Defensive Rifle Skills I


Do you own an AR15 carbine for defensive purposes? Do you really know why, when and how to employ that carbine when your life could depend on it? This class is an exciting and challenging opportunity for you to learn and improve. This course starts with fundamentals but quickly progresses into more difficult concepts. This course was developed and is presented by vetted, experienced, professionally credentialed instructors who can effectively help you learn critical knowledge and essential skills to help you attain you’re defensive carbine goals. The goal of this course to provide you a solid foundation and a plan to quickly develop, hone, refine, and ultimately maintain efficient and effective defensive carbine skills.

Duration:  8 Hours Class Start 9:00 AM

Location: Cedar Mountain Youth 4H, Crittenden Ln (Across from General Winderer Rd), Culpeper, VA

Equipment Requirements: You will need an AR-15 or similar semi-auto magazine fed rifle, 3 or more magazines for your rifle, a sling, the ability to retain at least two magazines on your person, 250-300 rounds of reliable ammunition for your rifle (no steel core, armor piercing, or tracer), ballistic rated eye and ear protection (electronic amplified is highly recommended), not mandatory but also highly recommended is a brimmed cap.

Topics to be covered:

  • Mindset - the importance of avoidance, prior preparation, and other critical considerations

  • Factors that legally allow (Justify) the use of force

  • Firearms safety

  • Efficient carbine presentation and sling use

  • Combat marksmanship fundamentals (hold control, sight picture, & trigger control)

  • Recoil management

  • Loading and unloading procedures

  • Reloading techniques

  • Live fire drills (to include split attention tasks)

  • Malfunction clearance

  • Ammunition selection

  • Positions, transitions, and effective use of cover

  • Shooting Evaluation (qualification)

  • Decision Making (shoot/no shoot) Exercise

  • Performance Improvement Plan

Attendance Considerations: This is not designed as a student’s first course and it is certainly not introductory level material. Verification of previous training is not required but honest self-assessment is. We do stress the fundamentals and highly encourage all that choose to carry a firearm for self-defense to pursue excellence in its use. At a minimum to attend you must know and should be able to follow at all times the 4 Cardinal Rules of Firearms safety, knowledge of your firearms manual of operation specifically how to safely load it, and unload it, open the action and  keep the action open is necessary. An open mind and a willingness to be challenged, to learn and to improve are desirable. Train hard! We hope to see you on the range.