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8 Hour Block



This is a Skills Enhancement course.  Ridgeline skills enhancement courses have been designed to place shooters in new positions, challenge durability of position and fundamentals, and improve speed and marksmanship.  These courses provide less step by step instruction on basic skills with a higher emphasis on coaching to push boundaries and overcome obstacles so the student may achieve new levels of performance.  This is not an entry level course.  Safe handling skills, such as being able to safely load, unload, reload, clear malfunctions and present a carbine safely are expected in this course.  General safe firearms handling is expected of all students.



The Recce Carbine program of instruction is built around a 14.5-16” General Purpose Carbine equipped with a Low Power Variable Optic such as 1-4x, 1-6x, or 1-8x (ACOG and/or RDS + Magnifier is permitted), without a bipod, firing non-match ammunition (FMJ). Students start by learning to deliver the maximum accuracy of their system at speed, before moving on to modules that focus on alternate positions, advanced sling techniques, moving target engagements, and runs through the Ridgeline Assault Course.


Students will progressively be introduced to subjects such as utilizing cover and barricades, advanced sling techniques and alternate shooting positions.   Utilizing paper, steel target arrays and moving targets, shooters will be challenged to engage multiple targets from varying positions while still performing fundamental tasks at a high level of competence.

Topics covered: 

  • Equipment selection

  • Rifle setup

  • Zeroing

  • Fundamentals of carbine marksmanship

  • Snap shots

  • “Shooter solution” development

  • Shooting on the move and in depth, including turning

  • Cover and concealment

  • Advanced sling techniques

  • Alternate shooting positions – supported and unsupported

  • Unknown distance engagement’s 100-400+ yards

  • Hasty wind correction



-Eye Protection

-Ear Protection


-Carbine with LPVO  (Red Dot Sight with Magnifier and/or ACOG Permitted)

-2 Point Sling

-(4) Magazines



-Magazine Carriers

-Athletic/Outdoor Footwear

-Weather Appropriate Clothing/Gloves (Cold/Rain/Mud)

-Note Taking Material

The items above are REQUIRED.



-Knee Pads

-Chest Rig for Additional Magazines

-Gun Cleaning Kit

-Gun/Optic Tools

-Batteries for RDS/LPVO

-Batteries for Ear Pro

-Anti-Fog for Eye Pro



-Sun Block


-Insect Repellent


-Cooler with drinks


-Camp Chair/Stool

** Disclaimer: Many of the topics will only be touched on briefly and some may not be covered, based upon the pace of the class and the allotted time. This is meant to provide you with an insight into the instructor's teachings, however, given the limited time of only 8 hours, it will not be as thorough as a normal class would be**

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