Posted: 4/27/2011 6:39:19 PM EDT
I attended the Rochester Personal Defense – Defensive Rifle/Carbine Operator 101 course a couple of weeks ago at the Square Deal Sportsman’s Club in Maine, NY. I wrote up a full review on my site at http://www.gothamsurvival.com/?p=926. Here is a quick run down of what we went over.
* Use of Force doctrine
* Equipment selection and accessories
* The difference between administrative skills and combat (Stress Loading) skills
* Malfunction and stoppage clearing
* Operation of your rifle in a defensive/combat mindset
* Defensive accuracy and shooting
* Proper defensive rifle or carbine stances
* Skills for shooting multiple targets
* Shooting from cover or concealment
The course was $135 and the training was definitely worth it. If you have any questions please ask.
A buddy of mine asked what kind of equipment I brought to the defensive rifle course that I took a month ago. Here is a list of the gear I brought.
The rifle was a Stag Arms Model 2 with an EOTech 556.65 sight, a Midwest Industries AR-15 MCTAR-30HD sling adapter, a Specter Gear Viper Sling II, a MagPul Angled Forend Grip, a LED Lenser V2 Flashlight, a Safariland Rapid Light System and a pair of UTG AR-15 Handguard Picatinny Rails to mount the grip and flashlight on.
My ammo carrier was a Specter Gear M-1 Mk-2 Chest Carrier with a Bianchi Double AR15 Pouch clipped on the left side.
Seven Pre-Ban magazines. I should have brought more so I could have saved some time on reloading.
A generic range bag with 500 rounds of 5.56, a can of oil (very important), extra AA batteries, rifle cleaning kit, pocket knife, a set of screw drivers, files, allen keys, small hand towel, Purel hand sanitizer, two sandwiches, snacks, three bottles of water and a red bull. I also brought a Individual First Aid Kit aka IFAK that was clipped to the outside of my bag and a set of Columbia Water Proof Pants and Columbia Water Proof Jacket. These two items are great because they go over your regular clothes. I bought the appropriate sized pants so they were not baggy and I could stay maneuverable. I made sure to buy a larger size jacket so I can put it over my winter jacket if necessary. Last but not least a pair of Blackhawk Waterproof Tactical Boots.