I wrote a post back in May on ‘Combat Rifle – Solid Basics to Keep You Alive’
and it would be worthwhile you reading that post in conjunction with this one. The purpose of this post is to really drill down on the procedures for your initial reaction to enemy contact.
Reaction to enemy fire is what I first concentrate on on my Combat Rifle / Contact Drills
weekend classes. I work on this at an individual level and then combine into buddy pairs and then four man teams for both offensive and break contact battle drills. However, at every level the reaction to contact is still a very individual drill, which you conduct whether on your own or surrounded by a team. It forms that initial reaction and the building block from which the rest of your individual and team drills will flow.
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Tactics & Leadership Small Unit Tactics – Combat Team Tactics (CTT)