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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2
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.
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.
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.