• Premier Training – Carbine 2
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Price: 800

Carbine 2 Course Description

Carbine 2 is designed to give the 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.

Requirements: Carbine 1 or similar.

Cost: $800. Training fee only.

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 and reiminsce about the day’s events, and what’s to come tomorrow.

Defender Ranch is located 16 miles North of Gooding, Idaho.

Defender Ranch offers world-class firearms training on an exclusive and secluded 100% off grid ranch in South-central Idaho, far from population centers.  The ranch features a variety of ranges built into the hillsides of a beautiful valley surrounded by towering and spectacular rhyolite rock formations.  When the training day is over, guests can relax in the lodge or get out and enjoy the seclusion and amazing views.  Guests may also enjoy hiking, fishing in one of four privately stocked ponds, archery, axe throwing, or winding down around the fire after dinner and ‘shooting the bull’ with other guests.

Firearms training takes place on 5 different ranges (some turf covered) including 4 pistol bays, 1 carbine bay and 2 long-range shooting areas, the longest reaching out more than a mile in total distance.

The facility at Defender Ranch offers options from all meals to on-property guest accommodations. All lodging and meal reservations will be made directly with Defender Ranch.

Recommended Airports: Twin Falls Airport Twin Falls, ID (TWF) approximately 55 miles, Boise Airport, Boise ID (BOI) approximately 114 miles.

Sample 3-Day Course Schedule:

Night before course:  6:00PM course registration check-in followed by check-in dinner at Defender Ranch.

Day 1: 7:15AM breakfast; 8:00 shuttle to range; 4:30PM finish class at range, shuttle back to cabin; 6:00 dinner.

Day 2: 7:15AM breakfast; 8:00 shuttle to range; 4:30PM finish class at range, shuttle back to cabin; 6:00 dinner.

Day 3: 7:15AM breakfast; 8:00 shuttle to range; 4:30PM finish class at range, shuttle back to cabin; 6:00 dinner & graduation.

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)
  • Acceptable Accuracy Drills
  • Transition Shoulder Shooting Drills
  • Reactive Movement Drills
  • Running Drills
  • Mindset Drills
  • Improvised shooting positions with Transitional Shooting Drills
  • Equipment List
  • Intro 2-man and 4-man team movement
  • Multiple threat engagements

Equipment List

Students provide their own ammo: 1400 rds 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

  • Gooding, ID June 21 - June 23, 2024

$800 – Training Fee Only.

Important Host & Range Info

Costa Ludus, LLC at Defender Ranch, Gooding, ID. (Located 16 miles north of Gooding, ID.)

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

Facility Fee: Defender Ranch will be reaching out directly to each student via email prior to each course to make reservations for lodging, meals, range fee, etc.

Recommended Lodging: Onsite lodging and meal options will be made available directly through Defender Ranch.  

Meals: Onsite lodging and meal options will be made available directly through Defender Ranch.  

Recommended Airports: Twin Falls Airport Twin Falls, ID (TWF) approximately 55 miles, Boise Airport, Boise ID (BOI) approximately 114 miles. 

Course Hours:  7:30AM Course begins, 4:30PM finish class at range

On Property Meal Hours: 7:15AM Breakfast, 11:30AM Lunch, 6PM Dinner

Contact Costa Ludus for any additional inquiries.