Carbine 2 (8 hours, 350 rounds rifle)
Carbine 2 is the second day in our series of carbine courses. Carbine 2 will push students to apply the marksmanship fundamentals and weapon handling skills from Carbine 1, to a variety of newly taught skills including movement, use of cover / concealment, support-side shooting positions, and improvised shooting positions. Students will learn how to identify and remedy five rifle malfunctions which can fixed through remedial action.
Students will receive instruction and practice in shooting while moving, and increasing efficiency in their movement into and out of shooting positions. Students will learn why the saying “move only as fast as you can shoot” is a misnomer which only applies to a limited number of situations, and how students can improve the speed and accuracy of their first shots on target when moving to a new shooting position or position of cover.
Students will perform these skills under the watchful eyes of experienced rifle instructors who will provide each student with individualized feedback and analysis for improvement, in a performance-based manner. Students will shoot a number of dynamic skill-building drills which will help to build their comfort performing under stress with an elevated heart rate.
Other topics include:
-Basic Rifle Marksmanship and weapon handling review
-Shooting on the move
-Moving into and out of shooting positions
-Multiple target engagements
-Using cover and concealment
-Improvised shooting positions
-Offset and POA/POI as it applies to CQB and weapon cant
-Rifle malfunctions and remedial action
-Support side shooting
-Shooting under stress / elevated heart rate
-Performance based training objectives
Prerequisites: Students must have completed Carbine 1 to attend. We are occasionally asked if someone with more experience can skip Carbine 1 and just take Carbine 2. We have made that exception a couple times, and both us and the students regretted it afterwards. We have yet to find a student who felt Carbine 1 was not challenging for them, and some of the students we made these exceptions for, struggled in Carbine 2, despite a fair amount of shooting experience.
Carbine 2 is not any more of an “advanced” class than Carbine 1. Carbine 2 is simply focusing on different areas than Carbine 1, but expects that students understand what was taught in Carbine 1. Think of Carbine 1 & 2 as covering the material that would be taught in a 2-day carbine class. So, in order to ensure our students are receiving the best training we can provide, we do not allow students to skip Carbine 1 and attend Carbine 2, regardless of experience.
Equipment: Range gear, AR-15 (or similar) semi-automatic rifle equipped with a tactical sling, with at least three magazines. Handgun with holster and spare magazine. 350 rifle rounds. Appropriate range and fighting gear per your assignment or situation.