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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  • From the Range

    “Hey, Jorge!
    Just wanted to let you know that your training made me look like a rock star in
    front of my daughter last week. We took her to the range and she had a double feed
    (my first double feed in the wild). I walked right up and pulled the mag, cleared
    the chamber and loaded it up again. Even after all these years, I knew exactly what
    to do thanks to your training.”
    ~by T. Rivera
     Hutto, Tx.