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Rifle 223 (Carbine) – One Day (Bedford, IN)
May 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am—5:00 pm EDT
Rifle 223 (Carbine) Overview
Prerequisites: Suggested—Rifle 125 or similar training. You should be familiar with basic safety and operation of your carbine.
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.
- 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
- 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
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. All shooters are encouraged to attend.
The CQB Battle at the Jason Russell House
We’ll discuss specifics of this Close Quarters Battle that took place inside a home in the Boston suburb of Menotomy on April 19th, 1775 – the very first day of the American Revolutionary War.
Hear our history come alive as orators tell the story of several pivotal shots that changed the course of not only this historic battle, but the history of the world!
Additional Event Information
At this event, you’ll go from basic movements to shooting around barricades and engaging moving targets. You’ll also learn how to hit targets right in front of you all the way out to 200 yards.
No special equipment needed. A carbine w/sling, two mags and ammo. Run a standard, no frills M-4 with an extra mag in your pocket or wear your favorite plate carrier, helmet and battle belt chock full of mags for your tricked out SCAR. Shooters choice!
Additional Range Information
Ticket prices include all range fees, delicious lunch, snacks and refreshments.
Potable water and porta-potty on site. Camping available with prior notification. Several local hotels/stores 10 minutes away.
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