Introduction to the Tactical Rifle

Duration2 Days


Tactical Rifle Courses and AR Marksmanship Fundamentals

Learn the weapon from the ground up. The Introduction to the Tactical Rifle is designed for the beginning AR- platform shooter. The shooter will learn everything necessary to: Inspect, maintain and operate the AR platform weapon. This course is appropriate for all Ages and experience levels. Shooters will also conduct detailed weapon setup, zeroing, grouping, and leave with solid confidence in their rifle.

* Costs can vary depending on location and class requirements

Training Topics

  • Characteristics and nomenclature
  • Rifle Safety and Clearing
  • Rifle Disassembly
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Cycles of Operation
  • Rifle Assembly
  • Laser Bore Sight Procedures
  • Measuring Muzzle Velocity (Chronograph)
  • Selecting Ideal Zero Distance
  • Rifle Zero and Grouping
  • Marksmanship Fundamentals
  • Load, Unload, and Reload
  • Rifle Malfunctions

Required Equipment

  • **No AP AMMO**
  • Tactical Rifle w/600rds (may self regulate for a lower amount)
  • Rifle Sling (VTAC recommended)
  • 3 Magazines minimum (more is better)
  • Method to carry Magazines
  • Knee Pads
  • Shooting Mat (or carpet section)
  • Shooting Rest (or backpack)
  • Cleaning kit with Oil and Rod
  • Spare batteries for all equipment
  • Active (digital) hearing protection
  • Eye protection (Clear, Amber, and Tinted recommended)
  • White light flashlight or headlamp
  • Ability to hydrate
  • Bullet Coefficient for your Ammo. (Call your ammo manufacturer if not known)

Recommended Equipment

  • EoTech Optic (or comparable)
  • Tactical Shooting Gloves
  • Hat
  • Camp Chair
  • Inclimate Weather Gear (training is a go rain, sleet, or shine)

Optional Equipment

  • Elbow Pads

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