MOAC (Rifle)

MOAC (Rifle) is a 32 hour rifle course built upon the same winning concepts as MOAC. MOAC-R is a high round count carbine course designed to take the intermediate shooter and provide them with the tools to become an advanced or expert shooter. OpSpec Training alumni frequently request a long-duration program – building upon our pistol MOAC course – designed to enforce and develop persistent, durable skills. MOAC develops these skills through repetition and process oriented marksmanship.


Students should have had intermediate level carbine training from accredited reliable instructors in the past. Students should be able to, on demand, perform basic manipulations on their carbines including but not limited to: loading and unloading, malfunction clearing, basic maintenance, intermediate to advanced marksmanship drills, etc.

It is strongly suggested that students for this class bring a quality AR-15 or PCC with a quality red dot sight to this class. However, if the student decides to bring a home-made AR, an AR from a less than quality manufacturer, or a rifle of a non AR-15 pattern, the student will be responsible for any problems they encounter. The line will not be held during any problems encountered with substandard equipment.

MOAC-R – a.k.a Mother of all Classes – enrollment will be limited to ensure an appropriate student-to-instructor ratio. The class utilizes steel targets to maximize training time.

Course Objectives

Objectives will be achieved with a strong emphasis on safety.

  • Cultivating the ability to solve practical and tactical marksmanship problems with trigger control and marksmanship ability.
  • Understanding the “percentage goal” as it applies to the use of sights in high speed marksmanship.
  • Understanding “road map” applications as they convert to durable skill in high speed marksmanship.
  • Understanding “goal setting” in high speed marksmanship during saturation training.
  • Cultivating the ability to score multiple fast hits at distances from near contact to 200 yards.
  • Understanding the relationship of mechanical offset to high speed marksmanship.

Required Equipment

  • AR/SCAR/MCX rifle chamber in 5.56/.223 equipped sight, or a modern pistol caliber carbine (PCC) with sling and quality red dot
  • Six, 30-round magazines
  • Some safe means to carry magazines, on your person, to recharge your firearm three times (e.g. three magazine carriers/pouches or load-bearing vest)
  • Spare batteries for your red dot sight and electronic hearing protection
  • Pistol in one of the following calibers: 9MM, .40S&W, .357 SIG, or .45 ACP
  • Kydex belt or paddle holster for pistol
  • Three pistol magazines, with at least two pistol magazine carriers
  • Wraparound eye protection – as we are shooting steel, you need high-quality, mission specific eye protection
  • Hearing protection (electronic hearing protection is recommended)
  • Cleaning and maintenance supplies for daily rifle and pistol maintenance. This includes lubrication for both your pistol and rifle.
  • Small first aid kit
  • Pen and notebook

Additional Tips

Ensure you wear and bring clothing appropriate for the weather. Even when shooting indoors, ranges can be cold. Dress in layers so you can remove or add them as conditions change. Jeans, BDUs, or canvas type pants are recommended. Shooting outdoors? Prepare for warm sunny conditions and overcast cool conditions. Bring sunscreen, lip balm and insect repellent. Bring a baseball cap, wide-brimmed hat or stocking cap as appropriate. No sandals, tank tops, or other sleeveless shirts permitted.

You should bring water to the range. Make it easy for you to hydrate yourself during the day. It’s a good idea to pack a few of protein or power bar snacks.


  • Estimated round count: 2,500 rounds rifle and 100 rounds pistol during a four day period

What to Bring

First, review the general overview of What to Bring to a Rifle Class.

For this specific class, you’ll also need to bring:

  • Rifle
  • Handgun – 9mm compact size or larger suggested*
  • Kydex, outside-the-waistband holster.
  • About 3,000 rounds of carbine ammunition and 200 pistol rounds.
  • At least three magazines for your pistol with two magazine carriers.
  • At least six magazine for your carbine and three magazine carriers.

* Yes, you can shoot .40, .357 SIG or .45, but we suggest a 9mm pistol (think P229 or larger) for our high round count classes.

Course Fees

Course fees vary depending on location and are subject to change. The fees will be listed for classes when the dates are announced.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding course fees, group rates or law enforcement exclusive programs.


Classes listed are not in date order. If none are listed, we do not have any on the schedule at this time.

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Student Testimonials

This was a great class

This was a great class. 5 Stars.

Mark A.
MOAC (Rifle)
Paducah, Ky. - Oct. 2018

Three thousand rounds were fired, none of them wasted

The brilliance of the teaching methodology gradually revealed itself throughout the course. Each series of shots fired began with shouldering and prepping the rifle, confirming proper sight placement and making a controlled trigger roll. This constant repetition of proper technique with short strings of rapid shots greatly improved my ability to get the first shot and multiple subsequent shots on target faster than I ever have.

Three thousand rounds were fired, none of them wasted.

As a retired soldier, I came to the course with some degree of knowledge related to the use of the AR-15 system; Jerry took that basic competence and turned it into confidence.

I have had a lot of shooting instruction. Jerry’s style is the style that I like best; firm, polite, humble, and doesn’t make the shooters feel bad about themselves. He just meets them where they are and makes them better.

Mike K.
Former Military
MOAC (Rifle)
Paducah, Ky. - Oct. 2018