RIFLE COURSES

 

 

 

CONFIDENCE BUILDER (RIFLE)

This isn’t your grandfather’s rifle. Modern sporting rifles offer shooters a lighter, more serviceable and infinitely customizable weapon system ideal for any situation. Functionality, operation, manipulation and marksmanship will be the focus of our day. Open to all skill levels.

 

 

There’s a reason the MSR is nicknamed “America’s rifle”. And as soon as you start hammering rounds down range with a speed and precision unlike anything you’ve felt before, you’ll understand why. This course starts in the classroom, covering the MSRs unique components and functionality. Then we’ll hit the range where you’ll begin developing the skills necessary to unlock the performance engineered into this incredible firearm. Two expert instructors will be on hand at all times, providing group and individual training tailored to your skill level. Zeroing, marksmanship, manipulation, positional shooting drills and additional range exercises are covered.

 

Prerequisite 

None.

 

Course Outline 

  • Operation and function of modern sporting rifles

  • Safe handling skills: shoot, reload, and unload

  • Rifle manipulation skills

  • Marksmanship fundamentals

  • Zeroing procedures (iron sights and red dots)

  • Positional shooting drills

  • Multiple target transitions

  • Cleaning and maintenance

  • Rifle selection and support equipment review

  • Ammunition selection, handling, and storage

  • Safe carry, transport and storage

 

Equipment List 

  • Semi-automatic carbine 

  • 3 magazines (minimum)

  • Magazine pouches

  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

  • Clothing suitable for training in any weather

  • Shooting gloves (optional based on student comfort)

  • Knee and elbow pads (optional based on student comfort)

  • Wraparound eyewear with polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription

  • Electronic hearing protection, earmuffs or earplugs

 

Ammo 

  • Estimated round count: Currently with the price of ammo, the ammo count can be modified.

  •  non-toxic, non-jacketed FRANGIBLE ammunition may be required - call for clarification

  • Lead core ammunition to be used on steel only

  • No green/brown tip, armor piercing, or surrogate rounds to be used on steel at any time

  • Ammunition is available for purchase from Kavanaugh Outdoor Supply Co.

 

 

RIFLE 102

In this two-day course, students learn how to use the semi-automatic rifle or carbine for self-defense. All aspects of defensive rifle shooting from near to far are addressed.

Students gain the skills to deploy the rifle in an array of practical defensive shooting scenarios as well as the knowledge required to select a defensive rifle and support equipment.

Prerequisite 

This is an intermediate level class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, and foundational marksmanship skills. Modern Sporting Rifle recommended.

Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.

 

Course Outline 

 

Lesson plan will cover the following areas:

  • Choose a rifle and support equipment to support defensive needs

  • Manipulate the rifle efficiently and effectively

  • Improve marksmanship fundamentals

  • Zero a rifle

  • Utilize ready positions

  • Efficiently and effectively reload a rifle

  • Ammo management skills / tactical reloads

  • Transition from rifle to pistol

  • Transition the rifle bilaterally

  • Clear malfunctions

  • Engage multiple targets with efficiency

  • Engage targets utilizing pivots/turns and lateral movement

  • Improve accuracy from prone, kneeling, and seated positions

  • Properly utilize cover

  • Shoot, move, communicate skills

 

Equipment List 

  • Firearm Types: Semi-automatic rifle or carbine with sling (calibers supported: .300 BLK, 5.56, 7.62NATO, 7.62x39)

    • Absolutely NO pistol braces and NO sub guns

  • 3 magazines

  • Magazine pouches

  • Defensive handgun

  • 3 handgun magazines minimum

  • Belt mounted holster and mag pouches

  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

  • Clothing suitable for training in any weather

  • Shooting gloves

  • Knee and elbow pads

  • Hydration system

  • Hat with a brim

  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

  • Earmuffs and earplugs
     

Ammo 

 

  • Estimated round count: 850 rounds rifle, 50 rounds handgun

  • For Epping, NH courses, non-toxic, non-jacketed FRANGIBLE ammunition may be required - call for clarification

  • Lead core ammunition to be used on steel only

  • No green/brown tip, armor piercing, or surrogate rounds to be used on steel at any time

  • Ammunition is available for purchase from Kavanaugh Outdoor Supply Co.

FOR ALL THE BULLETS 

This intensive skill development course features dynamic reality-based drills and live fire scenarios led by seasoned veteran instructors with one-on-one assessments and corrective action as needed.

Designed to transition the student from static live fire and basic movement to advanced defensive tactics using the modern rifle, this course pushes students to the highest levels. Each student will leave with the knowledge, skills, and ability to survive and prevail in a deadly force encounter.

Prerequisite 

This is an advanced level course. Students WILL be able to demonstrate proficiency in weapon handling and practical marksmanship. Completion of Rifle 102 or its equivalent is  required prior to registration.

Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.

 

Course Outline 

 

  • Tactical live fire movements

  • Defensive shooting techniques

  • Close quarter rifle operations

  • Bilateral rifle manipulations

  • Operating in and around vehicles with the rifle

  • Firing from a moving vehicle

** VEHICLES CAN BE PURCHED TO SHOOT THROUGH WINDSHIELDS AND DOORS**

Equipment List 

  • Semi-automatic rifle or carbine with sling

    • Absolutely NO pistol braces and NO sub guns

  • 3 magazines

  • Magazine pouches

  • Defensive handgun

  • 3 handgun magazines minimum

  • Belt mounted holster and mag pouches

  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide

  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning

  • Clothing suitable for training in any weather

  • Hydration system

  • Hat with a brim

  • Knee and elbow pads

  • Shooting gloves

  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

  • Earmuffs and earplugs

 

Ammo 

  • Estimated round count: 1,000 rounds rifle, 100 rounds pistol

  •  Non-toxic, non-jacketed FRANGIBLE ammunition may be required - call for clarification

  • Lead core ammunition to be used on steel only

  • No green/brown tip, armor piercing, or surrogate rounds to be used on steel at any time

  • Ammunition is available for purchase from Kavanaugh Outdoor Supply Co.