Advanced Carbine Courses
Offsite at Okeechobee Shooting Sports

  

Advanced Defensive Carbine
 

Course Brief: This class is for anyone who has a fighting rifle / carbine such as the AK, AR, platforms etc and wants to learn how to use them effectively in a realistic environment. This is an all-day on-range course for the serious shooter wanting to get the most from this weapon system. Some of the items covered in the course are Standing, Kneeling and Prone Positions, Shooting On The Move, Shooting From Cover, and Reloading Techniques including Speed Loads and Tactical Reloads. 
Course Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Cost: $250 Includes Range Fees, Targets, Lunch, Drinks, and Merchandise
Length: 7 Hours
Skills that will be worked on and Topics Discussed in this Class:
- Nomenclature and Functions
- Slings Set Up
- Stance & Grip
- Low Muzzle / High Muzzle
- Presentation / Mounting
- Explanation of Loading / Unloading, and Malfunctions
- Basic Maintenance 
- Long Range / Traditional Rifle Stance (Relaxed) 
- Fast Stance / Fighting Stance (Military)
- Recoil Reduction Techniques
- Basic Ballistic Issues POA & POI
- Trigger Control
- Recovery & Breathing 
- 25 Yards & Under 
- 25 Yards & Over
- Check ZERO at 25 yards
- Understanding Accuracy / Precision Fire
- Understanding Controlled Pairs
- Understanding Hammers
- Understanding Rapid Fire
- Firing From Prone
- Firing From Knee
- Firing From Sitting
- Firing from Squat
- Moving & Shooting
Skills and Requirements Needed Coming Into this Class: 
- Must be comfortable with chosen firearm while shooting in a traditional static range environment. 
- Must be familiar with basic manipulation and use of chosen firearm 
- Must have concealed weapons permit or have completed criminal background check
Prerequisite Courses which will Help You Obtain the Above Skills but are Not Mandatory: 
Introduction to Rifle / Carbine
AR15 / M4 Platform Principles
Private Coaching
Equipment List:
- Your Chosen Magazine Fed (Semi Auto) Rifle with a Stock that has been zeroed. Pistol and Rimfire Calibers and SBRs are acceptable.
- 500 Rounds Rifle Ammunition (This may be purchased at the range.)
- Tactical Sling, 1 or 2 point or 2-1 convertible
- Minimum of 5 Rifle Magazines (The more the better!)
- Magazine Pouches to allow carry of 2 Spare Rifle Magazines
- Full-wrap Eye and Ear Protection (May be rented from the range.)
- Knee Pads
- Weapon Cleaning and Lubrication Equipment
- Pen and Paper
Maximum Student to Instructor Ratio: 5:1
Maximum Number of Students: 15
2019 Course Dates / Locations:
Due to the Facility Needs, this class is only offered at Okeechobee Shooting Sports
Sunday, March 3
Saturday, May 18
Sunday, July 7
Saturday, September 7
Sunday, November 3
Booking and Cancellation Policy: Full payment will be due to the instructor at the start of class, cash or credit. A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. This card will not be charged unless you no show or cancel with less than 3 days notice. The late cancel fee for this class is $125. Cancellations received after 5pm the day prior to the class will be treated as no shows. The no show fee is $250.
No refunds will be issued and the full course fees will apply to students arriving unprepared for the class. If you have any questions about the required equipment or how to prepare for this course, call or email us in advance to discuss.



 AK Operators Only Advanced Defensive Carbine
Course Brief: This course is designed to introduce the shooter - old, new and moderately experienced - to the AK-47, AK-74 and Galil type firearms. This is a full one day AK Operator Course that immerses the student into reality based training and covers AK specific protocols. Topics covered will include Equipment Selection and Options, Rifle and Sling Set-Up, Safety, Grip, Stance, Loading / Unloading, Correct Zeroing, Mechanical Offset, Recoil Control, Speed vs. Accuracy, Movement and Malfunction Drills.
Course Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Cost: $250 Includes Range Fees, Targets, Lunch, Drinks, and Merchandise

Length: 7 Hours
Skills that will be worked on and Topics Discussed in this Class:
- Nomenclature and Functions
- Common Issues
- Slings Set Up - Stance & Grip
- Low Muzzle / High Muzzle
- Explanation of Loading / Unloading, and Malfunctions
- Basic Maintenance
- Correct Stance / Fighting Stance (Military)
- Recoil Reduction Techniques
- AK Ballistic Issues POA & POI
- Trigger Control
- Recovery & Breathing 
- 0 - 30 Yards
- 30 Yards & Over
- How to Zero the AK
- Understanding Accuracy / Precision Fire
- Understanding Controlled Pairs
- Understanding Hammers
- Understanding Rapid Fire
- Firing From Prone
- Firing From Kneeling
- Improvised Shooting Positions
- Moving & Shooting
Skills and requirements needed coming into this class: 
- Must be comfortable with chosen firearm while shooting in a traditional static range environment. 
- Must be familiar with basic manipulation and use of chosen firearm 
- Must have concealed weapons permit or have completed criminal background check
Prerequisite Courses which will Help You Obtain the Above Skills but are Not Mandatory:

