DCS Rifle Courses

Tactical Carbine courses

Rifle Basics

This 4-hour class focuses on the basics of tactical rifle shooting.  We welcome any tactical rifle. We will teach you about your rifle platform,  it’s function and operation. This class is designed for a new shooter who has recently purchased a military style rifle for home defense and would like to know the basics of set up, tear down, cleaning and safe operation from various positions. 

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Basic history operation
  • Basics of rifle ammunition/ Ballistics
  • Proper loading and unloading procedures
  • Rifle optic options and their purpose
  • Zeroing sites or installed optics

Equipment and supplies required:

One Rifle, one (1) rifle magazine, closed-toe shoes or boots, 100 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection

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Upcoming RIFLE I: Rifle Basics Classes

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Defensive Rifle I

This 7-8-hour class is the first class in a series that will help you learn basic fundamental skills using a military carbine for close-quarters personal protection both inside and outside the home. This class has a great pace and will use both dry-fire and live-fire exercises.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Conventional shooting positions
  • Speed reloads and Magazine exchanges
  • Malfunctions clearances
  • Live-fire drills using controlled pairs, speed drills, multiple target engagements and identification

Equipment and supplies required:

  Rifle with sling, three (3) 20 or 30-round magazines, dual rifle magazine pouch or carrier, knee pads (optional but highly recommended), closed-toe shoes or boots, 500+ rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection

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Upcoming RIFLE II: Defensive Rifle I

Classes

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Defensive Rifle II

Fighting Rifle II builds off our previous class and begins to integrate your pistol skills. We will introduce the proper use of cover and concealment and some unconventional shooting positions before we show you how to fight in the dark.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Unconventional shooting positions
  • Use of cover and concealment
  • Flashlight Techniques
  • Pistol transitions

Class Prerequisites:

Students must already have a strong grasp of using their rifle and keeping it running in a fight. Pistol skills should be at a more advanced level as the focus of this course is on the rifle. Students are encouraged to have already taken DCS Fighting Rifle I and DCS Fighting Pistol III or equivalent.

Equipment and supplies required:

   Rifle with sling and weapon mounted light (carbine), three (3) 20 or 30-round rifle magazines, pistol with strong side holster that does not collapse, dual rifle magazine pouch or carrier, knee pads (optional but highly recommended), closed-toe shoes or boots, 500+ rounds of rifle and 50-100+ rounds of pistol ammunition, eye and ear protection, handheld flashlight with momentary switch

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Upcoming RIFLE III: Defensive Rifle II Classes

Nov 08

Defensive Carbine II @ Ben Avery 11/08/2020

November 8 @ 12:00 pm10:00 pm

Defensive Rifle III

Fighting Rifle III is our final segment designed for individuals utilizing the carbine for protection inside or outside the home. This class introduces movement while re-enforcing your previously learned skills. Your home presents unique challenges with small rooms, hallways and multiple entry points. Understanding these challenges is a key element in preparing yourself for home protection.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Movement to and from cover and concealment
  • Use of rifle transitions with barriers
  • Pistol transitions on the move
  • Weapon mounted lights and unconventional positions

Class Prerequisites:

Students are required to have completed DCS Fighting Rifle II and DCS Fighting Pistol III or equivalent. 

Equipment and supplies required:

   Rifle with sling and weapon mounted light (carbine), three (3) 20 or 30-round rifle magazines, pistol with strong side holster that does not collapse, dual rifle magazine pouch or carrier, knee pads (optional but highly recommended), closed-toe shoes or boots, 500+ rounds of rifle and 100+ rounds of pistol ammunition, eye and ear protection, handheld flashlight with momentary switch

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Upcoming RIFLE IV: Defensive Rifle III Classes

Sep 25

2 Day Defensive Rifle Course @ Compass 09-25-26-2021

September 25, 2021 @ 8:00 amSeptember 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Precision Rifle Courses

PRECISION RIFLE I:
Precision Fundamentals

   Long-range rifle shooting is about precision engagement of small or distant targets that challenge the limits of your equipment, ammunition, and your own capabilities while under time and/or field pressures. This is the first, of 3 classes focused around long-range shooting. This 8-hour class will focus on the equipment, tools and skills required to lead you to successful long-range shooting.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Rifle construction
  • Ammunition, Optics, Ranging targets
  • Calibers
  • Ancillary gear

Equipment and supplies required:

   Rifle (you must bring your own). 100 rounds of quality match grade ammunition with the same lot #’s. Magnified rifle optic. Shooting mat recommended but not required. Caliber of .223 or higher.  Eye and ear protection and a segmented cleaning rod.

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Upcoming PRECISION RIFLE I: Precision Fundamentals Classes

Oct 02

Precision Rifle I @ Arch Angel 10/02/2020

October 2 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

PRECISION RIFLE II:
Long Range Applications

   DCS Precision Rifle II takes the basic information you learned in the Precision Rifle I class and now teaches you how to apply those skills on targets at distances up to 600 yrds away. Students will work in pairs to understand spotter/shooter roles and responsibilities. Students will learn how to create range cards, perform range estimations using their scope and apply ballistic calculations to adjust for windage and elevation to accurately engage targets with 1st round hits on target. Students will also learn holdover techniques to speed up their target engagements.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • True Elevation adjustments and travel with their optic
  • Bullet Drop compensation
  • Setup and placement
  • Range Cards
  • Range estimation

Class Prerequisites:

Completed DCS Precision Rifle I or instructor exception

Equipment and supplies required:

  Rifle (you must bring your own). 100+ rounds of quality match grade ammunition with the same lot #’s. Magnified rifle optic. Shooting mat recommended but not required. Caliber of .223 or higher.  Eye and ear protection

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Upcoming PRECISION RIFLE II: Long Range Applications Classes

Oct 03

Precision Rifle II @ Arch Angel 10/03/2020

October 3 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

PRECISION RIFLE III:
Precision Long Range Rifle

This 2 day class combines what you have learned in the DCS Precision Rifle II and will add more complication to push you further than you have ever shot before, 1000+ yrds. Students will work in pairs to review spotter/shooter roles and responsibilities. Students will review range cards, perform range estimations using their scope and apply ballistic calculations to adjust for windage and elevation to accurately engage targets with 1st round hits. Students will also learn holdover techniques to speed up their target engagements.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • True Elevation adjustments and travel with their optic
  • Bullet Drop compensation
  • Setup and placement
  • Range Cards
  • Range estimation
  • Windage adjustments
  • Truing your ammunition

Class Prerequisites:

Completed DCS Precision Rifle I and II OR with instructor exception.

Equipment and supplies required:

   Rifle (you must bring your own). 200+ rounds of quality match grade ammunition with the same lot #’s. Magnified rifle optic. Shooting mat recommended but not required. Caliber of .308 or higher.  Eye and ear protection.

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Upcoming PRECISION RIFLE III: Precision Long Range Rifle Classes

Oct 03

Precision Rifle III @ Arch Angel 10/03-04/2020

October 3 @ 8:00 amOctober 4 @ 5:00 pm