Rifle Immersion (Neighborhood Defense)
Rifle Immersion (Neighborhood Defense) is Valor Ridge’s Rifleman I and Rifleman: Neighborhood Defense offered over four consecutive days. This total package will prepare you to defend yourself, loved ones, and family at any practical distance with your rifle. You will have an appreciation, changed perspective, and healthy respect for your rifle after this experience. Take the opportunity to preserve the heritage of being an American Rifleman.
Course material during these four days is quite involved. Topics and drills include: properly zeroing your rifle, holdovers, compressed application of marksmanship, one and two handed manipulations of the rifle, close quarters shooting, transitions to pistol, stoppage clearance, positional shooting, (conventional and improvised) proper use of/presentation of the rifle from the sling, multiple targets, small unit movement and patrolling skills, marksmanship at various ranges up to 400 meters, security procedures, team communication, equipment considerations, team tactics, close quarters battle, low-light shooting, and organization, shooting on the move, team drills, and marksmanship.
This course is the result of decades of study, training, and experience. It is quite literally one of the most comprehensive rifle classes available equally to military, law enforcement, and citizens. We offer it proudly to all citizens who value the Republic of the United States of America, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Training is only open to legal, US Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) per ITAR (22 CFR §§120-130)
- Magazine-fed rifle in an intermediate or battle rifle cartridge (5.56, 7.62x39, 5.45x39, .308, .30-06, etc…) with iron sights, optics recommended but optional.
- Sling—two point sling is recommended.
- White light (attached to rifle)
- 1200 rounds of factory loaded rifle ammunition. M855 (Green tip) or 7n6 is fine for most drills, but we will be shooting steel on some drills so bring other non-green tip (xm193 or similar variant) and commercial 5.45 ammunition as well.
- 6 rifle magazines
- 3 pistol magazines
- 200 rounds of pistol ammunition
- Rain gear
- Eye/ear protection. You will also need clear eye protection.
- Gun cleaning gear
- Pen and paper
- You will also need to bring a lunch
- Spotting scope or binoculars
There is no minimum age to take this class. However, students under 18 years of age are required to attend the class together with a participating adult.
Cancellation/ Refund/ Exchange Policy:
Booking a class at Valor Ridge is a commitment to train. If you cancel your training 60 days or more from your class date, you will forfeit 50% of your tuition . If you cancel sooner than 60 days from your class date, you forfeit 100% of your tuition. No transfers between classes or dates are permitted. This policy is firm and there will be no exceptions. We fill up far in advance--in some cases over one year before classes are scheduled to be taught. In addition, you are filling a slot that could have gone to someone else. We cannot accommodate cancellations that cost other students spots in our classes. With the demand for our classes, we need to the keep the cancellations to a minimum.
Disclaimer: Valor Ridge does NOT recommend internal modifications to guns. Leave the internals of the gun the way they came from the factory. If you choose to modify your guns, you assume the liability of the weapon operating incorrectly. As such, you alone will be responsible in the event of catastrophic failure of the gun, including damage to the weapon and resulting property damage.