Tactical Rifle Training

The AR-15 (AR – ArmaLite Rifle) family of rifles is one of the most popular rifles in America.  The US military variant is known as the M-16.  It is estimated that there are over 4 million AR-15’s owned by law abiding citizens in the US.  The AR-15’s reliability, performance, and accuracy provide many with the confidence needed while using the rifle for sporting, hunting, or self defense purposes.  The modular capability of the rifle is one of the main reasons it is so popular.  Many choose the smaller barreled or carbine version known as the CAR-15.

7 Foxtrot has an immense knowledge of this rifle having used it and many different variants while in the Marine Corps since 1987.

7 Foxtrot offers 2 different Carbine Rifle courses:

  • Introduction to the Tactical (AR/CAR-15) Rifle Seminar (ITaR)
  • Tactical Rifle I (TaR-I)

Scroll down for more information on each course.

Course Length:  2 1/2 Hours

# of Students:  Min 3/Max 15

Prerequisite:  None

Cost:  $75

Instructor:  Erick Findley

Introduction to the Tactical (AR/CAR-15) Rifle Seminar (ITaR)

This is a NON FIRING seminar and is for those who are looking to or just purchased an AR/CAR-15 and want to learn more about the most popular modular rifle in the US today.

This seminar will familiarize you with the AR/CAR-15 which is civilian version the primary rifle (M16/M4) carried by the US Military.  This course will teach you how to safely handle the rifle; the nomenclature (parts) and operation; and how to maintain the AR/CAR-15 rifle

Topics:

  • Safety
  • History
  • Nomenclature
  • Cyclic of Operation
  • Disassembly/Assembly
  • Function check
  • Zeroing iron sights
  • Loading and unloading
  • Basic Ballistics (including barrel twist & ammunition selection)
  • Marksmanship fundamentals (including shooting positions & sling use)
  • Maintenance & Cleaning
  • Storage & Transportation
  • Ancillary equipment & optics

Required gear:

  • Note taking material
  • No firearm is needed for this seminar

Notes:

  1. NO AMMUNITION ALLOWED IN COURSE.
  2. If you have already purchased an AR/CAR15 and want to bring it to use in the training note that when registering for the course.
  3. All weapons will be cleared & checked by the instructor prior to entering the classroom.
  4. All students must 18, have the legal ability to purchase a rifle, and be a US Citizen or resident (identification required & verified prior to course start).
  5. This course can be taken by minors (under 18 but older than 15) with accompanying parent in the course and at instructors discretion.

Length/Times: 2 Days 

Students: Min 3/Max 8

Prerequisite: ITaR (Recommended) or Verified Equivalent Training

Cost: $425

Instructor: Erick Findle

Tactical Rifle - I (TaR-I)

The Tactical Rifle I (TaR-I) course is for the new or current firearms owner who want to develop a tactical (survival, defensive, & combat) mindset and gain the knowledge, skills, and attitude to employ the AR/CAR-15 rifle.  The TaR-I course will introduce the owner of an AR/CAR-15 in the safe operation and employment of the AR/CAR-15.  There will be a combination of class & range time (using 400 rounds during challenging shooting drills) to give you the confidence to use and continue training with your AR/CAR-15.

The course will have a final qualification course of fire to test and evaluate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that have been taught throughout the course.

TaR I Testimonials

From: Dell Dickinson
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
To: 'Erick Findley'
Subject: TaR-1 Tactical Rifle Course

Erick,

Thanks mucho for a very enlightening experience.  Having grown up on the Texas/Mexico border, I’ve also grown up with various firearms and utilize them on a daily basis.  Consequently, I BELIEVED I knew all there was to know about them and how to successfully utilize them.  You very quickly disabused me of that notion.  As a consequence, rest assured that I will be back for more advanced training as soon as I have better mastered the concepts you presented during the course of my recent instruction.

Best regards,

Dell Dickinson

Skyline Ranch

Topics:

  • Safety
  • History
  • Nomenclature
  • Cyclic of Operation
  • Disassembly/assembly
  • Function check
  • Zeroing iron sights
  • Loading & unloading
  • Ballistics (including barrel twist & ammunition selection)
  • Marksmanship fundamentals (including shooting positions & sling use)
  • Target acquisition and engagement (multiple ranges, stationary & moving)
  • Tactical & speed reloading
  • Immediate actions/malfunction drills
  • Multiple targets/rapid engagement techniques
  • Use of cover and movement
  • Transition from strong side to weak side
  • Maintenance & cleaning
  • Storage & Transportation

Required gear:

  • Note taking material
  • AR/CAR15 with sling (2 or 3 point sling is acceptable)
  • 3 or more 30 round magazines
  • 400 rounds of factory ammunition
  • Wrap around Eye Protection
  • Ear protection (electronic preferred)
  • Baseball style hat
  • Range food/WATER
  • Seasonal weather gear/rain gear
  • Method of carrying magazines (chest, waist, or thigh rig).
  • Cleaning kit/lubrication
  • Range food/WATER

Notes:

  1. All students must 18, have the legal ability to purchase a rifle, and be a US Citizen or resident (identification required & verified prior to course start).
  2. Standard background check must be completed prior to course (Current CHL License waives background check).
  3. This course can be taken by minors (under 18 but older than 15) with accompanying parent in the course and at instructors discretion.