First Look: Savage Arms Impulse Straight Pull Rifle

Does the Savage Arms Impulse Stright Pull Rifle have what it takes to nudge American shooters over to the style of rifle?

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Basic Carbine Course (Level 2)

Carbine Course 2

Basic Carbine Level 2 builds on the fundamentals of defensive shooting presented in Basic Carbine Level 1. After a brief review of key topics taught in Level 1, the Basic Carbine Level 2 course adds additional ready/shooting positions while introducing new techniques, including use of cover, shooting on the move, pivots and turns, and delivering effective shot placement. The class finishes with a live-fire performance test.

Basic Carbine Level 2 is taught at our Private Range. This 6-hour course is designed to enhance a shooter’s ability to deploy a carbine under varying conditions while maintaining a focus on using the carbine as a personal protection firearm. After finishing Carbine Level 2, students will have a deeper understanding of how mindset can maximize the carbine’s advantage, and better prepare you for our more challenging carbine courses.

All Instructor Derek courses are built on the core concept of reality-based training using high stress scenarios and other stress inoculating methods to achieve performance as close to fight or flight body response as possible.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Reacting to high stress incidents
  • Engaging threats while on the move
  • Engaging threats from turns and pivots
  • Malfunction clearing and efficient reloading
  • Use of cover
  • Shooting until the threat is stopped
  • Balancing speed and accuracy
  • Dealing with the police and other legally armed citizens

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Eye and ear protection
  • Carbine (AR-15, M-4, or AK) with sling
  • Minimum of 3 magazines and a magazine pouches
  • 150-300 rounds of quality ammunition
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Students must be at least 18 years old, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must have a valid government issued I.D. *Must have successfully completed Basic Carbine Level 1 or receive instructor permission through assessment.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Students who cancel or reschedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund. No refunds within 72 hours of course commencement.

Interested in registering? Please check our eventbrite to see if there is a class scheduled or complete the inquiry form on the firearms course page.

Basic Carbine Course (Level 1)

Beginner Carbine Course 1

Beginners welcome – no experience necessary for this class.

Carbine level 1 begins the foundational skills to familiarize yourself with a rifle and its actions. Carbine Course 1 is the first in Instructor Derek’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 6-hour course is available in a 1-Day Session at Instructor Derek’s outdoor private range.

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 warrior 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 Instructor Derek courses are built on the core concept of reality-based training using high stress scenarios and other stress inoculating methods to achieve performance as close to fight or flight body response as possible.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Eye and ear protection

Carbine (AR-15, M-4, or AK) with sling

Minimum of 2 magazines with pouches

150 rounds of quality ammunition

Weather-appropriate clothing

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Students must be at least 18 years old, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must 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. No refunds within 72 hours of course commencement.

Interested in registering? Please check our eventbrite (here) to see if there is a class scheduled or complete the inquiry form on the firearms course page.