Primary weapon, carbine rifle. Secondary weapon overt carry handgun contained in a duty holster, or similar type holster with, or without retention.
While engaging threats at close distances if the primary weapon goes down due to malfunctions or expenditure of ammunition, it's faster to transition to a secondary weapon.
Here, you'll learn the techniques to become fast and proficient at transitions, engaging numerous targets with two weapon systems.
Caution: This course can be particularly exhausting. Participants should be physically fit and able to stand for long periods of time. A certain amount of athleticism expected.
- If you've attended our 100 level courses with handgun and rifle, we'd love to welcome you to this course! We're looking for experienced shooters with well established handgun and rifle skills.
- Pistol - 3.5 inch barrel or longer (no micro concealed carry guns)
- Duty type holster, or other over holster with, or without retention. Concealed holster not recommended, but approved.
- Pistol Mag Pouch + 3 magazines
- Carbine Rifle - AR15, AK47, or similar.
- On a chest rig, Rhodesian, or belt with 2 rifle mag pouches attached.
- Rifle Magazines – 4 (one in gun +3)
- Pistol – 400 rounds of quality ammunition.
- Rifle – 500 rounds of quality ammunition.
- Clothing – Weather appropriate, ball cap recommended, sunscreen, raingear, jacket as appropriate for the weather forecast, long sleeves to cover up from the sun (recommended when hot).
- Eye Protection – sunglasses (minimum), and/or shooting specific eye protection. When shooting steel - eye protection required at all times.
- Hearing Protection – muffs, foam ear plugs, or similar
- Tactical gloves – (optional, but nice to have for some drills)
- No open toe shoes
- Water – camelback, canteen, or water bottle
- Food- snacks, at shooters discretion. Normally, one hour is allotted for lunch.
Magazine load out - arrive with two empty magazines. If possible, load all rifle magazines prior to arrival, up to the total course round count. If you have numerous magazines, load them prior to arrival.
Example: The course calls for 500 rounds of 5.56/.223. 30 round magazines. 500 ÷ 30 = 16.66. Load 16 Magazines with 30 rounds.
Show up to class with a weapon that has been sighted in. We'll verify sight-in.
Your rifle should be in good working order. Consistently malfunctioning is defined as 5 malfunctions. If your rifle has 5 malfunctions, you may attempt to fix it once, or change it out once. If that rifle has 5 malfunctions, *reschedule.
High quality ammunition: Buy ammunition from a manufacturer you trust and have used extensively.
No steel ammunition or military green-tip ammunition. Tulammo is not allowed, or any other steel core ammunition.
No muzzle breaks (due to safety concerns) - Muzzle breaks divert gas left and right of the shooter. This is not a problem when the shooter is alone on the line. It becomes a problem when the shooter is participating in a training event in which, multiple shooters are on the line next to each other, or when conducting CQB, or other small unit tactics. During the course of firing 300 to 500 rounds (or more) participants are not just distracted from consistent concussion pinging, but have actually begun to experience the effects of a traumatic brain injury. These symptoms include, headache, and blurred vision. The increased noise levels also reduce a shooters ability to hear range commands, such as, Cease Fire. The decibel levels of most muzzle breaks are increased to levels that require double hearing protection by OSHA standards. For these reasons Red Frog disallows muzzle breaks during our training.
Phone: (503) 740-3099