Vehicle Close Quarters Battle. It’s a short duration, high intensity conflict, characterized by sudden violence at short range—in this case, inside or in close proximity to a vehicle.
“Vehicle CQB with William Petty”, an instructional documentary, will address many of the unique aspects of VCQB™. It’s relevant to anyone who spends any amount of time in a car: in short, almost all of us. Civilian, LEO, military, contractor—gunfighting around a car is gunfighting around a car. Our hope it to help make you better at it and to make it more likely you survive that type of encounter.
We began filming the project back in June of this year, and had a great response to the initial trailer in August. This generated additional feedback that we felt compelled to include in the final version. At the end of the day, we want to get the right information to the right folks: you, the students.
After much deliberation, additional editing, focus group testing and discussion with everyone involved, we are now happy to announce that the video will be released on Friday, December 18, 2015.
The video will be released in digital form only, through Vimeo On Demand.
The price? $39.95. Purchasing the video will allow you streaming access 24/7.
Pre-orders are, in fact, available right now. The Vimeo On Demand page can be found at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/vcqb
Why streaming only?
We debated about this. We considered DVD, Blu-Ray and the like. Ultimately however a streaming digital version reduces production and shipping costs and time that would have been passed on to the consumer. We wanted to give the consumer an easy way to quickly access the video once it is purchased. By streaming the content, anyone on any modern device will be able to view the video. Just as significantly, our latitude in charging a lower rate increases the number of students we can reach.
The total run time of “Vehicle CQB with William Petty” is 2 hours and 15 minutes. The first half of the video covers the Principles of VCQB™ as well as the basic positional necessary to work most efficiently under stress in and around a vehicle. The latter half of the video focuses first on ballistics, deflection, deviation and penetration tests of vehicles and vehicle glass by calibers ranging from 9mm to .308 to shotgun rounds, then on movement drills.
The goal of this project is to get away from the traditionally boring “instructor talks to a camera” formulaic firearms video. We want to immerse you in the environment of a VCQB™ class, to give you a glimpse behind the curtain into what it’s like to take one of Will Petty’s classes.
More importantly, we want you to leave the video, as you would a class, with increased lethality, increased survivability or maybe a little bit of both.
Thank you for your ongoing support. We’re super excited to see this project become a reality.
We hope you enjoy the video.
In case you missed the link above, here it is again. Be sure to also check out the first batch of bloopers, with many more to come.
Below are also handful of screen grabs from the video. Stay tuned for additional gag reels, behind the scenes footage, and upcoming extras.
[Extra special thanks to Shea Degan and the entire staff of 88 Tactical for helping bring this to light, and to David Reeder and the entire Breach Bang Clear crew for being the best cast a guy could ask for.]