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I attended both days of the Tactical Carbine I & II course on Oct 23 -24 in Birmingham, AL.
Day 1 was half-classroom, half-range with Day 2 all range time.
The classroom portion covered the basics of the UCR safety discussions, carbine selection, practical accessories, and cleaning and maintenance,
The Day 1 range portion began with a 25 yard zero session and 100 yd position drills.
Day 2 started with basic threat engagements and reinforced reloading skills. As student comfort levels improved, movement-to-contact drills and handgun transitions were added. Following lunch it was all brought together in a series of movement-to-contact drills requiring movement, reloads, and handgun transitions.
Overall, a great beginner/refresher class. The course provided a great foundation for a new carbine shooter to help them learn the skills needed to manage a carbine reasonably well in a defensive engagement. It also worked well as a refresher class for those a little rusty on their skill maintenance.
To me, one advantage of this class over many others is that it is VERY iron-sight oriented. You can run your RDS, but it is mandatory to zero w/irons...which was a very humbling experience for most.
Round count was reasonable so you won't break the bank on ammo. .22 conversions were allowed and would have worked very well with extra mags for even more ammo cost savings.
The instructors were competent, capable, and safety conscious...the drills built upon each other ot increase every student's competency level and it all blended into a course that was well worth the money and time.
I attended the Tactical Carbine I&II Course also. As a complete beginner, I was reluctant to attend this class because I was concerned I did not have the basic knowledge to meet the prerequisite. All I had was a new rifle and the desire to learn more. I initially called to inquire about future courses since I wasn’t quite ready for the current course. I expressed my reservations and I was assured that the class was perfect opportunity for the new carbine owner.
The information in this two day course was invaluable to me. The course provided me with the basic skills and information to be safe and competent with my firearm. I would highly recommend this class to anyone that is interested increasing their competency with their carbine. I was very impressed with course organization and the professionalism of the instructors. This course is definitely well worth the investment. I will be looking forward to more course offerings in the future.