Defensive Carbine

Defensive Carbine is the next evolution in our progressive shooting program. The course takes and amplifies what’s built in our Dynamic Carbine Course and pushes it to the next level. The course focuses on effectively using a carbine for defense by improving the student’s mobility, engagement, teamwork, communication skills, situation awareness, and cover and concealment. The course starts with the establishment of a proper defensive mindset and quickly progresses into performance and scenario-based shooting. This is not a beginners course. Students must demonstrate and understand proper safety and weapon handling. The course requires shooters to be confident in their shooting and physical abilities. This course is approximately 8 hours.

The course is open to law abiding citizens, current and former military, and law enforcement.

Defensive Carbine covers:

  • Safety rules
  • Optic and co-witness BUIS considerations
  • Zeroing, offsets and holdovers techniques
  • Firing positions
  • Review of carbine fundamentals
  • Emergency and Tactical reloads
  • Carbine drills
  • OODA Loop
  • Malfunctions and clearing procedures
  • Combat firing positions 
  • Cover and concealment 
  • Shooting behind cover
  • Strong and support side shooting
  • Multiple target engagement
  • Engagement to different target areas 
  • Movement to static shooting
  • Stress shoot

What to bring:

  • Carbine with sling (i.e. AR 15 223/556 or other caliber, AK 47, or something similar.)
  • Optic or iron sights
  • 300-400 rounds
  • 5 Dummy rounds
  • 4-6 magazines
  • Magazine pouches 
  • Eye and ear protection 
  • Hat and neck gaiter or scarf
  • Maintenance cleaning gear
  • Sharpie
  • Water and snacks 

Optional gear:

  • Backup sights for optic
  • Plate carrier/chest rig
  • Knee pads
  • Gloves
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen

Wear something comfortable (check weather and hydrate), it’s an outdoor range.

Cost per student $250.00