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COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT – 2 DAY INITIAL/INTERMEDIATE PRECISION RIFLE COURSE

REGISTRATION OPEN!  Please read all information

 BHTC 2 Day Initial/Intermediate Precision Rifle

  • Friday/Saturday October 20-21 0830 to Dusk
  • (2 day, instructors: Freddy Wissing/Mike Erb, Asst. Instructor Chris Jepson)
    Location – MCSA, 400 Ellen Chapel Lane, Lewistown, PA

Live fire drills conducted from 100 to 1045Y

The Initial / Intermediate level Precision Rifle course is our flagship offering at BHTC. We are long range precision shooters at heart, and we teach the course that way. This training course is a comprehensive introduction to all of the important components of long range precision shooting, presented in an entertaining and approachable way, with the only goal being making the students into better shooters.

All the mathematics, formulas, and technical issues are broken down and explained in a practical, easy to understand fashion. The course consists of both classroom work, and range time. There are even pre-course assignments designed to start familiarizing the student with some of the technical tools involved.

Concepts of Instruction:

  • Basic Rifle Marksmanship from supported positions
  • Proper zeroing technique and procedure
  • Detecting and correcting for the effects of wind
  • Rifle fitment
  • Setting up a proper supported shooting position
  • Interpreting and recording data in a sniper data book
  • Using the rifle scope effectively
  • Stopping bad habits / enemies of BRM
  • Understanding of ballistics and trajectory
  • Range Estimation with a rifle scope reticle
  • Unknown Distance shooting to 1000Y
  • Target engagements and planning
  • Care and maintenance of the precision rifle
  • Full darkness / night fire exercises (introduction)
    • Illuminated reticle usage and adjustment
    • Maintaining situational awareness with your equipment
    • Front lit, back lit, green laser designator, luminsecent
  • Course completion exams for certificate:
    • Individual effort long range marksmanship test: USMC Unknown Distance qualification course for score.  10 targets, 300-800Y.
      The following equipment requirements and limitations attach:
    • Rifle is of modern manufacture, and is designed for long range target shooting or tactical shooting. An off-the-shelf lightweight hunting rifle is not acceptable. If you register for the course and bring a rifle like this you will have an extremely difficult time. We have seen it happen over and over again. IT WON’T WORK AND YOU WILL BE BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED.
    • Magnum calibers, or 3000fps velocity bullet/ammo are not acceptable unless you have prior approval from us.  Email or call please.
    • You must use a good quality scope. (Vortex, Nightforce, Leupold, US Optics, Schmidt & Bender, Steiner, Zeiss, Nikon, IOR, etc.). If your scope is not listed here it is highly likely that it will either fail internally during the course, will have a reticle that is far from accurate, and will likely not be able to provide repeatable adjustments.
    • Bullet velocity is appropriate for long range target shooting.
    • Equipment failure: Students accept that any failure or limitation revealed during the course regarding equipment (ammunition, rifle, gear, and especially discount grade optics) is their issue alone to remedy.
  • All the shooting is done from one place, so there is no physical fitness or mobility element to this course.  As long as you can shoot from prone, you are good to go.
  • Required Gear: Shooting mat. Notebook/Databook (we can provide an Impact Data Book set up expressly for the course, and a MILDOT Master no-math multipurpose tool), pen/pencils, calculator, some type of non-white illumination for use during night fire,  all tools required to adjust your rifle and optic, manual for your scope.  We recommend 250 rounds of ammo.

Additional items:

  • We are able to furnish an Impact Data Book expressly set up for the training, and a MILDOT Master along with the course. If you do not already have these, we highly recommend them both.
  • The club offers lodging in the clubhouse main room for $10/night Thursday & Friday. Bring a cot and sleeping bag. The staff always stay on site.
  • The club also cooks breakfast and lunch both days for $30. It is excellent home cooked food and is highly recommended. It is priceless to not have to worry about what you are eating while traveling.  Bunk and chow fees are paid directly to the club on site.

