Practical Fundamentals (Rifle) – previously named Carbine Operator – is designed to equip a carbine shooter with the tools necessary to deploy their rifle at speed. The course is presented in a building block approach for deploying carbine at various distances. Each training block builds on the last in a fashion that incorporates logic and sound decision making in each evolution. It also gives the shooter a “roadmap” for future individual training.
The program is designed to push the carbine shooter to the next level. The course focuses around maximizing trigger control to solve marksmanship problems. This is NOT an “organized practice” type course that many schools offer, but a chance to work in groups on what matters most – having faith in the process of running the gun, and letting the target take care of itself.
- Carbine safety rules
- Three conditions
- Fundamental gun handling at a high level
- Trigger control styles, and how they affect hitting stuff at speed
- What the front sight/optic does for you at speed
- Multiple shots at speed
- Sling positions and usage
- Carbine set up
- Marksmanship standards for the defensive carbine
- Positional shooting
- AR15 “pattern” rifle (SCAR and SIG556 are fine), or a modern pistol caliber carbine (PCC)
- Three or more reliable carbine magazines
- A usable sling
- Cleaning and maintenance equipment
- At least one magazine pouch to store extra rifle magazine. (A chest rig with or without body armor is fine.)
- Eye and ear protection
- An open mind
A quality red dot sight strongly preferred/recommended. Round count is approximately 1200 rounds. Students should also review the What to Bring – Carbine Class page.