No PrerequisiteAge: 18 & older

Course Information

The Intro to Carbine LVL1 course is a 6-hour, introductory level rifle training course, tailored to
contemporary semi-automatic rifles. (The AR-15, FN-FAL, AK-47, AK-74) There is
no Prerequisite for this course. This Course begins in the classroom with discussion
(approximately 2 hours) about rifle selection, functionality, accuracy of particular
carbines, and finally an introduction to barrel twist rates, trajectory, and accuracy.
We then move to the range for instruction on zeroing, defensive tactics and rates of
fire, followed by malfunction drills, finalized with an introduction to combative carbine

** SUMMER HOURS: ADJUSTED START TIME – 7 A.M. **  (Months between May & August)




NOTES: Diamondback Shooting Sports offers FREE cleaning classes
immediately following Intro to carbine courses from 330-430pm

This course has a student minimum of 3 and a student maximum of 10

Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms. 

What this course covers

  • Introduction to the semi-automatic rifle
  • Firearms Safety and Safe Gun Handling techniques
  • Firearms maintenance, assembly and disassembly, safe storage
  • Features and function of rifle components
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship / from the ground up
  • Loading, Reloading, Unloading
  • Introduction to Malfunctions and Immediate Action Drills
  • Range Training, firing from Prone, Kneeling and Standing
  • Slow-Fire for Accuracy
  • Multiple Target Engagements, Various Distances

Required Gear:

Appropriate semi-automatic Rifle or Carbine
Eye and Ear Protection
Note-taking material for classroom instruction
Minimum of 200 rounds of target ammunition

Recommended Gear:

Ball cap with brim
Sturdy footwear (NO open-toed shoes or sandals)
Appropriate Attire for Arizona training on outdoor private range
Water and snacks/bag lunch for the training day

Our Instructors

A US Army Airborne Infantryman, and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, Ben also completed US Army Sniper school, Combat Lifesaver course, and has numerous hours working and training other service members on the live fire range. Ben is an avid hunter and sportsman.

-NRA Certifications: Refuse to be A Victim Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Shotgun Instructor, Inside and Outside the Home Personal Protection Instructor
-Arizona DPS Unarmed and Armed Security Guard Instructor
-Arizona Game and Fish Hunter Education Instructor
-Sabre OC Spray Instructor
-CPR Certified

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

* To register click on one of the courses below

19 Jan
INTRO TO CARBINE/AR/AK 101 – 01/19/2019

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Saturday @ 4:00 pm 7030 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85710 United States
16 Feb
INTRO TO CARBINE/AR/AK 101 – 02/16/2019

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Saturday @ 4:00 pm 7030 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85710 United States
28 Feb
INTRO TO CARBINE/AR/AK 101 – 02/28/2019

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Thursday @ 9:00 am