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The AR platform can be a valuable, life saving tool. For the soldier, it is a main tool.  For the law enforcement officer, it is invaluable when protecting the people against violent threats.  For the civilian, it is a powerful home defense weapon. 

Defensive Carbine is a beginner to intermediate level class, but even advanced shooters will leave with material to improve their shooting.  It is not a tactics course, but about shooting fundamentals and weapon manipulations.  Defensive Carbine is designed to make a shooter more efficient and confident with the AR.  Topics covered include:

·         Gear and placement
·         Proper zero
·         Trigger control
·         Sight picture and sight alignment
·         Grip and Stance
·         Fast and efficient reloads (speed and tactical)
·         Malfunction clearance
·         Multiple target engagement
·         Shooting from a variety of positions
·         Shooting on the move
·         Transitioning to a secondary weapon system
·         Shooting around and through barricades


·         Safety Awareness and adherence to the four rules of firearms safety
·         Basic weapon knowledge
·         800 rounds rifle, 250 rounds pistol
·         A minimum of 5 working rifle magazines, two pistol magazines
·         The ability to carry three rifle magazines and two pistol magazine on the range
·         Eye and Ear protection
·         Tools, spare parts, and lube for each weapon system
·         Note pad and writing utensil
·         Appropriate dress for the season and work on the ground (long pants recommended)
·         Knee and elbow pads (optional)
·         Medical kit (optional, but highly recommended)
·         Water and snacks (optional)
·         Sunscreen and bug spray (optional)


To find out when and where our next carbine course is being offered and to register, check out our Carbine Course Schedule .

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