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
Rifle use for defensive purposes is on the rise in the civilian sector as the inherent advantages of the modern rifle platform have caught the attention of vigilant citizens. Law Enforcement and the military rely on the rifle as the primary tool of close-quarters combat.
“TAR-One” is a beginner level rifle/carbine class that introduces rifle shooters to concepts of safety and competency while deploying a rifle defensively. Focus on essential principles of mindset and tactics form the foundation for good gunfighters, not just good shooters.
Location: SnowShoe Gun Club 40450 Shotgun Dr. Kenai, AK
All classes held at SnowShoe Gun Club are exclusively for SGC members. For more information about the Kenai Peninsula’s premier shooting venue and membership, visit: Snowshoegunclub.com
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.
If you wish to use an optic, you may use a quick-detach mount and folding backup iron sights or offset iron sights, but your rifle should have a set of sights, not just an optic.
No rimfire cartridges.
One- or two-point adjustable sling.
*For more information about rifle slings, please see our video “Rifle Slings”
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 (electronic preferred; mandatory if you are hard of hearing)
- Brimmed hat or baseball cap (to keep brass from getting behind eye protection)
- Shooting Gloves (strongly recommended)
- Knee and/or elbow pads (Optional, but recommended)
- Sunscreen/bug dope/layered clothing appropriate for Alaskan weather
- Long pants with pockets
- Closed toe shoes/boots
- Folding camp chair (recommended)
- Shooting mat or blanket (optional)
- Plenty of water, snacks, etc.
- Hand wipes/sanitizer
- Packed lunch
Estimated Ammo Count: 400 rounds, 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.