Introduction to Carbine

Course Information

This course covers the safe use and effective handling of semi-automatic carbine rifle systems. You will learn the body mechanics and fundamental skills to shoot and reload your rifle quickly and accurately. 

Primary Topics Covered: 

  • Safe weapon handling 
  • Characteristics of carbine rifles 
  • Sighting in your rifle 
  • Fitting your rifle and equipment to your body 
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship 
  • Elements of good shooting positions 
  • Reloads 
  • Malfunction drills 
  • Basic maintenance and cleaning 

What to bring: 

  • Eye and ear protection 
  • Carbine rifle (or use ours)
  • Minimum of two Magazines 
  • Minimum of one magazine pouch  
  • Rifle sling 
  • Preferred foregrip 
  • 200 rounds ammunition (NO steel core ammunition) 
  • Water and snacks 


Offered as a private class 

Instructor: Brett Black & Josh Perry

Brett Black is an active duty Marine. In 2014, he deployed as an automatic rifleman in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon. Upon his return, he attended the Marine Corps Combat Instructor school where he was certified to teach marksmanship with the M4 and service pistol, tactics, CQB, and ballistics. He attended the Foreign Weapons Instructor Course and the Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Coach course. Brett is currently stationed at the Mountain Warfare Training Center as an instructor.

Josh is a Deputy Sheriff in California with 10 years’ experience. He worked in patrol, OHV patrol, narcotics, and grant writing. He was also a law enforcement firearms instructor and armorer, and is a California POST-certified rifle instructor, Glock armorer, and Sig Sauer armorer. Josh has been active in the competitive shooting sports for over five years, attending hundreds of local, state and nationals matches with respectable finishes. In 2014, Josh was the Idaho State Section USPSA Limited 10 Champion.