TACTICAL APPLICATION RIFLE: LEVEL ONE
“Personal weapons are what raised mankind out of the mud, and the rifle is the queen of personal weapons.”
–Col. Jeff Cooper
It’s been said that the United States was built with the axe, the plow, and the rifle. As a hunting implement, the rifle provided early Americans with food, and as a defensive tool, it offered safety. In the wake of the Revolution, the frontier rifle became an icon of American resistance to tyranny and struggle for freedom. Rifles have continued to play a prominent role in American culture and history from early days to the present.
The inherent advantages of rifles as a defensive tool are apparent. Rifles offer greater ammunition capacity, more powerful cartridges, and the potential for greater precision at all distances than handguns or shotguns. Modern rifles are reliable, easy to maintain, and can be used to good effect with proper training and practice.
“TAR-One” is a beginner level rifle/carbine class that introduces shooters to concepts of safety, marksmanship, and manipulation in the tactical deployment of modern rifles. We emphasize the importance of combat mindset and and sound decision-making as the foundation for the “tactical application” of the rifle platform.
Date: Sat, May 20th 2023 8am-6pm
Location: SnowShoe Gun Club
*All CFTT classes at SnowShoe Gun Club are now open to members of the public. Non-members of the Gun Club attending a course hosted by SGC will pay a $75 range use fee, which can be credited toward a same-year membership. Special thanks to the SnowShoe Gun Club board of directors, for providing us with this exciting expanded opportunity to serve the community.
For more information about the Kenai Peninsula’s premier shooting venue and membership, visit: Snowshoegunclub.com
- If you cancel 4 weeks or more prior to the scheduled class, you will be refunded 100%.
- If you cancel less than 4 weeks but more than 2 weeks before the class, you will be refunded 50%.
- If you cancel within 2 weeks of class or fail to show up for class, you will not receive a refund.
- We can also credit your class tuition toward another course of equal or lesser value if you contact us to reschedule your training at least 2 weeks prior to the class you are scheduled to attend.
What to bring:
Functional AR-15 or AK-47 pattern rifle (preferred), with at least three magazines.
*Other centerfire rifles or carbines of .22 caliber or greater are permitted for this course, (including pistol-caliber carbines) however the majority of training and mechanics will be focused on the operation of the AR-15/M-16/M4 weapon system.
No rimfire cartridges.
One- or two-point adjustable sling.
Magazine pouches, bandoleers, stock ammo carriers, or some practical method of ready-accessible ammunition for your rifle.
Attire and Other Required Gear:
- Eye protection
- Ear protection
- Brimmed hat or baseball cap
- Shooting gloves (optional)
- knee/elbow pads (optional)
- Sunscreen/bug spray
- Layered clothing appropriate for Alaskan weather
- Closed toe footwear
- Folding camp chair
- Shooting mat/blanket
- hand sanitizer/wipes
Bring a packed lunch/snacks and plenty of water
Estimated Ammo Count: 200 rounds (bring more if you can), FMJ or frangible recommended
Reloaded ammo may be fired at the operator’s own risk.
Conventional lead core or frangible bullets only.
*ABSOLUTELY NO: armor piercing, incendiary, tracers, green tip, etc. These rounds can damage or ricochet off our AR500 targets, potentially causing injury.
In order to take this class, you must be a citizen of the United States, not legally prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition, and at least 16 years of age. Minors under 18 years of age must present a signed parental consent.