While Brian is away, most classes will be facilitated in a study group format led by experienced and qualified students who volunteer their time to provide their expertise and instruction. Study groups are flexible, casual, and high-quality opportunities to train in an intimate small group environment with subject matter experts and fellow students of a variety of skill levels.
Introduction to Fighting Rifle (FR1) Study Group will introduce you to the foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to employ a rifle or carbine in self defense. In other words, the martial art and science of combat rifle craft. If you have just bought your first rifle, are interested in owning a rifle, or are interested in starting your journey in formal tactical firearm training, Introduction to Fighting Rifle study group is your opportunity to get started in a student-paced, thorough, and beginner friendly environment.
This class is funded by donation. A recommended donation amount is $125 per person per day, but we will accept anything between $50 and $250 per person per day.
Ammo for this class is separate from tuition, and if you need us to supply ammo, please include a note during checkout or contact us at email@example.com.
9am-5pm (unless otherwise communicated by the volunteer instructor)
We can only teach the class at the students’ pace. If you wish to attend this class, you must stay until we end so that we may debrief, turn in borrowed equipment, and clean up. Clear your schedule, and expect to be in class for the entire day. Students leaving early is a huge distraction, unfair to others, and it wastes time for everyone.
Valley of Orion, in the vicinity of Mount Hamilton and San Antonio Valley. 1 hours east of San Jose, 1 hour south from Livermore. Detailed directions will be emailed to those who sign up.
What is a rifle, what can it do, and why we have them
Defining the second amendment
Brief overview of pertinent laws
Moving safely with the weapon
Loading and unloading procedures
Dry practice techniques
Rifle wounding and ballistics
Overview of the science of ammunition
Fundamentals of breathing, aiming, and trigger press
Prone, kneeling, and standing positions
Choosing equipment and accessories
Rapid fire and recoil control
Shooting steel targets out to 300 meters
Reactive and proactive reloading
Malfunction clearing procedures
Problem solving, aggressive movement, and rapid marksmanship under stress
Pen and paper
Tools for adjusting your optics
Rifle cleaning kit
300+ rounds of ammo
Snack and lunch
Water (1 gallon per day per person minimum)
Sturdy outdoor clothing (We train rain or shine)
Refillable water bottle
We can supply you with a rifle. Just add a note to the comment field when you are signing up that you need a set of gear. There is no charge for this.
You can bring your own ammo or use ours, please specify in the order notes during checkout. There is a charge for using our ammunition.
Change of clothes
Extra jackets and weather appropriate clothing
Rifle rated body armor (loaners available upon request)
Chest rig, battle belt, plate carrier, load bearing equipment, or other way to carry essentials such as magazines, water, etc.
Handguns are optional
There is no penalty to reschedule your class as long as you provide written notice at least 1 hour before the start of class by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your credit is good for 1 year. We do not provide refunds.
Saturday July 2nd, 2022 at 9am, Saturday August 13th, 2022 at 9am, Saturday September 24th, 2022 at 9am, Saturday November 5th, 2022 at 9am