Sureshots carbine-level-I-course Carbine Level I Course - Progressive Combat Skills Training (PCST)
Carbine Level I Course

This course will teach you the fundamentals on how to maintain and operate your AR or AK platform carbine. Each shooter will learn to break down their carbine to perform field maintenance and cleaning, and learn to correctly re-assemble their weapon. We will discuss operations of your carbine, add-on equipment, optics and iron sights, and ammunition selection. Students will be able to adjust the sights to zero their carbine and understand the principles of zeroing any other carbine that they may pick up. We will focus on supported shooting positions to build confidence and accuracy, and ensure the proper fundamentals are instilled for later courses. With a curriculum derived from military and law enforcement carbine training, shooters will be guided through weapons manipulations designed to increase comfort level and confidence in carbine operations taught by a seasoned military instructor. Focusing on the fundamentals with on the spot coaching, individual assessments and corrective action as needed, each participant will leave this course with the knowledge, skills, and ability to be safely and accurately operate their carbine.

Class Topics
  • AR/AK Design and Function 
  • Carbine Field Maintenance 
  • Ballistics Fundamentals 
  • Ammunition Selection 
  • Sight Selection (Iron and Optics) 
  • Fundamentals of Rifle Marksmanship 
  • Carbine Zeroing 
  • Stable Shooting Platforms 
  • Basic Rifle Manipulation Skills 
  • Carbine Accuracy
Equipment List
• Carbine (sling optional)
• Shooting mat (optional) 
• Footwear suitable for moving on uneven terrain 
• Knee and elbow pads (optional) 
• Hydration system 
• Hat with a brim
• Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
 • Earmuffs and earplugs – should not interfere with carbine mounted in prone position **Electronic Noise Reduction Style Highly Recommended • 80-100 rounds of quality ammunition 
• Rifle Cleaning Gear (Bore snake, patches, quality lubricant, and cleaning rag as a minimum)

Class Schedule

None scheduled at this time, e-mail to request a class.