We may include other instructional elements if there are demand for them. Please let us know.  The course fee is $450.  Final pricing for the data books and the MDM’s will be sent to registered students once the roster is full. We offer a 10% MIL/LE discount. Round count should be around minimum 100 per day, 200-250 recommended.  Bring more, shoot more.  You will have plenty of time to bang steel as far as as you want, as many times as you want, so make the most of the weekend.  Students are authorized to bring extra rifles along, and these may be fired/zeroed during break/practice times.

Note that funds must be received before September 30 2017  or your registration seat will be lost.

Cancellation policy:  Prepayment in full is required.  Withdrawal from the course more than 30 days from the course date for any reason is possible with a full refund or credit if desired.  Withdrawals or failure to attend for any reason inside the 30 days leading to the course date shall be without any credit or refund.  If BHTC has to cancel or postpone the course a full refund shall issue.  

Online registration is required. After we have enough students on the roster to run the course, we will furnish payment instructions.

 

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COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT BHTC 2 DAY Advanced Precision Rifle Course – Registration is OPEN

  • Friday/Saturday September 22-23 0830 to Dusk
  • (2 day, 4 instructors: Freddy Wissing/Mike Erb/Chris Jepson, Ben D)
    Location – MCSA, 400 Ellen Chapel Lane, Lewistown, PA
  • Live fire drills conducted from 100 to 1035Y
  • This course focuses on effective deployment of the precision rifle platform rifle at distance under challenging practical and field circumstances.

Our 2016 Advanced Precision Rifle course is open for student registration.   This is a 2.5 day course consisting of some AM classroom instruction on concepts followed by guided live fire evolutions that provide the student with the ability to put the course material to work in a practical application.

 

EQUIPMENT LIST:

  • Precision rifle in any non-magnum short or long action caliber.   Magnums or rounds exceeding 3000 fps are not permitted without prior approval from BHTC. 
  • Rifle must be equipped with a magnified optic.
  • 200-300 rounds minimum of match grade ammunition.
  • 2+ magazines for the rifle
  • Shooting mat
  • Rear bag
  • Data book / Notebook
  • Appropriate clothing for weather
  • Spare/extra rifles are encouraged
  • Non-white light required for night fire (red, green, blue… This is not for the firearm, but for handheld/headlamp use on the firing line so your 600 lumen tactical strobe doesn’t ruin everyone’s night vision)
  • Spotting scope optional
  • If you have an NFA suppressor, it is most welcome.
  • Muzzle brakes – OK, but you may find yourself lined up like a package of hot dogs with others who have them.

CONCEPTS OF INSTRUCTION:

 

  • Advanced Trajectory (Density Altitude)
  • Adv. Trajectory Concepts (Point Blank & Reverse Image Zero)
  • Orthodox unsupported position shooting (Sitting, Kneeling, Prone, Offhand)
  • Building various types of unorthodox support
  • Faster range estimation techniques
  • Substantial Reticle work
  • Determining velocity without a chrono
  • Tripod/sticks
  • Suppressor fundamentals for precision rifles (evaluating POI shift, zeroing, etc)
  • Multiple Target engagements
  • Field expedient zero
  • SBU Prone
  • Competition focus:
    • Five things you can do to show better in practical competitions
    • Avoiding common mistakes as a competitor
    • How to become someone who finishes well all the time: These matches aren’t won by the best shooters or the most accurate rifles.
  • Challenging final exam

Most of the live fire target work will be guided exercises, but there will be a fair amount of practice time afforded to the students.

  • The club offers lodging in the clubhouse main room for $10/night Thursday & Friday.  Bring a cot and sleeping bag.  The staff stays on site.
  • The club also cooks breakfast and lunch both days.  It is excellent home cooked food and is highly recommended.  It is so nice to not have to worry about what you are eating while traveling.
  • The lodging and chow fees are paid directly to the club on site in cash.

