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Patrol Rifle I Class

This 3-day course is designed to train patrol officers to a level of proficiency in the use of the AR-15 style rifle as part of their patrol functions. As many departments nationwide are converting to the patrol rifle as a standardized weapon, officers must become proficient and disciplined handlers of the weapon. Upon completion of this course officers will have demonstrated the necessary skills and disciplines needed to make this weapon a safe and effective part of their departments patrol response.

Patrol Rifle I Class
Patrol Rifle I Class
Patrol Rifle I Class
Patrol Rifle I Class
Patrol Rifle I Class
Patrol Rifle I Class
Patrol Rifle I Class
Patrol Rifle I Class

Topics Covered

  • Firearms safety
  • Introduction to the AR-15 / M-4 rifle
  • Nomenclature
  • Mechanical operation of the AR-15 style rifle
  • Disassembly / reassembly
  • Function checking the AR-15 style rifle
  • Fundamentals of shooting a rifle
  • Basic gun-handling skills
  • Loading / unloading the AR-15 style rifle
  • Sling use and carry techniques
  • Zeroing iron sights and optics
  • Understanding projectile trajectory
  • Reloading techniques
  • Malfunction clearance techniques
  • Threat assessment and area scanning
  • Shooting positions - standing, squatting, kneeling and prone
  • Preventive maintenance and cleaning

Equipment Needed:

  • Serviceable 5.56/.223 AR-15 Style Patrol Rifle
  • Service pistol with at least two magazines with holster and mag carrier
  • The rifle needs a sling-A tactical sling is best –but you must have a sling
  • 5 serviceable rifle magazines, the more the better
  • The ability to carry at least two or more rifle magazines on your body
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Baseball type brimmed hat
  • Kneepads are recommended
  • 1000 rounds of serviceable rifle ammunition
  • 150 rounds of pistol ammunition

Dates: September 10-12, 2013

Location: JCC, Howell Woods Law Enforcement Firing Range

To sign up for classes, fill out our online registration form or College registration form and fax to 919-464-2350.


For more information, contact:

Kevin N. Driver
BLET School Director
(919) 464-2352
Steven Godwin
Law Enforcement Qualified Assistant
(919) 464-2362
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