Tactical Application Rifle: Level 3
In battle, things rarely go according to plan. Communication breakdowns, equipment failures, injuries, and unanticipated attacks can force seasoned protectors to adapt their tactics on the fly. When faced with disadvantages in a life and death situation, the experienced rifleman needs to be able to competently diagnose and address the issues to regain tactical initiative. This takes mechanical aptitude with the rifle, physical fortitude, self-awareness, and situational mental mastery.
Tactical Application Rifle: Level Three (TAR-3) is a one-day course aimed at experienced rifle operators. It aims to challenge and develop high-level proficiency in troubleshooting and operation of the rifle under stress or physically compromised conditions, as well as handling and retention of the rifle in extreme close quarters (hand-fighting distances). The exercises in this course will demand a high level of competency with the rifle, a reasonable level of physical fitness, and the ability to adapt under moderate-to-high induced stress. Students can expect to get dirty, sustain minor scrapes and/or bruises, and have an intensely engaging learning experience that is sure to take their rifle skills to the next level.
Date: Sunday, August 22 2021 12:30-8:30pm
Cost: $180 (For a Combined TAR-2 & TAR-3: $325)
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
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.
- Magazine pouches, bandoleers, stock ammo carriers, or some practical method of ready-accessible ammunition for your rifle.
- Rugged, flexible clothing that may be torn or damaged
- 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)
- Plenty of water, snacks, etc. for an 8 hour class
- Hand wipes/sanitizer
- Estimated Ammo Count: 250 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.