Open Enrollment High Threat Vehicle Engagements

Specialized Training Course


88 Tactical’s Open Enrollment High Threat Vehicle Engagement (HTVE) course takes the key principles from our LE/MIL HTVE class and applies them to real-world incidents that anyone might have to face in day to day life.  A law enforcement traffic stop gone bad, a carjacking, road rage incident, or parking lot assault involving a conscientious Concealed Handgun Permit holder are remarkably similar in nature, and therefore require a similar tactical response.  Those similarities make this course valuable for both law enforcement officers and civilians alike. HTVE will introduce students to firearm self-defensive tactics and techniques to increase survivability in and around vehicles when facing ready and committed subjects.

Open Enrollment HTVE is a two-day (16 hours), interactive pistol defense course focused on securing personal safety, and protecting the lives of loved ones, in and around vehicles. After an introduction in the classroom, the core learning objectives will be introduced on the live-fire range. This course is held at our outdoor Tekamah Training Facility. *On-site lodging available (bunkhouse and cabins). Contact Kurt Sorys at to make lodging arrangements.

All 88 Tactical training courses are built on the core concept of Reality Behavior-Based Conditioning© (RBBC). RBBC was developed from this maxim: “the study of behavior is as important as the study of tactics.” 88 Tactical courses condition an appropriate crisis response that maximizes performance while working with, instead of against, a person’s survival-oriented instincts and intuitions.

Course Objectives

  • Participate in a ballistics demonstration on vehicles using a variety of calibers and ammunition
  • Show threat recognition and situational awareness
  • Use safety and readiness procedures to reduce the chance and severity of a criminal assault
  • Demonstrate how to neutralize a threat, while protecting family members/loved ones in and around vehicles
  • Use non-traditional shooting positions
  • Demonstrate and apply engagements inside a vehicle, exiting, and successfully using the vehicle as a barrier
  • Demonstrate how to control bleeding with a tourniquet

Equipment Requirements – The required equipment varies per class. The equipment list will be sent via email after registration.

Eligibility Requirements – Students should have an intermediate to advanced skill level with their pistol due to the dynamic nature of the class.  Must have successful completion of Basic Handgun Defense Level 1 (preferably Level 2), OR an 88 Tactical Instructor Endorsement. The minimum age is 18, and students must bring a valid government issued I.D.

Cancellation Policy

Students who cancel or reschedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund in the form of store credit. Cancelling or rescheduling less than 72 hours in advance or “No-Shows” will result in forfeiture of 50% of payments and fees (50% will be returned in the form of store credit). 88 Tactical reserves the right to cancel any course offered due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, all students will receive a full refund or credit applied to another class.

Rate – $425
Tekamah, NE

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