• 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: 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

  • Nashville, IN September 11 - September 13, 2021

  • Garrettsville, OH September 25 - September 27, 2021

  • Immokalee, FL October 23 - October 25, 2021

  • Searcy, AR November 1 - November 3, 2021


Important Range Host Info

Brett Dicks – Course will be held at Hoosier Hills Rifle and Pistol Club located at 551 Camp Moneto Road Nashville, IN 47448

Contact: Brett Dicks at 812.900.2521 Email: brett_dicks@hotmail.com

Range Fee: $50/3-day class

Recommended Airport: Indianapolis International Airport (61.7 miles from range)

Recommended Lodging:

Hotel Indigo Columbus Architectural Center 812.375.9100 400 Brown Street Columbus, IN 47201 (Rates start around $128/night)

Holiday Inn Columbus 812.417.7200 2485 W Jonathan Moore Pike Columbus, IN 47201 (Rates start around $104/night)

Days Inn by Wyndham 812.376.9951 3445 Jonathan Moore Pike Columbus, IN 47201 (Rates start around $70/night)

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


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: Matt Stiner: 330.207.5847 or Cheryl Tieche: 330.357.7895

Email: Info@southingtonhuntclub.com

Range fee: $75/class to be paid direct to the host on the first day of class.

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

Catered lunch will be available through the host for $14/ day (drink included)to be paid direct to the host. Contact the host directly to order 330.357.7895.

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

Force Center  – Course will be held at Force Center V-4 Village Range located at 31101 Nafi Drive Immokalee, FL 34142 Contact: Ryan 480.469.1570 email: Rhillaker@forcecenterusa.com or Daniel 305.776.2882 email: Dszkolnik@forcecenterusa.com

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 12 miles from the range.

Recommended Lodging Areas: Onsite lodging available. Contact host for onsite lodging.

Recommended Airports:

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) (Located in Fort Myers, FL approximately 52 miles from the range)

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) (Located in Fort Lauderdale FL approximately 94 miles from the range)

Ammunition limitations: No AP, and No Tracer permitted.

Important Range Host Info

Searcy Police Department – Course will be held at Searcy Policy Department located at 101 North Gum Street Searcy, AR 72143

Contact: Matt text 501.283.1906 or email: mhiggins@cityofsearcy.org

Range fee:  No range fee.

Meal: $45/student per 3-day course to be paid direct to the host before the beginning of the course for 3-days of catered lunch. Please contact the host with any questions.

Recommended Lodging: (each approximately 5-7 miles from the range) Hampton Inn 209 South Poplar Searcy, AR 72143 or Holiday Inn 3660 Ferren Trail Searcy, AR 72143

Recommended Airports: Searcy Municipal Airport Searcy, AR (approximately 8 miles from the range)

Ammunition limitations: None. Contact the host for any questions.