Rifle Basic Orientation

Rifle Basic Orientation

This course is geared towards the modern semiautomatic rifle or carbine. This entry level course will guide the new owner through the basics of safety, handling, loading, unloading, firing, and maintenance. With the Combination of classroom and range instruction the students will gain the necessary skills in a safe and supportive environment.

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Duration:  4 hours (2 classroom /  2 range)


  • Responsible Firearms Ownership and Applications of the Rifle
  • Safe Use and Handling of Firearms
  • Safety Concerns and Practices While Training and While Carrying a Firearm
  • Locking Devices and Techniques for Firearms to Prevent Unauthorized Access
  • Applicable Laws relating to the possession, transportation, and storage of firearms
  • General Guidelines on interstate travel with firearms
  • Components and Operation of Modern Rifles
  • Types, Components, and Purposes of Modern Rifle Ammunition
  • The Fundamental of Basic Shooting Techniques
  • Ready Positions
  • Administrative Loading and Unloading of rifles
  • Potential Dangers (penetration, ricochet, misidentification, accidental discharges, etc.)
  • Preventative Maintenance

Estimated round count: 200 rounds


Please wear long pants with pockets, closed toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals), and a crew neck (T-shirt) or button-up shirt (no low-cut neck lines), also a cap or hat with a brim. Bring water to stay hydrated during the range time.

You may bring your own semi-automatic rifle or carbine, 3 magazines and a pouch (optional). Calibers allowed include 5.56/223, 7.62×39, 5.45×39, 5.7×28, 9MM, .40S&W, and .45ACP.



Tuition includes the following:

    • 10% discount for Rifle Intermediate Course

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    “I walked away from my private LTC course at Citadel Firearms Institute a
    different person - for the better. Jorge\'s training was outstanding and
    comprehensive, covering everything from the safe and proper handling of the
    firearm, to situational awareness, the possibility of various threats and
    use of force that may be required, the consequences and ramifications of
    pulling the trigger, legal protection with Texas Law Shield in the event of
    the use of deadly force, Texas regulations, and use of the firearms at his
    on-site firing range. Not only did this course change my life, but I now
    have more confidence in my skills, knowledge, and handling of the firearm
    and am well prepared to defend myself and my family should the need arise.
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