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FSB practical shooting championship took place in St. Petersburg

FSB practical shooting championship took place in St. Petersburg

In the last days of April, 2013, in the village of Sertolovo, near St. Petersburg, a regular championship of the Federal Security Service in practical shooting from combat weapons among the special forces of the Russian Federation.

The championship was attended by about 150 people - the best special-purpose employees who came from all regions of Russia. The host team hosted the guests - a special unit “Grad” of the FSB Directorate for the city of St. Petersburg.

One and a half hundred highly professional fighters, from head to toe, hung with means of protection and weapons, under training conditions worked out combat techniques that in real life in case of unforeseen situations can save more than one human life.

Colonel Alexander Krylov, the chief referee of the competition, as well as the head of the regional special service "Grad" in the city of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, said that such a championship in the region was not the first time. This year the competition started for the sixth time. By the way, the host of the championship unit "Grad" in 2013, celebrates its twentieth anniversary.

The main goal of the championship is to improve the level of professional training of special forces, to study best practices, to improve the shooting skills of employees, and, of course, to identify the best of the best.

Competition conditions are as close to real as possible. All weapons - only the most modern, from pistols, machine guns and rifles to grenade launchers. Preference is given to foreign models, in particular, German and American. According to the organizers of the championship, it is more practical, reliable and universal. Each of the participants during the championship must demonstrate their ability to own all these types of weapons. In total, within the framework of the championship it was necessary to perform ten exercises, and it was necessary to work not only in groups, but also alone.

Among the most striking tests can be called a special special forces duel. First you need to pierce the brick. Only after that the fighter will be able to see three targets (in the framework of this competition, these are balloons). Teammates do not have the right to prompt members of their team, because this is followed by harsh punishment in the form of withdrawal from the race or penalty points for violating the rules of the championship. Such strict rules do not cause any confusion, because in real life special forces soldiers must be able to make responsible, correct decisions on their own, without any prompts. Therefore, the only thing that is allowed by the rules is to instruct before the start of the competition and to discuss with the members on the team the methods for the best performance of one or another task. In addition, many exercises require not only excellent fire training, but also attention and memory. So, in particular, before performing the task called “Bus”, where the fighters needed to take the bus by storm and free the hostages, three seconds before the attack it was necessary to memorize the terrorist’s face from a photograph, and then, inside the bus, recognize him among many targets and destroy. At the same time, according to the rules of the competition, for being taken hostage, instant disqualification threatened.

It should be noted that this year's championship was slightly different from previous ones. The fact is that the organizers decided to completely change the principle of the competition. And therefore, within the framework of competitions, not only the individual qualities of a fighter were assessed, but also his ability to act together in one team. In the exercises of special forces it is very important not only a professional approach, but also a creative one, because no one knows in advance what tasks to be overcome in the championship.

Competitions were held for three days, not only in the daytime, but also at night. And this is another common feature with real life, because the special forces very often have to act under the cover of darkness. Three dozen of the best spetsnaz fighters who managed to pass all the trials took part in night firing.

Traditionally, the championship has its annual leaders. This special forces units "Alpha" and "Vympel". But this does not mean that new heroes, in particular, fighters from Krasnodar or Nizhny Novgorod, who have proven themselves, cannot appear in the new championship.

Another innovation of the championship was that, along with the special forces soldiers, the civilian team, which included international-class masters of sports and champions of Russia in practical shooting, was also training. The organizers are sure that this is useful both for one and the other, because it helps to keep track of all the new training methods, weapons and ammunition, equipment that appear in the world, to test and come together to certain conclusions.

According to representatives of the leadership of the security forces of the Russian Federation who attended the championship, as well as the judges of the competition, the fighters of special units demonstrated a high professional level and readiness to perform various operational and combat tasks in real life.

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  1. JonnyT
    JonnyT 17 May 2013 08: 37 New
    All according to the precepts of Suvorov!
    I would love to practice practical shooting, it’s a pity that this sport is not developed at all in our region (
    1. Alexey Prikazchikov
      Alexey Prikazchikov 17 May 2013 09: 03 New
      Buy a saiga with it, too, you can do it in 5 years. The main thing is to train either at the training ground, or at the club, or away from people so that the trunk is not confiscated.
    2. dmitreach
      dmitreach 17 May 2013 10: 54 New
      it’s a pity that in our region this sport is not developed at all (

