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Rifle 223 (Carbine) – Two Day (Bedford, IN)

Feb 23, 2019 @ 9:00 amFeb 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm EST

Rifle 223 (Carbine) Overview:

Prerequisites: Suggested—Rifle 125 or similar class. 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. You should be familiar with basic operation of your carbine and firearms safety.

Estimated Ammunition Required: 250 rounds/day

Course Overview: This course is conducted as an NRA America’s Rifle Challenge clinic and, as such, the AR-15 is an ideal rifle to bring. While this course is named for the common round fired by the AR-15 (“.223 Remington”) any safe semi-automatic carbine can be used (Mini-14, AK-47, Tavor, etc.).

All firing in this course will be within 200 yards with a focus on the close quarters environment. You’ll go from basic movements to shooting over & around barricades. You will get a workout with skills needed to run the carbine from in your face to 200 yards, including how to shoot moving targets.

Students learn:

  • Rules for safe gun handling & range rules
  • Carbine parts, operation & ammunition
  • Sling Usage
  • 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
  • Special Subjects
    • Zeroing Carbines & Rifles
    • Carbine Trajectory and Zero Issues
    • Barricades
    • Movement
    • Moving Targets
    • Use of the sling and field expedient rests to support shooting stability

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.

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!

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

Ticket price includes all range fees, delicious lunch and refreshments on both days.

Additional Range Information

The Bedford Contingent is South Central Indiana’s Premier Shooting Facility. Located just north of Bedford, Indiana, “The BC” features a 300-yd rifle range, covered meeting house, and is available year-round for public and private events.

Primitive camping available (please reserve ahead of time, donation appreciated), porta-potties and potable water on-site.



Feb 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Feb 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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Nigel Downton


The Bedford Contingent
3650 Springville-Judah Road
Bedford, IN 47421 United States
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Max Range:
300 yards
Centerfire Allowed:
38.954748 , -86.565678

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The Bedford Contingent


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General (Feb. 23-24, 2019 [Bedford, IN])$200.00General Admission.

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