4 Day Practical Rifle course
I just got back from the 4 day Practical Rifle course at Frontsight. It was my first time taking this course. I had a great time. There were 20 people in the class and three instructors. I'd estimate over half of the class was shootining AR's the rest an assortment of bolt guns, and other semi autos. About half the weapons were scoped and half iron sights. I shot an old Green label Colt SP2 with iron sights. It was my first formal rifle course since qualifying with an M16 about 25 years ago in the USAF. I was amazed to find out how much I didn't know about shooting the AR15. I am much better now to say the least. You shoot from 7yds out to 400yds on paper and steel targets. You shoot a live fire simulator and there is a man on man shoot using steel knock down targets.Type 1,2 and 3 malfunctions as well as tac and emer reloads are taught. One night you stay late and do night shooting. Different ammo types, flash hiders and weapons systems are demo-ed for their light signature at night. The night shoot is culminated with a concentration of fire demo where the entire relay engages one steel target continuously for about a minute. We were all grinning from ear to ear after that one. The handgunners a couple of ranges down were impressed. The skills test is 3 rounds each at 15, 25, 50, 75, 100, 200 and then head shots from 15 and 25 all timed from 1.5 secs per shot at 15 to 6.5 at 200. All shots 50 and farther are free style. The malfunctions and reloads are also tested under time. It is a great course for all skill levels. We had a range of shooters from first time shooting an AR to a Marine sniper. Overall it was an excellent course. I can't wait to get back and take it again. I highly recommend it.