Carbine Skill Development

Carbine Skill Development

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This two-day course focuses on the mechanics of marksmanship at speed with a carbine. This course is not about tactics, although tactical application of all techniques taught will be discussed, but instead is about skill with the firearm.but instead is about skill with the firearm. Your skill at shooting drives your tactics, and the ability to make a shot with precision, rapidly, and under pressure, is of paramount importance. This course deals primarily with employing the carbine at CQB and urban engagement distances. Our goal is for every student to finish this class with a deeper understanding of how to construct their personal training in order to improve as efficiently as possible.

Topics Covered:

  • Fundamental principles of marksmanship at speed
  • Efficiency and consistency of weapons manipulation at speed
  • Movement principles for application of shooting technique
  • Technical efficiency and individual optimization of technique
  • Isolation of skills and training methodology for improvement
  • Technical experimentation in training
  • Complex drills for training skills in aggregate
  • Maximizing performance under pressure
  • Creating a feedback loop for maximizing efficiency of training 

Course Prerequisites 

  • Good health and a fitness level sufficient for strenuous physical activity. All our classes incorporate vigorous athletic movement.
  • All our classes require safe weapons handling at an unconsciously competent level of skill. This includes weapons safety during dynamic movement and under physical and mental stress. Flagrant or negligent unsafe actions will result in removal from a class without refund.

Equipment Requirements

  • Serviceable carbine, if pistol caliber then 9mm or larger, if rifle caliber 5.56 or larger. Minimum 3 magazines, belt and at least one magazine pouch capable of retaining magazine during strenuous movement, and a secure sling. Minimum 1,000 rounds of ammunition although more is recommended. Eye/ear protection for range.

Student Information

  • We send out two student emails for every class. You will receive one email approximately two weeks before the class date containing waivers, student information, range location, and amount of range fees where applicable. Please complete the waiver in a timely fashion, this helps us greatly for the class. You’ll receive a follow-up email the week of the class. If you don’t receive the first email, please check your spam folder. The emails will come from

1 Review

  • 5
    Carbine Skill Development

    Posted by Donald Dillon on 27th Aug 2021

    I attended this course last summer and I was blown away with the information I was able to take away and input into my own training. I have trained with Military units and civilian trainers in the past but what I was able to take away from Matts course was much more valuable. Matt has a unique ability of making difficult concepts easy to understand for any one regardless of their current level of skill. This course has it all! From basic fundamentals to high level skill development. There's no magic drill that will make you a better shooter, it comes from a solid understanding of the fundamentals. Matt explains that once you understand this it opens up " bandwidth" which allows you to make better decisions and a better shooter. I can't express the value this course offers to anyone who wants to be better with a carbine.