Defensive Rifle Skills and Drills

Defensive Rifle Skills and Drills

AR style Rifle course.  Class size is limited to increase your personal attention and keep class time shorter.  We have loaner guns and gear. We will help you select the gear you need.  Bring Lunch, Snacks, water etc.

Call for Date

for info call Jeff @ 239-641-6140

or email

Or Check Eventbrite

This is a class for defensive pistol shooters looking to learn about defensive rifle shooting.

All Rifles are bagged when walking from your vehicle to the range.  Keep it bagged until ready to shoot or sling the rifle.  Ask a  Range Officer  to help you.  Bottom line if you don’t have a bag for your rifle, get one.

300-500 rounds of 55 grain 5.56 ammo plus pistol ammo

Learn how to sight in an optic on a rifle without special lighting or special sighting tools.


How to use a sling.

PowerTac m5 Flashlight

Powertac M5 Rifle Mount M-LOK

PowerTac M5 offset Rail mount

Terminology Links

Ultimate Arms Gear ST Action Pro Pack Of 20 Inert .223 REM Remington 5.56 NATO M16 AR-15 M4 Rifle Orange Safety Trainer Cartridge Dummy Ammunition Ammo Shell Rounds with Brass Case

I will have TRTs available at the class

5.56 Tap Rack Training Aid (TRT) 

I will have TRTs available at the class5.56 Tap Rack Training Aid (TRT), Rogers - HolsterOps

I will have TopStop AR Upper Receiver Covers available at the class

For transporting your AR in a smaller bag you can use a TopStop upper receiver cover and a sock for the lower to keep foreign materials out.

Transition between rifle pistol and pistol rifle.

50 yard zero target adjusted for 25 yards

Rifle in a vehicle

Movement and use of cover or concealment.

Carry on basic life functions with a rifle.

Account for the optics offset.

Use weapon mounted lights and hand held lights with a rifle.

Proper use of the safety.

Safety specific to rifles.

Why a suppressor is great for home defense.

Why a rifle may be a better home defense choice.

Reloading under various conditions.

Field striping and cleaning the rifle.

Mag changes.

Flash Hider vs Compensator.

Different Shooting positions.

CQB Manipulations.

Safe storage of rifles.

Ammo Choices.

Please watch these videos before the class

Sand Testing An AR15, M1A, And MAS 49/56

AR15: Mud Test

AR15 M16 Operation And Functioning Cycle

See Through Suppressor in Super Slow Motion (110,000 fps) – Smarter Every Day 177


M855 5.56 NATO Green Tip Penetrator Ballistics Gel Test & Review (HD)

Understanding First Vs. Second Focal Plane Reticles

Sig Romeo 5 Review and Torture Test

In this Aimpoint Training Tip, Larry shows you his technique on zeroing his Aimpoint CompM5 Red Dot Sight.

BCM Training Tip: Switch Shoulder Drill

Outdoor Defensive Rifle Class Checklist


A great attitude

Eye and Ear protection.  Eye protection will be worn at all times even when the range is called cold.

A brimmed hat baseball hat is good

A defensive semi auto rifle AR15 Ak47 Tavor etc.

A Rifle Bag

A Rifle Sling attached (2 point preferred)

Ball, non-steel core, not steel jacketed, no green tip, 300 rounds minimum

3 Rifle magazines minimum and a way to carry at lease 1 (back pocket will do)

Note pad and pen or pencil or am electronic note taking device.

Non-alcoholic beverages

Snacks and a lunch

Knee and elbow pads optional

Binoculars if you have them

A shooting mat or substitute (sometimes I use my rifle bag)

Pistol ball/practice pistol ammo

Defensive Pistol with a holster

A belt

If there is anything you need that you don’t have contact me before the class.  I have loaner equipment (including rifles and magazines).

B8 Repair center SSGT

ar-15-100yd-zero red-dot-25yd-mod1_1-(ar-15)


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