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Outdoor Courses at C2 Tactical

Our outdoor training courses are based on the “No Ego” Approach. This allows our students to translate proper skills, attitudes, and knowledge to a higher degree of precision and personal development. So, if you have some shooting experience and want to perfect your technique and build your skills, this course is perfect for you!

All instructors for this course need to have NRA Certification and/or prior Law Enforcement, Military, or competitive shooting experience.

The outdoor training course will be conducted at CowTown Outdoor Range and not at C2 Tactical locations.

Pistol Operations

Defensive Pistol Operation

DPO

$225

5 to 6 hours

This is an intermediate-level pistol course designed for individuals who wish to enhance their abilities in a realistic, outdoor shooting setup. Our “no ego” training approach allows you to hone your skills, knowledge, and attitude. This course is physically challenging, and you will be required to move swiftly between positions of up to 25 yards. Hence, you need to be realistic regarding your physical strength and gun handling abilities.

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What will you learn?

In this 6-hour course, you will learn fundamentals & safety, pistol gear selection, pistol setup & options, heavy emphasis on accuracy, basics of transitional shooting & shooter movement, engaging multiple targets, fundamental pressure drills & skills.

Focus Areas:

  • Fundamentals & Safety
  • Pistol Set-Up & Options
  • Pistol Gear Selection
  • Reloads & Stoppage Clearances
  • Strict Focus on Accuracy
  • Basics of Shooter Movement & Transitional Shooting
  • Multiple Target Engagement
  • Basic Pressure Drills & Skills

Required Equipment:

  • 1 Serviceable Mid to Full-Size Handgun
  • 4 to 6 Hi-Capacity Magazines 15+ rounds
  • Up to 300 rounds + FMJ ammunition
  • Appropriate Belt, Strong Side Hip Holster & Mag Pouches
  • Gloves, Knee & Elbow Pads (optional)
  • Gun Cleaning Kit with Lube

Advanced Pistol Operation

APO

$275

6 to 8 hours

This is a high-level pistol course. At this stage, even small technique improvements are going to result in significant differences. You will be required to perform to the highest standards. Bear in mind that speed is a consequence of consistency and proficiency; tactical problems will get more challenging.

The required equipment includes a handgun (mid to full-size), 3 – 6 pistol magazines, 4 – 6 rifle magazines, magazine pouches, 1 or 2 AK-47 or AR-15, ammunition (100+ rifle, 300+ pistol), rifle sling & optic, and gun cleaning kit.

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What will you learn?

This 8-hour long course will teach you how to accurately and swiftly engage multiple targets, move and properly use cover, shoot from uncommon angles, and get exposure to both firing under stress and close-quarters shooting applications.

Focus Areas:

  • Advanced Reloads & Stoppage Clearances
  • Shoot, Move, Communicate Drills
  • Multiple Threat Engagement
  • Conventional & Unconventional Positions
  • Bilateral Pistol & Rifle Operations
  • Primary & Secondary Weapon Transitions
  • Pressure Drills
  • Course Qualification

Class Prerequisites:

  • Must have completed Defensive Pistol Operations or have instructor assessment

Up to 8 hours range time

Required Equipment:

  • 1 Handgun (Mid to Full Size)
  • 3-6 Pistol Magazines
  • Magazine Pouches (chest and hip)
  • 1 or 2 AR-15, AK-47 Style (Please Ensure Reliability)
  • 4-6 Rifle Magazines
  • Rifle Sling & Optic
  • Ammunition (300+ Pistol, 100+ Rifle)
  • Gloves, Knee & Elbow Pads (optional)
  • Gun Cleaning Kit with Lube
Night Shooting C2 Tactical

Low-Light, No-Light

LLNL – Carbine or Handgun

$175

5 hours

More than half of personal violence encounters take place in dimly lit environments. This class will equip you with the experience and tactics you need to be successful in such circumstances.

The equipment you will need includes a serviceable handgun, mag pouches & strongside hip holster, serviceable tactical flashlight, illuminated sights on your handgun, spare batteries, 3 – 4 magazines, 250 rounds of ammunition, ear and eye protection, weather-appropriate outfit.

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What will you learn?

This class will give you the skills and experience you need to be successful in dimly lit situations. You will learn about the kinds of a flashlight, night sight, weapon light, accessories, etc., how to manipulate weapon with a flashlight, concealment, and use of cover with a flashlight, tactical handgun flashlight strategies (mounted/handheld), light discipline, threat evaluation, and prevention, defensive mindset & situational awareness.

