• Carbine Elements Theory 1 (CET1)
  • Duration: 3 Days

Carbine Elements Theory 1 (CET1) Course 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
  • Malfunctions
  • Movement Drills
  • Improvised shooting positions

Equipment List

Students provide their own ammo: 2000rds of carbine and 200 rounds of Handgun ammo minimum.

Hardware – A functional and practical carbine or battle rifle chambered in 5.56×45, 5.45×39, 300 Blackout, 7.62×39, 7.62×51. 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
  • A holster and magazine pouch that will retain equipment when moving
  • Weapons lube
  • Water hydrating device
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Gloves (optional)
  • An open mind

Dates & Locations

  • Batesville, AR October 18 - October 20, 2019

  • Fredericksburg, VA November 6 - November 8, 2019

  • Austin, TX February 14 - February 16, 2020

  • Annville, PA October 16 - October 18, 2020

  • West Pawlet, VT May 1 - May 3, 2020


Important Range Host Info
Garth Branstetter – Course will be held at Diamond Ranch Shooting Range located at 615 Young Rd. Sulphur Rock, AR 72579

Contact: Garth at 807-307-2997 or 807-307-3700 Email: garth.branstetter@gmail.com
Range fee: None.

Meals: It is recommended that students bring lunch to the range each day.

Recommended Lodging: Holiday Inn.

Recommended Airport:
Batesville, AR (Approximately 10 miles from the range) or Little Rock, ARĀ (Approximately 100 miles from the range).


Important Range Host Info
John Miller of SpartanCore Industries, LLC- Course will be held at Range 82 located at 4818 Midland Rd Midland, VA 22728

Contact: John at 540-322-7563 Email: spartancoreva@gmail.com
Range fee: $75/ 3-day class to be paid direct to the host the first day of class (includes lunch).

Meals: Lunch package is included in the range fee. Contact the host for more information.

Recommended Lodging: Wingate By Wyndham, 540-368-8000, located at 20 Sanford Dr Fredericksburg, VA 22406 ($73/night, includes free breakfast.)

Recommended Airport
Dulles International Airport (Approximately 40 miles from the range.)

$800 – includes range fee.

Important Range Host Info

The Range At Austin- Course will be held at The Range At Austin 8301 S. Interstate 35 Austin, TX 78744

Class will meet at the range each morning at 0745.

Contact: Jeff at 737.802.3713 Email: jeff@therangeaustin.com

**AMMO Restrictions**No steel core or bi-metal ammunition. Please contact the host with any questions.

Important Range Host Info
Joe Savio (GST) – Course will be held at Palmyra Sportsman Association located at 410 Sportsman Rd and Plum St, Annville, PA 17003

Contact: Joe at 732.245.7844 Email: jmsavio@gstbase.com
Range fee: $60/ 3-day class to be paid direct to the host the first day of class.

Meals: Contact the host for more information.

Recommended Airport
Philadelphia International Airport (Approximately 2 hours from the range.)


Important Range Host Info

Slate Ridge Vermont – Course will be held at Slate Ridge Vermont located at 541 Briar Hill Road West Pawlet, Vermont 05775

Contact: Daniel Banyai at 845.476.5978 Email: daniel@slateridgevt.com

Recommended Airport: Albany International Airport (ALB) & Rutland Regional Airport (RUT)

Please contact the host directly for any additional questions about lodging, food, or any other details about the area.