Defensive Carbine 1

Defensive Carbine 1 (DC-1): This is a basic level course designed to provide shooters with the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for utilizing a carbine for defensive purposes safely. This course is 8 hours.

The skills covered in this class are:​​.

• 4 firearms safety rules and how they apply in any defensive encounter

• 5 fundamentals of accurate shooting

• Zeroing fundamentals w/ optic and BUIS
• ​Multiple skills drills
• Initial load sequence (Administrative), Combat and Tactical reloads
• Malfunction drills
• Various shooting positions including standing, kneeling, sitting and prone

 Course requirements:

• Please bring all carbines to class completely unloaded and in a case or gun bag and leave them there until instructed.

• Must be 18 years of age unless otherwise approved.

• Must be legally able to own and possess a carbine.

• Must be able to provide photo identification to verify age and residency.

• A carbine in good working condition- no sharing of carbines permitted between students.

• Your carbine must have a sling – single, 2 point or 3 point are fine
• 3 magazines
• 300 rounds of factory new ammunition. ABSOLUTELY NO RELOADS, INCENDIARY OR TRACER ROUNDS​
• Approved shooting safety glasses- must fit over regular eyeglasses if you wear them. No safety goggles permitted.

• Hearing protection- muffs preferred.

• Baseball style cap with a bill (protects your face from flying brass).

• Dress comfortable for indoors and outdoors wear layered clothes during winter months for outdoor courses.

• Sturdy outdoor type shoes/boots for gravel and grass. No sandals, flip flops or open toe shoes.