We may include other instructional elements if there are demand for them. Please let us know. The course fee is $450.00.  We are limiting the course to 20 students max.   We offer a 10% MIL/LE discount. Round count should be around 200-300 Total.  If you bring more, you can shoot more.

Cancellation policy:  Full prepayment for the course is required.  Funds must be received before August 22nd which is the last opportunity you will have to withdraw.  After that date refunds or credits will not be granted without a substitute student available. If we have a standby student or you provide one, we will issue a refund. If the course is canceled by reasons beyond our control everyone gets a full and immediate refund.

Online registration is required.  After we have enough students on the roster to run the course, we will furnish payment instructions.  There are now emails sent when you register!   You will receive an email from us at a later time once the course roster has filled up with further instructions and equipment.

 

IMPORTANT – Email us and ask questions before you go out and buy anything.  We know what works and what does not, and we can help you avoid spending money in the wrong direction.

 

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COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT – 2 DAY INITIAL/INTERMEDIATE PRECISION RIFLE COURSE

REGISTRATION OPEN!  Please read all information

 BHTC 2 Day Initial/Intermediate Precision Rifle

  • Friday/Saturday May 12-13 0830 to Dusk
  • (2 day, instructors: Freddy Wissing/Mike Erb, Asst. Instructor Chris Jepson)
    Location – MCSA, 400 Ellen Chapel Lane, Lewistown, PA

Live fire drills conducted from 100 to 1045Y

The Initial / Intermediate level Precision Rifle course is our flagship offering at BHTC. We are long range precision shooters at heart, and we teach the course that way. This training course is a comprehensive introduction to all of the important components of long range precision shooting, presented in an entertaining and approachable way, with the only goal being making the students into better shooters.

All the mathematics, formulas, and technical issues are broken down and explained in a practical, easy to understand fashion. The course consists of both classroom work, and range time. There are even pre-course assignments designed to start familiarizing the student with some of the technical tools involved.

Concepts of Instruction:

  • Basic Rifle Marksmanship from supported positions
  • Proper zeroing technique and procedure
  • Detecting and correcting for the effects of wind
  • Rifle fitment
  • Setting up a proper supported shooting position
  • Interpreting and recording data in a sniper data book
  • Using the rifle scope effectively
  • Stopping bad habits / enemies of BRM
  • Understanding of ballistics and trajectory
  • Range Estimation with a rifle scope reticle
  • Unknown Distance shooting to 1000Y
  • Target engagements and planning
  • Care and maintenance of the precision rifle
  • Full darkness / night fire exercises (introduction)
    • Illuminated reticle usage and adjustment
    • Maintaining situational awareness with your equipment
    • Front lit, back lit, green laser designator, luminsecent
  • Course completion exams for certificate:
    • Individual effort long range marksmanship test: USMC Unknown Distance qualification course for score.  10 targets, 300-800Y.
      The following equipment requirements and limitations attach:
    • Rifle is of modern manufacture, and is designed for long range target shooting or tactical shooting. An off-the-shelf lightweight hunting rifle is not acceptable. If you register for the course and bring a rifle like this you will have an extremely difficult time. We have seen it happen over and over again. IT WON’T WORK AND YOU WILL BE BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED.
    • Magnum calibers, or 3000fps velocity calibers are not acceptable unless you have prior approval from us.  Email or call please.
    • You must use a good quality scope. (Vortex, Nightforce, Leupold, US Optics, Schmidt & Bender, Steiner, Zeiss, Nikon, IOR, etc.). If your scope is not listed here it is highly likely that it will either fail internally during the course, will have a reticle that is far from accurate, and will likely not be able to provide repeatable adjustments.
    • Bullet velocity is appropriate for long range target shooting.
    • Equipment failure: Students accept that any failure or limitation revealed during the course regarding equipment (ammunition, rifle, gear, and especially discount grade optics) is their issue alone to remedy.
  • All the shooting is done from one place, so there is no physical fitness or mobility element to this course.  As long as you can shoot from prone, you are good to go.
  • Required Gear: Shooting mat. Notebook/Databook (we can provide an Impact Data Book set up expressly for the course, and a MILDOT Master no-math multipurpose tool), pen/pencils, calculator, some type of non-white illumination for use during night fire,  all tools required to adjust your rifle and optic, manual for your scope.  We recommend 250 rounds of ammo.

