Rifle


Rifle Courses:

Weaponcraft rifle courses are divided into three groups: AR Platform, AK Platform, Precision/Scoped Rifle

 

PR01 Precision Rifle 1

Precision Rifle 1 is a 2.5 day course designed for the novice and intermediate level distance shooter. PR01 focuses on learning to build one system from three parts: the rifle, the optic and the shooter. This class is great for hunters/sportsman, those interested in competitive shooting and the defensive-minded civilian. Focus is on the fundamentals of marksmanship, understanding ballistics, scope familiarization/usage and learning to compensate for wind. The 2.5 day course will begin on day one with afternoon/evening classroom sessions with two full range days to follow. Distances will range from 200 to 500 yards and a variety of non-standard shooting positions will be discussed and utilized. Students will benefit greatly from having a Mil, MOA or BDC reticle, but these are not required. Day one class will begin at 6:30pm (dinner is at 5:30)

 

 

Topics

  • Safety Brief
  • Rifles: Caliber and Action Choices
  • Understanding Optics and Reticles
  • Equipment: beyond the rifle and the optic (bipods, tripods, spotting scopes,
    kestrels etc)
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Zeroing (100 yards)
  • Data Books: Recording Data and utilizing DOPE
  • Ballistics
  • Ballistic Caculator/Apps
  • Intro to Effects of Wind
  • Practical shooting exercises 200-500 yards

 

Equipment Needed

Required:

  • Rifle capable of 1 MOA accuracy (1” group at 100 yards)
  • 2 or more magazines if applicable
  • Rifle Scope with at least 6x magnification (4x with BDC)
  • 300 rounds (minimum) of rifle ammunition
  • Note Pad, pens, pencils, and sharpie
  • Eye and Ear protection (electronic are best)
  • Range clothing for all weather types
  • Bag to carry equipment and shoot off of
  • Adjustable rifle sling
  • Tools and cleaning equipment to work on your rifle and equipment
  • Water bottles or hydration system
  • Sleeping bag or twin bedding, pillow, towel (swimsuit, fishing rod optional)

Optional/Recommended:

  • Shooting mat or knee/elbow pads
  • Bi-pod or Tri-pod for rifle
  • Bubble level for rifle scope
  • Sunscreen / Bug Dope
  • Gloves
  • Ballistic App on cell phone (we will recommend before class)
  • Sand sock (you can make this with a sock and some airsoft bb’s)
  • Binos or Spotting Scope

 

Cost: Tuition $425
Lodging, Meals, Range Fee can all be included at approximately $109 per night with 3 meals included. Options are available for locals and others requiring various combinations of lodging/meals or no lodging.
Enrollware enrollment system will require $450 via credit card, balance payable upon arrival.
Round Count: 300 rounds
Duration: 2.5 Days

 

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AR Platform:

 

Upgrading AR Carbines: What’s Hot & Why

The AR15/M4 Style Rifle is constantly evolving with upgrades and new accessories. It really is “Barbie or Legos for Grown-ups” as the options to add, change and accesorize are endless. This opportunity isn’t really a course, but more a chance to see what’s new and what’s hot; the how and why of new upgrades that work and why you should or shouldn’t consider making various changes to your carbine.
Three-plus hours of discussion and demonstration with our experts (bring your unloaded carbine along of course!) that will give you the opportunity to learn more about your rifle/carbine and to save yourself the agony of trial and error when it comes to upgrades and accessories. You must pre-register as space is limited. $20.00 gets you the opportunity to learn from our staff, touch/feel/hear about new gear; meet and talk to like-minded folks; some pizza and drinks (Sorry, ATF won’t allow us to feed you beers…); a discount on items purchased that night and the chance to win some cool prizes. Come check it out! Offered every few weeks.

 

CAR01 Carbine 1

Carbine 1 is designed for the novice and intermediate level carbine shooter. Carbine 1 focuses on the 7 fundamentals of marksmanship and proper weapon manipulation techniques. The course will begin with a detailed explanation of how modern rifles function and take students the through a progressive program of essential skills to operate their rifle safely and efficiently and to introduce the transition from rifle to pistol.

 

 

Topics

  • Firearm Rules/Life Safety Brief
  • Combat Mindset discussion
  • Gear Selection/Placement
  • Weapons Handling and Manipulation
  • Proper Zeroing Techniques
  • 7 Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Administrative, Speed and Tactical Reloads
  • Alternative Shooting Positions
  • Malfunction Clearing
  • Introduction To Carbine-Handgun Transitions
  • Speed vs. Accuracy Drills

 

Equipment Needed

  • AR-Platform Rifle/Carbine (.223/5.56/300BLK)
  • Pistol (9mm or greater)
  • 3 rifle/carbine magazines with pouches (Minimum of 3)
  • 3 pistol magazines with pouches (Minimum of 2 magazines)
  • Weapons sling
  • Weapon lubricant
  • 500 rounds minimum
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection (electronic preferred)
  • Sturdy belt
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear that allows for athletic movement.

