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Kalinski Consulting, Precision Carbine Employment, Yakima, WA

August 6, 2018 - August 8, 2018


The Precision Carbine Employment course is designed to provide you with the fundamentals of marksmanship and tactical employment of a scoped carbine type weapon system in offensive and defensive operations at close and mid ranges.  While basic weapons and optics manipulations will be covered, it is recommended that the student have a solid understanding of the basic function of their chosen weapon system. The student should expect to participate in weapons manipulation drills and should be able to demonstrate safe weapon handling skills at all times.  The student should expect target engagements from 25 to 600 yards.

  •       Scoped Carbine set-up and accessories
  •       Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  •       Basic Telescopic Sight Theory and Operation
  •       Basic Angular Units of Measure
  •       Weapon and Optic Manipulation
  •       Basic External Ballistics
  •       Effects of Weather and Wind
  •       Unconventional Shooting Positions
  •       Threat Acquisition and ID
  •       Introduction to Multiple Target Engagements

Additional Course Information

The Precision Carbine Employment course requires either a Designated Marksman or Special Purpose rifle.  These weapons are gas/piston operated and can be classified by their level of accuracy, mostly falling within 3 Minutes of Angle (MOA) or better.  Most gas/piston weapons today are capable of well within 1 MOA using Match ammunition. AR-15/M4 platforms with 16” and longer barrels, SCAR’s, ACR’s, M-14’s, M1A’s, M1A Scouts and Mini -14’s are all within this class of weapons.  Optics for these weapons mainly consists of variable power optics in the 2.5x – 10x, 1x – 6x, 1x – 8x or similar magnification. Optics such as 1x – 4x or fixed 4x are not recommended; however the course can be completed successfully using them.  (Positive target ID and point of aim become difficult past 350-400 yards.) These optics should have a reticle system that is capable of estimating ranges to targets using either the Minute Of Angle (MOA) or Milradian (MIL) system. It is highly recommended that the student bring along any special tools required to adjust/manipulate their chosen telescopic sights.  It is also recommended that the student have on hand the optic’s instruction manual to assist in identifying reticle subtensions and zero-stop procedures if they are not already known.

You should expect moderate activity levels during this course.  You’ll be expected to negotiate stress drills designed to place the shooter under both physical and mental stress for a short period of time.  Most of the range time will be spent in standing and unconventional shooting positions. The curriculum is balanced with classroom lecture and practical application drills to directly reinforce the topic discussed. For the majority of the course you’ll be co-located with your vehicle.  You should be self-sufficient with an ample supply of water and chow for lunch.


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