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Sage Dynamics

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Rifle Fundamentals

Course length: Two Days


Course Description:  Understanding that LE rifle skills are drastically lacking in modern law enforcement, the Patrol Rifle class prepares officers to employ their rifle to maximize its effectiveness against violent threats.  Because the rifle's need is becoming more and more common, officers must develop the proficiency and inherent skill needed to best gain the advantage the rifle can provide.

This course is intended to introduce or refresh technical and tactical skills with a patrol carbine or rifle. Students will learn the basic operating methods and procedures for their rifle and be introduced to individual tactics to use the patrol rifle as a force multiplier and increased standoff distance tool.  This course addresses LE and Mil specific uses of the patrol/duty rifle against threats in a three-dimensional environment.


Topics covered in this course include:


  • Real world safety

  • Carry condition

  • Addressing the Patrol Rifle in LE SOPS

  • When/where ideal deployment

  • Equipment selection

  • Ammunition selection

  • Zeroing Optical and holographic sights

  • Traditional shooting positions

  • Magazine reloads (emergency and tactical)

  • Immediate and remedial action for malfunctions

  • Rifle-to-pistol and pistol-to-rifle transitions

  • Rapid target engagement

  • Intermediate range target engagement

  • On cover/off cover shooting

  • Transitions

  • Introduction to two man tactics


Course Cost: $500.00 




  • Patrol rifle with 5-7 magazines

  • Iron sights (BUIS) and optics (if used)

  • Rifle sling

  • Duty handgun

  • Duty belt and gear (it is recommended that duty gear carry at least one spare rifle magazine)

  • 1000 Rounds rifle

  • 100 rounds handgun

  • Ear and eye protection

  • Hat

  • Long sleeves recommended (pants mandatory)


Optional (recommended) gear:


  • Gloves

  • Sunblock

  • Hydration

  • Field cleaning kit

  • Basic maintenance tools

  • Knee and elbow pads

  • Additional magazines for all weapons


Class size: Minimum of 5, no more than 15


Prerequisites: Credentialed Law enforcement, Military or Private Security authorized to be armed.

Course Calendar

Patrol RifleI

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