Carbine Training

Blake Whitham

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Hello, I am looking into getting some training for carbine. I am not new to the system so I’m looking for something a little more advanced and not just your general run down of the rifle and how to clean it. I want dynamic environments with malfunction drills and everything of the like.

A few classes that have my interest are Baer Solutions, Warrior Poet Society, Kagwerks and a few others , however they are distant from me in southern Indiana. Is there any good courses in Indiana , Kentucky, Ohio that you recommend? Thanks.
 

Matt_barker

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Ive taken a lot of classes from sentinel concepts. Really recommend his practical urban carbine. Since your from around ohio I would definitely check out alliancepolicetraining.com. That range brings in a ton of top notch instructors for a variety of classes. Also for its size, is an amazing facility.
 

Blake Whitham

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Ive taken a lot of classes from sentinel concepts. Really recommend his practical urban carbine. Since your from around ohio I would definitely check out alliancepolicetraining.com. That range brings in a ton of top notch instructors for a variety of classes. Also for its size, is an amazing facility.
How was the Urban carbine course? What kind of drills did you guys do? Any recommendations on what to take to class ? I know the website lists what you need but anything you thought they may have missed?
 

JimmyT

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I was able to participate in a Premier training event with costa Lodi’s in Wyoming. I would highly reccomed going to a carbine class there. I was competent as an 11B4v, but Chris was able to take me to the next level with his instruction. It was a great time!
 

TacticalDillhole

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Hello, I am looking into getting some training for carbine. I am not new to the system so I’m looking for something a little more advanced and not just your general run down of the rifle and how to clean it. I want dynamic environments with malfunction drills and everything of the like.

A few classes that have my interest are Baer Solutions, Warrior Poet Society, Kagwerks and a few others , however they are distant from me in southern Indiana. Is there any good courses in Indiana , Kentucky, Ohio that you recommend? Thanks.
I’ve taken classes from Haley strategic, Viking tactics and bickers tactical. I would recommend all three although I don’t think VTaC is doing civilian courses these days
 

Bigrederic

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Classes with Clint from Thunder Ranch are always awesome, they are worth traveling for... and Jeff Hall is another awesome instructor I have had the privilege of training under.. and my experiences with him are nothing short of outstanding.
 

BigRed308

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Tactical Rifleman has held a few courses in and around Louisville. I believe they have a carbine course coming up at Rockcastle shooting center.
 

Matt_barker

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How was the Urban carbine course? What kind of drills did you guys do? Any recommendations on what to take to class ? I know the website lists what you need but anything you thought they may have missed?
Knee pads are a must. For this class it's super handy for your carbine to have ambi controls for your light. A range finder is nice for the first day. Bring walking shoes because there is a lot of back and forth the first day. For drills there is some barricade work, and other positions work at medium range. Depending on what kind of shape your in, I started stretching a couple weeks before the class, and also worked on getting in and out of kneeling and double kneeling positions. Also it's helpful to work on running the gun with your offhand. Just being able to get behind it and find the reticle will be a huge help.
 

Blake Whitham

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Knee pads are a must. For this class it's super handy for your carbine to have ambi controls for your light. A range finder is nice for the first day. Bring walking shoes because there is a lot of back and forth the first day. For drills there is some barricade work, and other positions work at medium range. Depending on what kind of shape your in, I started stretching a couple weeks before the class, and also worked on getting in and out of kneeling and double kneeling positions. Also it's helpful to work on running the gun with your offhand. Just being able to get behind it and find the reticle will be a huge help.
Thanks for the info.
 

sleeplz

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I was able to participate in a Premier training event with costa Lodi’s in Wyoming. I would highly reccomed going to a carbine class there. I was competent as an 11B4v, but Chris was able to take me to the next level with his instruction. It was a great time!
Do you have any AAR's or any concept that you grasped from Chris Costa that made you next level? There was a guard guy that was shooting at governor's 20 competition and he bragged about how cool Chris was and how great the class was. The guy placed near last and I always wondered where all that money went.
 

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I would just research thunder ranch . Then I would look into the history of gunsite , Clint Smith , and Jeff Cooper. Google those 3 things , YouTube it. Read and watch you’re life away. Many great options out there. None of those options have as many years instructing as Clint.
 

JimmyT

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The carbine thery class I attended paid very little attenting to traditional positional shooting (off a bench, foxhole supported). Focus was on rapid, practical marksmanship. The focus was on safety, weapons manipulation in CQB or near CQB environments (0-100 yards on a flat range, 100-500 in practical exercises on the last day). After attending, I'm faster in running the rifle, better at reloads, and putting rounds on a silloute rapidly. His theorys are sound and his training for LEO and Millitary are top notch. I loved it and will go again to his courses for more experiences. I would highly reccomend the training he gives... and enjoyed the shit out of it!