What we've done for our clients in Colorado is we've combined the 100 and 200 level courses. We want to be all-inclusive and can get as many people interested as possible so we've eliminated the prerequisites normally required for the 200 level courses. We'll also combine the 100 and 200 level evaluations at the end of the course. This is guaranteed to be an intense day, very fast-moving with a lot of rounds fired and a lot of material covered.
The fundamental marksmanship skills historically taught to our troops are often skipped in today’s “tactical shooting” world. We cover the bases ensuring nothing is left out during our methodical progression of training. In combat numerous shooting positions may be required. Getting into position quickly and engaging accurately, may be the difference between life and death.
Clients are introduced to numerous shooting positions essential to combat marksmanship. We test accuracy and proficiency level with the use of a shot timer. This course can be challenging for new shooters, our intro to AR15 course perfectly prepares our clients for success. If you already have a solid foundation we welcome you to sign up and attend our Rifle 100.
AR15 platform, AK47 and all other carbine rifles with 20 - 30 round magazines are appropriate for this course.
Caution: Our rifle courses can be physically exhausting, participants should be physically fit and able to stand for long periods of time. A certain amount of athleticism expected.
Red Frog Rifle Learning Objectives:
- Positions – Standing, Sitting, Kneeling, Prone and variations of each.
- Use of cover rapid engagements from numerous positions
- The Kata – contemporary martial arts philosophies applied
- Speed – ability to get into position quickly
- Accuracy – ability to hit what you’re shooting at from numerous positions
- Shooting on the move – accurately shoot while moving
- Situational awareness
- Weapon manipulation techniques
- Safe operating procedures applied
Red Frog Rifle Gear List:
- A rifle that has been sighted in
- 700 rounds of high quality ammunition (reloads not recommended)
- Ability to carry 3 spare magazines. (Rhodesian Vest or Plate Carrier recommended)
- Cover Shirt (optional)
- Ball cap (optional)
- 4 rifle magazines (30 round capacity)
- Lubrication oil
- Gloves (recommended)
- Knee pads (recommended)
- Eye protection
- Hearing protection
- Water (bring more than you think you’ll need)
- Food (lunch) and snacks
- Weather appropriate clothing
- Sunscreen or rain gear
- Sling for the rifle (single point or dual point)
Magazine load out - arrive with two empty magazines. If possible, load the ammunition projection prior to arrival. If you have numerous magazines, load them prior to arrival.
Example 1: The course calls for 600 rounds of 5.56/.223 ammunition. 30 round magazines. 600 ÷ 30 = 20 magazines of 30 rounds.
Example 2: The course calls for 500 rounds of 5.56/.223. 30 round magazines. 500 ÷ 30 = 16.66. Load 16 Magazines with 30 rounds.
Example 3: The course calls for 300 rounds of 5.56/.223. 300 ÷ 30 = 10. Load 10 magazines with 30 rounds.
- Speed, Proficiency and Accuracy
Show up to class with a weapon that has been sighted in. We will verify sight-in. Your rifle should be in good working order. Consistently malfunctioning is defined as 5 malfunctions. If your rifle has had 5 malfunctions you may change it out for a spare rifle, once. If that rifle has 5 malfunctions, you are done for the day.
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.