Fighting Rifle Applications 1
The Fighting Rifle Applications training course is a high-caliber course developed to help prepare and train anyone in the efficient defensive and fighting use of the AR-15 or other fighting rifles / carbine platforms within the context of reality.
This course is a one-day training experience teaching basic to advanced combat-focused long gun shooting, handling, ballistics & zeroing, 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 and urban environments. We consider this course to be moderately physical. Many students think it is a fun, challenging, ball-buster. Either way, this training course will push each student to develop expertise with the rifle, no matter what each's abilities and limits.
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).
No rifle? We might be able to arrange a rental rifle and magazines for you to use (970-986-0774).
– Rifle / Carbine with open sights and/or optics
– Three magazines
– 650 – 1000 rounds of ammo (We may have 5.56 / .223 ammo available for purchase if needed. Please contact us if you need it for this course).
– Eye & Ear protection
– Non-alcoholic beverages & any food / snacks you may want (it’s easiest to bring all food for the day, as there isn’t any food available nearby and we will not have time to leave the range to get to go get food.)
– 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 suggested, and we generally suggest a quality two-point sling. If time allows, we may get into transitioning to secondary weapons so feel free to bring a handgun, holster, magazines, handgun ammo, etc.
***Note: If you have any questions acquiring or about your own weapons, related gear, or ammo, feel free to contact us.
– magazine carriers and any other desired gear related to rifle carrying, use and shooting
– a camp chair
– sunscreen and / or bug spray
– appropriate clothing for the projected weather that day (we will be shooting in the rain or snow, as only nearby lighting will stop us).
Come ready to learn, shoot a lot, question a lot, and do a lot. This isn’t a tea and crumpets course. You will learn to fight, really fight, within the context of reality with your weapon, and fight hard. You’re body will feel it the next day or two after; proof you did something good, challenged yourself, and learned great stuff. The goal is to develop confidence, skill, accuracy, speed, and efficiency with your rifle.