Focus Areas:

  • Types of flashlights, weapon light, night sights, accessories, etc.
  • Tactical handgun flashlight techniques (handheld/mounted)
  • Weapon manipulation with a flashlight
  • Use of cover and concealment with a flashlight
  • Accurately engaging targets in low/no light situations from various
  • positions
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of shooter illumination (light discipline)
  • Fundamentals Review
  • Threat assessment & avoidance
  • Situational awareness and defensive mindset

4-5 hours range time

Required Equipment:

  • Serviceable handgun (semi-auto and/or revolver, night sights preferred)
  • Strongside hip holster & mag pouches
  • Serviceable tactical flashlight (110 lumens min preferred)
  • Illuminated sights on your handgun
  • Extra batteries
  • 3-4 magazines (speed loaders for revolvers)
  • 250 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Weather appropriate clothing and hat

Optional Gear:

  • Knee and/or elbow pads
  • Water bottle, bladder, or other
  • Additional ammunition and/or magazines
  • Light bearing holster for weapon-mounted light

Course held at CowTown Range and not at C2 Tactical locations

Carbine & Precision Rifle Operations

Long Range Shooting C2 Tactical

Precision Rifle 1

Rifle 500

$180

8 hours

Long-range rifle shooting primarily encompasses precisely engaging distant or small targets that challenge the limits of your ammunition, equipment, and your own skills while under field and/or time constraints. This is the first module of a two-part course revolving around long-range shooting.

For this 8-hour course, you will need your own rifle, 150 or more rounds of ammunition, ear and eye protection, magnified rifle optic, and cleaning material for your particular caliber.

Pre-requisites: Completed Introduction to Rifles or instructor assessment

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What will you learn?

In this course, you will get a holistic understanding of rifle equipment, optics, ammunition, ranging targets, ancillary gear, and calibers.

Focus Areas:

  • Comprehensive understanding of rifle equipment
  • Ammunition, Optics, Ranging targets
  • Calibers
  • Ancillary gear

Equipment Required:

  • Rifle (you must bring your own)
  • 150+ rounds of ammunition
  • Magnified rifle optic
  • Shooting mat recommended but not required
  • Caliber of .223 or higher
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Cleaning rod for your specific caliber
Rifle Shooting Outdoor

Precision Rifle 2

Rifle 600

$180

8 hours

Long-range rifle shooting primarily encompasses precisely engaging distant or small targets that challenge the limits of your ammunition, equipment, and your own skills while under field and/or time constraints. This is the first module of a two-part course revolving around long-range shooting.

For this 8-hour course, you will need your own rifle, 150 or more rounds of ammunition, ear and eye protection, magnified rifle optic, and caliber of 0.223 or above.

Pre-requisites: Completed Long Range Rifle Module 1

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What will you learn?

In this course, you will learn elevation adjustment and travel, setup and placement, and bullet compensation.

Focus Areas:

  • Elevation adjustments and travel
  • Bullet compensation
  • Setup and placement

Equipment Required:

  • Rifle (you must bring your own)
  • 150+ rounds of ammunition
  • Magnified rifle optic
  • Shooting mat recommended but not required
  • Caliber of .223 or higher
  • Eye and ear protection
Precision Rifle Shooting

Precision Rifle 3

Rifle 700

$180

8 hours

If you are aiming to expand your skills and rifles, this course is for you! It builds on the basics of long-range shooting learned in R600 and R500 to engage targets at a distance of up to 1,000 yards. You can use these skills in hunting, competitive shooting, or just ringing steel at long range.

The equipment you will need includes a rifle with bi-pod, 250 rounds of a single kind of premium or match hunting ammunition, shooting mat, rice or sandbags, magnified rifle optic, weather-appropriate clothing, water and food, rifle data book, or notebook.

Pre-requisites: Complete R500 and R600 or equivalent training approved by Instructor

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What will you learn?

In this 8-hour long course, you will learn about safety measures, ballistics & ammunition, rifle nomenclature & function, shooting basics, optics functions & capabilities, MOAs and Mils, Wind, range estimation, charts & apps.

