Defensive Rifle

Defensive Rifle Class Overview

Phases 1-4 are fast paced and dynamic courses that will provide the AR15, AK, Mini 14 (Carbine) owner with how best to employ his carbine to win conflicts in the urban environment. Whether the engagement is from 3 yards to 100 yards, on the move, or dealing with a malfunctioning carbine, this course is designed to build confidence in the individual operator and his weapon.

Winning the gunfight will be the focus as opposed to surviving the gunfight. Attendees should be in good physical condition – able to squat, kneel, and move expeditiously. It will be mandatory for participants to attend each phase of training to advance to the next phase. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will have the opportunity to attend advanced tactics training hosted by GAT GUNS and Safe Side Tactical at Gat Guns and other locations.

Each participant is expected to practice the skills taught before returning for the next phase of training.

Defensive Rifle Phase 1 - 4 hours

Shooting position practice and practical

Required: your rifle and 200 rounds of ammunition

  • Confirm your zero from bench rest at 50 or 100 yards
  • Standing
  • Kneeling, low squat, high squat
  • Prone, urban prone – under car
  • Supine – laying on back

An in depth discussion will also cover equipment issues from slings, lights, lasers to magazine, belt and chest rigs for equipment and holsters.




Defensive Rifle Phase 2 - 4 hours
Malfunctions and Fixes

Required: your rifle, 200 rounds of ammunition, other required equipment
  • Malfunctions
  • Reloads – tactical and speed
  • Transition to pistol
  • Multiple target engagement
  • Shooting from a barricade (you are not in Hollywood)
  • Lights, lasers, optics – discussion















Defensive Rifle Phase 3 - 4 hours
Moving and shooting

Required equipment: your rifle, 200 rounds of ammunition- other required equipment.
  • Low light, no light
  • Moving and shooting
  • Post shooting Sequence
Defensive Rifle Phase 4 - 4 hours
Challenge Day 30 minute review in classroom; then range time

Required equipment: Your rifle, 200 rounds and all other required equipment.

You will take all of the skills learned in the previous classes and put them to use in skill driven events that are designed to challenge you and help you see if equipment you have purchased is well suited and positioned correctly to help you perform at your highest potential.
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