Defensive Rifle Techniques I

In-Person Instruction Available at The Florida Deep Woods Ranch Training Facility


Defensive Rifle Techniques I

A rifle or carbine is the ultimate force equalizer for almost any self-defense situation. Whether you’re deploying a rifle in your home, your vehicle, or elsewhere, rifles are almost always a better tool than a pistol. Rifles are easier to shoot, they are more accurate (especially at a distance), have a greater ammunition capacity, and their rounds are simply more capable at stopping a threat.

Unfortunately, too many people own a rifle and have never had the opportunity to practice with it in a meaningful way.

Anyone who owns, or wants to own a self-defense rifle should take this course. Whether you are a new shooter, or a seasoned professional, this Defensive Rifle I class will provide you an opportunity to learn and practice modern defensive rifle shooting techniques.

Our instructors are able to work with each student at their pace so every participant can improve their skill set. New shooters can focus on basic rifle techniques, while experienced shooters can challenge themselves in a 360-degree training environment


If you would ALSO like to learn Defensive Pistol Techniques, sign up for the Defensive Firearms Techniques course (rather than the Rifle I course). The Defensive Firearms course includes both handgun and rifle training.

If you would like to rent a rifle for the class, simply write us a note on the registration page about rentals and we will get back to you.

If you have a rifle in your home, or vehicle for defensive purposes, consider this. 

If you are using your rifle for defensive purposes your training must be dedicated to learning how to fight with your weapon!


Most Defensive Rifle I classes include stress drills where you will safely move through a predetermined course of fire engaging targets. These drills are optional based on each shooter’s abilities and comfort levels.

If students cannot safely keep up with the course tempo, the instructor staff may have students continue drills with gun clear and safe or sit out during the exercise for the safety of the group.

Ammunition:  We use Frangible ammunition on our range because you will be shooting steel targets. Frangible ammunition is available for purchase onsite however if you would like to bring your own ammo, please bring frangible ammo ONLY. For safety reasons ball and steel core ammo are not allowed!

  • 250 rounds of rounds of frangible ammunition for your rifle
  • Defensive Rifle (AR-15, AK-47, or similar) with a sling and a sighting system (optic and or iron sights)
  • At least 4 magazines
  • Magazine pouch (Many students wear battle belts, chest rigs or plate carriers however these are optional)
  • Ear and Ear protection
  • Gun lube, cleaning kit, tools
  • Clothing for the weather (Note the range is outside)
    • Closed toed shoes
    • Pants (recommended)
    • Long sleeve shirt (recommended)
    • Hat (recommended)
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug spray
  • Lunch and snacks
  • 1-Gallon of water

What's Included:


Prior tp taking this in-person training please take following course bundle in the FSW University.

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