About the Course
The M-4 carbine is the most popular and successful carbine in use today in the United States. This is an opportunity to train with your M-4 carbine dynamically. Attend the Urban Tactical Carbine course and in two-days you will be immersed in advanced level material, structured for both beginner and seasoned M-4 urban operator alike. UTAC is open to the general public, law enforcement and military personnel. 2-man teams and couples are highly encouraged to attend.
The course consists of approximately 2 hours of classroom instruction on firearm safety, use of force, and firearms law, firearm operation, mindset, tactics, marksmanship and weapons craft. The remaining 14+ hours are spent on dynamic range instruction and progressively challenging drills, confidence building courses and individual evaluations. You will learn to engage multiple threats, from behind cover and multiple firing positions, employ low-light techniques*, employ strong/support hand techniques; shoot on the move and react to an attack in around your home or vehicle.
The information taught will represent the latest in best practices and techniques in the art and science of Modern Combat Marksmanship! Training will be presented through discussion, range lecture, live fire demonstrations, live fire drills, exercises, coaching and confidence courses. The course is immersive in its nature and will provide you with positive, experiential training evolutions. You will dynamically apply personal weaponscraft skills under a wide variety of progressively challenging drills with your carbine systems. Students will advance through a series of dynamic range instruction, progressively challenging drills, confidence building courses and individual evaluation
Upon completion of this course you will be able to operate your M-4 carbine to effectively engage and dominate targets from muzzle contact distance out to 100 yards and beyond. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively engage multiple threats from behind cover, multiple firing positions, employ strong and support hand shooting techniques. You will be able to decisively engage multiple threats while shooting on the move, employ effective low-light techniques, react to home invasions, marauders and active shooters.
Range Safety - Handling of Firearms While Training and Carrying a Firearm
Firearms laws - possession, transportation, and storage of firearms
Lawful Use of Force and escalation of force
Trespass, property vs violent crimes
Hazards of Citizens Arrest
Potential Dangers (penetration, ricochet, target identification, accidental discharges, etc.)
External ballistics Lecture
Rifle vs pistol calibers
Use of Force and the Defensive Applications of the Rifle, Carbine, and Handguns.
Rifle nomenclature and operation
Rifle ammunition and equipment selection
Combat Zero/Confirm Zero (Iron Sights, Red Dots and magnified optics)
Combat Marksmanship/Hold Over/Range Estimation
Fundamentals of Combat Marksmanship
Target Focus methods
Administrative and Tactical Loading and Unloading Techniques
Shooting on the move
Turning Drills - Stationary and Moving
Multiple Targets/Multiple shot Techniques
Conventional and Unconventional shooting positions
Barricade drills - Identification and Utilization of Cover
Carry and ready positions
Use of slings, bipods, and hasty support
OODA Loop - Judgmental shooting
Scanning for threats - 360 security
Primary vs Secondary Weapons
Tactics and Immediate Action drills
Counter Assault Tactics
Active Shooter Tactics
2-man team tactics
Preventative Maintenance session-cleaning, maintenance, inspection, and safe storage
Tactical Skills Lanes
Live-fire confidence courses: Scrambler, 2-man tactical lane, Counter assault, Active shooter, *low-light
*Conditions permitting a low-light session will be added to the course at no additional expense!
Equipment requirements: We recommend M-4 pattern rifles in 5.56 with an LPVO and attached bipod. Optional single stage 3.5 lbs are highly recommended. Battle rifle calibers will not be permitted.
Ammunition: 500 rds of rifle ammunition