Day one consists of 3-4 hours of classroom presentation covering different types of optics, trajectory, bullet coefficient, marksmanship fundamentals, safety rules, range estimation, reading wind values, and range commands between shooters and spotter. On day two students will have the knowledge necessary for engaging targets out to 500 meters.
The practical course of fire consists of confirming the rifle zero (>100M), continued by engaging targets in the prone position (200M-500M), then challenges shooters further by allowing them to ‘spot’ for others, and engage targets utilizing multiple body positions. Students are welcome to utilize any long rifle caliber, whether in a carbine style rifle or a bolt action rifle.
Students may utilize iron sights but optics with magnification or red dot optics are STRONGLY suggested.
Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms.
What this course covers
- Parallax versus parallax free optics, first focal plane versus second focal plane magnification assemblies, reticle types
- Difference between MIL and MOA
- Hold-off techniques for wind-age and elevation
- Range estimation
- DOPE (Description of personal equipment/Description of previous engagements)
- Fundamentals of marksmanship
- Specific caliber selection, trajectory, bullet coefficient, and types of cartridges
- Body positions
- Cycle of function for specific long rifles
- Dry-fire drills for long rifles
- This course is NOTthe correct pre-requisite for Intermediate Carbine
This course is NOT the correct pre-requisite for Intermediate Carbine
Eye and ear protection
Note taking material in classroom and on range
Range appropriate clothing (closed toe shoes, regular neck cut t-shirt)
MINIMUMof 120 rounds
Water and snacks
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
-Arizona Game and Fish Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor
-Sabre Red OC Spray Instructor
-ASP Baton, Handcuffing, and Flashlight Tactics Instructor
A Former US Marine, Roan Grimm has dedicated his life to the study of the grim realities of violent close combat. With 35+ years of martial arts, the past 27 of which have been focused on the weapon intensive Filipino martial arts (arnis/eskrima/kali) and WWII era American combatives (scientific dirty fighting). With over 125 real contact stick fights with the world renown Dog Brothers, Grimm has tested the theories of actual fighting with impact weapons at a level few can approach.
-NRA certified RSO, Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun Instructor
-Guro (black belt equivalent) in Nitullama silat as well as Dog Brothers Martial Arts
-Ma’a Guro in Sub3 American Kali, and Full Dog Brother – “Poi Dog”
-AZ DPS certified Unarmed Guard Instructor
-Creator of ADEPT personal security program