 

Cost : $200

Round Count: 500 rounds carbine, 50 rounds pistol

 

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CAR02 Carbine 2 

Carbine 2 is designed to build upon the skills learned in CAR01 and apply those skills to a more dynamic environment. The focus of the training will enhance basic firearm skills and work weapon manipulations and transitions under varying amounts of stress. Students will learn to shoot, move and communicate while engaging multiple targets within time constraints as well as additional training on the when, where and how of transitioning from primary (rifle) to secondary (handgun) weapon. Carbine 2 graduates will leave being not only efficient shooters, but also having been introduced to a mindset that will help them prevail in a violent incident.

 

 

Topics To Be Covered

  • Firearm Rules/Life Safety Brief
  • Combat Mindset
  • Gear Selection/Placement
  • Weapons Handling and Manipulation Review
  • Zeroing
  • Administrative, Speed and Tactical Reloads
  • Alternative Shooting Positions
  • Review of Malfunction Clearing
  • Speed vs. Accuracy Warm-up Drills
  • Multiple Target Engagements
  • Weapon Transitioning
  • Cover vs. Concealment
  • Barricade Shooting
  • Shooting On the Move
  • Communication Under Fire

 

Equipment Needed

  • Rifle (.223/5.56/300BLK)
  • Pistol (9mm or greater)
  • 3 rifle magazines with pouches (Minimum of 3)
  • 3 pistol magazines with pouches (Minimum of 3 mags)
  • Pistol holster
  • Weapons sling
  • Weapon lubricant
  • 500 rifle rounds minimum / 100 pistol rounds minimum
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection (electronic preferred)
  • Sturdy belt
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear that allows for athletic movement.

 

Cost: $200

Round Count: 500 rifle rounds / 100 pistol rounds

 

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Essential Carbine Skills (3 Day)

The ECS course will be geared toward taking intermediate level students and exposing them to more advanced shooting techniques and unconventional shooting positions. Training area is real-world, not a square/bermed range. Some of the topics to be covered will be fundamentals of marksmanship and how they are applied to the students’ weapon system: cover and concealment; use of barricades, clearing weapon stoppages and movement/communication/teamwork. This three-day course will go beyond the standard ‘square range’ by utilizing training space not typically accessible for civilian training. The 3-day format will not only give students the opportunity to learn some new skills, but also allow enough time and repetition to work through applying them proficiently on the range with our instructors. This is not a beginner-level class; students need to have full familiarity with their carbine’s basic operation. Course fees are inclusive of lodging and meals from Thursday night through Monday breakfast. Adjustments can be made as needed for locals or those needing to arrive or depart on a different schedule.

 

Topics To Be Covered

  • Firearm Rules/Life Safety Brief
  • Combat Mindset
  • Gear Selection/Placement
  • Weapons Handling and Manipulation
  • Zeroing
  • Administrative, Speed and Tactical Reloads
  • Alternative Shooting Positions
  • Transition from Rifle to Pistol
  • Malfunction Clearing
  • Speed vs. Accuracy Drills
  • Multiple Target Engagements
  • Cover vs. Concealment
  • Barricade Shooting
  • Shooting On the Move
  • Communication
  • Teamwork/Movement
  • Low-light/No-Light Shooting
  • 100-300yd use of carbine

 
Equipment Needed

  • Carbine (.223/5.56/300BLK) SBR’s, silencers and AR Pistols ok. Please have appropriate paperwork for NFA weapons.
  • 1X or 1-4X Optic recommended but not required
  • Pistol (9mm/.40SW/.45acp) and OWB holster
  • 3 pistol magazines and pouches
  • 3 carbine magazines with pouches (Min of 3 mags, 5 Recommended)
  • Functional weapons sling
  • Weapon lubricant, cleaning kit and tools that work with your weapon system
  • Weapon-mounted light (loaners available)
  • Knee-pads optional (will be working on hard-surface areas at times)
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection (Electronic Preferred)
  • Sturdy belt to hold equipment
  • Any kit such as plate carriers, leg rigs, helmets, nvg are all welcome
  • Water bottle/hydration system
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear that allows for athletic movement in any weather
  • 1000 rounds of rifle ammunition, 300 rounds pistol
  • Sleeping bag or twin bedding, pillow, towel (swimsuit, fishing rod optional)
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Cost: Tuition $600
Lodging, Meals, Range Fee can all be included with up to 4 nights of lodging and meals: $995.00 all-inclusive for tuition and 4 nights with meals. Options are available for locals and others requiring various combinations of lodging/meals or no lodging.

Enrollware enrollment system will require $600 deposit via credit card, balance payable upon arrival.

Ammunition: 1,000 rounds rifle, 300 rounds pistol minimum required, can be provided/delivered to site by Weaponcraft upon request. Carbine and some equipment can be supplied.

 

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CAR03 Carbine 3

Carbine 3 is designed to build upon the skills learned in Carbine 2 and apply those skills to a more stressful and dynamic environment in addition to introducing single-handed manipulation and malfunction clearing. Carbine 3 will take the seasoned carbine operator and push them beyond their comfort level. Through timed events, complex shooting drills and working in a team environment, students will be forced to problem solve under moderate stress. Carbine 3 will not only identify strengths of the individual shooters but will also help them identify and improve upon their deficiencies through teamwork and stress shooting drills.

