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Tactical Rifle I (TaR I)

Basic - Learn to use an AR/CAR-15 proficiently.

Duration: 2 days (combo classroom & range)



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There are no upcoming classes scheduled for this course.

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The Tactical Rifle I (TaR I) course is for the new or current firearms owner who want to develop a tactical (survival, defensive, & combat) mindset and gain the knowledge, skills, and attitude to employ the AR/CAR-15 rifle.

There will be a combination of class & range time (using 400 rounds during challenging shooting drills) to give you the confidence to use and continue training with your AR/CAR-15.

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Topics Covered

  • Safety
  • History
  • Nomenclature
  • Cyclic of Operation
  • Disassembly/assembly
  • Function check
  • Zeroing iron sights
  • Loading & unloading
  • Ballistics (including barrel twist & ammunition selection)
  • Marksmanship fundamentals (including shooting positions & sling use)
  • Target acquisition and engagement (multiple ranges, stationary & moving)
  • Tactical & speed reloading
  • Immediate actions/malfunction drills
  • Multiple targets/rapid engagement techniques
  • Use of cover and movement
  • Transition from strong side to weak side
  • Maintenance & cleaning
  • Storage & Transportation

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Expectations and Outcomes

The TaR-I course will introduce the owner of an AR/CAR-15 in the safe operation and employment of the AR/CAR-15.

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Basic, Rifle

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Documentation Requirements

  1. All students must 18, have the legal ability to purchase a rifle, and be a US Citizen or resident (identification required & verified prior to course start).
  2. Standard background check must be completed prior to course (Current License to Carry a Handgun Concealed waives background check).
  3. This course can be taken by minors (under 18 but older than 15) with accompanying parent in the course and at instructors discretion.

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.

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  • Note taking material
  • AR/CAR15 with sling (2 or 3 point sling is acceptable)
  • 3 or more 30 round magazines
  • 400 rounds of factory ammunition
  • Wrap around Eye Protection
  • Ear protection (electronic preferred)
  • Baseball style hat
  • Range food/WATER
  • Seasonal weather gear/rain gear
  • Method of carrying magazines (chest, waist, or thigh rig).
  • Cleaning kit/lubrication
  • Range food/WATER