Level 1 Defensive Rifle is a 6-hour contemporary rifle-training course designed to force the student into understanding the fundamentals of rifle craft from close to intermediate distances. Proof of previous long gun training is NOT required.  Students in Level 1 Defensive Rifle will work in a demanding live-fire range environment where nothing is over looked.  Emphasis will be placed on “making every shot count.” Each student who graduates from Level 1 Defensive Rifle will leave with an elevated sense of accomplishment knowing they have completed a challenging course.  All training will be conducted outdoors on a private live-fire range.  Upon successful completion of this course, a Certificate of Achievement shall be awarded. 

Topics Include:


  • Firearms ownership and the Law

  • Equipment selection

  • Use of a sling

  • Types of rifle carry

  • Iron sights vs. Optics vs. Magnified Optics

  • Point of Aim / Point of Impact

  • Loading / Unloading                                                                     

  • Stance

  • Movement

  • Grip

  • Trigger control

  • Sight Alignment

  • Reloading

  • Scanning

  • Methods of malfunction clearance

  • Physical Fitness and nutrition

  • Survival Mindset

  • Basic emergency medical wound treatment awareness


Course Prerequisite:   None.

 Course Equipment Requirements:     


  •   Valid Firearm Owner's Identification   Card (Illinois residents)

  •   Semi-Automatic Rifle

  •   3 Rifle Magazines  

  •   400 rounds of quality ammunition

  •   Eye and  Ear Protection    

  •   Magazine Pouches

  •   Clothing suitable for outdoor range    activity

  •  Lunch and water/juice.

  • Folding chair  


Course size is limited to 20 students.

Tuition  $175.00