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Rifle 223 (Carbine) – Two Day (Crittenden, KY)

Nov 24, 2017 @ 8:30 amNov 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm EST

This event will be held the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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.

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. 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
    • 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
  • 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.


Nov 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am
Nov 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
$75 – $150
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Northern Kentucky Straight Shooters Association
500 Gardnersville Road
Crittenden, KY 41030 United States
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(859) 240-9057
Max Range:
300 yards
38.772486 , -84.601301

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Northern Kentucky Straight Shooters Association


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