React to Contact Training
In our training scenario we hid two targets deep in the woods, while an unknowing team had to go patrol. For safety, we kept this version of the drill down to two people, while the others stayed behind and watched. You'd hear a gun shot, and you'd have to react to contact. The goal was gain fire superiority in this drill. And although we had done this drill before in the past, both team members could see the target that was "shooting" at us. However, this time it was set up specifically to where only one person could see the target... a much more realistic scenario. We'd both shoot and/or flank until the paper target fell off the tree.
You'll notice in the video above, how the person in front noticed the target first. He laid suppressive fire while the other team member moved into a position that was better suited to see the target. I suppose that in real life the ambusher would probably not go for the first person, but rather pick them off from the rear or middle. However this drill got us moving and shooting. Click the video above to play now!