MAST Solutions - Houston, TX - Tactical Rifle: 0-100m - June 11-12, 2011
Mast Solutions is holding a 0-to-100m Tactical Battle Rifle class. This class includes the use of a secondary as well as shooting from 0-100m with designated primary (by you) and secondary. Know how to operate your rifle effectively. Test your capabilities under simulated duress. Learn the mechanics of shooting as well as proper BZO, shooting platforms, transitions, maintenance, malfunctions, and much more!! IRON SIGHTS will be used for standards. Optics can be used for the remainder of class if you choose. Reactive targeting system with 180 degree shoot capability. Saturday evening night shoot:: Low-light condition(s) overview.
-Location: CSM Bell's Ranger Range
-Address: E-mail for address with your confirmation of attendance and deposit sent
-Cost: $490.00- Includes class, lodging, meals, and all hydration
-Deposit: Non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is required mailed to the below addy:
22136 Westheimer PKWY
Suite # 350
Katy, TX 77494
-Ammo requirements: 1000rds Primary and 200rds of secondary
-Limited class of 8 students due to nature of class. E-mail and deposit confirmation only will hold your slot!
Course and logistics:
We will be staying at a range house as a group. Hygiene is a must. Included in the cost of the course is all food (three meals a day), beverages while on range including H2O gatorade and some snacks. Cleaning station with tables during evening down time if needed. Accommodations to sleep 10 with room for cots, sleeping bags and sharing rooms.
-Gear (kit) and “Slick”
-Carry methods/Sling selection
-Rifle work from 0-100 meters
-Stance, hinge point, and weapon “weld” for consistency
-Grip, sight picture and trigger control
-Sight picture using iron sights and or vs. optics
-The Various reloads- Pro’s Con’s
-Possible malfunctions of the rifle and how to remedy
-Strong and support side shooting while both stationary and on the move
-Shooting platforms- The “WHY” included in the platform
-Barricades with movement
A functional primary and a secondary (handgun) with proper holster. A cleaning kit and tools that are compatible with the weapon system(s) in question is also recommended. Each student should have a minimum of 6 working magazines.
-Clothing suited and class appropriate as well as being seasonally appropriate
-Flip flops for shower
-Rain gear / cold weather gear
-Clear lenses for night shoots
-Baseball style hat recommended
-Primary weapon sling
-A rig that can carry a minimum of four (4) primary magazines on your person
-Functioning secondary weapon system, and three working magazines
-A holster and magazine pouch that will retain your equipment when moving
-Primary weapon mounted light
-Secondary weapon mounted or handheld light
-Spare bulbs and batteries
-Knee and Elbow pads (optional)
PM me or post for more info and I can put you in contact with the owner to reserve a spot
My two sons and I attended the MAST 0-100 Rifle Class this weekend. One word; outstanding.
The training cadre was able to compress in two days what I have learned in previous 3 and 5 days classes that I have taken over the years. Having been in uniform for over 30 years the class was a refresher in some aspects of sight alignment, trigger control and weapons manipulation but then the instructors were able to move the training to a higher level by using information and techniques hard won in combat i.e., constant small movements to make yourself a difficult target, box drills to shoot while moving on different targets from different positions, ladder drills to get the heart and lungs pumping and engaging the targets while under simulated levels of elevated stress. In addition to these training techniques the training cadre constantly, observed, identified and begin the process of correcting bad habits that I had picked up over the years. I say begin the process because these poor techniques that I have picked up have been ingrained and it will take a conscious and concentrated effort on my part to make these necessary adjustments. The course also reminded me that I have additional efforts to make to train and condition the most primary of weapon systems, my physical form and of the necessity to get back into my fighting prime, first and foremost getting out from behind the desk and paying some sweat equity for future survival/success dividends.
While I benefitted tremendously from the instruction and the drills and techniques that were imparted my main reason for being there was my two military age sons, both with aspirations in the military special operations community. I was and am extremely proud of the both of them and the tenacity and drive that they exhibited when given problems and their ability in solving them. I want to take this opportunity to thank the training cadre in… please forgive this fathers sentimentality… in giving my sons some techniques and training that may keep them, their fellow service members and the rest of us safe.
The level of instruction with MAST exceeds that of many others in many aspects but one in particular I was surprised to see. All training classes will give you a certificate of attendance, as will MAST, however a certificate of graduation must be earned. I am pleased that I earned my graduation certificate and I am most certainly proud that both sons earned their graduation certificates as well. My middle son however earned that and the “Top Gun – Hot Shot” award and the bragging rights that are inherent in such notoriety, somewhat vexing his older brother.
At the conclusion of the course, muscles were sore, minor nicks, abrasions and brass burns the rule, weapons clothing and equipment were covered in dirt sweat and sand and a good time was had by all. Would I return to a MAST class? Absolutely! Would I encourage friends, family and especially family members about to go into harm’s way to attend MAST training? Affirmative!
Again my thanks to the training cadre, John, Benny, David, Tory and Matt, and a final thanks to Sergeant Major Bell for the use of his facility and home, a mensch of the highest order. Miss A, great ranger cookies!
Great write-up sir! Much appreciated! Hope to see you guys out at another course!