Additional items:

  • We are able to furnish an Impact Data Book expressly set up for the training, and a MILDOT Master along with the course. If you do not already have these, we highly recommend them both.
  • The club offers lodging in the clubhouse main room for $10/night Thursday & Friday. Bring a cot and sleeping bag. The staff always stay on site.
  • The club also cooks breakfast and lunch both days for $30. It is excellent home cooked food and is highly recommended. It is priceless to not have to worry about what you are eating while traveling.  Bunk and chow fees are paid directly to the club on site.

We may include other instructional elements if there are demand for them. Please let us know.  The course fee is $450.  Final pricing for the data books and the MDM’s will be sent to registered students once the roster is full. We offer a 10% MIL/LE discount. Round count should be around minimum 100 per day, 200-250 recommended.  Bring more, shoot more.  You will have plenty of time to bang steel as far as as you want, as many times as you want, so make the most of the weekend.  Students are authorized to bring extra rifles along, and these may be fired/zeroed during break/practice times.

Note that funds must be received before March 28th 2017  or your registration seat will be lost.

Cancellation policy:  Prepayment in full is required.  Withdrawal from the course more than 30 days from the course date for any reason is possible with a full refund or credit if desired.  Withdrawals or failure to attend for any reason inside the 30 days leading to the course date shall be without any credit or refund.  If BHTC has to cancel or postpone the course a full refund shall issue.  

Online registration is required. After we have enough students on the roster to run the course, we will furnish payment instructions.

Please note there are no automatic email confirmations sent.   After you submit a registration, there is a box indicating it was successfully received.  You may have to scroll up to see it.

REGISTRATION:

PCC / PDW COURSE

BHTC is offering a new two day course focusing on the PCC/PDW (Pistol Caliber Carbine, Personal Defense Weapon).

DATES:  August 6th and 7th, (Saturday, Sunday) 2016

TIME:  0900 start

LOCATION:  New Holland Rifle & Pistol Club Multipurpose Range, 589 Meetinghouse Road, Gap, PA

OVERVIEW:

These firearms have lately enjoyed a renaissance of popularity, and can provide a tremendous amount of effect and flexibility in that very wide, but largely forgotten space in between where the pistol leaves off, and the modern sporting rifle begins.

The course will put a spotlight on exploiting that space by deploying and fighting with a semi-automatic platform using classic and well proven submachinegun CQB techniques and going past that original doctrine, by taking a fresh look at maximizing the effect of the semi-auto PCC/PDW platform across a wide range of drills that will teach and reinforce everything from basic instructional concepts, strengths and limits of the platform, Introduction to working with a partner, and even some drills that are very specifically focused on the CONOPS of the PDW.

Examples of firearms (you are encouraged to bring more than one if you are able to) and equipment list:

  • Pistol caliber AR-15 platforms
  • Sig MPX
  • CZ Skorpion EVO
  • MP5/MP5K platform guns
  • UMP, UZI variants
  • KRISS
  • Thompson, Sterling, etc.
  • Any other PCC in 9mm, .40, .45ACP  Due to the use of steel targets at closerange, according to club rules we cannot employ 5.7x28mm or .300blk.
  • You are STILL welcome to bring those as an additional firearm for shooting paper drills or steel from 100Y.

