Carbine-I: Intro to Tactical Carbine (AR15)


Introduction to Tactical Carbine (AR-15)

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This is an entry level course for rifle/AR-15 carbine shooters. This class is geared for those who have not had any formal carbine instruction.  It is structured to train the student in minor caliber, optically unaided rifle/carbine skills and techniques. The program is designed to target the individual who may be  deploying this weapon system for personal defense.

Students will learn about one of the most popular weapon systems that law enforcement agencies across the country are incorporating into their arsenal. Students will learn: essential law pertaining to AR (California), a brief history, nomenclature, mechanical operation, care & cleaning, preventive maintenance, safety, stance, application of two points sling, manipulations, safe load and unload techniques, zeroing iron sights, sight alignment and trigger control, and shooting positions & stable platforms.

Class detail


February 22nd (Sat) 2019 (CANCELLED)  #200222C1

Where:  Angeles Shooting Range in Lake View Terrace, CA (Fort Angeles 100 yd)

*Only 15 students permitted hense the higher tuition for personal attention

Ammo: Approx. 250 rounds minimum


None/Open to all students & Pistol-I(a) is highly recommended

Class Format

This (8 hrs) day training will be held in class room and on live fire range:

Lecture:.2.5 hours & Lunch 30 minutes 

Live Fire Shooting: 5 hours

Carbine-1 Course Subject

The following technique and concepts will be introduced.


Students are introduced to basic safety and brief overview of the CA firearms law

4 Basic Firearms Safety Rules

Essential law pertaining to AR (California)

Nomenclature & Mechanical operation

Disassembly and re-assembly of the AR-15 / M-4 rifle

Care & cleaning, preventive maintenance

Understanding projectile trajectory

Weapon Operation

Function checking the AR-15 / M-4 rifle Chamber Check

Fundamentals of shooting a rifle & Elements of Marksmanship

Safe loading and unloading

Trigger Control & Dry Presses

Understanding & Adjusting Iron Sights

Sling use and carry techniques

Assessing and scanning - situational awareness

Live Fire & Combat Shooting

Students are introduced to the concept of Live Fire & Combat Shooting

Presentation: low, high, SUL ready

Sight adjustment (MOA) and zeroing

Confirming mechanical off-set and hold-off POI

Reloading, Malfunctions (basic)

Delivering controlled pairs and accelerated pairs

    Shooting positions – standing, squatting, kneeling and prone

Carbine-II: The Next Level

The Operator

This 1-day carbine training course will build on the foundation skills developed in Carbine-I to develop aggressive carbine handling skills during tactical deployment of the rifle for personal protection and home defense.


Needed Gear

    • AR15 or M16 type carbine w/ iron sites (CA compliant for non LEO)
    • 2 Magazines - Magazine holder - 200 rounds of ammunition (Students must provide own ammo)
    • Standard two point or tactical two point sling is required
    • Sturdy belt, Sam-brown, tactical belt
    • Ear protection (both outer and inner protections are recommended)
    • Eye protection (Prefer clear with no color)
    • Hat (highly recommended)
    • Knee & elbow pads (optional)
    • Shooting mat for prone position (optional)
    • Large marking pen
    • Hand wipes
    • Sunscreen
    • Lunch
    • Water and snacks (also available on-site for purchase)
    • Need a safety tab to insert into the bolt/firing chamber through the dust cover  (Also available during the class)
    • Appropriate clothing for weather and to prevent hot brass incidents (females: clothing that'll cover chest/breast area)
    • Folding Chair

**Upon registration, students are provided with a Discount Code courtesy of LA Police Gear for all of their shopping need.



12651 N Little Tujunga Canyon Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342
Angeles Shooting Ranges 




Range Info: (818) 918-2364

Class info: (661) 857-7722