Carbine Elements Theory 1 (CET1) Description

Carbine Elements Theory 1 is designed to give the beginner, intermediate, or advanced shooter the proper carbine fundamentals. Starting with mindset, the class focuses on the core foundation of accuracy, acceptable accuracy under dynamic stress, and how to effectively balance speed and accuracy with proper weapon manipulation.

Subjects Covered

  • Life Safety Brief
  • Proper gear selection and placement
  • Establishing a proper zero
  • 7 fundamentals (Accuracy Drills, Axis and Mechanics of Recoil)
  • 3 Core Fundamentals
  • Acceptable Accuracy Drills
  • Balance of Speed and Accuracy
  • Speed reloads / Tactical reloads
  • Instinctive Shooting and Mindset Drills
  • Malfunctions
  • Movement Drills
  • Improvised shooting positions



Recommended Equipment

Students provide their own ammo: 1800rds of carbine and 100 rounds of Handgun ammo minimum.

Hardware - A functional and practical carbine or battle rifle chambered in 5.56x45, 5.45x39, 300 Blackout, 7.62x39, 7.62x51. A secondary weapon (handgun) of choice. If available, a spare weapon system is also an excellent idea. A cleaning kit and tools that are compatible with the weapon system(s) in question is also a must. Each student should have a minimum of 5 working magazines.

  • Note pad, and pen/pencil
  • Clothing suited to strenuous activity as well as being seasonally appropriate
  • Rain gear / cold weather gear (seasonal)
  • Ear pro (electronic preferred) / Eye pro
  • Baseball style hat recommended
  • Proper belt to support equipment
  • Carbine magazine pouches, Battle belt, or Chest rig
  • Handgun (secondary weapon), magazines
  • Tools that work on your weapon
  • Weapons lube
  • Water hydrating device
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Gloves (optional)
  • An open mind

Course Dates

CET1 Camden, TN
Start: Oct 28, 2017
End: Oct 30, 2017
Status: Open

Tactical Response - Tactical Response 116 Wood Ave Camden, TN 38320

Contact 731.676.2041 or

Recommended Airport: Nashville, TN.

Recommended Lodging: Best Western Home Place Inn 170 US Hwy 641 N, Camden TN 38320 731.584.2222 (Special rate for Tactical Response.)

CET1 Gainesville, TX
Start: Nov 03, 2017
End: Nov 05, 2017
Status: Open

Red River Firearms - Red River West Outdoor Firearms Training Facility 6793 County Road 411 Gainesville, TX 76240

Contact Debbie (940) 284-3200 or

Range fee of $25/day (Handgun courses) and $35/day (Carbine courses) will be collected by the host on the first day of class.

Food will be available for $10/lunch each day, contact host for details.

Please view the range website for ammo restrictions. Only approved ammo: Winchester (except Q3131 & 3131A); Remington; Federal; Lawman; Hornady; and Black Hills. Contact host for details to have ammo shipped, shipped ammo must be received 2 weeks prior to class.

Recommended Airport: Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) or Dallas Love or Gainesville Municipal Airport.

Recommended Lodging: Holiday Inn Express 320 N I-35 Gainesville, TX 76240 940.665.0505 (Special rate for Red River West $109.99/night + tax.)

CET1 Linden, CA
Start: Dec 01, 2017
End: Dec 03, 2017
Status: Open

San Joaquin Rifle & Pistol Range - 828 S. Hewitt Rd Linden, CA 95236

Contact Christine - 209.204.4294

Please contact host for any questions about the range.

Range fee $60/3-day course.

Recommended airport: Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SKC) (approximately 19 miles from range) or Sacramento International Airport (SMF) (approximately 75 miles from range).