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Urban Carbine and Small Team Tactics

Urban Carbine and Small Team Tactics Courses

“Urban Carbine and Team Tactics” is an intensive course specifically tailored for intermediate and advanced practitioners seeking comprehensive training in urban combat scenarios. Designed to equip students with the necessary skills and strategies for engagements in densely populated environments, this course focuses on the effective utilization of carbines and emphasizes the importance of teamwork and coordination.

Students will develop advanced combat pistol and carbine techniques, learn urban movement and cover strategies, practice threshold evaluation procedures, and engage in realistic urban combat simulations. By the end of this course, participants will have gained the expertise required to confidently navigate and engage in dynamic urban settings, ensuring their readiness for challenging real-world scenarios. Our urban carbine courses can also be organised for private groups.

Train with Tactical Fitness Austin

IMPORTANT: These Urban Carbine are NOT a beginner level courses. Students must have graduated from a handgun and rifle fundamentals course with TACTICAL FITNESS AUSTIN or be independently approved by the instructor.

There will be no refunds for students who disregard these requirements.

What you’ll learn in Urban Carbine (LEVEL 1)

  • Safety briefing
  • Combat Pistol and Rifle Fundamentals Review
  • Weapon Transitions
  • Threshold Evaluation
  • Supported Shooting Positions
  • Small Team Tactics
  • Bounding Overwatch Fundamentals

Shooting Gear:

  • Semi Automatic Pistol + ammo (200 rds approx)of new ammunition
  • 3-4 mags (if you only have low capacity mags please bring 6-8)
  • KYDEX or polymer robust and Safety compliant holster (IWB or OWB) – NO SURPA STYLE or COLLAPSIBLE HOLSTERS! NO INDEX RELEASE HOLSTERS!
  • Mag pouch
  • AR15 with red dot or magnified optic with illuminated reticle (iron sights are also welcome). Pistol Caliber Carbines, AKs, Tavors, Scars are also welcome. + 350 rounds approx of new ammunition minimum- make sure to have the correct caliber for your gun!
  • 4 standard capacity magazines
  • Mag carriers / holder
  • Sling
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes, belt, long pants, t-shirt, and hat (weather appropriate clothing)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Knee pads
  • Gloves (optional)

Your Instructor for Urban Carbine and Small team Tactics:

With over 16 years of operational experience, Bernardo is a subject matter expert in the field of Counter Terrorism (CT) and security best practices. His expertise covers high-risk police tactics, special operations (SOF), dignitary protection (CP) and close quarters battle (CQB).

Bernardo recently retired from active duty in a Special Operations unit of the Border Patrol, focusing on direct action and low visibility operations. He has served as a Federal Air Marshall, Personal Bodyguard to the Chief of Staff (IDF), Combat instructor and Counter Assault Team member to the Israeli Dignitary Protection Unit.


  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP) – ASIS International
  • Advanced Pistol Instructor – Sig Sauer Academy
  • Certified Active Shooter Response Instructor – ALERRT
  • Solo Officer Rapid Deployment Instructor – ALERRT
  • Breaching Instructor – ALERRT
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor – TEEX
  • Counter Terror and Riot Control Instructor – Israel National Police
  • Senior Defensive Tactics Instructor – Israel Security Agency
  • Gracie Survival Tactics for Law Enforcement Instructor GST LV2 – Gracie University

Want to book this course privately for your group?