• 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.

Cost: $710. Price will be shown in cart.

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: 1600 rounds minimum.  1400rds of carbine and 200 rounds of Handgun ammo minimum.  Multiple calibers may be used throughout this course. Drills can be modified to accommodate a lower round count.

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




Blazer Brass handgun ammunition features reloadable brass cases, quality primers and clean-burning propellants. It offers reliable, accurate performance for target shooting.

  • Features reloadable brass cases, reliable primers and clean-burning propellants
  • Standard boxer-type primers and primer pockets make reloading easy
  • Affordable—great for target practice

Dates & Locations

  • Garrettsville, OH September 25 - September 27, 2023

  • Newfoundland, PA October 13 - October 15, 2023

  • Overbrook, OK October 27 - October 29, 2023


Important Range Host Info

Southington Hunt Club – Course will be held at Southington Hunt Club located at 10321 Silicia Sand Rd Garrettsville, OH 44231

Contact:Email: shctrainingfacility@gmail.com

Range fee to be paid direct to the host on the first day of class.

VET $95/class; All other courses $85/class


RVET: Each day the class will gather at the range at approximately 4:30PM and will end around 12:30AM; All other courses: 8AM-4PM. 

Ammo restrictions: no tracer, no steel core, no armor piercing and black or green tip ammo. Please contact the host for details.

Recommended Lodging:

Holiday Inn Express 4185 State Rte 5 Newton Falls, OH 44444. 330.872.6000 (Approximately 7 miles/11 minutes from the range directly off the Ohio Turnpike.)

Hampton Inn/Suites 5581 Youngstown Warren Rd Niles, OH 44446. 330.652.1277 (Approximately 20 miles/25 minutes from the range)

Recommended Airport: Cleveland Hopkins or Canton Arron Airport (Each approximately 45 minutes from the range.)


Important Range Host Info

Hosted by Costa Ludus. Contact customerservice@costaludus.com with any course questions.
Course will be held at Double Eagle 332 RT447 Newfoundland, PA 18445

Contact: main@doubleeaglepocono.com


CET1: 8AM-4PM.

Range fee: $75/ 3-day class to be paid directly to Costa Ludus. A link will be sent out approximately 4 weeks before class. 

Meals: Contact the host for more information.

Lodging: Please contact the host to reserve lodging at the Lodge on the range property.


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


Important Range Host Info
Battle Springs Ranch – Course will be held at Battle Springs Ranch 20994 Oswalt Rd, Overbrook, OK 73453

Contact: Matt at 580.832.6009 Email: matt@battlespringsranch.com
Range fee: $160/ 3-day class (INCLUDES lunch, water, drinks, snacks) to be paid direct to the host the first day of class.


CET1: 8AM-4PM. Confirmed start times will be sent out about 2 weeks before class.

RVET: Each day the class will gather at the range at 4:30PM, and will end around 12:30AM.

Range fee: $70/ 3-day class to be paid directly to Costa Ludus. A link will be sent out approximately 4 weeks before class. 

Meals: Catered lunch included in the range fee. Contact the host for more information.

Lodging: local hotels available in the nearby city of Ardmore or Thackerville at the WinStar World Casino and Resort (each approximately 25-30 minutes from Battle Springs Ranch).

Recommended Airport
DFW International/ Love Field or Oklahoma City. (Each approximately 1.5 hours from the range.)