• Carbine 1
  • Duration: 3 Days

Carbine 1 Course Description

Carbine 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

Dates & Locations

  • Newfoundland, PA October 13 - October 15, 2023

  • Deltona, FL February 16 - February 18, 2024

  • New Home, TX October 22 - October 24, 2024

  • Linden, CA December 3 - December 5, 2024


Important Range Host Info

Patriot Ranch  – Course will be held at 2245 Old Train Road, Deltona, FL 32738

Host Contact: Steve Michalewski 407.383.9049

Email: steve@kleensweepinc.org

Range fee:  $75/student per 3-day course to be paid direct to the host before the beginning of the course

Meal: Restaurants and supermarket approximately 10-15 miles from the range.

Recommended Lodging Areas: Many lodging availabilities in the area.

Recommended Airports:

Orlando Sanford International Airport

Daytona Beach International Airport

Orlando International Airport

Ammunition limitations: None.


Important Range Host Info
Castle Firearms Training Center, LLC – Course will be held at 1274 FM 211 New Home, TX 79381

Contact: Email: info@castlefirearms.com, 806-924-7772

Range fee: $100/ 3-day class to be paid direct to the host the first day of class.

Meals: Fast food options with 5 minutes of range. Full kitchen and refrigerator available on property to store food students bring in.

Recommended Lodging:

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lubbock Southwest
6401 62nd St, Lubbock, TX 79424

Plenty of shopping and restaurants,

Recommended Airport: Lubbock Airport, Lubbock, TX (LBB)

Ammo limitations:  No green tip and no high calibers on steel. .300BLK allowed for steel 



Important Range Host Info

Linden Gun Range – Course will be held at Linden Gun Range located at 828 S. Hewitt Rd. Linden, CA 95236

Contact: Christine at 209.887.3191 Email: christine@lindengunrange.com

Range fee:  to be paid direct to the host before the beginning of the course.

2024 Range Fee Links:


CET1: 0730AM-4PM. Confirmed start times will be sent out about 2 weeks before class.

RVET: Each day the class will gather at the range at 3:30PM, and will end around 10PM.

Meal: Restaurants approximately 7-15 minutes from the range.

Recommended Lodging Areas:

Various options available in Ripon, Stockton, or Manteca.

(All areas are approximately 30 minutes / 25 miles from the range.)

Recommended Airports: (Each approximately 1hr to 1.5hrs from the range.)

Stockton Metropolitan Airport Stockton, CA (SCK)

Sacramento International Airport Sacramento, CA (SMF)

Oakland International Airport Oakland, CA (OAK)