Cleveland, OH (Middlefield, OH) - Tactical Rifle (October 4, 2024)

  • October 04, 2024

About this Course

Tactical Rifle 

If you own a carbine rifle or just want to learn about these, much-talked-about (and often misrepresented), weapons then this course is for you!

Tactical Rifle(formerly known as Carbine 1) is Sheepdog Response’s introduction to the use of the carbine rifle (compact, semi-automatic rifle with a changeable magazine). The Tactical Rifle course is open to anyone who wants to learn how to employ this incredibly effective weapon system for self-defense. We cover the selection of accessory equipment and set up for carbine operations to include loading, firing, correcting malfunctions, and rapid reloading of a carbine. You’ll learn the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship and zeroing techniques that will help you achieve its full potential for self-defense. See what it takes to successfully shoot, move, utilize cover, and accurately engage with a carbine rifle from various positions and situations. The Tactical Rifle course is fast-paced, fun, and informative.

Types of carbine rifles include (but aren’t limited to): AR-15s, AK-47s, M-14s, Mini-14s, Steyer AUG, H&K G3, and semiautomatic pistol caliber rifles (PCRs)

Everyone at Sheepdog Response is very excited to see you there! If you have any questions, please feel free to email and we will get right back to you. Thanks, and have a great week!

Topics Covered
  • Carbine function and maintenance
  • Ancillary equipment selection and set up for carbine
  • Loading, firing, reducing malfunctions, and clearing procedures
  • Zeroing techniques and procedures
  • Rifle Marksmanship Fundamentals
  • Non-standard firing positions
  • Shooting utilizing cover and concealment technique
  • Shooting while moving
Class Itinerary

When & Where:  October 4th , 2024 Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm Location: Range:

The Proving-Grounds 16990 Kinsman Rd Middlefield, OH 44062 Travel RecommendationsClosest Airport: Cleveland, OH (CLE)Hotel Recommendations 

On site accommodations: Punderson State Park Manor and Campground in Newbury, Ohio is 11 miles away for those who like to camp

Packing List

Clothing and Gear Required:

  • 3 pairs of durable pants and 3 comfortable/durable shirts (avoid tank tops or low cut collars)
  • Rain Jacket- the event will go forward regardless of weather
  • Baseball cap or another hat with brim
  • Notebook
  • Pen

Food / Water:

  • Our lunch breaks will be short, so you might want to bring MREs, "sack lunches" or something that you can carry with you that does not require any preparation
  • Bring any other snacks you desire
  • Bring some bottles of water or a refillable container to stay hydrated during the training days
  • Please, do not drink alcohol the day/night before training, or during the course in between classes.

Firearm and Accessories:

  • Carbine
  • 3-4 magazines
  • Weapons sling

Weapons cleaning and maintenance equipment:

  • Optic preferred (back up sights for optic)
  • Lubrication
  • 400-500 rounds of ammunition
  • Dummy rounds

Also needed:

  • IFAK (individual First Aid Kit)
  • Tourniquet
  • Ear and Eye Protection (must be rated for shooting)
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellent