Moving and Up-Close Carbine:

-AR15 rifle/carbine, or other platform, in safe working order with optical sight and back up sights and tactical sling.  Iron Sights alone are permitted as well (loaners are available for students that do not own a rifle)  

-Pistol from reputable manufacturer in good, safe working order with a minimum of 3 quality, working  magazines, more for single stack platforms

-Quality rifle and pistol ammunition from reputable manufacturer: 400 Rounds Rifle, 50 Handgun for transistion drills

-Minimum of 6 Rifle Magazines, extra magazines are highly recommended - Loaners available or magazines are available to purchase

-First Line Gear: Sturdy Belt designed and capable of supporting pistol, magazines, gear, etc.  Quality holster for pistol with solid retention, no cheap nylon or generic fit holsters permitted.  Holster must cover trigger guard and retain pistol during movement.  Holsters that use the trigger finger in line with the trigger to release are not preferred.  Magazine Pouches/Carriers for pistol and Rifle, Dump Pouch highly recommended, Multi-Tool recommended.  Concealment garment or duty gear is encouraged, use what you would use on a realistic day for you, ie everday carry.

-Second Line Gear: Sturdy quality Chest Rig or Vest capable of supporting gear. Quality magazine pouches/carriers for chest rig that can hold magazines securely.

*For range drills it is recommended that between first and second line gear student can carry 4-6 rifle magazines and 2-3 pistol magazines.  

-Eye and Ear Protection

-Adequate clothing and footwear for weather, rain gear, jacket, etc.  We recommend dressing in layers.

-Personal equipment: Gloves, Elbow pads, knee pads.  The neoprene type work great, you will be on the ground, kneeling, prone etc. and the pads can greatly aid in comfort.

-Baseball style cap highly recommended

-For breaks at class, bringing a folding or bag chair is a great item to have.  We will have some seating options but a comfortable chair is a nice item to have.

-Personal items such as sunscreen, bug repellant, favorite snacks, etc.

-Gun cleaning/maintenance kit, lubricant of choice, rags or old t-shirts

Introduction and Fundamental Carbine Course:

-AR15 rifle/carbine in safe working order with optical sight and back up sights and tactical sling.  Iron Sights alone are permitted as well (loaners are available for students that do not own a rifle)  

-Quality ammunition from reputable manufacturer:  250 for Introduction Course, 400 for Fundamental Course

-Minimum of 3 Rifle Magazines, extra magazines are highly recommended - Loaners available or magazines are available to purchase

-Eye and Ear Protection

-Adequate clothing and footwear for weather, rain gear, jacket, etc.  We recommend dressing in layers.

-Baseball style cap highly recommended

-For breaks at class, bringing a folding or bag chair is a great item to have.  We will have some seating options but a comfortable chair is a nice item to have.

-Personal items such as sunscreen, bug repellant, favorite snacks, etc.

-Gun cleaning/maintenance kit, lubricant of choice, rags or old t-shirts

-Note taking material, pen, etc.


Optional Equipment:

-First Line Gear: Sturdy Belt designed and capable of supporting, magazines, gear, etc.  Magazine Pouches, Dump Pouch highly recommended

-Second Line Gear: Sturdy quality Chest Rig or Vest capable of supporting gear. Quality magazine pouches/carriers for chest rig that can hold magazines securely

*For range drills it is recommended that between first and second line gear student can carry 2 extra magazines.

Intro and Fundamental Pistol:

-Pistol from reputable manufacturer in good, safe working order.  It is recommended to use a larger frame type pistol for comfort and capacity.  If all you have is a small compact carry pistol, reloading magazines will be a hurdle for you.  Additionally most small compact pistols are not comfortable for prolonged shooting

-Quality ammunition from reputable manufacturer:  250 for Introduction Course, 400 for Fundamental Course

-Minimum of 3 Magazines, extra magazines are highly recommended for low capacity pistols or single stack pistols.

-First Line Gear: Sturdy Belt designed and capable of supporting pistol, magazines, gear, etc.  Quality holster for pistol with solid retention, no cheap nylon or generic fit holsters permitted.  Holster must cover trigger guard and retain pistol during movement.  Holsters that use the trigger finger in line with the trigger to release are not preferred.  

-Magazine Pouches/Carriers

*For range drills you will need to carry 2-3 extra magazines.  

-Eye and Ear Protection

-Adequate clothing and footwear for weather, rain gear, jacket, etc.  We recommend dressing in layers.

-Baseball style cap highly recommended

-For breaks at class, bringing a folding or bag chair is a great item to have.  We will have some seating options but a comfortable chair is a nice item to have.

-Personal items such as sunscreen, bug repellant, favorite snacks, etc.

-Gun cleaning/maintenance kit, lubricant of choice, rags or old t-shirts

-Note taking material, pen, etc.

Moving and Up-Close Pistol:

-Pistol from reputable manufacturer in good, safe working order.  It is recommended to use a larger frame type pistol for comfort and capacity.  If all you have is a small compact carry pistol, reloading magazines will be a hurdle for you.  Additionally most small compact pistols are not comfortable for prolonged shooting

-Quality ammunition from reputable manufacturer: 400 Rounds

-Minimum of 3 Magazines, extra magazines are highly recommended and are required for low capacity pistols or single stack pistols.

