Defensive Rifle Training



You must have mastered the basics of operating an AR style carbine before being accepted for this training.

Learn the essentials of rifle safety and management, developing a defensive mindset, and learning the necessary skills and techniques necessary to deploy the tactical rifle in a self-defense encounter.

Build a tactical foundation that is rock solid, learning movement, layered defense, addressing multiple threats, defensive shooting positions, high speed presentation, single and multiple target acquisition, use of cover and concealment, and ability to function under high stress.

Defensive Rifle Content & Exercises:

  • Safety Considerations for Defensive Rifle
  • Review of Rifle Shooting Fundamentals
  • Recognizing & Clearing Malfunctions
  • Zeroing the Defensive Rifle (rifle should be zeroed at 25 yards prior to class)
  • Mechanical Offset Adjustments
  • Emergency & Defensive Reloading
  • Basic & Defensive Shooting Positions
  • Using Cover & Concealment
  • Forward Movement & Transverse Movement
  • Recognizing & Managing Multiple Threats
  • Clearing a room

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Conducted at Thunder Gun Range



A modern tactical rifle with iron sights &/or an unmagnified dot sight with a single point sling or two-point sling is required.   Rifle mounted flashlights are ok but low light shooting instruction is not included.  Remove any bi-pod that you have mounted.  Bring two rifle magazines that hold twenty or more cartridges and a belt mounted rifle magazine pouch. Bring 200 rounds of rifle ammunition (no steel tipped or steel core). Electronic ear protection and eye protection are required (eye protection can be prescription glasses if they offer adequate eye protection from ejected hot brass).

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Registration details

We take 18 to 20 year olds on a case basis if a parent or guardian is not taking the training with them.

Payment with your registration is required to reserve a training date and time..  Failure to cancel attending more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled start time of your training leads to a $50 cancellation fee deducted from your refund to cover our advance administrative costs.  If you do not cancel within 48 hours there is a $75 cancellation fee.  Failing to cancel or show up for training forfeits your right to any refund.

Looking for a NRA Rifle Instructor Course in The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, Montgomery, Tomball, or greater Houston area? We’re glad you found us! Give Handgun Skills a call today 281-645-6290.


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