Defensive Carbine Applications

Defensive Carbine Applications

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This two-day live-fire course covers the application of carbine skill in an armed confrontation. The focus will be on employing your firearm and applying your shooting under stress and in conflict. Your skill at shooting drives your tactics, but there is more to fighting with a firearm than pure shooting skill. Our goal is for every student to leave this course with a deeper understanding of how to apply their hard earned shooting skill in a fighting context.

Topics Covered:

  • Application of skill vs development of skill
  • Practical application of marksmanship
  • Psychology of gunfighting
  • Use of movement
  • Use of cover
  • Consistent application of shooting skill under stress
  • Live fire scenarios 

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.

This class, and all of our open enrollment tactics classes require at least one of the following prerequisites: 

  • Completion of our Pistol, Carbine, or Pistol/Carbine Skill Development courses, or an equivalent course from a reputable instructor.
  • A minimum C classification in USPSA or Expert in IDPA
  • Completion of a certified Law Enforcement training academy or military special operations pipeline

Equipment Requirements

Serviceable carbine of .223 or larger caliber, minimum 3 magazines, belt, and a mag pouch capable of retaining magazines during strenuous movement.  Minimum 500 rounds of ammunition, although more is recommended. Eye/ear protection for range.