Defensive Carbine Clinic I (4.5 HRS)


This clinic covers the basic defensive use of the carbine (AR Platform 5.56/.223).  It will begin with the fundamentals of marksmanship and move into more advanced drills. Students will improve their carbine handling skills with a strong emphasis on the fundamentals. Students will learn self-diagnostic skills to continue development of their own personal performance.


If you need assistance zeroing your carbine for this clinic, please contact us.  We can also make arrangements to help you zero your carbine prior to the start of the clinic.


NRA Range
11250 Waples Mill Rd
Fairfax, VA 22030

Range Note

All first-time users of the NRA range will be asked to complete a written range safety test prior to shooting. There is a one-time $10 processing fee for the range test. Show up at least 30 minutes early if you need to take the safety test. For additional information please visit: http://nrahqrange.Nra.Org/

Topics Covered

  • Equipment setup

  • Zeroing & Mechanical off-set

  • Professional Carbine handling

  • Shooting and ready Positions

  • Tactical & Emergency reloads

  • Malfunctions Overview

  • Mechanics of the shooter

  • Personal performance and fundamentals review

Equipment Needed

  • Rifle and 3 magazines

  • Sling

  • Be able to retain 2 magazines on your body

  • 300 rounds of 5.56/223 ammo (minimum). No Steel Core and No steel jacket, No Armor Piercing, No Tracer Rounds

  • Eye protection (clear and tinted), hearing protection (electronic recommended) and baseball cap.

  • Knee pads (optional, but recommended)


Indoor restrooms available.