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Defensive Carbine: America’s Rifle Challenge Weekend (Las Vegas, NV)

Sep 2, 2017 @ 7:45 amSep 3, 2017 @ 4:45 pm EDT

Defensive Carbine Weekend Overview

Prerequisites: None for entire weekend.  See note below by tickets for Sunday Only students.

Estimated Ammunition Required: About 300 rounds total

This course is conducted as a comprehensive introduction to the defensive carbine.  On Saturday, students will learn and review the fundamentals of basic rifle marksmanship, ensuring that they can accurately shoot from practical prone, kneeling, and standing positions.  On Saturday afternoon, NRA’s Refuse to Be a Victim seminar will help students establish a personal safety strategy.  On Sunday, attendees will learn modern defensive shooting skills on the AR platform at an NRA America’s Rifle Challenge clinic.  Attendees will experience shooting in multiple firing positions at varying distances.

All firing in this course will be within 100 yards with a focus on the close quarters environment from 7 to 50 yards.  An AR-15 type carbine is optimal, but any semiautomatic magazine fed rifle will be suitable.  If attending only Saturday’s basic intro, then any safe rifle is fine.

Saturday (AM) Basic Rifle Curriculum:

  • Rules for safe gun handling & range rules
  • Rifle parts and operation & ammunition
  • Shooting fundamentals: “ABCs” of firing each shot
  • Natural Point of Aim
  • Shooting from the prone, standing and kneeling positions to include use of the hasty sling
  • Introduction to Sight Adjustments and basic calculation of minutes of angle; establish zeroes
  • Morgan’s 13 Classifier
  • 25 Yard Vintage M1 Carbine Qualification Test (if time allows)

Saturday (PM) Refuse to be a Victim Curriculum:

  • Mental Preparedness
  • Home Security
  • Physical Security
  • Travel Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Self Defense Training
  • Automobile Security
  • Personal Defense Devices
  • Psychology of Criminals
  • Principles of Crime Prevention

Sunday Carbine Curriculum:

  • Review Rules for safe gun handling & range rules
  • Carbine parts and operation & ammunition
  • Shooting Fundamentals – Modifications to the Standing Position
  • Confirmation of zeroes
  • Situational Awareness and Scanning
  • Rapid Magazine Changes (Tactical Reloads)
  • Short Range Marksmanship Techniques
    • Tailoring the”ABCs” 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 (we will cover only a few of these as time allows:
    • 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
  • Carbine Skills Test

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

You may sign up for the entire weekend, or only the portions that interest you.  The Refuse to be a Victim portion will occur in the classroom and is non-firing.  This weekend class will be suitable for families, but Sunday’s class material will include content of a factual “PG-13” nature relevant to employment of a defensive carbine that may not be age appropriate for all children.

This event is more expensive than some of our events for several reasons.  We cap the number of attendees at carbine clinics to ensure all students have a safe experience with adequate coaching and range safety officer support.  This means that the range fees we must pay to Clark County are shared among fewer shooters.  Additionally, several components of this course such as the Refuse to be a Victim component have instructional materials.  There are less expensive tickets available for elements of this weekend’s events so you can choose what makes sense for your personal situation.

Additional Range Information

Do not pay range fees to Clark County Shooting Park.  Your ticket includes all CCSP fees.  We will be on the firing ranges at the Education Center for the live-fire portions, and inside the education center building for the classroom portion.


Sep 2, 2017 @ 7:45 am
Sep 3, 2017 @ 4:45 pm
$15 – $160
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Event Directors

Chris Seidler
Heather Seidler


Clark County Shooting Park
11357 North Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89131 United States
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Max Range:
100 yards
36.3453 , -115.2146

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Clark County Shooting Park


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