• Carbine Elements Theory 1 (CET1)
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Price: 695

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

  • Nunn, CO May 24 - May 26, 2019

  • Paisley, FL January 3 - January 5, 2020

  • Great Meadows, NJ May 3 - May 5, 2019

  • Batesville, AR October 18 - October 20, 2019

Important Range Host Info

Rhoades Incorporated – Course will be held at Great Gun Sporting LLC located at 16126 CO Rd 96 Nunn, CO.

Contact: 307.287.4802 Email: office@rhoadesincorporated.com

Range fee: $15/ student per day to be paid direct to the host the first day of class.

Meals: Restaurants are close to the range. It is however recommended to bring a packed lunch.

Recommended Lodging:
Cobblestone Inn & Suites 485 Elm St. Eaton, CO 80615 (Approximately 20 minutes from the range. Group rate available of $99.99/night if reserved before 4/23/2019.)

Recommended Airport:
Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) Cheyenne, WY Airport (Approximately 47 miles from the range.)
Denver International Airport (DIA) Denver, CO (Approximately 70 miles from the range.)

Important Range Host Info

Rich Graham – Courses will be held at Deep Woods USA located at 46600 Deep Woods Rd Paisley, FL 32767 (Private Range Appointment Only)

Contact: Richard Graham at 757.373.6799 Email: richgraham111@gmail.com (text or email preferred)

Range fee: $30/day ($90/class) to be paid direct to the host on the first day of class.

Ammo Notes: Students MUST bring “Lead Free” or “Frangible” ammunition to shoot on this range.  Contact the host direct for any questions.

Meals: It is recommended to bring lunch to the range each day. Nearest restaurants in Deland, FL 15mi away.

Recommended Airport: Daytona International Airport (45 mi from the range)

Alternate Airport:  Orlando International Airport (65mi from the range)

Recommended Lodging:

Comfort Inn DeLand-Near University

400 E Intl. Speedway Blvd., De Land, FL, 32724, US

Phone: (386) 736-3100 Fax: (386) 740-0570

https://www.choicehotels.com/florida/de-land/comfort-inn-hotels/fl132?source=gyxt

**working on group rate info.

The Hampton Inn and Suites DeLand

20 Summit Oak Place, DeLand, Florida, 32720, USA

TEL: +1-386-279-7808FAX: +1-386-279-7811 

http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-deland-DABDEHX/index.html

**working on group rate info.

Camping is available on site for an additional $20 per person/per night (Jan is a great time of year for this here in FL as the nights are 40-60 degrees). Access available to lake side campsites, outdoor bathrooms and showers.  Contact the host directly to make your reservations.

Important Range Host Info
Joe Savio (GST) – Course will be held at Cobra One Tactical located at 330 US Hwy 46 Great Meadows, NJ

Contact: Joe at 732.245.7844 Email: jmsavio@gstbase.com
Range fee: $55/ 3-day class to be paid direct to the host the first day of class.

Meals: Lunch package is available at the range for $10/person per day. Contact the host for more information.

Recommended Lodging: Extended Stay America – Mt. Olive – Budd Lake  973. 347.5522 **Must call and ask for Ashley and the Cobra One Tactical reservation  71 International Dr. S. | Budd Lake,  NJ  07828

Recommended Airport
Newark International Airport (Approximately 55 miles from the range.)

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, AR (Approximately 100 miles from the range).