Defensive Rifle 2 is our intermediate to advanced level carbine course. This class will put you into more reality based tactical drills that cannot be done at a static, public range. Because of this, we are able to keep this class light on lecture and place the emphasis of the class on live fire drills, resulting in more overall time spent shooting. Our main focus on this class is movement, using cover, barricades and clearing malfunctions on the move. It is a very active and fast paced course that is designed to significantly increase each shooter’s ability and confidence, using real life scenario based training. We begin with a brief recap of Rifle 1 as well as a quick live fire accuracy analysis to ensure students are still at a safe and competent level of practice. We then move straight into our live fire drills. The next segments of drills involve firing under stress and with an accelerated heart rate from standing, kneeling and prone positions. We then continue by going into movement drills including movement from cover to cover, side movement, forward and reverse movement, diamond formation, getting off line, Mozambique, disabled and/or injured shooter exercises, team drills, reaction to contact, breaking off from contact and various others, all while incorporating different reloads and malfunction clearing. We finish the course with drills designed to include everything that students have learned and covered during the course to include firing while moving at multiple targets then reloading from cover to engage more targets. This class picks up where Rifle 1 left off. Regardless of your skill level, you will be challenged!
You do not need an AR-15 style rifle for this class as we can accommodate whatever platform you bring however, a semi-automatic style carbine is recommended and will work best for this class and will not leave you wanting more from a less than desirable platform. Suitable choices are an AR-15, Ruger Mini 14, Ruger Mini 30, M-14, SKS, VZ 58, AK-47, AK-74, Sig 556, Ruger 556 or M1-A1, or other similar carbines ranging in caliber from 9mm to 30 caliber.
-Ear Protection – electronic head phones with a microphone strongly recommended – A safe, functioning and reliable carbine/rifle.
Please make sure your carbine is zeroed so that you do not take away precious course time from the rest of the class, think of it as a common courtesy and proper range etiquette. Recommendations are for a 50 or 100 yard zero. Make sure your gear is good to go prior to arriving. Got more ornaments than a Christmas tree hanging and dangling off your AR? A word to the wise, it will get heavy quickly so you may want to review what is absolutely necessary and take off anything that adds extra weight to it that you do not use.
Recommendations are to bring a rifle that is comfortable for you to safely and effectively operate.
If you hold a valid NYS Pistol License and want to use your pistol in transition drills, please bring your pistol license to the course.
-Appropriate clothing and footwear that you can easily move in and that is comfortable
-4 Checked and working magazines, (6 is recommended)
-Magazine Pouch (Chest rigs, vests and plate carriers are ok)
-Sling- suitable for a variety of shooting positions – tactical type preferred
-300 Rounds of Carbine Ammunition (no reloads/hand loads please)
-Handgun (if licensed)
-3 checked and working handgun magazines
-100 rounds of handgun ammunition (no reloads/hand loads please)
-Clothing adequate for weather and allows for movement (pants preferred)
-Hydration source or none alcoholic beverages in a cooler
-Lunch (refrigeration is unavailable so use a cooler)
Nice to have:
-Sunscreen and/or bug spray if training in the summer
-Hat with a visor
Pre-requisites: Students must possess a thorough understanding of their rifle and most importantly, all Safety Rules and must be able to continuously demonstrate proper muzzle awareness and safe gun handling skills at all times. We recommend that people take our Defensive Rifle 1 course (or other schools equivalent course) prior to taking course 2, especially if they are new to shooting.
If you have any medical/health issues, please consult your doctor/physician before attending this course.
Course Length is approximately 7 hours