      I will add as a keen one: it is a pity that the COUNTRY is poorly developed. Appetite, you know ... Yes, and the price ... go to them !!! ...
      But the sport is a test! I recommend to everyone!
      It looks like this:
      1. dmitreach
        dmitreach 17 May 2013 11: 02 New
        for the mood of the male population laughing I hope that this will become possible for Russian women in the near future ... (to complete the image about a horse for a gallop ...) laughing
        Ehm ...
        1. Suvorov000
          Suvorov000 17 May 2013 11: 30 New
          Woooo girls harness !!!)))) clever
          1. dmitreach
            dmitreach 17 May 2013 12: 27 New
            oh! in minute 37, ma'am, the team "tovS" worked for 5 points. laughing
            1. commentor
              commentor 17 May 2013 22: 59 New
              Tori Tonaka - Beauty repeat
              1. SlavaP
                SlavaP 18 May 2013 00: 15 New
                Yes, literate girls - two-check, two-check as in a pharmacy. Our club also has no worse.
  2. Terrible ensign
    Terrible ensign 17 May 2013 08: 39 New
    All the good days!
    Very well! Competitive competitions! .. Watch the video from 13 minutes.
    Very good tactics + shooting indoors. During actions in the forest: the crowding of fighters at the firing line is apparently due to the conditions of the competition, a specific sporting task. In real databases, such crowding cannot be allowed in any case. One turn, one grenade and the disruption of the execution of the BR ...
    Thanks to the author for the information and, above all, for the link to the transfer. be sure to review with the sound of the house. (Kosyachu, visited the site from a working computer ...)
    1. leon-iv
      leon-iv 17 May 2013 12: 43 New
      Very good tactics + shooting indoors.

      poorly she is shown in reality everything is different. Especially the athletes killed. But they did not show specialists.
      1. dmitreach
        dmitreach 17 May 2013 13: 18 New
        leon-iv , in reality, everything is different. Who is arguing? We are talking about competitions and gained experience in developing basic actions. And this is always buzzing.
        At 14:59 an interview with Alexander Krylov. All right says. And his words somehow trust a priori. (Military by the fact that) Or a "masked man", someone they are not kidding about the "sportiness" of the event, but discuss categorically, seriously.
  3. Hleb
    Hleb 17 May 2013 08: 43 New
    like the news was:
    The Tula police officer accidentally shot an FSB officer on a goose hunt while on vacation in the Arkhangelsk region.
    "While on another hunting vacation, shooting from a registered gun into a wild duck, he inadvertently wounded a local FSB officer who was on a hunt while he was hunting," a law enforcement source in the Arkhangelsk Region told RIA Novosti on Friday.
    Earlier it was reported that the Tula police are ascertaining the circumstances of the incident with the participation of their employee, who, allegedly, shot a man in the Arkhangelsk region. According to preliminary data, the policeman was hunting geese during the holidays, due to negligence, he shot a man in the head who was also on the hunt. In fact of the tragedy, the leadership of Tula
  4. commentor
    commentor 17 May 2013 09: 06 New
    Definitely a plus. It’s a pity that I can only add 1.
  5. smershspy
    smershspy 17 May 2013 09: 16 New
    Lord! I go to a shooting sport club myself and feel more positive than those who keep weapons and do not let him throw out energy! I wish everyone that everyone will fulfill their dream and acquire a trunk and splash out energy in special clubs, and not on the street! What can I say about the FSB, then no one doubts that they will always be at their best! Always treated the FSB with respect! I have the honor!
    1. dmitreach
      dmitreach 17 May 2013 10: 57 New
      1000 times plus!
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  7. omsbon
    omsbon 17 May 2013 09: 52 New
    Article plus, thanks to the author!
    I watched the video with great interest. It is a pity that spectators are not allowed into such competitions.
    It remains to wish the participants good service!
    1. albanech
      albanech 10 June 2013 13: 34 New
      That's right! To you +! It’s good that I don’t have to bathe!
  8. leonardo_1971
    leonardo_1971 17 May 2013 10: 22 New
    in SOBR we also practiced practical shooting! very good preparation. distance from 2 to 10 meters. speed accuracy and safety!
    1. dmitreach
      dmitreach 17 May 2013 10: 57 New
      speed accuracy and safety!

      golden words
  9. _KM_
    _KM_ 17 May 2013 10: 27 New
    Practical shooting is great, but only ammunition costs for training are EXTREMELY small.
    1. dmitreach
      dmitreach 17 May 2013 11: 13 New
      I would like that ours would not have a limit on the quantity of ammunition for training.
  10. Pharao7766
    Pharao7766 17 May 2013 11: 12 New
    Someone in the military-industrial complex would do well to think about (for a long time already) about this:
    "Preference is given to foreign models, in particular, German and American. According to the organizers of the championship, it is more practical, reliable and universal. Each of the participants during the championship must demonstrate their ability to master all these types of weapons."
    1. Massik
      Massik 17 May 2013 18: 42 New
      Pffff if you have the opportunity to "write out" a glock or a colt for yourself, why not? I was the only friend I went to Izhevsk I wanted to order a gun for myself, not a gross output, the price was rolled up around 50-60 thousand rubles there, abroad still cheaper)))
  11. bazilio
    bazilio 17 May 2013 12: 35 New
    I remember similar competitions were held among special forces of the CIS countries, which is also very good.
  12. ed1968
    ed1968 17 May 2013 17: 31 New
    guys will be able to show more of these competitions what they are made of will learn from each other because competitions are the same teachings it’s easy to learn in battle