Other Equipment Needed:

  • A shoulder stock or firearm with a brace to stabilize against the cheek is required. NFA firearms and suppressors are welcome.  Select fire guns are permitted but must be used only on semi-auto.  Don’t forget to keep your paperwork with you.
  • A sling of any type that hangs the firearm from the body with the muzzle down.
  • Chamber flag (available at the club)
  • Minimum five magazines, and a way to carry them on a belt or other system.
  • 600-800 rounds of ammo for the primary and the pistol together.  Pistol is ~50.
  • Standard range safety gear – Eye/Ear protection

Prerequisites:

  • There are no specific skill level prerequisites.
  • Be very familiar with your firearm, and be able to easily and efficiently load and unload it.
  • You should be able to exercise excellent control over muzzle discipline.
  • Test the ammo you are bringing to the course.  Nothing is sadder than a student who can’t shoot.
  • You do not have to be athletic.  That said, it’s a pretty active course, and we’ll be on our feet moving and shooting a large part of the two days.  In August.  Just be prepared with plenty of fluids and sunscreen.

Concepts of Instruction:

  • Review – PCC vs. PDW vs. Pistol vs. Rifle
  • Historical use, the “why” and popularity
  • The effectiveness of semi-auto fire vs. full auto
  • Optics, Zeroing, exterior ballistics
  • The “Cost of Skill”
  • Carry and Transport techniques & concepts
  • SMG basics of stance, symmetry, mobility
  • Retention and close defense
  • Multiple targets (steel, paper, reactive, “rubber dummies”)
  • Shooting from atypical positions, and from both shoulders
  • Some work around vehicles is possible
  • The right way to use irons on an SMG/PCC/PDW
  • A PDW-specific drill that exploits the advantages
  • Some pistol transition workRound count is hard to estimate, because you can shoot a lot or a little.  I would recommend to be prepared with as many as 600 to 800 rounds on the high side.

Course fee is $350.00 for the two day course.  After we are finished on Saturday, there is a low light suppressor shoot that evening.  If you have an NFA registered suppressor you will probably be able to stay for the night match.  There is a modest match fee payable directly to the club.

Cancellation policy:  Prepayment in full is required.  Withdrawal from the course more than 30 days from the course date is possible with a full refund or credit if desired.  Withdrawals or failure to attend for any reason inside the 30 days leading to the course date shall be without credit or refund.  If BHTC has to cancel or postpone the course a full refund shall issue.  

REGISTRATION:

There are no automated emails sent upon registration.  Scroll upward and you will see a note that your entry was received.   Once the course roster is full I will send out further instructions.

Thank you very much for considering BHTC for your training needs.  You’ll get great training and value with us in this, and all other courses we do.

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT – 2 DAY INITIAL/INTERMEDIATE PRECISION RIFLE/DMR COURSE

REGISTRATION OPEN!  Please read all information

 BHTC 2 Day Initial/Intermediate Precision Rifle/DMR COURSE

  • Friday/Saturday NOV 4-5 0830 to Dusk
  • (2 day, instructors: Freddy Wissing/Mike Erb, Asst. Instructor Chris Jepson)
    Location – MCSA, 400 Ellen Chapel Lane, Lewistown, PA

Live fire drills conducted from 100 to 1045Y

The Initial / Intermediate level Precision Rifle course is our flagship offering at BHTC. We are long range precision shooters at heart, and we teach the course that way. This training course is a comprehensive introduction to all of the important components of long range precision shooting, presented in an entertaining and approachable way, with the only goal being making the students into better shooters.

All the mathematics, formulas, and technical issues are broken down and explained in a practical, easy to understand fashion. The course consists of both classroom work, and range time. There are even pre-course assignments designed to start familiarizing the student with some of the technical tools involved.

New for this course – we are combining DMR with this as a trial.  Our technical presentation for DMR is mostly a subset of Precision Rifle as far as the classroom portion is concerned, so if you want to shoot a DMR you can do that, but still get the full course of trajectory, ballistics, range estimation, and all other technical elements.  

