August 11 - 13, 2023
September 8 - 10, 2023
Our Defensive Carbine I Course is a 3 day training event located in the beautiful NRA Whittington Center. Focusing on a holistic approach to the defensive implementation of the semi-automatic rifle, the WU School of Defensive Carbine I works to instill a strong fundamental base of understanding in Internal Ballistics, External Ballistics, Terminal Ballistics, Marksmanship Techniques and Optical Adjustments as it relates to the Defensive Implementation of the Semi-Automatic Rifle.
The semi-automatic rifle is built for movement and the Defensive Carbine I Course will create the confidence for virtual, unrestricted movement regardless of the environment. The Movement Drills and Principles of Cover are designed to maximize a Consistent-Efficient-Safe Defensive Posture while putting us in the position of advantage in the Resolution of the Threat.
Defensive Carbine I Course is very dynamic but is open to all ages and physical abilities. The Defensive Academy Courses are designed to train to the individuals’ limits to not take away from the information presented.
- Course participants may also purchase an ammunition package with the appropriate round count.
- AMMUNITION PACKAGE IS RESTRICTED TO ONE PER PERSON PER COURSE.
- If you would like to register more than one person for this course please add it to your cart as two separate items.
Every guest must read and sign the online Waiver before they are allowed into the center.
Defensive Carbine I Course Requirements
What you will need:
Defensive Carbine I Course Schedule (subject to change)
This example schedule of what to expect is subject to change.
0845 – Introduction
0900-0945 – Internal Ballistics
1000-1045 – External Ballistics
1100-1130 – Marksmanship/Ready Positions
1130-1200 – Optical Adjustments
1200-1245 – Lunch
1300-1345 – Rifle Sight-in
1430-1730: Zero/Static Fire Drills
0800-0930: Day 1 Review
0930-1130: Principles of Cover/Individual Movement Drills (IMDs)
1300-1530: Principles of Cover/ Individual Movement Drills (IMDs)
1530-1730: Planes Drill; Free Movement Drill
0800-1000: Alternate Firing Positions
1000-1130: Alternate Firing Position Movement Drills
1200-1400: Alternate Firing Position Planes Drill
1430-1630: Alternate Firing Position Free Movement Drill
You can rent a pistol or semi-auto rifle for a Defensive Academy course.
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Before arriving, every guest must read and sign the online NRA Whittington Center Waiver.
This course is the Intermediate to Advanced Level Defensive Sidearm instruction that focuses on the cognitive disconnect that occurs when the mind is under emotional duress.
This course is the Advanced Level Defensive Sidearm instruction that focuses on Lowlight/No-light engagements, while employing a strong fundamental interaction with the firearm, and flashlight, along with Principles of Cover.
This is a Masters level course that focuses on potential engagements that can occur during periods of darkness.
Located near beautiful Raton, New Mexico, the NRA Whittington Center is home to the nation’s premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility. The NRA Whittington Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generous contributions of donors who want to preserve our heritage of freedom for the next generation of shooters and hunters.