Fight Focused Rifle I – The Fundamentals
This course covers the fundamentals of fighting with your rifle and will give you the option of taking just the first day or the full two-day course. It is designed as an entry-level tactical training course for those that already have a basic understanding of their rifle, but want to actually begin to apply that basic understanding to the idea of fighting with it, from 5 yards out to 100 yards. This course will be taught in a very safe and controlled manner. A basic knowledge of you rifle, sighting system, and a correct zeroing of your rifle will be mandatory before taking this course. This is not an introductory course.
500 rifle rounds (100 handgun rounds for two-day course only.) As always, bring more if you want to shoot more.
- Topics covered in this course include;
- Safety and basic used of the sling
- The application of a fighting rifle
- The correct context of the fight
- Loading and unloading
- Basic manipulations
- The fighting foundation
- Fundamentals of marksmanship
- Use of your sighting system
- Sight offset
- Recoil control
- Consistent recovery from recoil
- Working from the sling and various sling positions
- Ready positions
- Balance of speed and accuracy
- Balance of speed and control
- Failure to stop
- Basics of shooting from cover
- Basic positional shooting
- Reactive manipulations (handgun transition)
Rifle For Gunfighters – Co-instructed by Colby Rupert and Roger Phillips
This fast pace, two-day, fight focused rifle course will be co-instructed by Colby Rupert (ninpo_student) and Roger Phillips of Fight Focused Concepts, with Colby taking the lead role and Roger acting in a support role.
Mr. Rupert has over 10 years of decorated experience in the combat arms community on active duty in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. He left the service honorably as a staff NCO and held multiple leadership billets from Fire Team and Squad Leader to Platoon Sergeant. Colby is now a Firefighter/Paramedic with a large southern Nevada Fire Dept.
I am honored to have the chance to bring this course to my student base. Colby has not only proven himself, over and over again, during his accomplished military career, he has also proven himself to be an exemplary Instructor. The combination of relevant real world experience and the ability to care enough about people, to instruct at the highest levels is a very rare combination. Do not miss this special event because it is sure to be a great over all experience.
This course will be shot out to 200 yards, from atypical positions, and auxiliary rifle gear capable of holding at least 5 magazines is highly recommended.
1000 rounds and as always, bring more if you want to shoot more.
Long Gun Point Shooting Concepts
- The Reactionary Curve
- The Ready Positions
- The Take Off Concept
- The Retention concept
- The Mount Concept
- The Movement Concept
- The Sights Concept
- The Grip Concept
- The Trigger Concept
As you see there is a lot of consistency across the concepts when compare to the “Point Shooting Concepts” handgun approach. But of course, there are some things that have to be changed such as “the ready positions” and “the mount.” Obviously, these are the things that are drastically different from the handgun.
One of the sacred cows out there that is constantly put worth by the LCD students of the gun, is that “you cannot train for every situation, so advanced training is a waste of time.” This thinking is the height of ignorance and laziness, it is used as an excuse to never proceed past the most basic of thinking and skill sets. If you understand “The Nine Concepts” and train to ingrain every point inside of “The Nine Concepts”, you can prepare for the vast number of situations that are likely to arise. To be able to do this we need to break away from the technique focus of the recent past.
Techniques are nothing more than niches and niches do not flow. To be fluid we must look at fluid concepts, concepts that run A-Z, with no one point being more important than another. This need for fluidity is due to the fact that the situation is the dictating factor and the concepts written above are all about the specifics of the situation. In my training I find out exactly what I need to do inside of “The Nine Concepts” to be as deadly as I can possibly be inside of the created training situations.
It is the absolute knowledge of “The Nine Concepts” and the ability to fluidly intertwine “The Nine Concepts” mentally and physically that will allow you to be as deadly as possible inside of the fluid dynamics of a reactionary fight……without any weaknesses.
800 rounds and as always, bring more if you want to shoot more.