Defensive Rifle

Defensive Rifle

In this course, the student will learn how to use the semiautomatic rifle or carbine for self-defense. All aspects of defensive rifle shooting from near to far will be addressed in this fun packed one day course. Gain the skills to deploy the rifle in an array of practical defensive shooting scenarios as well as the knowledge to select a defensive rifle and support equipment.

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Duration: 1 day / 8hrs (2 hrs classroom /6 hours range)


  • Responsible Firearms Ownership
  • Firearms Safety that works ( in the home, workplace, vehicle, in training, and in carry)
  • Selection of a defensive shoulder weapon and accessories
  • Selection of defensive and training ammunition
  • Basic Shooting Techniques-Defensive Rifle Fundamentals
  • Ready and Carry Positions
  • Administrative Loading and Unloading
  • Reloading Techniques
  • Shooting Positions, to include use of the sling and other methods of hasty support
  • Identification and Engagement of Multiple Opponents
  • Identification and Utilization of Cover
  • Immediate Action / Multiple Shot Techniques
  • Zeroing and Precision Shooting
  • Shooting While Moving and Utilization of Tactical Movement
  • Transitions to handgun
  • Preventative Maintenance session-cleaning, maintenance, inspection, and safe storage


This is an intermediate level class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, and foundational marksmanship skills Estimated round count: 400 rounds rifle / 100 rounds handgun

Equipment List:

  • Rifle or carbine w/ sling (5.56/223, 7.62×39, 5.7×28, 5.45×39) Carbine w/ sling (9mm, 40SW, 45ACP).
  • 5 magazines minimum / 1 Magazine Pouch
  • Defensive handgun (9mm,40SW,45ACP) with 3 handgun magazines minimum
  • Sturdy Belt and Belt mounted holster and magazine holders
  • Footwear and clothing suitable for rapid movement and training in any weather
  • Shooting Gloves / Knee / Elbow pads / Hat with brim
  • Hydration system Earmuffs and earplugs
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

Tuition includes the following:

  • Course manual
  • Certificate of completion

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    My wife and I want to thank you for making us feel comfortable and at ease being our first time handling firearms.
    I wish that all gun stores had your attitude it would make finding the perfect firearm a whole lot easier.

    I have already made several phone calls to family and friends to let them know about our experience with you an the Institute.
    You made us feel like more than students you treated us as we were family.
    We are definitely coming back to take the other recommended classes.

    May God continue to bless you and your family but mostly to keep you safe.
    Thank you for everything and we will see you soon.

    Regards The Parks family.”
    ~by Curtis and Cynthia P.
     Taylor, Tx