Rifleman: Midrange Rifle
BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE, YOU MUST HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR AND/OR COMPLETED RIFLEMAN I. NO EXCEPTIONS!
In Rifleman I, the focus was on contact distance out to 300 meters. Midrange rifle involves you making hits from 50 meters out to 600 meters, using iron sights or your red dot sights! With the application of proper fundamentals, you will not only push yourself, but shatter any preconceived limitations. You will be pushing the boundaries of what is thought possible, shooting targets designed to challenge you mentally and physically.
Rarely does a class offer you the opportunity to consistently hit at distances one-third of a mile away with your carbine or rifle, but you can and will do exactly that in this course. We hit the ground running in this class. Not only will you hit from traditional positions, but also in some very creative ones as well. Make no mistake about it: when you leave this class, you will own all that you see with your rifle consistently, accurately, and quickly.
Drills in this class involve various shooting positions, shooter/spotter relationship, multiple targets, proper use of the rifle sling, wind estimation, team drills, and fire and maneuver elements. Additionally, you will shoot a qualification course that is the standard by which some of the finest riflemen in the world are measured.
This is not a “belly shooting” class where you target shoot. This is a class that involves a high degree of physical activity while participating in team drills over hundreds of yards. Be prepared for some serious fun and learning. You will have a new relationship with your rifle after this class. Training is only open to legal, US Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) per ITAR (22 CFR §§120-130)
Course gear requirements:
- Rifle ZEROED FOR 100 YARDS chambered in an intermediate or battle rifle cartridge (5.56, 7.62x39, 5.45x39, .308, 7.62x54, .30-06). We recommend that you use the same rifle you used in Rifleman I for this course. (Bring a spare rifle also zeroed for 100 yards if you have one.)
- 400 rounds of factory 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
- Quality kydex or leather holster that stays open while reholstering.
- 100 pistol rounds
- Ballistic eye protection. Lowe's or Walmart has these.
- Electronic ear protection
- Sling—Two point sling is recommended
- Rain gear—We conduct class in all weather conditions
- Spotting scope or binoculars
- Sunscreen and Bug Spray
- Gun cleaning gear
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 on your given course dates. Tuition sale is final. We do not offer refunds or transfers to students who cancel or fail to show up for class. We do offer refund or credit in the highly unlikely event Valor Ridge finds it necessary to cancel a course. This policy is firm and there will be no exceptions.
Disclaimer:As the result of numerous issues that have arisen over the years, we will no longer allow internally-modified firearms once they leave the factory in our classes, unless the work was performed by a certified, qualified gunsmith.
Examples of modifications not requiring a gunsmith are:
- Aftermarket sights
- Aftermarket rails
- Original Equipment Manufacturer replacement parts including springs, connectors, firing pins, etc…
- Mil-spec bolts and bolt carriers (Colt, BCM, Daniel Defense, CMMG, LMT, etc...)
- Retaining plates for AK trigger pins (Krebs Custom retainer plates)
- Stipling on pistols or pistol grips
- Firearms converted or rebuilt by manufacturers such as Rifle Dynamics, Krebs Custom, ETC…
- Complete factory lower receivers
- Complete factory upper receivers