Defensive Focus Carbine

The Intuitive Defensive® Carbine (Defensive Focus Carbine) Course is designed to expose students to an efficient method of defending themselves with a semi-automatic rifle during a dynamic critical incident. All of the principles and fundamentals of the Intuitive Defensive® Shooting program are applied to the carbine and the following topics are covered:

  • Four Points of Contact with a rifle and Intuitive Shooting Fundamentals
  • The Balance of Speed & Precision with a carbine
  • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Aiming Methods
  • Defensive Accuracy
  • Volume of Fire
  • Critical Incident Reloads & Efficient Carbine Handling
  • Transitioning to a Pistol (2 Day Only)
  • Counter Ambush Response with a Slung Rifle
  • Shooting while Standing, Squatting, Kneeling & Seated
  • Shooting around Cover & in Unorthodox Shooting Positions
  • Fundamental Carbine Malfunction Clearing

Students will need

  • Rifle with Sling
  • At least 3 rifle magazines
  • Pistol with at least 2 magazines (optional)
  • A quality holster made for their specific model handgun and that completely covers the trigger when holstered. (optional if no handgun is brought)

This course is offered as both a 1 day and 2-day course.

Students will supply their own ammunition and should plan on
1 Day: 400 – 500 rounds of rifle ammunition for this course
2 Day: 800 – 1200 rounds of rifle ammunition and 100 – 200 rounds of pistol ammunition.

Students are welcome to bring extra ammunition, as there will be certain drills where round count can easily be increased.