  • 500 rounds of ammunition (minimum)
  • 3 magazines minimum
  • A quality, well made holster and mag pouches
  • Lunch, snacks, water
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Weather appropriate clothing and footwear (this is an outside range)
  • A notebook if you wish

A formal, more detailed list with directions and information will be provided in advance of the course.



A hybrid of Close Quarter Pistol I & II

It’s a grave mistake to assume that shooting at distance makes shooting up close that much easier. At arm’s length, a whole new set of dynamics are present. Contact distance weapons, and even fists and feet are potential game changers in this fast-paced, hyper-violent realm of combat.


Based on the curriculum detailed in our popular book, GunFIGHT! – An Integrated Approach to Shooting and Fighting in Close Quarters, this course picks up where most shooting courses leave off. The emphasis is not on shooting but rather fighting with your gun. In this course, close quarter shooting theory and technique is combined with elements from our Unarmed Combatives and Firearm Retention and Disarming courses.


Richard Nance

Richard Nance is a full time, municipal police sergeant with a Northern California police department. During his 23+ year law enforcement career, Richard has served as a SWAT Team Leader, Firearms Instructor, and Defensive Tactics Program Supervisor.


Richard is the Gun Tech editor for Guns & Ammo magazine and the Self Defense Editor for Handguns magazine. He is the co-host of Handguns & Defensive Weapons, a Sportsman Channel original TV series. Richard authored the bestselling book, GunFight! – An Integrated Approach to Shooting and Fighting in Close Quarters and is featured in the Fighting Handgun and Firearm Retention Strategies instructional videos produced by Panteao Productions. 


A lifelong martial artist and Karate Blackbelt, Richard holds a firearms instructor certification from Dave Spaulding of Handgun Combatives. He is also a firearms and unarmed combatives instructor certified by Kelly McCann of Kembativz brand. 


Richard is the co-founder of WARTAC CQC, LLC.




This an advanced course, safety skills and marksmanship ability are prerequisites.

Arm’s Length Gunfighting – Wartac CQC


Prerequisites: This is not a basic course. You MUST have completed an intermediate or advanced level of defensive firearms training to attend. 

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Subjects Covered

CQC Justification and legalities

Close Quarters fighting dynamics

Controlling distance by stance and observation

Striking and fending

Striking with your gun

Combat draw stroke

Shooting from retention

Contact distance shooting

In hand retention

Holster retention

Handling multiple assailants

More topics as required

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