The Academy

Rifle, Carbine & Shotgun Programs

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.

Prerequisites:

None.

Cost: $150.00 (2 hours)

Register Online

An Introduction to Shotguns

This Introduction to Shotguns firearms training class will teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a shotgun safely. In addition, this class has been designed as a one-on-one with the instructor, which means he is not required to maintain a rigid agenda, and can focus or add to areas of need as required by you the student.

Subjects Covered:

  • Shotgun Knowledge & safe handling
  • Ammunition knowledge
  • Fundamentals of shotgun shooting
  • Actual Range Shooting
  • One-On-One Training
  • Eye & ear protection, guns & targets

This class is designed for the people with little to no knowledge of shotguns, or those who are years out of practice and want a good refresher course starting on page one. The first hour of the class is spent in the classroom discussing the different types of shotguns and how to handle them safely, ammunition, and the fundamentals of shotgun shooting.

The second hour is spent on the range, doing actual shooting with a variety of guns, chosen by the instructor to fit the shooter. The basics of stance, targeting, and trigger control are emphasized to maximize success the first time out. After completing this class, the shooter will be able to safely use the range solo.

Note: When registering, you will be allowed 1 seat in class. Once registered, that time slot will be reserved and not allow any other registration for that date and time. If you need to add more participants, you may add them the day of class at the range.

Required Equipment:
25 rounds of ammunition. Price does not include ammunition but can be selected based on preference of student during course. Note: Can be purchased at the range for range shooting portion of the course.
Prerequisites:
None.

Cost: $125.00 (2 hours)

Register Online

Defensive Shotgun

The intent of this 3 hour course is to teach the student the use of the shotgun in close-range scenarios as encountered in self-defense situations.

Subjects Covered:

  • Firearms safety
  • History of use
  • Myths vs. Facts
  • Gauges, loads and chokes
  • Accessories
  • Action types
  • Conditions of readiness
  • Operation of safety features
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Operation of the pump and/or semi automatic shotgun
  • Methods of carry
  • Shooting positions
  • Emergency reloading
  • Tactical reloading
  • Clearing Malfunctions
  • Practical applications

Required Equipment:

Pump or semiautomatic shotgun, sling optional; Hearing and eye protection(we can provide); A minimum of 30 rounds of Buck Shot or Slugs. Bird shot is not allowed.

Prerequisites:

None.

Cost: $165.00 (3 hours)

Register Online

Precision Rifle Marksmanship - Initial (Two Day) Class

The Academy at DFW Gun offers introductory Precision Rifle Marksmanship, a two consecutive day, sixteen total hour course. Precision Rifle Marksmanship provides techniques by focusing on long range engagements. Students will be exposed to the field-craft that will create a solid foundation for a proficient marksman. Students will be given the knowledge needed in order to continually deliver constant and accurate rates of fire on selected targets regardless of range or firing position. At the conclusion of this course, the student will develop skills that will increase their speed, accuracy, and confidence in marksmanship at long range engagements.

Subjects Covered:

  • Combat Mindset
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Rifle Presentation
  • Effects of Weather
  • Zeroing
  • Engagement Techniques
  • Progressive Training for Marksmanship proficiency
  • Marksmanship Exercises

Required Equipment:

Carbine with 50 rounds of ammunition, safety glasses, data book and hearing protection for use during range qualification. Students are also required to bring note taking material for classroom lectures. *Note: the use of electronic optics are prohibited during this course.

Prerequisites:

None.

Cost: $275.00 (16 hours)

Register Online