 

Concepts of Instruction:

  • Basic Rifle Marksmanship from supported positions
  • Proper zeroing technique and procedure
  • Correcting for the effects of wind
  • Rifle fitment
  • Setting up a proper shooting position
  • Interpreting and recording data in a sniper data book
  • Using the rifle scope effectively
  • Stopping bad habits / enemies of BRM
  • Understanding of ballistics and trajectory
  • Range Estimation with a rifle scope reticle
  • Target engagements and planning
  • Introduction to unsupported shooting positions
  • Building support from available materials
  • Care and maintenance of the precision rifle
  • Full darkness / night fire exercises (introduction)
    • Illuminated reticle usage and adjustment
    • Maintaining situational awareness with your equipment
    • Front lit, back lit, green laser designator, luminsecent
  • Course completion exams for certificate:
    • Individual effort long range marksmanship test: USMC Unknown Distance qualification course for score.  10 targets, 300-800Y.
      The following equipment requirements and limitations attach:
    • Rifle is of modern manufacture, and is designed for long range target shooting or tactical shooting. An off-the-shelf lightweight hunting rifle is not acceptable. If you register for the course and bring a rifle like this you will have an extremely difficult time. We have seen it happen over and over again. IT WON’T WORK AND YOU WILL BE BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED.
    • Magnum calibers are not acceptable unless you have prior approval from us.  Email or call please.
    • You must use a good quality scope. (Vortex, Nightforce, Leupold, US Optics, Schmidt & Bender, Steiner, Zeiss, Nikon, IOR). If your scope is not listed here it is highly likely that it will either fail during the course, will have a reticle that is far from accurate, and will likely not be able to provide repeatable adjustments.
    • Bullet velocity is appropriate for long range target shooting.
    • Equipment failure: Students accept that any failure or limitation revealed during the course regarding equipment (ammunition, rifle, gear, and especially discount grade optics) is their issue alone to remedy.
  • All the shooting is done from one place, so there is no physical fitness element to this course.
  • Required Gear: Shooting mat. Notebook/Databook (we can provide an Impact Data Book set up expressly for the course, and a MILDOT Master no-math multipurpose tool), pen/pencils, calculator, some type of non-white illumination for use during night fire,  all tools required to adjust your rifle and optic, manual for your scope.  We recommend at least 200 rounds of ammo.

Additional items:

  • We are able to furnish an Impact Data Book expressly set up for the training, and a MILDOT Master along with the course. If you do not already have these, we highly recommend them both.
  • The club offers lodging in the clubhouse main room for $10/night Thursday & Friday. Bring a cot and sleeping bag. The staff always stay on site.
  • The club also cooks breakfast and lunch both days for $30. It is excellent home cooked food and is highly recommended. It is priceless to not have to worry about what you are eating while traveling.  Bunk and chow fees are paid directly to the club on site.

We may include other instructional elements if there are demand for them. Please let us know.  The course fee is $450.  Final pricing for the data books and the MDM’s will be sent to registered students once the roster is full. We offer a 10% MIL/LE discount. Round count should be around min. 100 per day, 200 Total recommended.  Bring more, shoot more.  You will have plenty of time to bang steel as far as as you want, as many times as you want, so make the most of the weekend.  Students are authorized to bring extra rifles along, and these may be fired/zeroed during break/practice times.

Note that funds must be received before October 25th  or your registration seat will be lost.

 

Cancellation policy:  Prepayment in full is required.  Withdrawal from the course more than 30 days from the course date is possible with a full refund or credit if desired.  Withdrawals or failure to attend for any reason inside the 30 days leading to the course date shall be without any credit or refund.  If BHTC has to cancel or postpone the course a full refund shall issue.  

Online registration is required. After we have enough students on the roster to run the course, we will furnish payment instructions.

Please note there are no automatic email confirmations sent.   After you submit a registration, there is a box indicating it was successfully received.  You may have to scroll up to see it.

REGISTRATION:

 

PCC / PDW COURSE

BHTC is offering a new two day course focusing on the PCC/PDW (Pistol Caliber Carbine, Personal Defense Weapon).

