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How to use the Human Resources Target

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The Human Resources Target was created at the request of U.S. Special Operations units for improving their already advanced shooting capabilities. Units from the SOF community needed a target that would provide diversity and complication,  as well as test the skills of their operators in various situations.

There are five different variations of the targets to provide the shooter with an unlimited number of drills and scenarios. Each target contains five shapes placed inside and around a standard torso silhouette, differentiating in numbers, letters, colors, and shapes. This is a similar system to that of our IQ Targets, which are also used among other SOF units, law enforcement, professional shooters, and everyday civilians looking to improve their shooting abilities. The primary shooting zones on the H.R.T. targets are the T-box zone for the head, a large circle for the chest area that approximates the location of vital organs, and an upside down triangle to simulate the pelvic cavity of the human body. Additionally, we have added two more secondary shapes, (one on each side of the head) to simulate either hostage scenarios or shoot/no shoot scenarios. All of the secondary shapes, vary from target to target, to make the shooter look and think before he/she shoots.

The torso silhouette features three primary target areas – the T-box (head), a large center circle (chest) that approximates the location of vital organs, and an inverted triangle (pelvic cavity). Two additional shapes, one on each side of the head, have been included to simulate either hostage or shoot/no shoot scenarios. All of the secondary shapes vary from target to target, forcing the shooter look and think before firing.

The Human Resources Target is the perfect target for CQB/shoot house style training, due to the vast number of scenarios that can be built from different target variations. Drills can be as simple or as complex as the shooter desires, and can continuously change between iterations. Both instructors and shooters can quickly alter the focus of a drill by marking specific target variations as shoot/no shoot. This challenges the shooter to quickly identify targets as threats or friendlies when entering a room or while on the move. The same drills and principles can also be applied to basic flat range training,  making the targets more useful for instructors and students. The Human Resources Target and all of our other training aids are available at tacticalequipment.com.

 

How To Properly Call in a 9 Line MEDEVAC

Step 1: Conduct care under fire and TCCC

Step 2: Determine number of patients by type

Step 3: Contact MEDEVAC channel

Step 4: Using 9 Line MEDEVAC format call in MEDEVAC.

The first 5 lines are most important when calling in a MEDEVAC, the other 4 can be relayed when birds are in the air. Ensure you have a safe LZ for the landing party.

Example of 9 Line MEDEVAC: “Bravo five this is Victor two, request 9 line MEDEVAC” “Victor two this is Bravo five prepared to copy” “Line one, one eight sierra whisky papa one two tree one four fife one seven” “Line two, two seven zero zero Bravo Five” “Line tree, alpha one, bravo tree” “line four, alpha” “line five, alpha four” “How copy over?” At this point the MEDEVAC line will repeat all given and initiate movement for MEDEVAC.

Once in the air the operator will relay final four lines in the same manner given. It’s always important to remain calm on the radio and ALWAYS have a 9 Line MEDEVAC on hand. These can be laminated or get some of our stickers from our store here!