Premier Training - Long Range Semi-Auto 0-500 Yds (LRSA) Description

Long Range Semi-Auto 0-500 Yds (LRSA) is designed to give the beginner, intermediate or advanced shooter the proper semi auto 5.56 or 7.62 heavy fundamentals for intermediate range shooting. 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 up close and at distance with proper weapon fundamentals while using the 5.56 or 7.62 cartridge. This course is also designed for the Law Enforcement Marksman who may be called upon to deliver surgical shots based on realistic FBI statistics with a Semi Auto Gun. As guns have evolved semi auto 5.56 or 7.62 rifles have shown their capabilities and potential within the military community. The days of a sniper running 5.56 or 7.62x51 with a 24 inch barrel bolt guns will soon be obsolete by those that understand with proper weapons fundamentals what these modern 5.56 or 7.62 semi auto guns are capable of. The goal of this course of instruction is to bridge the gap with modern 5.56 or 7.62 semi autos.

Premium training courses, located in Costa's home state of Wyoming offer more one-on-one time with world class trainer Chris Costa. Lower attendee to instructor ratios are achieved by limiting class sizes in our advantageous offering. Class sizes are capped at 18 students instead of the usual 23, allowing for more individually specialized training. Get more from Costa's technical instruction and live fire time than previously attained. Each night after class, join the Costa Team for dinner in our Loft and reiminsce about the day's events, and what's to come tomorrow.

In addition to Costa Ludus events, Wyoming provides unparalleled outdoor recreation. 


A popular four season destination, Jackson Hole offers unprecedented ambiance. In the summer alone, activities include: hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, golfing, horseback riding and much more! 


Jackson Hole also has a multitude of winter activities to choose from and is also well known for its extravagant ski resorts such as: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Grand Targhee Resort and Snow King Resort. The nearby valley also enables visitors to enjoy off-slope options such as snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, dog sledding, wildlife safaris, and much more! 


These activities will not only enthrall visitors, but also create memorable experiences for individuals and families alike.


Costa Ludus has reserved a block of cabins at Cabin Creek Inn in Thayne, WY specifically for our courses. All Costa Ludus students are to make reservations direct with Cabin Creek Inn for accommodations (tell them you are attending one of the Costa Ludus courses). (307-883-3262 or ***PLEASE CALL CABIN CREEK IN (DIRECT) OR USE THE SPECIAL EVENTS LINK TO BOOK YOUR CABIN ONLINE. (copy and paste URL into browser)

Recommended Airports: Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Sample 3-Day Course Schedule:

Night before course:  6PM course registration check-in followed by check-in dinner at the Costa Ludus Loft (information to be sent out seperately)

Day 1: 7:15AM meet at Cabin Creek Inn Parking Lot; 8:00 Arrive at range; 4:30PM Finish class at range, begin caravan back to Thayne, WY; 6:15 Dinner at Costa Ludus Loft

Day 2: 7:15AM meet at Cabin Creek Inn Parking Lot; 8:00 Arrive at range; 4:30PM Finish class at range, begin caravan back to Thayne, WY; 6:15 Dinner at Costa Ludus Loft

Day 3: 7:15AM meet at Cabin Creek Inn Parking Lot; 8:00 Arrive at range; 4:30PM Finish class at range, begin caravan back to Thayne, WY; 6:15 Dinner & Graduation at Costa Ludus Loft

**Family members (children included) and other guests are welcome, and encouraged, to join our meal time gatherings in the Loft. Contact Costa Ludus for any additional inquiries.

Subjects Covered

  • Life Safety Brief
  • Proper gear selection and placement
  • Proper Zero
  • 7 fundamentals (Accuracy Drills, Axis and Mechanics of Recoil)
  • Accuracy and Marksmanship From 5 to 400 yards
  • Admin reloads / Speed reloads / Tactical reloads
  • Dynamic Positional Shooting Methods and considerations
  • Balance of Speed and Accuracy
  • Improvised shooting positions
  • Movement Drills
  • Reactive Movement Drills
  • Multiple Target Engagement Drills
  • Multiple Distance Target Engagement Drills
  • Off Axis Iron Sight Drills
  • Off Axis Red Dot Drills
  • Close Hasty Scope Drills
  • Hasty Distance Shooting with Red dots or Irons

Recommended Equipment

Students provide their own ammo: 1500 rounds of carbine ammo.

Hardware -  A functional and practical carbine or battle rifle chambered in 5.56x45, 5.45x39, 300 Blackout, 7.62x39, 7.62x51. 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
  • A holster and magazine pouch that will retain equipment when moving
  • Tools that work on your weapon
  • Weapons lube
  • Water hydrating device
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Gloves (optional)
  • An open mind

Course Dates

Long Range Semi-Automatic 0-500 Yards Thayne, WY
Start: Sep 01, 2017
End: Sep 03, 2017
Status: Open

Costa Ludus, LLC - Course will be hosted south of Jackson, WY in Thayne, WY.

Course will be hosted by Costa Ludus 904.416.0454 or

Range fee $50/3-day course. To be paid prior to course along with meal registration. Information will be sent out approximately 5 weeks prior to class start date.

Recommended lodging Cabin Creek Inn 211 S. Main St Thayne, WY. Due to the rural area, we highly recommend staying at Cabin Creek Inn where Costa Ludus has reserved a block of cabins for all courses.

The Costa Ludus block has been reserved for each class, please use the special events link for Cabin Creek Inn to request a cabin from the Costa Ludus block, or call Cabin Creek Inn 307.883.3262.

Recommended Airports: Jackson Hole, WY (JAC) or Idaho Falls, ID (IDA) (each airport is approximately 90 minutes from Thayne, WY. Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) approximately 4 hours south of Thayne, WY. (copy and paste URL into browser)