Insights Training - General Defensive Rifle

Course Price: $400.00
Course Times: 20 hours
Course Designer: Insights Staff

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The intent of this course is to teach the student individual tactics and the use of the rifle in close range, high speed, defensive scenarios. The individual will learn rapid assumption of various shooting positions to maximize the use of cover and concealment and to provide for a more stable firing platform.

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Subjects Covered:

  • Firearms safety as it pertains to rifles and lethal encounters
  • Marksmanship fundamentals: stance, grip, sight alignment, trigger press, follow through
  • Conditions of carry, carry techniques, ready positions, mounting of the rifle from the ready and carry/slung positions
  • Firing positions: primary positions, secondary positions, special positions
  • Speed reloading, tactical reloading, malfunction drills
  • Rapid engagement of single and multiple opponents, rapid target acquisition
  • Pivoting and traversing
  • Individual tactics, tactical safety, movement, channelization, utilization of distance
  • Tactical management of danger areas such as doorways, corners, stairwells, etc.
  • Proper utilization of cover and concealment
  • Defining the role of the rifle in defense, rifle terminology, rifle types and selection
  • Requirements/advantages of the rifle, shotguns vs. rifles
  • Carry systems, accessories, modifications, sights
  • Realistic ranges, rifle ballistics and "stopping power"
  • The legalities of deadly force

Required Equipment:
  • Semiautomatic, magazine-fed, iron-sighted rifle with sling
  • 500 rounds of ammunition minimum (no steel core ammunition)
  • 3 rifle magazines (minimum)
  • Handgun with 100 rounds and holster gear
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Hearing and eye protection

Completion of General Defensive Handgun or equivalent and Concealed Weapons Permit or documentation of good character


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