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AR-15 Rifle Level I - C.L.E.E.T. Accredited
Length: 2 Days.

The concept of the AR-15 Rifle Level I is simple:  the use of a rifle in short to mid-range environments.  This should not be confused with the doctrine of the sniper or counter-sniper with increased ranges and the use of scoped rifles.  The AR-15 relies on the use of conventional iron sights in conjunction with an optic that allows the shooter to “co-witness” with the iron sights if necessary.  Sights such as the EO Tech, Aimpoint, Trijicon Reflex and others similar to these allow the shooter to focus on the threat and super-impose the red dot on the target. 

The focus of our AR-15 Course One is accuracy and the fundamentals of marksmanship. 

You will learn/we will cover:

  • Nomenclature and proper maintenance
  • If you own a rifle of any type this class is a must. We will teach you more about your rifle and how to shoot it than you thought possible.
  • Difference between precision and reflexive fire
  • Communication and tactics
  • Proper Kinesthetic Alignment
  • Malfunction Clearance Drills
  • Weapon Manipulation including status checks
  • Proper loading and unloading techniques
  • Zeroing, sight adjustment and a little bit of ballistics
  • Engaging targets at various distances and learning to compensate for mechanical offset.
  • Engaging targets from various shooting positions including prone, support kneeling, supported barricade positions, sitting, standing and high kneeling.
  • Various Reloading techniques including speed reloads, lock-back reloads, tactical reloads and reloads with retention.

Since this is an accuracy based class you won’t need a whole lot of equipment:

  • A good rifle
  • At least 4 Rifle Magazines and some way to carry them.  (mag pouches, back pockets, tactical vest, chest harness, SWAT rig, whatever you’ve got to hold a couple of mags)
  • 1000 rounds of rifle ammo
  • A shooting mat
  • Ear and Eye Protection including a pair of clear lenses for night fire. 
  • Kneepads (elbow pads are optional)
  • A Rifle Sling (single point, two point, tactical or whatever works for you)
  • Optics for your rifle are optional.

Follow up this course with our AR-15 Rifle Level II and you’ll be ready to deploy or carry on duty or defend yourself, your home and your family.  Both of our AR-15 Courses are CLEET Accredited so Oklahoma Law Enforcement Officers will receive 36 hours of training!  AR-15 Rifle Level I is 20 hours of CLEET accredited training and Course Two is 16 hours of CLEET accredited training.

NOTE: Due to our insurance policy and it's requirements reloads are no longer permissible. You may shoot CCI blazer, Remington, Winchester or whatever brand you want but it must be factory new ammunition. We prefer that you not shoot Wolf, Monarch or any other steel cased cartridges if possible. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but we hope you understand. Our insurance will not cover you (or anybody else on the range) from injury if we allow you to shoot reloaded ammunition. Thank you for your compliance.

Rifle ammunition: Due to the fact that we shoot steel targets in the AR-15 courses we do not allow SS109 or any other steel core ammunition on the range. This destroys our target systems and we can't afford to replace the steel after each class. I'm sure you understand.

Just in case you are a little hesitant about signing up, take a look at what 2-time International Rifle Champion, Shannon Jordan, had to say about the training he received from us. 

"This summer, while I was attending TDSA Tulsa's Advanced Combat Pistol Course, Marshall told me about their Urban Rifle class and asked me if I would able to attend.  I knew if their Urban Rifle course was anything like their pistol course, it would be top notch and well worth the money.  From the very beginning, I knew I wasn't going to be disappointed.  I am a Stillwater Police Officer, a Police Firearms Instructor, and a competitive rifle and pistol shooter on the All Guard International Combat rifle and pistol team.  I have competed all over the world and I have won several National and International Championships.  (I say that only to say that I am not easily impressed).  I have to say that this course impressed me a lot.  The instructor's, specifically Billy Smith's, professionalism and tactical expertise was beyond reproach.  They led by example and as a result, I learned more in 2 days from these guys than I have while attending week-long schools at other training sites.  Every five minutes I found myself thinking, "Wow, that's something else I'll be able to use when I get back to work."  The course was run at a pace that everyone could keep up with, yet there was no wasted "down" time.  The most important part of the course was the information I learned that could ultimately save my life and/or the lives of others.  I highly recommend this course to everyone.  If you carry a rifle for a living, or carry one on duty, you owe it to yourself, your family, and the community you serve to get the finest training available today." 

Go train with TDSA Tulsa.  You won't be disappointed!
- Major Shannon Jordan, US Army

Note: This C.L.E.E.T. Accredited course qualifies as 20 hours towards continuing education for Oklahoma Law Enforcement Officers.
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