In force-on-force training, participants engage in simulated scenarios where they face opposition from other individuals or teams. These scenarios involve using non-lethal training ammunition, such as paintball rounds or simulated munitions, to replicate the effects of real weapons without causing fatal injuries. The training can take place in various settings, including indoor facilities, outdoor environments, or purpose-built training grounds.

Force-on-force training offers several benefits, including:

  1. Realistic decision-making: Participants have to make split-second decisions under pressure, simulating the cognitive demands of actual operational situations.
  2. Stress inoculation: By exposing participants to simulated high-stress situations, force-on-force training helps them develop the ability to perform effectively and make sound decisions under duress.
  3. Tactical proficiency: The training allows participants to practice and refine their tactical skills, including movement, communication, and target engagement, in a dynamic and interactive setting.

My guest today is Don Redl who is a certified instructor in Force on Force from Simunition (General Dynamics.)  Don was also a competitive shooter and runs a security/executive protection company, Executive Options for over two decades.  He teaches Force on Force as well as different tactical shooting classes.  Don is the author of several books including his latest “Force of Force”.  Finally, Don is an expert witness in many training accidents that often go to court.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

–What it’s like to go on an executive protection assignment.

–How to incorporate Force on Force into your training program to round out your skillset.

–What steps to take to make sure you’re safe in Force on Force training.

Links mentioned:

Executive Options