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Learning Firearms Patrol Rifle Marksman Course, Baxter, MN

July 21, 2018 @ 09:00 - July 22, 2018 @ 18:00 CDT


Learning Firearms is offering a 2-Day Patrol Rifle Marksman Course that is open to citizens, law enforcement and military.  The course emphasizes the use of magnified low power variable optics (LPVOs), magnified combat optics and RDS magnifiers on carbines or patrol rifles to engage targets ranging from CQB distance to 400+yds.  Students will gain experience using their rifles to engage targets from varying static and moving positions.  Topics of instruction include marksmanship fundamentals, ballistics and positional shooting.  Students will also learn how to use rifle mounted lights to engage targets in low light.

This is not an introductory level course, and all students should have at least a basic understanding of how their rifle works, as well as basic firearms safety and operations knowledge.

Water, sport drinks, snacks and lunch are provided both days as part of the tuition.

Course is held at our range in Breezy Point, MN.  See our website for recommended lodging and directions.

Course qualifies for 16hrs of MN POST credits.


Required Equipment:

– Semi-Automatic Carbine or Rifle of good quality.  It is recommended that you bring a rifle capable of 2MOA or better accuracy.

– A Low Power Variable Optic (LPVO), magnified combat optical gunsight (ACOG, Elcan, etc) or RDS and RDS Magnifier of at least 3x are STRONGLY recommended.  Students may also opt to use a tactical riflescope with a stacked/offset rapid transition RDS or iron sight.

– Rifle mounted white light.  We recommend high-lumen lights that can illuminate a target up to 100yds away.

– 600rds of ammunition (minimum).  Ball/FMJ is acceptable, but match or duty ammo is recommended as it will yield more consistent performance.
**Absolutely NO penetrator (M855/XM855) or steel core ammunition will be allowed to be used on steel targets.**

– Magazine carriage system that allows you to carry at least 2 magazines, plus one in the rifle.

– At least 4 quality rifle magazines

– All necessary tools to service your rifle and adjust your optic

– Eye/Ear protection.  Electronic ear protection highly recommended

– Weather appropriate clothing


Recommended Equipment:

– Shooting mat or pad

– Bipod, shooting tripod or rifle bag/rest

– Rear bag or monopod

– Sun screen or UPF rated moisture-wicking clothing

– Rifle backpack or drag bag

– For LE or MIL, any rifle-related gear you would carry on duty or deployment

– Ballistic app for your smart phone (we will chronograph your rifle)


July 21, 2018 @ 09:00 CDT
July 22, 2018 @ 18:00 CDT
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Learning Firearms


Learning Firearms Range
PO Box 2705
Baxter, MN 56425 United States
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