This course will build your rifle shooting fundamentals and basic skills with the tactical rifle. This course focuses on the AR-15/M4 weapon system but you are allowed to use the AK-47 if you choose.

Using the “crawl, walk, run” philosophy, students will learn and practice basic and intermediate tactical rifle skills and shooting fundamentals both in the classroom and on the live-fire range.  You are welcome to bring and use an electronic optic but you must be able to remove it and have serviceable iron sights.

This class is taught by NRA certified rifle instructors with military, special operations or high-level law enforcement experience.


Class size:  Limited to 15 students (minimum of 7)

Length:  8 hours total on a Saturday


Tuition: $175 per student ($150 for alumni)

Topics Covered

  • Firearms safety
  • Fundamentals of shooting
  • Ammunition ballistics
  • Disassembly and assembly
  • Mechanical operation
  • Care and cleaning
  • Zeroing iron sights
  • Tactical carry and employment
  • Methodology of shooting the tactical rifle
  • Use of cover
  • Tactical reloading
  • Marksmanship and accuracy improvement
  • Malfunction clearance (Stoppage drills)
  • Tactical gun-handling
  • Simulated stress fire

Required Equipment

  • Good working, serviceable AR-15/M4 with installed shoulder stock and adjustable tactical sling
  • 300 rounds of rifle ammunition (Factory, non-steel core ammo only for indoor courses.  Please check your ammo if there is any question.  Additionally, no home reloads allowed due to insurance.)
  • 3 magazines minimum and method of carry**
  • Eye protection (clear or yellow for indoor courses)
  • Ear protection (electronic preferred)
  • Baseball style hat (to keep brass from getting behind eye pro)
  • Personal food (optional).  Beverages will be provided and while we will not take a formal break, you may eat during the classroom portion if you choose.

Where Do I Go

Locations and Times:  All indoor courses are held at the Liberty Firearms Institute, and outdoor courses are held at Great Guns Sporting, Nunn, Colorado.  Food is not served at this course but you are welcome to bring you own and eat during the classroom portion.

Liberty Firearms Institute is a magnificent, state of the art institute located at4990 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Johnstown, CO.  Great Guns Sporting is a beautiful facility located 35 minutes NE of Fort Collins, CO.

What Do I Need To Know

Questions about this class? Please contact Contact Us before registering.

By registering for this course, you agree to our Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy.