Basic Carbine Level 1 | 88 Tactical Rifle Training Course AR-15, AK-47

Basic Carbine Level 1

Firearm Training Course

  • Just completed Carbine 1, once again another excellent course from 88 Tactical. Kurt was an excellent instructor with a wealth of knowledge. As a lifelong shooter I thought I had the skills for most situations, boy was I wrong! Not only did Kurt help me with my shooting “style” I also found several issues with my weapon set up. Highly recommend this course to everyone.

    Brian K.
  • Excellent experience at Carbine 1. From one firearm instructor to another, job well done. I would recommend 88 Tactical to anyone wishing to expand their knowledge and skill set in an open minded, reality-based program.

    Cole S.
  • Completed the Carbine Level 1 class in Tekamah this weekend. I may not be a professional but my instructor would say, "I'm better than less better." Extremely professional or proficient. I highly recommend anybody that owns an AR/M4 to take this class. You will not be disappointed.

    Jason B.
Class Difficulty
Beginners welcome – no experience necessary for this class.

Carbine level 1 builds on the Intro to Carbine course, and is the first in 88 Tactical’s series of semi-automatic rifle courses geared toward personal protection. Carbine Level 1 is a basic course that is appropriate for individuals that have no carbine experience as well as for those who have some carbine handling experience but are interested refining their skills and becoming more proficient with the AR-type platform.

This 8-hour course is available in a 1-Day Session at 88 Tactical’s outdoor Tekamah Training Facility.

Participants will review gun safety and discuss equipment considerations, ammunition, and accessory setup for AR-15 rifles.  From there, students receive an in-depth lesson on the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, which includes an instructor demonstration followed by student dry-fire practice.

For the remainder of the training, participants head to the range for a variety of tactical shooting drills designed to improve their rifle marksmanship and to help develop a prevailing mindset. These drills will also develop the confidence needed to successfully use a rifle for self-defense.

At the end of the course, participants will complete a validation shoot to measure their ability to apply fundamentals of marksmanship. The validation shoot also serves to identify areas of strength as well as areas that the shooter needs to improve on before progressing to additional levels of training.

All 88 Tactical training courses are built on the core concept of Reality Behavior-Based Conditioning© (RBBC). RBBC was developed from this maxim: “the study of behavior is as important as the study of tactics.” 88 Tactical courses condition an appropriate crisis response that maximizes performance while working with, instead of against, a person’s survival-oriented instincts and intuitions.

Equipment Requirements
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Carbine (AR-15, M-4, or AK) with sling
  • Minimum of 2 magazines with pouches
  • 400 rounds of quality ammunition
  • Spare batteries for sights
  • A packed lunch and water bottle
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Knee pads, elbow pads, and shooting mat recommended
Eligibility Requirements

Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid government issued I.D.

Cancellation Policy

Students who cancel or reschedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund in the form of store credit. Cancelling or rescheduling less than 72 hours in advance or “No-Shows” will result in forfeiture of 50% of payments and fees (50% will be returned in the form of store credit). 88 Tactical reserves the right to cancel any course offered due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, all students will receive a full refund or credit applied to another class.

Rate – $150

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