Introduction to Rifle / Carbine : Four Hours / $150 This class covers the basics of using your chosen carbine. Your instructor will cover Firearms Safety, Firearm Nomenclature, Firearm Specific Anomalies, Carbine Accessories, Gun Management and Maintenance. Ammunition Required: 100 Rounds Minimum Prerequisites: N/A
AR15 / M4 Platform Principles: Four Hours / $150 This course is geared towards anyone looking to learn how to use the AR15 platform safely, effectively and reliably. It offers owners of AR-15 /
M-4 /M-16 style rifles the necessary skill set for safe and proper application of this AR platform. Students will become familiarized with the AR-15 / M-4 rifle and will learn the basic gun-handling skills that are necessary to safely operate and maintain this weapon system. Topics covered include: Nomenclature, Mechanical Operation, Disassembly & Reassembly, Function Checking, Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting, Sling Use & Carry Techniques, Zeroing Sights, Understanding Projectile Trajectory, Shooting Positions, Preventive Maintenance and Cleaning.
Ammunition Required:100 rounds Additional Equipment:AR-15 or M-4 type rifle with iron sights or optic, sling, and gun cleaning kit. Prerequisites: N/A
Tactical Carbine / Pistol Course: Full Day / $200 This all day course covers Firearm Specific Anomalies, Carry Options and Accessories, Using Cover, Standing, Kneeling and Prone Positions, Shooting On The Move, Transitioning from Carbine To Pistol and Pistol to Rifle, Shooting From Cover, and Reloading Techniques including Speed Loads and Tactical Reloads. Ammunition Required: 500 rounds rifle plus 200 rounds pistol minimum Prerequisites: All students must have completed our Handgun Intro or a comparable course and be familiar with their carbine of choice. This is not a course for new shooters, rifle or handgun. Additional Equipment: Sling, Strong Side Holster, Magazine Carriers, and a Minimum of Three Magazines for each Gun
Advanced Tactical Carbine: Full Day / $200
This class is all about getting the most from your carbine including transition to your secondary firearm. Covers: Using the Carbine in a Dynamic Environment, Using Angles, Team Tactics, Stress-Induced Shooting and Instinctive Shooting, Firearms Safety, “Fight Ready” Mind-set, Firearm Specific Anomalies, Using Unusual Shooting Positions, Shooting On The Move, Shooting From Cover, and Reloading Techniques including Speed Loads and Tactical Reloads.
Ammunition Required: 5-600 rounds rifle plus 200 handgun minimum Prerequisites: All students must have successfully completed our Tactical Carbine / Pistol Course. Additional Equipment: Sling, Strong Side Holster, Magazine Carriers, and a Minimum of Three Magazines for each Gun
**NEW** Tactical Carbine Immersion: Two Days / $400 This course is designed to help student fully develop their proficiency with a tactical carbine (AR-15 or AK family). Focus will be on Drills and Techniques most commonly accepted for Fighting with a Rifle, as well as some less common techniques that we believe invaluable in an urban fighting environment. Students will develop skills that increase their speed, accuracy and confidence with a carbine. This class encompasses our Advanced Tactical Carbine Course Curriculum as well as Working Around and With Vehicles, Shooting from Improvised Positions, Extreme Close Contact Shooting, and More. Ammunition Required: 1000 rounds rifle plus 400 handgun minimum Prerequisites: All students must have successfully completed our Tactical Carbine / Pistol Course. Additional Equipment: Sling, Strong Side Holster, Magazine Carriers, and a Minimum of Three Magazines for each Gun
Tactical Drills Day: $65
Want to shoot your pistol, shotgun or AR in a realistic, fun and safe environment? Fed up with paper punching? Want to shoot while moving? Well look no more!. These practice days were inspired by many of our current and past students as well as 3-Gun shooters who have requested a forum where they can put into “practice” the skills and techniques that they have learned during training. This is a perfect opportunity for newer or seasoned shooters that are seeking to enhance their gun-handling skills with their semi-automatic pistol, carbine and shotgun. Our instructors will select key training skill sets and create multiple drills designed to practice those skills. This is a Skills Practice Day, not a Course.
Student requirements: Students should be familiar with their equipment and have solid firearms safety and gun handling skills. Additional Equipment: Eye protection, ear protection, hat, belt with holster and magazine carriers, semi-auto pistol with at least 3 hi-capacity magazines or 5 single stack magazines, AR-15 or M-4 rifle / AK / Mini 14 or similar rifle with at least 3 magazines and sling, 12 gauge pump-action or semi-automatic shotgun and sling, knee pads, elbow pads and gun cleaning kit.
Recommended equipment: Shotgun shell pouch, rifle magazine carriers, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration system, water and clothing suitable for working from the ground.
