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Rifle Training

Basic Carbine

Introduction

This entry-level course is geared for those who have not had any formal instruction in firing a carbine. The course will develop understanding and proficiency with the carbine. Student will progress from basic handling and marksmanship skills to advanced shooting drills.

Aim

Students will develop skills that will increase their speed, accuracy and confidence with a carbine.

Topics

  • Safety
  • Characteristics and accessories
  • Sight-in procedures
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Four ready positions
  • Magazine changes (admin, tactical and speed)
  • Shooting positions and transitioning to shooting positions
  • Multiple shots and multiple targets
  • Sight management
  • Shooting from cover

Ammunition Requirements

800 carbine rounds.

Gear

  • Carbine
  • Sling
  • Minimum three carbine magazines
  • Magazine holders
  • Belt
  • Clear wraparound ballistic eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Firearm cleaning kit
  • A water bottle or other hydration system
  • Rain gear
  • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions

Method

This course will be taught using classroom lectures and practical field exercises.

Skill Prerequisites

None

Duration

2 days

Course Cost

$

Including a certificate of completion.

Attendees

5 to 14

If you would like more information on this course please call
239-217-0581

Carbine Instructor

Introduction

This course develops advanced instructional skills for firearms instructors with the requirement to teach tactical carbine. Attendees will learn about methods of instruction, establishing standard drills, qualification of course development, running live-fire courses and how to apply these techniques in classroom and live-fire presentations. The course will focus on skills needed for carbine deployment in an urban and close-quarters environment inside 100 yards. Attendees will be required to use iron sights throughout the week and for the firearms test optics.

Aim

Students will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to instruct, troubleshoot shooter problems, evaluate and qualify (to a given standard) students in the safe use of the carbine.

Topics

  • Safety
  • Characteristics and accessories
  • Proper use of the carbine
  • Sight-in procedures
  • Training program development
  • Methods of instruction
  • Reducing reaction time
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Ready positions
  • Multiple shots and multiple targets
  • Shooting positions
  • Shooting on the move
  • Low-light shooting
  • Practical (firearms) and written tests
  • Student instruction preparation
  • Student instruction practical

Ammunition Requirements

250 pistol rounds and 2,000 carbine rounds. 9mm (9×19) is the minimum service caliber for this course.

Gear

  • Pistol
  • Holster
  • Minimum three pistol magazines
  • Pistol magazine holder
  • Carbine
  • Minimum four carbine magazines
  • Sling
  • Carbine magazine holder (vest or leg pouches)
  • Flashlight
  • Clear wraparound ballistic eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Firearm cleaning kit
  • Rain gear
  • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions
  • A water bottle or other hydration system
  • No cross-draw or appendix-carry holsters

Method

This course will be taught using classroom lectures and practical field exercises.

Skill Prerequisites

GSGI Carbine Operator course.

Duration

5 days

Course Cost

$

Including a certificate of completion.

Attendees

5 to 14

If you would like more information on this course please call
239-217-0581

Carbine Operator

Introduction

This course is designed to develop understanding and proficiency with a tactical carbine (AR-15 family). Students will progress from basic handling and marksmanship skills to advanced shooting drills. This course will focus on techniques used in an urban environment.

Aim

Students will develop skills that will increase their speed, accuracy and confidence with a carbine.

Topics

  • Safety
  • Characteristics and accessories
  • Sight-in procedures
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Four ready positions
  • Magazine changes (admin, tactical and emergency)
  • Shooting positions and transitioning to shooting positions
  • Multiple shots and multiple targets
  • Sight management
  • Shooting on the move
  • Barricades
  • Transition drills
  • Low-light shooting

Ammunition Requirements

2,500 carbine rounds and 250 pistol rounds. 9mm (9×19) is the minimum service caliber for this course.

