Practical Defensive Training, LLC is excited to announce the date of our first Rifle/Carbine Class:
Defensive Rifle Skill Building – Level 1
This is a full day on a PRIVATE OUTDOOR range, working on defensive rifle skills you definitely aren’t allowed to practice at your local indoor range.
Class will take place on August 22nd 2020 from 8:30 am to 5:30pm
THIS CLASS WILL HAPPEN, RAIN OR SHINE – WE FALL WELL WITHIN THE GUIDELINES SET FORTH BY THE CDC AND THE STATE OF KENTUCKY FOR REOPENING BUSINESSES AS WE DEAL WITH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. WE ARE OPERATING IN A LARGE OPEN AREA ENVIRONMENT WHERE SOCIAL DISTANCING CAN BE MAINTAINED DURING THIS CLASS.
This class will cover the foundational skills needed to utilize a defensive rifle/carbine; and prepare students to seek further training as well as enhance each person’s ability to defend themselves with their rifle, should the need occur. We begin with the basics of marksmanship and start to incorporate accuracy and speed. You will also learn and practice skills most indoor ranges will not allow, like shooting around obstacles, shooting while moving and transitioning from your rifle to a pistol.
At the conclusion of this course, each student should understand the essential skills covered in this course (listed below), be able to articulate why each of these skills are important and be able to enact a purposeful practice plan to continually improve after they leave this course.
Even if you have trained with these skills before, this class is fantastic for those who also want a structured training session a private outdoor facility for little more than the cost of range time at a local range.
Class cost is $175 per student, and covers tuition, all range fees and targets.
The instructors we have are top notch! Each and every one is a professional, certified instructor from the NRA, USCCA, FLETC or another professional organization. All of us are dedicated to teaching a SAFE and fun class with plenty of individual attention. Instructors have a wide variety of backgrounds, including competitive shooting, law enforcement and military.
For this class, all you need to know at the beginning is how to load and unload your firearm/magazines. We will be building up all the subsequent skills you need during the class. We highly recommend you get a rough zero of your rifle beforehand. We will be zeroing the rifles on the range, but it is easier to fine tune if you are close to the mark already.
- Eye and Ear Protection
- Defensive Rifle/Carbine with Sling (We will allow the use of pistol brace equipped platforms)
- 300 rounds of rifle ammunition – *note – no steel core/penetration/AP ammo on steel targets (see bottom of page)
- 100 rounds of handgun ammunition
- Minimum 3 Rifle Magazines
- Minimum 3 Handgun Magazines
- Holster made for the handgun – We will not allow SERPA type holsters or collapsible holsters (Nylon, suede, sticky) in class – this is a safety consideration
- Magazine Carrier for Rifle or Chest Rack
- Magazine Carrier for pistol
- A sturdy belt which anchors the gun/holster/mag carriers in place
- Close toed shoes
- Brimmed hats are recommended
- Pen/Pencil and Notebook to take notes
- Foldable Camp Chairs (We will have a shade tent, but you will want something to sit on)
- Sunblock is highly recommended
- Pack drinks, snacks and lunch – we will be taking a short break for lunch, but not enough time for you to leave the range facility
- It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to bring extra water. We will be training in August, it may be hot and you DO NOT want to get dehydrated
Extra gear That May Be Helpful:
- Shooting Mat
- Speed Loaders
- Firearm lubrication… Rifles love to be run wet, a dry rifle is much more prone to malfunctions
- Proper Grip
- Proper Shouldering Placement
- Proper Prone Position
- Proper Stance
- When to Manipulate the Safety
- Sight Picture (Iron Sights and Optics)
- Trigger Press
- Zeroing the Rifle
- Point of Aim vs Point of Impact and Mechanical Offset (AKA Height over Bore)
- Using a Sling (Single Point and Two Point)
- Balance of Speed and Accuracy
- Reloads – Emergency and Proactive
- Malfunctions (misfire, stovepipe, double-feed)
- Transitioning between multiple targets
- Transitioning from the Rifle to the Handgun
- The difference between cover and concealment
- Shooting around barriers (pie-ing corners)
- Basics of shooting on the move (transitioning into static positions, during movement)
*note – with regards to steel core/penetration/AP ammo (common 5.56mmm NATO Green Tip M855 ammo is an example)… there may be portions of this class where we will shoot at steel targets, if you shoot our steel targets with such ammunition it will damage the steel target and make it unsafe to use anymore. We will have to issue a charge/payment to you in order to replace those targets. This will be a charge of up to $225 per target damaged.