The Academy

An Introduction to Carbines

The Introduction to Carbines (M4/AR-15) is a 2 hour firearms training course designed to instruct basic knowledge, skills and tactics associated with owning and operating the Carbine safely; includes: eye & ear protection, carbine & target

Subjects Covered:

  • One on One instruction
  • Carbine knowledge and Handling
  • Characteristics of the Carbine
  • Disassembly and Maintenance
  • Fundamentals of rifle shooting
  • Zeroing the Carbine
  • Shooting Positions
  • Malfunctions
  • Ballistics
  • Gear and Gear Placement

This course is designed for the person with little to no knowledge of the Carbine or the shooter that has never attended any formal training on the Carbine and needs a refresher. This course is also beneficial for the shooter having trouble keeping consistent shots on target and needs to go back to basics.

This course utilizes both classroom instruction and range time. The one on one (or max 3 students per instructor) instruction enables high information retention from the shooter.

The range portion of this course instructs on how to properly attain a zero on the Carbine utilizing proper “sight-package” trigger-control and breathing. It also covers the basic shooting positions and ready positions. Basic magazine changes and gear placement.

Required Equipment:

60 rounds of 5.56 or 223 ammunition. Semi-Automatic, magazine fed, iron-sighted Carbine with a sling. Three M4 magazines. Additionally, a belt with M4 belt magazine holders and/or chest rig can be used. Carbine can be provided Note: Ammunition and equipment can be purchased at the range for range shooting portion of the course.




There are 10 classes scheduled for this course. Choose a scheduled class time below to continue:

  • April 26, 2017 04:30 PM (Class Full)
  • April 27, 2017 04:30 PM Register
  • April 29, 2017 04:30 PM (Class Full)
  • May 03, 2017 11:30 AM (Class Full)
  • May 06, 2017 02:00 PM (Class Full)
  • May 17, 2017 02:00 PM Register
  • May 18, 2017 02:00 PM Register
  • May 19, 2017 11:30 AM Register
  • May 19, 2017 02:00 PM Register
  • May 20, 2017 02:00 PM Register