Tuesday, November 13, 2012
After Action Drill-What is yours?
Hi folks. I'm still coming off the high of my very first carbine class. It was a one day course and one of the things we didn't get to cover as much as I'd like is the after action drill.
The one I was taught is pretty simple and involves asking yourself a series of five questions associated with certain physical tasks.
1) Did I hit him? (Low ready, examine target, make sure he has been hit.)
2) Did it work? (Make sure target is no longer a threat)
3) Does he have any friends? (Swivel head 180 degrees to look for further threats, turn around and look again)
4) How is my weapon? (Check ammo and condition of weapon)
5) How am I? (Do a self check for injury)
I think this covers it pretty well but I'd like to know what others are doing and how you are training these concepts. With the short one day class we didn't get a chance to branch much off that tree WRT to after action drills and I'd like to explore contingencies. How do you work that into training? And how do you train the drill safely on the square range where things like spinning 360 degrees with a loaded weapon are a no-no?
I appreciate your input on the subject in advance.