Intermediate Carbine/AR/AK 201

October 20th, 2018

Diamondback Shooting Sports
7030 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85710

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Course Cancellation Policy Reminder:
  •  If a student notifies us at least 72 hours prior to the start of their course, the student may cancel for a full refund or reschedule to an alternate available course date with no rescheduling fee.
  •  If a student notifies us between 24 and 72 hours prior to the start of their course, no refund will be issued, but the student may reschedule to an alternate available course date by paying a $15 rescheduling fee.
  • If a student notifies us less than 24 hours prior to the start of their course, or fails to attend their course, no refund will be issued, and the student may not reschedule to an alternate available course date without paying the full registration fee again.

Course Information

The Intermediate Carbine 201 course is our NEW Level II rifle training course, tailored to contemporary semi-automatic carbines/rifles. (e.g. AR-15, FN-FAL, AK-47, AK-74) The course is ALL RANGE INSTRUCTION. NO CLASSROOM. Prerequisite for this course is Intro to Carbines, AND Intro to Handguns. Participants should be able to stand for long period, kneel, crouch and sit, and run. (“Senior Friendly” versions of all our Dynamic Shooting Drills exist in this level of training.)



 Intro to Carbines/AR 101  and Essential Defensive Carry (Intermediate Handguns) because this class includes Transitions from the Carbine to the holstered Handgun.

Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms. 

What This Course Covers

Intermediate Carbine is a dynamic firearms course, designed to test and develop Weapons Handling Skill.

With a continued emphasis on Safety and non-negotiable Safe Gun Handling skills, this course will also cover:

  • Numerous timed reload drills
  • Timed/Scored Snap Drills
  • 1-Handed weapons manipulation
  • Transition drills
  • Use of cover and concealment, barricades
  • Introduction of Ground Fighting with a Carbine
  • Multiple Target Engagements at various distances
  • A qualification that will push your weapons handling skills and marksmanship skills to their limits.

Our Instructors

Director of Training – Michael Maurer has been a member of the Tucson shooting community since 2015, starting as a student at Diamondback Training Center. His passion for firearms drew him to the practical shooting sports where he found his love for competitive pistol shooting. Mike is a Master class Carry Optics shooter in the International Defensive Pistol Association and regularly travels for competition and training events. He has studied under national trainers to include Drew Estell, JJ Racaza, Scott Jedlinski, Fabio Spinella, Gabe White, Nick Young, Tim Herron, AJ Zito, Ernest Langdon, and Rick Crawley. Mike’s passion for sport shooting drives him to constantly train and seek new ways to improve his skills. He brings that passion to his instruction as well, blending his patient, calm demeanor to help students bridge the gap between their current skills and their goals as shooters.

E-mail: training@dbackshootingsports.com


-TCCC certified
-NRA Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun instructor and RSO
-Awards: GWT Turbo Pin #43, AHT Man Card #141

A US Army 82nd Airborne Reconnaissance Infantryman, and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran (2008-2009), I also spend as much time as possible outside hunting and fishing. Having countless hours training with multiple weapon platforms from crew served weapons to pistols, and having trained military, law enforcement, and civilians. We are constantly updating our training curriculum, making Diamondback an ideal training environment for individuals from every walk of life.



-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 Department of Public Safety, Unarmed and Armed Security Guard Instructor
-California POST Instructor
-Sabre Red OC Spray Instructor
-ASP Baton, Handcuffing, and Flashlight Tactics Instructor
-CPR Certified

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