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Rifle 223 (Carbine) – Two Day (Nampa, ID)

Jun 24, 2017 @ 8:30 amJun 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm PDT

Rifle 223 (Carbine) Overview

Prerequisites:  None for two-day students.

For Sunday only participants — Suggested—Rifle 125 or similar class such as NRA Basic Rifle. If you have not attended Rifle 125, then you should be able to reliably hit a 10″ paper plate from the standing position out to 25 yards, kneeling at 50 yards, and prone at 100 yards. You should be able to consistently hit a 3×5 index card at 15 yards while standing. You should be familiar with basic operation of your carbine. If you cannot meet the accuracy suggestion then you may be frustrated at carbine class and be better served learning the fundamentals of marksmanship at a Rifle 125 clinic.

Ammunition: 250 rounds/day

Equipment: Please review our suggestions on what to bring. You can order accessories that our volunteers have found helpful as well.

This course is conducted as an NRA America’s Rifle Challenge clinic. Students will learn modern defensive shooting skills on the AR platform. Attendees will experience shooting in multiple firing positions at varying distances. While this course is named for the common round fired by the AR-15 (“.223 Remington”) any safe semiautomatic carbine can be used.

All firing in this course will be within 200 yards with a focus on the close quarters environment from contact to 50 yards. You will get a workout with all the skills needed to run the carbine from 7-100 yards. At some venues we may work out to the battlesight zero of your carbine (200-300 yards) but the focus is on short range marksmanship.

Students learn:

  • Rules for safe gun handling & range rules
  • Carbine parts and operation & ammunition
  • Shooting Fundamentals
    • Firing Stance: Standing
    • Five steps to firing each shot
    • Zero rifles as required
  • Situational Awareness and Scanning
  • Rapid Magazine Changes (Tactical Reloads)
  • Short Range Marksmanship Techniques
    • Tailoring the five steps to firing each shot to the close quarters environment
    • Controlled Pairs
    • Recoil Management
  • Clearing Malfunctions/Stoppages
    • Emergency/Speed Reloads
    • Failure to Fire
    • Failure to Eject
    • Double Feed
  • Special Subjects (most one-day clinics will cover only a few of these — two day clinics will cover most or all)
    • Zeroing Carbines & Rifles
    • Carbine Trajectory and Zero Issues
    • Barricades
    • Movement
    • Kneeling Position
    • Prone Position
    • Use of the sling to support shooting stability
    • Natural Point of Aim
    • Firing from retention
    • Field Stripping & Cleaning the AR-15
  • Classic WW2 Carbine Qualifier
  • Revere’s Riders Carbine Skills Test conducted as NRA AR Challenge Basic Match

This class is moderately physically demanding. We will be on our feet much of the day, moving between various positions on the range. We will be shooting from different positions throughout the day.

Please contact the event director if you intend to bring a different type of firearm other than an AR-15; we can probably accommodate learning on your preferred platform but want to ensure you will not be frustrated.

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Hear the true story of Paul Revere’s famous ride and learn about the events that immediately precipitated the Revolutionary War.  Paul Revere did not ride alone – many individuals played crucial roles in the events of April 19th, 1775.

This history presentation begins with alarm riders warning “the Regulars are out!”  You’ll hear about the dramatic stand on Lexington Green and the “shots heard ’round the world” at Concord’s North Bridge.  The tale concludes with harrowing life-or-death choices made along the 17 mile “battle road.”

This history will be woven in with the weekend’s other events.

Additional Event Information

Discounts available for Boomershoot Attendees!  Use code “BOOMERSHOOT” when you check out for a discount.  You may be asked to show your Boomershoot receipt.

We will take things at a deliberate pace on Saturday morning to ensure everyone is on the same page.  Expect the pace to pickup through the course.  You will need more ammunition for Sunday than you will need on Saturday.  Our estimate of 500 rounds for the weekend is a recommendation.  Having extra ammunition may allow you to fire extra rounds on some drills.

Your ticket fee includes all range fees payable to the Nampa Rod & Gun Club.  Members of the Nampa Rod & Gun Club may use discount code “2017-NAMPA” for a discount on admission.  Club membership credentials may be required.


Jun 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am
Jun 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
$80 – $160
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Nampa Rod and Gun Club
7990 Bennett Road
Nampa, ID 83686 United States
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25 yards
Centerfire Allowed:
43.473828 , -116.552987

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