In a series of posts, I will go over the different specialties that you can practice in. The first I will go over is Close Quarters Combat(CQC or CQB). CQC occurs whenever you are in close. This can happen outdoors, but generally when inside a building or structure. The key difference from normal combat to CQC is the ranges that you are shooting at. In CQC range is not a problem. There shouldn’t be any shots farther than 50 feet away, which means that almost all airsoft guns will be shooting about the same at that distance. The biggest advantage you can add to your gun in CQC is rate of fire. This can be accomplished by using a larger voltage battery, or by using a multishot shotgun.
The shorter your weapon the better as well. Normally the biggest gun you would want to use is an MP5 or stubby M4. Pistols work great as well.
Camo is not as important in CQC either. Dark clothes help if there are shadows or the lights are low. Other than that, not much is needed as far as camo.
Protective clothing/gear is important as you will be engaging at shorter distances. There will be more chance of close range injuries. Full face protection is advised along with a helmet. Full length clothes helps greatly and a tact vest/plate carrier can help protect your upper body.
Tactics change in CQC. There will not be much chance to flank in CQC, so you will need to work on moving together as a team. If you breach a room, don’t stop mid rush. You will create a bottleneck and everyone on your team will probably die. Stacking before door entry and working on hand signals helps a lot. Also, try not to lean against walls, this creates noise and can give your location away.
If I missed an important Close Quarters Combat item, let me know. If your team has specific tactics that work for you, post them in the comments.