Defensive Carbine 1

Defensive Carbine 1 Class in Adrian, MI

This course is based around the AR15 carbine (other firearms can be used) and will cover firearms safety, carbine operation/manipulation, shooting 360 degrees, engaging targets up close and at a distance, shooting positions, malfunction clearing, and balance of speed and accuracy, shooting while moving, dis-assembly, cleaning and maintenance. This is an 8 hour course spent entirely on the range. This is not a NRA course of instruction.

Our class is taught by MCOLES and NRA-certified instructors

  • Comfortable setting
  • Ask us anything
  • Learn how to care for your rifle
  • Build a foundation and learn to use your carbine

Upcoming Defensive Carbine 1 Classes

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What to Expect In Our Class

  • Hands-on training no matter your skill level or experience
  • Small class sizes (12 maximum)
  • Practical exercises
  • Personalized training recommendations
  • Real-life practical examples to deal with threats
  • Patient Instructors

Subjects Covered

Range Drills Include:

    • Science / Mechanics of Shooting
    • Accuracy Drills
    • Gear and Use
    • Malfunction Clearing
    • Speed / Tactical Reloads
    • BSA (Balance of Speed and Accuracy)
    • Positions
    • 360 Degrees
    • Moving Off Line of Attack

What to Bring to Class

You will need a minimum of 400 rounds for your carbine. You will need to bring safety glasses and hearing protection (electronic prefered so you can hear range commands). You will need to wear seasonally appropriate clothing. Shirts should have a round collar to prevent the unauthorized access of brass into your shirt. All shooting ranges used by ATHG are outdoor and will take place rain or shine so depending on weather you may need rain gear. We do have carbines and gear for rent if you need. This is a great way to try some different guns and gear before making any major purchases, or just to come out try something new.

  • Carbine in a service caliber (.223/5.56, 300 Blackout, .308…)
  • Sling
  • 3 magazines (5 recommended)
  • An open mind
  • Magazine Holster/Carrier
  • 400 rounds of ammunition
  • Cleaning kit
  • Safety Glasses
  • Hearing Protection
  • IFAC/Individual First Aid Kit – Personal Medical kit
  • Seasonally appropriate clothing
  • Sun screen and insect repepant
  • A second carbine is optional (in the event your primary carbine has technical issues)


The student must be a current United States citizen and meets one of the three following;

  1. Posseses a current CPL license
  2. Is Active Duty Military or Active Full Time Law Enforcement Officer
  3. The student meets the criteria for a CPL in the State of Michigan and provides a letter of recommendation from their local Law Enforcement Agency attesting to the students good moral standing.


The class will be held at a local range subject to change depending on class size and availability.


$125 – Cost of the Class