-First Line Gear: Sturdy Belt designed and capable of supporting pistol, magazines, gear, etc.  Quality holster for pistol with solid retention, no cheap nylon or generic fit holsters permitted.  Holster must cover trigger guard and retain pistol during movement.  Holsters that use the trigger finger in line with the trigger to release are not preferred.  Magazine Pouches/Carriers and a concealment garment based on your realistic everday carry.  Duty gear for LE is encouraged.

*For range drills it is recommended that between first and second line gear student can carry 4 magazines.  

-Eye and Ear Protection

-Adequate clothing and footwear for weather, rain gear, jacket, etc.  We recommend dressing in layers.

-Personal equipment: Gloves, Elbow pads, knee pads.  The neoprene type work great, you will be on the ground, kneeling, prone etc. and the pads can greatly aid in comfort.

-Baseball style cap highly recommended

-For breaks at class, bringing a folding or bag chair is a great item to have.  We will have some seating options but a comfortable chair is a nice item to have.

-Personal items such as sunscreen, bug repellant, favorite snacks, etc.

-Gun cleaning/maintenance kit, lubricant of choice, rags or old t-shirts.

-Note taking material, pen, etc.

Carbine Pistol Continuity by Dave Spaulding & Dave Timm, 2017 Hosted Courses

-Pistol from reputable manufacturer in good, safe working order.  It is recommended to use a larger frame type pistol for comfort and capacity.  If all you have is a small compact carry pistol, reloading magazines will be a hurdle for you.  Additionally most small compact pistols are not comfortable for prolonged shooting. An additional pistol is a good idea.

-AR15 rifle/carbine, or other platform, in safe working order with optical sight and back up sights and tactical sling.  Iron Sights alone are permitted as well, however optic such as Aimpoint, are highly recommended.

-Quality ammunition from reputable manufacturer, 400 Rifle, 400 Pistol

-Minimum of 3 Magazines, extra magazines are highly recommended and are required for low capacity pistols or single stack pistols.

-First Line Gear: Sturdy Belt designed and capable of supporting pistol, magazines, gear, etc.  Quality holster for pistol with solid retention, no cheap nylon or generic fit holsters permitted.  Holster must cover trigger guard and retain pistol during movement.  Holsters that use the trigger finger in line with the trigger to release are not preferred.  Magazine Pouches/Carriers, Dump Pouch highly recommended, Multi-Tool recommended.  Concealment garment or duty gear is encouraged, use what you would use on a realistic day for you, ie everday carry.

*For range drills it is recommended that between first and second line gear student can carry 2-3 magazines.  

-Eye and Ear Protection

-Adequate clothing and footwear for weather, rain gear, jacket, etc.  We recommend dressing in layers.

-Personal equipment: Gloves, Elbow pads, knee pads.  The neoprene type work great, you may be on the ground, kneeling, prone etc. and the pads can greatly aid in comfort.

-Baseball style cap highly recommended

-For breaks at class, bringing a folding or bag chair is a great item to have.  We will have some seating options but a comfortable chair is a nice item to have.

-Personal items such as sunscreen, bug repellant, favorite snacks, etc.

-Gun cleaning/maintenance kit, lubricant of choice, rags or old t-shirts.

-Note taking material, pen, etc.

Practical Urban Carbine by Steve Fisher, 2017 Hosted Course

-AR15 rifle/carbine, or other platform, in safe working order with optical sight and back up sights and tactical sling.  Iron Sights alone are permitted as well, however optic such as Aimpoint, are highly recommended.

-Pistol from reputable manufacturer in good, safe working order with a minimum of 3 quality, working  magazines, more for single stack platforms

-Quality rifle and pistol ammunition:  800 Rounds Rifle - 200 should be duty/match grade

-Minimum of 6 Rifle Magazines, extra magazines are highly recommended - Loaners available or magazines are available to purchase.  It is recommended to pre-load your magazines ahead of time.

-First Line Gear: Sturdy Belt designed and capable of supporting pistol, magazines, gear, etc.  Quality holster for pistol with solid retention, no cheap nylon or generic fit holsters permitted.  Holster must cover trigger guard and retain pistol during movement.  Holsters that use the trigger finger in line with the trigger to release are not preferred.  Magazine Pouches/Carriers for pistol and Rifle, Dump Pouch highly recommended, Multi-Tool recommended.

-Second Line Gear: Sturdy quality Chest Rig or Vest capable of supporting gear. Quality magazine pouches/carriers for chest rig that can hold magazines securely.

*For range drills it is recommended that between first and second line gear student can carry 4-6 rifle magazines and 2-3 pistol magazines.  

-Eye and Ear Protection

-Adequate clothing and footwear for weather, rain gear, jacket, etc.  We recommend dressing in layers.

-Personal equipment: Gloves, Elbow pads, knee pads.  The neoprene type work great, you will be on the ground, kneeling, prone etc. and the pads can greatly aid in comfort.

-Baseball style cap highly recommended

-For breaks at class, bringing a folding or bag chair is a great item to have.  We will have some seating options but a comfortable chair is a nice item to have.

-Personal items such as sunscreen, bug repellant, favorite snacks, etc.

-Gun cleaning/maintenance kit, lubricant of choice, rags or old t-shirts

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