Gear

  • Pistol
  • Holster
  • Belt
  • Minimum three pistol magazines
  • Pistol magazine holders
  • Carbine
  • Sling
  • Minimum four carbine magazines
  • Carbine magazine holders
  • Clear wraparound ballistic eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Firearm cleaning kit
  • Rain gear
  • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions
  • A water bottle or other hydration system
  • Knee pads
  • Firearm-mounted flashlight and small hand-held flashlight
  • No cross-draw or appendix-carry holsters

Method

This course will be taught using classroom lectures and practical field exercises.

Skill Prerequisites

None.

Duration

5 days

Course Cost

$

Including a certificate of completion.

Attendees

5 to 14

If you would like more information on this course please call
239-217-0581

Precision Rifle I

Introduction

The GSGI Precision Rifle course is an in-depth, three-day course. The course will take an individual with little or no experience with scoped precision rifles through all the training required to become self-sufficient in the operation and handling of a rifle. GSGI instructors are all qualified military or law enforcement snipers with many years of experience in the field.

All topics presented during the course are proven fundamentals of long-distance marksmanship. The instruction is detailed and comprehensive.

Aim

Students will come away with a solid foundation on which to build their long rifle shooting skills whether for hunting or target practice.

Topics

  • Precision rifle characteristics
  • Safety precautions
  • Maintenance and cleaning
  • Break-in theory discussion
  • Scope characteristics
  • Mounting and fitting
  • Pre-fire checks
  • Theory of a group
  • Zeroing the rifle
  • Common units of measurements
  • Ballistics
  • Correcting for wind
  • Short to mid range shooting applications
  • Unsupported and supported positions
  • Mid-to-far range shooting applications

Ammunition Requirements

200 rounds match-grade ammunition.

Gear

  • Suitable match-grade firearm with mounted scope; bolt action is preferred but not mandatory (common caliber is .308, however up to .338 is fine; smaller calibers such as .223 are not recommended due to some of the farther ranges)
  • Day pack (backpack large enough to carry ammunition, notebook and any other gear needed for the range)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Small notebook, preferably water-resistant
  • Cleaning kit specific to caliber of your firearm system
  • Rain gear
  • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions
  • A water bottle or other hydration system

Method

The course is presented in a combination of classroom theory, practical applications, and live-fire applications. Student-to-instructor ratio for this course is 4:1.

Skill Prerequisites

None

Duration

3 days

Course Cost

$

Including a certificate of completion.

Attendees

4 to 12

If you would like more information on this course please call
239-217-0581

Precision Rifle II

Introduction

This course builds on the fundamentals of Precision Rifle I. It expands on the core elements of long-range recreational shooting and reinforces the basics, it also works on unknown distance shooting and moving targets. There is also a positional shooting element at extended distances.

Aim

The course is designed to make students even more confident at long-range distances in positions other than prone, and on moving targets.

Topics

  • Equipment
  • Methods of observation
  • Ballistics
  • Spotting exercises
  • Judging distance
  • Supported and unsupported positions
  • Shooting movers at different range
  • Grouping exercises
  • Pre-fire requirements

Ammunition Requirements

200 rounds .308 Match Grade Ammunition

Gear

  • Suitable match-grade firearm with mounted scope; bolt action is preferred but not mandatory (common caliber is .308, however up to .338 is fine; smaller calibers such as .223 are not recommended due to some of the farther ranges)
  • Day pack (backpack large enough for gear needed for the range)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Small notebook, preferably water-resistant
  • Cleaning kit specific to firearm and caliber
  • Rain gear
  • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions
  • A water bottle or other hydration system
  • Spotting scope and tripod
  • Bean bag
  • Bipod
  • Snacks
  • Bug repellent
  • Sun block
  • Battery-operated calculator
  • Sling

Method

This course is taught using 25 percent classroom lecture and 75 percent range exercises.

Skill Prerequisites

Precision Rifle I

Duration

3 days

Course Cost

$

Including a certificate of completion.

Attendees

4 to 12

If you would like more information on this course please call
239-217-0581

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