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Carbine I – Introductory Level: For shooters who have had at least a basic carbine class either from Vickers Tactical or any other accredited instructor.

Topics covered include safety, stance, zeroing for iron sights and optics, sight alignment and trigger control. Familiarization with their carbine includes field stripping and maintenance. Other subject matter that is covered includes reloads, presentation, shooting positions, and introduction to different skill drills including dry fire and bullseye shooting.  Additionally this course will cover malfunction drills, shooting on the move, as well as transitions to pistol. Introduction to timed fire drills and evaluations based on class skill level.

Ammuntion requirement is 800 rounds plus 300 rounds pistol.

Required gear and equipment:

-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 recomended.

-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 as specified above

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

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

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

2 Day Carbine Course

Instructed by Larry Vickers

September 12th & 13th, 2015      $575.00

Larry Vickers is a retired career special operations soldier with 20-plus years of service to our country. A longtime 1st SFOD- Delta operational member, he was a key player in the small arms marksmanship expertise and weapons selection of that Unit. Select Special Operations, Military, and Law Enforcement Units seek him out on a regular basis for expert combat marksmanship training. Considered one of the best combat marksmanship instructors in the U.S., he has become one of the most sought after instructors in the Worldwide Special Operations community.