Fundamental Carbine

Fundamental Carbine fills the void in the training community for a course aimed at getting shooters “off the bench” and on to a dynamic range. The purpose of the course is to instill proper fundamentals in each shooter and provide them with the knowledge and information necessary to continue developing their skills even after the class concludes. With a heavy emphasis placed on marksmanship and basic manipulation, Fundamental Carbine is designed to take those who participate in the lectures and drills to the next level of safety, comfort and competency. This class is geared towards entry-level carbine shooters.

  • Introduction to the carbine
  • Firearms safety for training & life
  • Practical Carbine Theory
  • Nomenclature
  • Basic Function and Operation
  • Zeroing and Ballistics
  • Efficient stance
  • Proper grip
  • Recoil management
  • Trigger control
  • Sight package and co-witness
  • Mechanical offset
  • Target acquisition and ready positions
  • Reactive reloads and Proactive reloads
  • Malfunction clearance
  • Balancing Speed and Accuracy
  • Moving with the rifle

Additional topics include:

  • Cost-Efficient Sustainment Training
  • Support gear Selection
  • Proper cleaning and maintenance

Class Details

Class Length

— One Day

Class Requirements

  • A functional carbine chambered in 5.56x45, 5.45x39 or 7.62x39mm (Standard pistol caliber acceptable for students running submachine guns)
  • Note pad and pen
  • Appropriate range clothing
  • Ear and Eye Protection
  • A rigid belt capable of supporting equipment and/or an effective method of carrying at least 3 rifle magazines on your person
  • A holster and magazine pouch that will retain equipment when moving
  • Tools, cleaning gear and weapon lube
  • A willingness to learn
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