Nov 10 2023


8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Lufkin, TX
Lufkin, TX

Fighting Rifle Applications 1 – Lufkin, TX

The Fighting Rifle Applications 1 is hosted by the  “A Girl & A Gun” Lufkin (TX) Chapter, and brought to you by its incredible leader, Jan Martin.

The FRA1 training course is a high-caliber course developed to help prepare and train anyone in the efficient, shooting, defensive, and fighting use of an AR-15 or other fighting rifles / carbines in common use.

We will begin at 8:30 am at the Angelina Rifle & Pistol Club near Lufkin, TX, and end around 5 pm.

NOTE: There is a $20 Range Fee per day each shooter will need to bring in cash – this only applies to non-ARPC members. ARPC members do NOT need to pay a range fee.

This course is a one-day training experience teaching basic to defensive and fighting long gun shooting, handling, ballistics & zeroing (it would be appreciated if you can already have your rifle/carbine zero’ed prior to the course), manipulation, fighting with a rifle, defensive concerns and posture, close quarters fighting to long range precision shooting, and a lot more.
It is filled with live fire on the range and honing rifle / carbine fighting and shooting skills, while also addressing legal and physical concerns related to using this type of platform in close quarters, urban environments, or in your own homes.

This is a moderately physical course. Most find this to be a fun, challenging, ball-buster of a training course. It will push each student to develop expertise with the rifle, no matter what each’s abilities and physical limits.

If know how to do so, it would be helpful to have your rifle already zero’ed to you and ready to start immediately at the beginning of the class. If you do not know how to zero your rifle, we will do a quick field zero at the beginning of the class.

Most will bring an AR-15 / M4-based weapons platform but we often see other platforms during this course, such as the AK varients, the Tavor, Styer, and other bull-pups, the Mini-14, M-14, AR-10, and others. We’ve had 9mm, .45, .223, 5.56, 7.62, .308, and other calibers in this course. We’ve even had a lever-action rifle in this course (a fantastic defensive rifle in the hands of a trained user).

Needed items:
– Rifle / Carbine with open sights and/or optics
– Three magazines
– 400 to 650 rounds of ammo
– Eye & Ear protection
– Non-alcoholic beverages & any food / snacks you may want (it’s easiest to bring all food for the day)
– Appropriate clothing and gear for outdoor environments (rain / cold weather gear, sunscreen, bug spray, head cover, etc.)
***Note: a sling on your weapon is strongly, strong suggested; feel free to contact us about recommended slings and gear. If time allows, we may get into transitioning to secondary weapons so feel free to bring a handgun, holster, magazines, handgun ammo, etc.

Optional items:
– spare magazine holder(s)
– A hat with a front brim, such as a baseball hat
– a mat or blanket for ground or prone work and shooting (shooting mat, yoga mat, etc.)
– a sand sock or something to prop the rifle on during prone shooting
– chair
– sunscreen & bug repellent

***If you are going to sign up and have any questions, please call Adam at 970-986-0774 so we can go over your rifle, it’s set up, and other related gear so we can assure a minimum of down time fixing problems at the beginning of the training day.

Come ready to learn, shoot a lot, question a lot, and do a lot. This isn’t a tea and crumpets course but it will be paced at reasonable rate so anyone can accomplish this training. You will learn to shoot well, defensively fight, and realistically use you rifle or carbine. You will grow both skill and confidence, balancing speed and accuracy. Your body will likely feel it the day or two after; proof you challenged yourself, becoming a trained, efficient shooter.

This course will be taught by Adam Winch, Defenders USA’s founder. Adam’s background includes the US Army, over a decade as a Law Enforcement / SWAT Officer, over a decade of training thousands of civilians, and a Certified Master Firearms Instructor. More about Adam can be found on our website under the About tab.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about weapons set up or gear.

We look forward to training with you!