• Premier Training – Carbine Elements Theory 1 (CET1)
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Price: 995

Premier Training – Carbine Elements Theory 1 (CET1) Course Description

NEW FOR 2018: Course cost includes all meals for duration of the course: Check-in dinner the night before the course at 6:15PM; Grab-n-go continental breakfast; Catered lunch on the range; Catered dinners each night after class. Please let Costa Ludus know if there are any dietary restrictions to accommodate. All meals provided by Artisan Chef (Chef Maggie).

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.

Come to Costa Ludus’ backyard for a more premium training experience.

Costa Ludus is proud to once again have Artisan Chef (Chef Maggie) as part of our team!

Get more one-on-one time with world class trainer Chris Costa via our premium classes. Lower attendee to instructor ratios are achieved by limiting class sizes in our advantageous offering. Class sizes are capped at 18 students instead of the usual 23, allowing for more individually specialized training. Get more from Costa’s technical instruction and live fire time than previously attained. Each night after class, join the Costa Team for dinner along with Chef Maggie (Artisan Chef) and reiminsce about the day’s events, and what’s to come tomorrow.

Due to the rural area, Costa Ludus has reserved lodging. Information will be sent out about lodging approximately 4 months before the course start date.

The course will be held 40 minutes south of Thayne at Coal Canyon Shooting Sports Facility, operated by the Western Wyoming Rifelman’s Association in Lincoln County, WY (http://www.wwra.us). In addition to Costa Ludus events, Wyoming provides unparalleled outdoor recreation.

A popular four season destination, Jackson Hole offers unprecedented ambiance. In the summer alone, activities include: hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, golfing, horseback riding and much more!

Jackson Hole also has a multitude of winter activities to choose from and is also well known for its extravagant ski resorts such as: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Grand Targhee Resort and Snow King Resort. The nearby valley also enables visitors to enjoy off-slope options such as snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, dog sledding, wildlife safaris, and much more!

These activities will not only enthrall visitors, but also create memorable experiences for individuals and families alike. Contact us for more information to host a course in your area.

Recommended Airports: Jackson Hole, Wyoming (JAC) and Idaho Falls, Idaho (IDA).

Sample 3-Day Course Schedule:

Night before course:  6:15PM course registration check-in followed by check-in dinner at Costa Ludus. (information to be sent out seperately)

Day 1: 7:15AM meet at designated location; 8:00 Arrive at range; 4:30PM Finish class at range, begin caravan back to Thayne, WY; 6:30 Dinner at Costa Ludus.

Day 2: 7:15AM meet at designated location; 8:00 Arrive at range; 4:30PM Finish class at range, begin caravan back to Thayne, WY; 6:30 Dinner at Costa Ludus.

Day 3: 7:15AM meet at designated location; 8:00 Arrive at range; 4:30PM Finish class at range, begin caravan back to Thayne, WY; 6:30 Dinner & Graduation at Costa Ludus.

**Family members (children included) and other guests are welcome, and encouraged, to join our meal time gatherings. Contact Costa Ludus for any additional inquiries.


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: 2000 rounds 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

  • Thayne, WY June 8 - June 10, 2018

Important Host & Range Info

Costa Ludus, LLC – Thayne, WY (Approximately 45 minutes south of Jackson Hole, WY.)

Contact: Costa Ludus email (preferred): customerservice@costaludus.com or call 904.416.0454

Costa Ludus is proud to once again have Artisan Chef (Chef Maggie) as part of our team!!!

Meals NEW for 2018: Course cost includes all meals for duration of the course: Check-in dinner the night before the course at 6:15PM; Grab-n-go continental breakfast; Catered lunch on the range; Catered dinners each night after class. Please let Costa Ludus know if there are any dietary restrictions to accommodate.

**Family members (children included) and other guests are welcome, and encouraged, to join our meal time gatherings. Contact Costa Ludus for any additional inquiries.**

Recommended Lodging: Due to the rural area, Costa Ludus has reserved lodging. Information will be sent out about lodging approximately 4 months before the course start date.

Range fee: $50/class to be paid via link that will be sent out approximately 4 weeks before class. The course will be held 40 minutes south of Thayne at Coal Canyon Shooting Sports Facility, operated by the Western Wyoming Rifelman’s Association in Lincoln County, WY (http://www.wwra.us).

Recommended Airports:

Jackson Hole, WY (JAC) (Approximately 90 minutes from Thayne, WY.)

Idaho Falls, ID (IDA) (Approximately 90 minutes from Thayne, WY.)

Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) (Approximately 4 hours south of Thayne, WY.)