 

Topics 

  • Firearm Rules/Life Safety Brief
  • Combat Mindset
  • Gear Selection/Placement
  • Zeroing
  • Speed vs. Accuracy Warm-up Drills
  • Multiple Target Engagement
  • Review of Weapon Transitions
  • Review of Cover vs. Concealment
  • Shooting On the Move
  • Communication Under Fire
  • Single-handed Manipulation (dominant/support hand)
  • Single-handed Malfunction Clearing (dominant/support hand)
  • Alternative Shooting Positions

 

Equipment Needed

  • Rifle (.223/5.56)
  • Pistol (9mm or higher)
  • 3 rifle magazines with pouches (Minimum of 3)
  • 3 pistol magazines with pouches (Minimum of 3)
  • Pistol holster
  • Weapon sling
  • Weapon lubricant
  • 500 rifle rounds minimum / 50 pistol rounds minimum
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection (electronic preferred)
  • Sturdy belt
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear that allows for athletic movement.

 

Cost: $200

Round Count: 500 rifle rounds / 50 pistol rounds

 

ER2

 

 

AK01: KALASHNIKOV 1

 

The introduction to the Kalashnikov course will expose its students to the mechanics and capabilities of the AK style platform of weapons. Through practical application and live fire training students will gain the knowledge to safely and efficiently handle, operate and maintain their AK style rifle.

 

Topics:

  • History
  • Nomenclature and Capabilities
  • Disassembly and Assembly
  • Proper Maintenance
  • Zeroing
  • Combat Marksmanship
  • Malfunctions Clearing
  • AK-Specific Manipulation Techniques
  • Standard Firing Position Techniques

 

Prerequisites: None

Course Duration: 1 Day (8 Hours)
Tuition: $200 / student

 

Equipment Required for this course:

  • AK-style rifle with sling
  • 3 Functional magazines (minimum of 3)
  • Magazine pouches (minimum of 2)
  • Weapon lubricant
  • Hearing and eye protection
  • Baseball-style cap
  • Seasonal appropriate clothing with long pants
  • Sturdy belt
  • Gloves (mechanic’s style recommended)
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Water and lunch
  • 400 Rounds Minimum
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear that allows for athletic movement

 

Equipment recommended for this course:

  • Loose fitting clothing
  • Baseball cap
  • Gloves

 

Round Count: 400 rounds.

 

 

EWSR01: ESSENTIAL WILDERNESS SKILLS FOR THE RIFLEMAN 1

 

EWSR is a course designed around the role of the Rifleman. EWSR teaches students many of the skills needed to be able to survive in the Wilderness; either alone or as a member of a team. Whether you are a hunter, backcountry traveller or are concerned with a future need for self-reliant skills , the proper application of the skills taught in the EWSR course can save your life. Course covers Weapons Manipulation, Combat Life Saver, Field/Bushcraft, and other skills used by hunters and patrol teams. This is an overnight class. You will need to be in moderate physical condition as you will be making movement over distance with all of your equipment.

 

Topics:

  • Proper Zeroing Techniques
  • 7 Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Malfunction Clearing
  • Building your IFAK and Aid Bag
  • Gear selection and Placement
  • Proper Packing of Gear
  • Land Navigation
  • Group and Individual Movement
  • CLS and Treating the Four Leading Causes of Death on the Battlefield
  • Fire Building
  • Shelter Building (Survival And Tactical)
  • Survival Techniques
  • Fixed and Improved Fighting Positions
  • Setting up a Camp or Patrol Base
  • Battle Drills

 

Prerequisites: Carbine 1, KALASHNIKOV 1 or similar. You must have a solid understanding of the basics of weapons safety and weapons manipulation. This is not a class for the beginning shooter. Students will be contacted prior to the course regarding the gear list. (Hint: Sign up two weeks before class if you don’t have what you need)

Course Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night (Approx 32 Hours)
Tuition: $425 / student

 

Gear List- Required:

  • Rifle with sling
  • 5 Magazines
  • 500 Rounds for your rifle
  • Ear Pro / Eye Pro (you will need clear or yellow lenses)
  • Gloves
  • Boots/Rugged Footwear
  • Chest Rig/Plate Carrier (or another way to carry 4 mags min)
  • Pack
  • Sleep System
  • Poncho with 5 bungee cords
  • 2 Days Food
  • Hat or Helmet
  • Quality Knife (Fixed or Folder)
  • Compass with rotating bezel
  • Flashlight
  • CamelBak or other Hydration System
  • Water purification tablets or filter system
  • Mess Kit

 

Gear List- Recommended:

  • Bug Repellent
  • Sun Block
  • 550 Cord
  • Elbow/ Knee Pads
  • Dry Bags
  • Black Contractor Trash Bags
  • Protractor
  • FRS Radio
  • Spare Batteries for all electronics
  • Snivel Gear
  • Baby Wipes/ Toilet Paper

 

Round Count: 500 rounds.

 

 

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