Rifle 1

Rifle 1

14 Episodes

This course lays the foundation for all future rifle training. Safety, range etiquette, weapon operation, accessories, fundamentals of fire, shooting/ready positions, rapid target acquisition, target transitions, clearing of stoppages, rapid fire, and warrior mindset are the main subjects tackled in this essential course. Though this training is designed for beginners, the subject matter and technique allows students to build realistic skills that can survive the test of stress and small time constraints.

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Rifle 1
  • Chapter 1 | Intro to Rifle - Part 1

    Episode 1

    John introduces the Rifle 1 course with an overview of the AR15, and the gun handling technics needed to be proficient. Gear is good, but it comes down to your skill. Never bring a pistol to a rifle fight.

  • Chapter 1 | Intro to Rifle - Part 2

    Episode 2

    John reviews rifle specs along with matching combat technics. Strategic gear setup gets you combat ready. Trick out your rifle with optional hardware.

  • Chapter 2 | Zero Theory, Trajectory, and Ballistics

    Episode 3

    John demonstrates bullet travel and optics to understand your zero point. Selecting your best ballistic average for your setup. Learn the relationship of trajectory and ballistics.

  • Chapter 3 | Safety and Stances - Part 1

    Episode 4

    John reviews the safety systems and protocols for handling your rifle. Gun handling technics are covered, along with the most efficient setup for your rifle. Context of use is critical to your overall setup of your weapon. Prepare to take your stance.

  • Chapter 3 | Safety and Stances - Part 2

    Episode 5

    John teaches stance and posturing to provide an efficient setup for shooting and transitions. Standing, kneeling, and prone positions require different setups. Reduce the adverse effects of parallax.

  • Chapter 4 | Zeroing Your Rifle

    Episode 6

    John demonstrates loading and unloading the AR15. Trigger technics are instructed with controlled breathing and respiratory pause. Setting up the optics and adjusting for zero are demonstrated with live fire targets.

  • Chapter 5 | Ready Ups

    Episode 7

    John teaches the proper technic to transition from a position of readiness to on target. The right low ready position helps you create efficiency to be fast and accurate. Proper placement allows you to bring up the gun to your eye. Slow is smooth - smooth is fast.

  • Chapter 6 | Over the Shoulder, Retention and Sul - Part 1

    Episode 8

    John discusses the sling setup to have the right gun positioning. Over the shoulder keeps your rifle in a compact position. Retention provides gun security for a ready up.

  • Chapter 6 | Over the Shoulder, Retention and Sul - Part 2

    Episode 9

    John demonstrates the Retention or Muzzle Up technic for a ready up. Learn how to maneuver around structures. The Sul or point down ready up position keeps your position compact and keeps you from flagging.

  • Chapter 7 | Reloads

    Episode 10

    John teaches the tactical reload for a practical technic in a hostile situation. Emergency reloads under cover and on the move require different technics. Transitioning from a partial clip to a full clip gives you a tactical advantage.

  • Chapter 8 | Stoppages and Malfunctions

    Episode 11

    John talks through the stoppages, malfunctions and breakages that can occur with your rifle. A click is the loudest sound in a gunfight. Tap, Rack, Re-engage.

  • Chapter 9 | Rapid Fire

    Episode 12

    John demonstrates the variable pressures that impact gun handling efficiency. Recoil management allows you to time your shots with speed and accuracy.

  • Chapter 10 | Target Transitions

    Episode 13

    John teaches target transition technic with sight lift timing. Use a solid platform to allow you to point at the next target. Use visual transitions to have your eyes beat your muzzle to the next target.

  • Chapter 11 | Rifle 1 In Review

    Episode 14

    John reviews the skills and tactics learned in Rifle 1 and discusses the transition to Rifle 2.