Tactical Carbine – Basic Skills Course

  • 2 Days
  • This is an introduction and orientation to the tactical carbine, in rifle or pistol calibers
  • The dominant carbine being characterized on this course is the AR15 and it’s variants. Other, common and current tactical carbines are certainly viable and can be utilized.
  • The goals of this course are to familiarize the shooter with their chosen platform and to gain competence and confidence with how to manage and operate it
  • The course will focus on participants learning the carbine’s characteristics, it’s operation, general firearm safety, range safety protocols, fitting the carbine to the shooter, sighting systems, the use of sling, marksmanship principles utilizing both prone and standing positional shooting, managing various loading and malfunction skills, as well as understanding grouping and zeroing the carbine

February 22-23, 2020 at the Gagnon Shooting Centre – Oshawa.  Cost $300 [Course is FULL]

May 2-3, 2020 at the Gagnon Shooting Centre – Oshawa.  Cost $300 [Course is FULL]

September 5-6, 2020 at the Gagnon Shooting Centre – Oshawa.  Cost $300 [Open – Positions are available]

December 19-20, 2020 at the Gagnon Shooting Centre – Oshawa.  Cost $300 [Open – Positions are available]

To Register for an available course, or to have your name added to the BTTS Marksmanship Training Group, please email – mbrake308@gmail.com

Equipment Required

  • Any tactical carbine (rifle or pistol caliber) manufactured and designed to be utilized in an operational environment.  Meaning; military field combat, urban law enforcement, specialized security services, or for 3-gun style competition shooting
  • Any style magazine and capacity approved under Canadian Firearm Regulations
  • Any sighting system suitable for the above mentioned deployment categories.  This course will provide engagements anywhere from 5 meters to 100 meters, depending on the range location being utilized
  • Any rifle sling manufactured and designed to secure and manage the rifle around the shooter’s upper torso during any movement or firing positions
  • Any style magazine carriers/pouches manufactured and designed to contain and secure the appropriate magazines, so that they can not fall out during physical activity.  These carriers/pouches need to be attached to either a load bearing vest, chest rig, duty belt or thigh platform
  • This course will require the shooter to have enough magazines to charge a total of 30 rounds at any one time.  Therefore ensure that your combination of magazines and related carriers can accommodate this amount
  • 300 rounds of applicable ammunition.  Absolutely no steel core ammunition
  • Shooters who are firing calibers other than .223/5.56 or required to bring 6 inert (dummy) safety training cartridges
  • Lunch will not be provided.  Therefore participants must be prepared to attend with whatever food and hydration they deem necessary
  • Participants must also be prepared to dress for the elements (weather).  There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing
  • A ground sheet or shooting mat is required
  • A support system for the front of the carbine is recommended for the zeroing stages, such as a bipod, block or bag
  • Also consider sunscreen and bug spray.  On either outdoor or indoor ranges – be prepared to get dirty

ALL INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT – Mike Brake mbrake308@gmail.com

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