This course was developed for the armed professional and shooting enthusiast who desires to attain a higher level of mastery over his weapons system. While this course focuses on the AR15 family of weapons, all semi auto weapons systems are welcome. You will engage targets from zero to 300 meters and beyond (range depending), use cover, and perform under stress. This is not a shoot-til-you-puke course, you will be required to think and concentrate while negotiating courses of fire, but don’t worry; your barrel will get smoking hot too. You will make shots from positions and distances you may have never considered and leave with the confidence and mindset necessary to prevail and return home safely.
Pre requisites: None
Topics covered include
Safety Marksmanship fundamentals
Zero procedures and theory Bilateral shooting
Transitions Use of optics and iron sights
Stance Shooting on the move
Shooting positions Malfunctions
Use of cover Intermediate and long range marksmanship
Reloads Close quarters marksmanship
Quality, serviceable Combat Carbine with sling and 1000 rounds of quality ammunition
Quality, serviceable Combat Pistol with Holster and 250 rounds of quality training ammunition
At least 5 quality magazines for your Combat Carbine and at least 3 Magazines for your pistol
Eye protection, wrap around.
Ear protection, muff style are recommended
Hat with brim or bill
Duty/call out gear Knee/elbow pads (optional)
Sun block/insect repellent as needed Raingear as needed
Notebook/pen Cleaning kit with lube
Notes on gear: You do not need to go out and buy body armor, tactical vests and holsters to take this course. Please have the ability to carry on your body 2 spare magazines for your Combat Carbine and 2 for your pistol. This will be all you need to train with.
If you are an armed professional who utilizes certain tactical gear during the course of your duties, by all means please bring it with you and train with it. Not all of the training will require your kit so try to have some pouches to train “slick”.
About your instructor:
Don Edwards is a 20+ year veteran of US Army Special Operations. He began his career in the 75th Ranger Regiment where he was a participant in Operation Just Cause. Retired from 20th Special Forces Group where he served as Team Sergeant during combat operations in Iraq. He has served for five years as the Use of Force training manager and primary instructor at the ATF National Academy in Glynco, GA instructing in tactics and firearms as well. Mr. Edwards has worked as tactical adviser to the Department of Defense since 2008 serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan and is a FLETC certified firearms instructor.
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