If Shooting Rifle: 200 rounds rifle minimum (no steel core, bimetal or tracer ammo),
If Shooting Pistol: 100 rounds handgun minimum (no steel core, bimetal or tracer ammo),
If Shooting Shotgun: 60 rounds birdshot, 20 rounds buckshot (# 4 to 000 allowed) and 10 rifled slugs minimum.
NO ARMOR PIERCING, NO TRACER, NO BIMETAL AMMO.
Long Range Rifle Immersion Level One: Two Days / $550 This course will be invaluable to anyone who wants to experience the satisfaction of long range precision marksmanship. It is specifically designed around the needs of shooters (both new and old) that are interested in learning the fundamental skills for shooting accurately out to 500 yards whether for hunting or sport. Course intent is to cover the techniques required to achieve first round hits out to 500 yards. This is a marksmanship skills course and does not include advanced sniper techniques. Course consists of classroom and on-range practical training that includes Safety, Rifle Set-up, Optic Set-up and Correct Placement, Sighting In, Bi-pod, Sling and Ammunition Selection and Ballistic Comparisons, Correct Bench and Prone Shooting Positions, Understanding Eye Relief, Breathing, Grip, Trigger Control, Follow Through, and Cleaning Your Rifle. This course is offered twice a year at Okeechobee Shooting Sports. Space is limited to six students. Ammunition Required: 200 rounds of match ammunition. NO Steel Core or Penetrating ammo allowed. Prerequisites: N/A Additional Equipment: A 308, 5.56 or similar caliber Precision Rifle capable of Minute of Angle Accuracy (Precision rifles are a necessity for a course of this kind.), Quality Adjustable Scope (A scope that will allow for precision shooting at 500+ yards, Mil Dot, Target Turrets, BDC or Meridian Reticules are recommended.), Bipod, Sling, Rear Bag, Cleaning Kit, Pen, Pencil, Highlighter, Rifle Data Book or Notebook, Calculator.
Long Range Rifle Immersion Level Two: Two Days / $550 This course is for experienced rifle shooters that want to push their individual abilities with a precision rifle in varying conditions and environments beyond just static bench or prone shooting. It applies to many different aspects of marksmanship including military/law enforcement, competition, and hunting. Anyone interested in placing precision fire on point targets at or near the maximum effective range of their rifle under imposed stress will learn the art and science involved in doing so in this course.
THIS IS NOT A BASIC COURSE. As with all of our ADVANCED courses, it has a relatively complex curriculum that includes; Advanced Fundamentals of Marksmanship, Ballistics, Reading Wind, Range Estimation, Observation Skills, Target Engagements to 500 yards, Alternate Positions, Shooter / Spotter Techniques and Responsibilities, Terminology and Communications, Standing, Kneeling, Supported and Improvised Positions, Moving Targets, Shooting from Elevated Positions (up to 50 feet off the ground) and Timed Targets. This course will utilize the entire 80 acre facility, fully taking advantage of all the ranges on-site. Students that complete the course will have a proficiency in handling a firearm under stress conditions, advanced marksmanship fundamentals, and a combined knowledge of their personal capabilities with their equipment.
The course concludes with our Advanced Precision Rifle Qualification Course, an exercise covering 40 acres where the student will be required to read maps, stalk from position to position, identify and range targets, report via radio, and engage targets out to 500 yards from improvised positions within a given time constraint. Students must achieve a 80% score or better course to pass and receive their certificate of completion. The pass rate for first-time attendees is 60%.
This course is offered twice a year at Okeechobee Shooting Sports. Space is limited to six students. Ammunition Required:200-250 rounds of match ammunition. NO Steel Core or Penetrating ammo allowed. Prerequisites: All students must have completed our Long Range Rifle Immersion Level One or have had comparable training. Additional Equipment: A 308, 5.56 or similar caliber Precision Rifle capable of Minute of Angle Accuracy (Precision rifles are a necessity for a course of this kind.), Quality Adjustable Scope (A scope that will allow for precision shooting at 500+ yards, Mil Dot, Target Turrets, BDC or Meridian Reticules are recommended.), Bipod, Sling, Rear Bag, Cleaning Kit, Pen, Pencil, Highlighter, Rifle Data Book or Notebook, Calculator.
Long Range Rifle Skills Development: Four Hours / $150 Four Hours of shooting focused on your individual needs / interests with expert coaching. This training session allows you to come and shoot with us out to 500 yards. We will be taking over the entire facility. Let us help you work out your dope, perfect your shooting positions, breathing, wind and distance judging, and calling your shot. We offer this class the 4th Wednesday of every month at Okeechobee Shooting Sports. Space is limited to six students. Ammunition Required: Dependent on student, minimum 40rds recommended Prerequisites: N/A Additional Equipment: Scoped rifle, bi-pod (recommended), shooting mat, range finder, notebook and pen, scope adjustment tools, baseball cap, snacks and drinks, along with clothing that will allow for work on the ground (no open top shoes or v neck tops).
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