Introduction to Rifle / Carbine
Private Coaching
Equipment List:
- Your AK-variant Rifle. Pistol Calibers and SBRs are acceptable.
- 500 Rounds Rifle Ammunition (This may be purchased at the range.)
- Tactical Sling, 1 or 2 point or 2-1 convertible
- Minimum of 4 Rifle Magazines (The more the better!)
- Magazine Pouches to allow carry of 2 Spare Rifle Magazines
- Full-wrap Eye and Ear Protection (May be rented from the range.)
- Knee Pads
- Weapon Cleaning and Lubrication Equipment
- Pen and Paper
Maximum Student to Instructor Ratio: 5:1
Maximum Number of Students: 15
2019 Course Dates / Locations:
Due to the Facility Needs, this class is only offered at Okeechobee Shooting Sports
Saturday, March 9
Booking and Cancellation Policy: Full payment will be due to the instructor at the start of class, cash or credit. A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. This card will not be charged unless you no show or cancel with less than 3 days notice. The late cancel fee for this class is $125. Cancellations received after 5pm the day prior to the class will be treated as no shows. The no show fee is $250.
No refunds will be issued and the full course fees will apply to students arriving unprepared for the class. If you have any questions about the required equipment or how to prepare for this course, call or email us in advance to discuss.


 

Defensive 
Carbine Immersion 
Course Brief: This 2-Day Immersion picks up where our one day Advanced Defensive Carbine Course ends with new skills practiced using repetition of drills while learning to shoot under stress. Focus will be on Drills and Techniques most commonly accepted for Fighting with a Rifle, as well as some less common techniques that we believe invaluable in an urban fighting environment. Students will develop skills that increase their speed, accuracy and confidence with a carbine. Course includes working around vehicles, shooting from improvised positions, transitioning to and from pistol, extreme close contact shooting, introduction to team tactics and more. This class is offered 2-3 times per year. Space is limited to 15 students. This is NOT a basic course and all students must be up to speed before attending, please see the prerequisites below.
Course Level: Advanced
Cost: $475 Includes Range Fees, Targets, Lunch, Drinks, and Merchandise
Length: 2 days
Skills that will be Worked On and Topics Discussed in this Class:
- Defensive mindset
- Gun fighting v gun ‘range shooting’
- Getting off the X
- Stress fire 
- Shooting and moving in all directions
- Shooting from improvised positions
- Shooting from moving platform
- Understanding controlled cover fire
- Wall of bullets
- Speed v accuracy drills
- Rifle point shooting techniques
- Pistol point shooting techniques
- Shooting while under physical and physiological stress 
- Multiple threat priorities and engagement 
- Human anatomical targeting preferences
- Combative weapon transition techniques
- Solving malfunctions (stoppage drills)
- Shooting moving targets
- Working around vehicles
- Correct shooting techniques from cover / concealment
- Understanding OODA loop in defensive scenarios
- Multiple target / threat techniques
- Working as a team 
- Bad guy / guys with hostage technique
Skills and requirements needed coming into this class: 
- Must be comfortable with chosen firearm while shooting in a traditional static range environment. 
- Must be familiar with basic manipulation and use of chosen firearm 
- Must have concealed weapons permit or have completed criminal background check
Required Prerequisite Courses are: 
Advanced Defensive Handgun Level One
AND
Advanced Defensive Carbine
Or be able to prove similar course completion from Louis Awerbuck, Randy Cain, Clint Smith, Pat Rogers, Gunsite, or Tactical Response. FFT reserves the right to refuse training or service.
Equipment List:
- Your Chosen Magazine Fed (Semi Auto) Rifle with a Stock that has been zeroed. Pistol and Rimfire Calibers and SBRs are acceptable.
- 1000 Rounds Rifle Ammunition (This may be purchased at the range.)
- Tactical Sling, 1 or 2 point or 2-1 convertible
- Minimum of 5 Rifle Magazines (The more the better!)
Your Chosen Handgun
- 400 Rounds Handgun Ammunition (This may be purchased at the range.)
- A Standard Strong Side Holster for your Chosen Handgun (
*Holster Guidelines)
- Minimum of 3 Handgun Magazines (The more the better!)
- Sturdy Gun Belt and Pants with Belt Loops
- Magazine Pouches to allow carry of 2 Spare Rifle and Handgun Magazines
- Full-wrap Eye and Ear Protection (May be rented from the range.)
- Knee and Elbow Pads
- Weapon Cleaning and Lubrication Equipment
- Pen and Paper
Maximum Student to Instructor Ratio: 5:1
Maximum Number of Students: 15
2019 Course Dates / Locations:
Due to the Facility Needs, this class is only offered at Okeechobee Shooting Sports.
Sat/Sun May 4-5
Sat/Sun October 26-27
 
2019 Booking and Cancellation Policy: Full payment will be due to the instructor at the start of class, cash or credit. A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. This card will not be charged unless you no show or cancel with less than 7 days notice. The late cancel fee for this class is $250. 
Cancellations received after 5pm the day prior to the class will be treated as no shows. The no show fee is $475.