DATES:  August 6th and 7th, (Saturday, Sunday) 2016

TIME:  0900 start

LOCATION:  New Holland Rifle & Pistol Club Multipurpose Range, 589 Meetinghouse Road, Gap, PA

OVERVIEW:

These firearms have lately enjoyed a renaissance of popularity, and can provide a tremendous amount of effect and flexibility in that very wide, but largely forgotten space in between where the pistol leaves off, and the modern sporting rifle begins.

The course will put a spotlight on exploiting that space by deploying and fighting with a semi-automatic platform using classic and well proven submachinegun CQB techniques and going past that original doctrine, by taking a fresh look at maximizing the effect of the semi-auto PCC/PDW platform across a wide range of drills that will teach and reinforce everything from basic instructional concepts, strengths and limits of the platform, Introduction to working with a partner, and even some drills that are very specifically focused on the CONOPS of the PDW.

Examples of firearms (you are encouraged to bring more than one if you are able to) and equipment list:

  • Pistol caliber AR-15 platforms
  • Sig MPX
  • CZ Skorpion EVO
  • MP5/MP5K platform guns
  • UMP, UZI variants
  • KRISS
  • Thompson, Sterling, etc.
  • Any other PCC in 9mm, .40, .45ACP  Due to the use of steel targets at closerange, according to club rules we cannot employ 5.7x28mm or .300blk.
  • You are STILL welcome to bring those as an additional firearm for shooting paper drills or steel from 100Y.

Other Equipment Needed:

  • A shoulder stock or firearm with a brace to stabilize against the cheek is required. NFA firearms and suppressors are welcome.  Select fire guns are permitted but must be used only on semi-auto.  Don’t forget to keep your paperwork with you.
  • A sling of any type that hangs the firearm from the body with the muzzle down.
  • Chamber flag (available at the club)
  • Minimum five magazines, and a way to carry them on a belt or other system.
  • 600-800 rounds of ammo for the primary and the pistol together.  Pistol is ~50.
  • Standard range safety gear – Eye/Ear protection

Prerequisites:

  • There are no specific skill level prerequisites.
  • Be very familiar with your firearm, and be able to easily and efficiently load and unload it.
  • You should be able to exercise excellent control over muzzle discipline.
  • Test the ammo you are bringing to the course.  Nothing is sadder than a student who can’t shoot.
  • You do not have to be athletic.  That said, it’s a pretty active course, and we’ll be on our feet moving and shooting a large part of the two days.  In August.  Just be prepared with plenty of fluids and sunscreen.

Concepts of Instruction:

  • Review – PCC vs. PDW vs. Pistol vs. Rifle
  • Historical use, the “why” and popularity
  • The effectiveness of semi-auto fire vs. full auto
  • Optics, Zeroing, exterior ballistics
  • The “Cost of Skill”
  • Carry and Transport techniques & concepts
  • SMG basics of stance, symmetry, mobility
  • Retention and close defense
  • Multiple targets (steel, paper, reactive, “rubber dummies”)
  • Shooting from atypical positions, and from both shoulders
  • Some work around vehicles is possible
  • The right way to use irons on an SMG/PCC/PDW
  • A PDW-specific drill that exploits the advantages
  • Some pistol transition workRound count is hard to estimate, because you can shoot a lot or a little.  I would recommend to be prepared with as many as 600 to 800 rounds on the high side.

Course fee is $350.00 for the two day course.  After we are finished on Saturday, there is a low light suppressor shoot that evening.  If you have an NFA registered suppressor you will probably be able to stay for the night match.  There is a modest match fee payable directly to the club.

 

Cancellation policy:  Prepayment in full is required.  Withdrawal from the course more than 30 days from the course date is possible with a full refund or credit if desired.  Withdrawals or failure to attend for any reason inside the 30 days leading to the course date shall be without credit or refund.  If BHTC has to cancel or postpone the course a full refund shall issue.  

 

REGISTRATION:

There are no automated emails sent upon registration.  Scroll upward and you will see a note that your entry was received.   Once the course roster is full I will send out further instructions.

 

Thank you very much for considering BHTC for your training needs.  You’ll get great training and value with us in this, and all other courses we do.