Rifle 223 (Carbine) – Two Day (Bedford, IN)
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am—Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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, 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.
Estimated Ammunition Required: 250 rounds/day
Rifle Requirements: 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.).
Required Equipment: Please review our suggestions on what to bring. You can order accessories that our volunteers have found helpful as well. Plan to bring the following equipment:
- at least two magazines for your carbine
- a way to take notes
- hearing protection
- eye protection
- plenty of your preferred method of hydration (both plain water and something to replace electrolytes you will lose via sweating is ideal)
Optional Equipment: The following equipment is not required but may come in handy at the event:
- sling for your rifle (a 2-point adjustable sling is recommended although a 1-point sling will work fine if that is your preference; the US GI sling is probably not ideal for this event)
- hat with a brim (to deflect flying hot brass)
- folding chair
- sunscreen and/or bug spray
Overview: Attendees will experience shooting in multiple firing positions at varying distances and will learn modern defensive shooting skills on the AR platform. 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. Topics will include the following:
- 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
- Classic WW2 Carbine Qualifier
- Revere’s Riders Carbine Skills Test
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 Spirit of 1776
Picking up where “The Midnight Ride” concludes, the Spirit of 1776 traces the first full year of the American war for independence. From the high point of the Evacuation of Boston to the lows of early winter of 1776, follow the Continental Army as they are forced to flee across New York and New Jersey. Learn about the nearly insurmountable challenges they faced and the hope, faith and daring that pulled Victory out of certain defeat. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to face down a huge amphibious armada invading New York City, shiver around a campfire reading about “summer soldiers and sunshine patriots,” or gamble it all on a desperate crossing of the Delaware River for “Liberty or Death” then you need to hear the Spirit of 1776. This exciting tale will be woven throughout the day’s marksmanship events.
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.
Win an Autographed Copy of “Lone Survivor”
At every Revere’s Riders event we tell some of the history of April 19th, 1775 and the Battles of Lexington and Concord, events that occurred over 240 years ago. The spirit of the heroes who gave the full measure of their “lives, fortune and sacred honor” on April 19th, 1775 still lives on in the modern United States military. I doubt Marcus Luttrell needs any introduction to those contemplating attending this event. For those who don’t already know his story, Marcus was deployed to Afghanistan in 2005 with Seal Team Ten as a Hospital Corpsman Second Class. He and three other members of Seal Team Ten (Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, operation commander, Petty Officer Second Class Danny Dietz and Petty Officer Second Class Matthew G. Axelson) were assigned to Operation Red Wings. During the initial stages of Operation Red Wings, the team was discovered by local Afghan goat herders. After determining the goat herders were most likely civilians and not combatants, the team released them according to the ROE (“rules of engagement”). The goat herders would inform the Taliban of the team’s position and all but Luttrell would become casualties in the ensuring battle.
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