Hood Challenge

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Neighbourhood Watches, Buurwag, Community Policing Forums (CPFs) play a key role in fighting crime in South African communities. A visible policing presence and good collaboration between SAPS, private security companies and residents can make a big difference in keeping areas more safe and secure.

With an ongoing scourge of violent crime, it’s essential that crime-fighting volunteers are sufficiently skilled and trained to manage their risks when out and about in our neighbourhoods. Hand gun skills, reactive strategies, safety and defence tactics are critical and can, quite simply, be a matter of life or death.

To support CPFs and to upskill anti-crime volunteers, the inaugural Hood Challenge will be held on 24, 25 March 2018, First shot 9am till last shot at 3pm, at the Black Duck Shooting Range in Honeydew, north of Johannesburg.

Besides valuable skills training through a series of thrilling real-life simulations, the Hood Challenge will be a fun-filled day out for the whole family.

Cash Prizes and products will be awarded to teams and individuals. Team cash prizes will go to the teams Neighbourhood watch. Prizes include, cash, training lessons, equipment, discount vouchers.

Neighbourhood watch volunteers, bring your family, friends and neighbours and be part of this important anti-crime initiative:

  • Compete with your team in the simulated Battle-Zone Shootout
  • Competition:
    • Vehicle ambush challenge
    • Injured officer challenge
    • Jungle lane challenge
    • Ice hands challenge
    • All are time-based challenges
    • Accuracy is critical as missing will add time to your score.
  • Visit the Expo:
    • Firearms and Ammunition
    • Safety and Protective Clothing
    • Policing Equipment
    • Tactical Gear & Security Accessories
    • Medical
  • Enjoy a Family Fun Day:
    • Enjoy quality time with friends and family
    • Relax in the country with good food, fun events and great hospitality from 08h00 to 16h00
    • Win great prizes from a range of sponsors
  • Get Networking:
    • List your CPF and volunteer information on a national CPF database and get connected
    • Get access to other CPFs to stay informed and up-to-date with crime trends and prevention strategies

The Hood Challenge is a private sector initiative aimed at upskilling volunteers who put their lives on the line to protect families and communities. This event, soon to expand nationally, will protect and train volunteers who proactively fight crime and safeguard society.

HOOD CHALLENGE 2018 – What to expect on either day

As contestants you will be informed of your time slot after receipt of your payment via a message or WhatsApp. You will need to report to registration as a team 45 minutes prior to your allotted time slot. On arrival you will need to read and sign the required indemnity document. Any friends and family will be able to take a spot in the picnic where they can take advantage of the foods on offer, view the exhibitor’s products and services on offer whilst they wait for you to return from your challengers. There will be activities for children including a children’s archery.

You will be directed to the challenge area, (where parking is available). You will be shown to the holding area where you will wait until called by a range officer. At this point you will receive a bottle of water.

Once called you will proceed to your challenge. At each challenge you will be briefed in detail and have the opportunity to ask questions. Once completed you will await a range officer who will collect you from your station and take you to your next challenge. These steps will be repeated till you have completed all four challenges.

After all four stages you can return to your family and friends at the registration point where you view the exhibitions on offer, have a bite to eat and wash it down with a cool drink, beer or wine on offer.

You will not be permitted to view others teams shoot or have family and or friends come view and film your challengers. This is done so as not to give other contestants the advantage of gaining insight into the challenges and therefore an unfair advantage to formulate a strategy when they are called to take up the challenges.

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STAGE BLUE: ICE WATER

Range 7m

Target: Steel Targets

Start position: Individual, on knees with hands in ice water bucket for allocated time. On start draw firearm retrieve magazine engage to empty, reload engage targets till empty.

Ammo type: Your standard carry ammo.

Number of rounds: 10, load 5 in each mag.

Starting condition of firearm: Holstered empty, both mags are placed away from contestant.

Scoring: Time.

Penalties: +5 seconds added per miss.

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STAGE YELLOW: GOOD BAD ROUNDABOUT

Range 6m – 14m

Target: Steel targets.

Start position: Individual, standing position, both hands above shoulders. Upon start signal, draw firearm fire three shots with both hands followed by two shots from dominant hand only. Switch to non-dominant hand. With non-dominant hand only, reload and engage the target plates.

Ammo type: Your standard carry ammo.

Number of rounds: 10, load 5 in each mag.

Starting condition of firearm: Holstered, one up and safety on.

Scoring: Time.

Penalties: +5 seconds added per miss. The use of the dominant arm when reloading and or engaging targets with second mag +120 seconds added.

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STAGE WHITE: RESPONSE TO AMBUSH (VEHICLE)

Range: 10m – 14m
Target: Standard IDPA target.
Start position: Team, both seated in vehicle drivers hands on the steering wheel passenger hands on the dashboard. Upon signal engage targets from seated position. Upon fire till empty, reload and fire till empty. Time stops when each individual sticks an arm out the vehicle side windows.

Ammo type: Your standard carry ammo.

Number of rounds: 10, load 5 in each mag.

Starting condition of firearm: Holstered, one up and safety on.

Scoring: Time.

Penalties: +5 seconds added per miss.

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STAGE GREEN: JUNGLE LANE

Range: 1 – 15m
Target: Standard IDPA target and steel target.
Start position: Individual, standing position, hands at sides facing down the lane. Upon signal move through the jungle lane engaging targets, engage stop plate as final target.
Ammo type: Your standard carry ammo.

Number of rounds: 20 can be in one mag.

Starting condition of firearm: Holstered, one up and safety on.

Scoring: Time.

Penalties: +5 seconds added per miss.

Download your Hood Challenge Contestant Application form below;

HOOD CHALLENGE CONTESTANT REGISTRATION

Exhibitor and Sponsor opportunities are available please contact

Nicci – nicci@puregrit.co.za

Jackie – jackie@puregrit.co.za

Tel: (011) 467 5011

Whatsapp: 082 745 2609