The fast and furious mentality, which is largely entertainment driven, penetrated slowly in the recent century into too many tactical concepts. Primarily shooting, combatives and CQB resulting in a complete disregard of many little pieces or micro critical milestones if you will, that are existing in the reality between the moment you perceive a certain visual input to the moment you take a decision. We call it identification the middle ground between cause and effect.
he natural human responds coexists with the principles of LP, one which is a point of retreat or cover or anything immediate. The startle reflex is an important reflex that directly oppose most dynamic room clearing concepts from the approaching phase to the post entry. Any tactic that fails to coop with the startle reflex is essentialy a tactic that works in oppose to the human behavior principles and which makes it less likely to coop with his threat situations.
In the tactical world, the word instructor is widely overused and has become an over-saturated description for many people. The meaning has become null in the sense that instructing and teaching are two very different approaches to the problem and the solution. For real world applications (high treat) instructing the solution isn’t enough as to teach the problem.
This article is neither about a specific rule nor specific ways of doing specific things. Like anything in life there are dozens of paths to one destination, it´s all about efficiency and safety that sets the difference. These ‘rules’ are more of a reminder of things that many forget or they are not aware of. In this series of articles, we will discuss 10 of the most important, unwritten, rules of CQB. Warning, this article is very in depth and provides a lot of information.