Introductory Carbine - 5+ Hours


This course is designed for the new owner of a carbine or a beginning carbine shooter who wants to develop an understanding of how the weapon operates and also gain a basic proficiency with the rifle.
The student will learn how the weapon functions, and will start the course of fire with iron sights in order to develop a solid understanding of their usage and then, at their option, transition to optics, if they have them available.

Students will begin with basic handling and marksmanship drills, advance their shooting skills while developing confidence and gaining useful experience, and leave with a good understanding of shooting fundamentals and practical carbine techniques.

 Course Topics:

  • Safety
  • Fundamentals of carbine operation
  • Weapon characteristics
  • Field stripping and cleaning the weapon
  • Sight-in procedures
  • Magazine changes/reloads (admin, tactical, and speed)
  • Basic skill building
  • Sight management

Ammunition Needed for This Class:

200 rounds of ammunition (factory or similar quality – if you have questions, call!)

Gear You Will Need:

Carbine, sling, 3 carbine magazines, magazine holders, belt, wraparound eye protection, ear protection clothing appropriate for climate and conditions, weapon cleaning kit, and a water bottle or other hydration system, such as Camelback®.  For summer classes, a hat, tinted eye protection, and sunscreen are highly recommended.

 Teaching Method: This course will be taught with practical hands-on field exercises.

 Skill Prerequisites: None

 Minimum Class Size:  1 or 3 (see cost info)

 Maximum number of attendees: 12

 Duration: 5+ hours

 Course Cost:

 $105.00 for a single student; $55.00 each for 3 or more attendees.

A certificate of completion is included, and as always, if you’ve completed one of our courses, we are available for free ongoing advice, and answers if you have questions as you continue to learn, or as you come into contact with other methods/styles of weapons techniques, gear, or practice (we’re not the only ones with good ideas!). Just drop us an email and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

 Some of the gear items may be available for sale on site – check with your contact person when you make your reservation.

Available for rental on a first come – first served basis:

  • variety of Carbines
  • electronic hearing protection – allows the user to hear normally until a shot is fired
  • ballistic eye protection

If you need to rent any equipment, please make your request when you reserve your class.


        For class schedules, range availability, and more information


        call 830-385-6332
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