Basic Rifle (Carbine) Course
This Basic Rifle Course is designed for the beginner rifle user.
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This Basic Rifle Course is designed for the beginner rifle user. If you just purchased or had a rifle laying around and never used it because you were not sure how to, this course is for you. Safety is strictly enforced in this class, but the learning atmosphere is relaxed. You will leave this class with an understanding and confidence of all aspects of the rifle.
- safety briefing
- survival mindset
- rifle nomenclature
- proper handling of the rifle
- use of the sling
- loading / unloading the rifle
- zero of the rifle
- shooting positions
- shooting from various distances / positions
- cleaning and maintenance
All this in a professional training environment.
- rifle with sling
- 300 rounds of ammunition
- minimum of 2 magazines for your rifle
- eye and hearing protection
- knee and elbow pads (not mandatory)
- ball cap
- long pants and closed toe shoes
- rain gear
- sunscreen, hydration and snacks
STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN AMMUNITION FOR THE COURSE
Okeechobee Shooting Sport
7055 48th Street NE
Okeechobee, FL 34972
SESSION CANCELLATION: Individual session cancellations are to be made at least 24 hours in advance of the session request, failure to do so will result with the student being charged for the session.
REFUNDS: In the event that a medical problem or prolonged circumstances prevents completion of the contracted sessions within the time period set forth, the student may take an extended period of time to complete the sessions. Length of extension will be determined upon presentation of medical documents. Upon Sign-Up: Your payment is non-refundable. If you must cancel, you may apply the cost of the course to any other upcoming class within the calendar year.
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Meet The Instructor
John Riddle is a Retired Sergeant who served with the West Palm Beach Police Department. During his 28 years of service he has worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer and Road Patrol Supervisor. John is certified in the State of Florida to teach Defensive Tactics and Firearms to Law Enforcement officers.
In 1989, John tried out and was selected to become a member of the SWAT Team for the West Palm Beach Police Department where he served for 16 years. He instructed the SWAT Team’s defensive tactics program, firearms and tactical entry. He worked for 13 years on the Entry Team and 3 years as a Sniper Team Leader. In 1996, John was selected as a member of the CAT Team; a street level narcotics unit that performed drug buys, wrote search warrants, conducted prostitution stings and worked tactical patrol duties in high risk areas. John’s teaching career began in the mid 1980’s when he was assigned as a Combat Arms Training Instructor (CATM) in the United States Air Force Marksmanship Unit. During his Air Force career John taught firearm skills to Air Force Security Police, Air Force Base Law Enforcement Personnel, Para Rescue units and Combat Controllers. Click here to view John's full bio and certifications