Focus Areas:

  • Safety
  • Ammunition & ballistics
  • Rifle Nomenclature & function
  • Optics functions & capabilities
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Positional shooting
  • Mils & MOA’s
  • Range estimation
  • Wind
  • Rifle data books
  • Apps & charts

Shooting Drills:

  • Paper groups
  • Steel
  • Hold-overs & hold-offs
  • Come-ups & come-overs
  • Known distance engagements
  • Unknown distance engagements
  • Call for fire
  • Multiple target engagement

1 hour class time, 6-7 hours range time

Required Equipment:

  • Rifle with bi-pod (you must provide your own rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor or larger, for caliber exceptions contact instructor)
  • 250 rounds of one type of match or premium hunting ammunition (for exceptions contact instructor)
  • Shooting mat
  • Magnified rifle optic (no single dot or duplex reticles)
  • Sand or rice bags (for supporting butt of rifle)
  • Adequate clothing for desert environment
  • Food and water
  • Rifle Data Book or notebook, specific data book pages will be provided after registration

Recommended Equipment:

  • Spotting scope or binoculars
  • Range finder
  • Rifle tool kit
  • Owner’s manual for rifle and scope
  • Cleaning kit
Carbine Shooting | Advanced Rifle Training

Defensive Carbine Operation

DCO

$225

5 to 6 hours

This is an Intermediate level carbine course developed for students who wish to enhance their abilities in a realistic, outdoor shooting environment.

The equipment you will need includes 4 – 6 magazines, AR-15, AK-47 style, Rifle Sling, magazine holster, ammunition (300+ rifle), weather-appropriate clothing, elbow & knee pads, and gun cleaning kit.

Pre-requisites: Complete R500 and R600 or equivalent training approved by Instructor

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What will you learn?

In this 6-hour long course, you will learn carbine tasks, standards, & conditions, zeroing your carbine, stoppage clearance and reload, carbine setup & gear selection, fundamentals of shooter movement & multiple target engagement, unconventional & conventional positions, bilateral rifle operations, basic pressure drills, and transitional shooting.

Focus Areas:

  • Carbine Set-Up & Gear Selection
  • Zeroing your Carbine
  • Carbine Tasks, Conditions, & Standards
  • Reloads & Stoppage Clearances
  • Basics of Shooter Movement & Multiple Target Engagement
  • Conventional & Unconventional Positions
  • Bilateral Rifle Operations
  • Transitional Shooting
  • Basic Pressure Drills

Up to 6 hours range time

Required Equipment:

  • Gloves, Knee & Elbow Pads (optional)
  • Appropriate Clothing for Training & Weather
  • AR-15, AK-47 style (Please Ensure Reliability)
  • 4-6 Magazines
  • Rifle Sling
  • Magazine Holster (chest carrier or opposing hip)
  • Ammunition (300+ Rifle)
  • Gun Cleaning Kit with Lube
Carbine Shooting Outdoor | C2 Tactical

Advanced Carbine Operation

ACO

$275

6 to 10 hours

This is a high-level carbine course for those who don’t wish to become an expert with a carbine. Pressure will improve your previously learned skills and even add high-level firearm handling tactics. You will dedicate more time to enhancing your capabilities and creating an economy of efficiency and motion using sophisticated manipulations, quick transitions to your shooting platform, and short reaction time.

The equipment you need includes 4 – 6 magazines, one mid or full-sized handgun with three magazines, rifle optic & sling, ammunition (100+ pistol, 300+ rifle), weather-appropriate clothing, elbow & knee pads, and gun cleaning kit.

Pre-requisites: Must have completed Defensive Carbine Operations or have instructor assessment

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What will you learn?

The focus areas of this 10-hour course include shoot, move, & communicate drills, stoppage clearances & advanced reloads, multiple threat engagement, unconventional & conventional positions, pressure drills, skills & standards, primary & secondary weapon transitions.

Focus Areas:

  • Advanced Reloads & Stoppage Clearances
  • Shoot, Move, Communicate Drills
  • Multiple Threat Engagement
  • Conventional & Unconventional Positions
  • Bilateral Rifle & Pistol Operations
  • Primary & Secondary Weapon Transitions
  • Pressure Drills, Skills, and Standards

Class Prerequisites:

Must have completed Defensive Carbine Operations or have instructor assessment

Up to 10 hours range time

Required Equipment:

  • Gloves, Knee & Elbow Pads (optional)
  • Appropriate Clothing for Training & Weather
  • 1 or 2 AR-15 and/or AK-47 style firearms (Please Ensure Reliability)
  • 4-6 Magazines
  • 1 Handgun (Mid to Full-Sized Recommended) with 3 magazines
  • Rifle Sling & Optic
  • Ammunition (300+ Rifle, 100+ Pistol)
  • Gun Cleaning Kit with Lube

Hunter Prep

Hunter Prep Course

$275

8 hours

The Hunter Prep course is developed for individuals, groups, or couples who like to hunt together. This course can be personalized to your hunt species and locations. We inculcate ethical shooting ranges, and this course goes up to 1000 yards.

The equipment you need includes variable power scopes, a rifle with a caliber of 0.223 or higher, shooting rest and/or bipod, sandbags & shooting mat, notebook or dope book, ear & eye protection, range finder, spotting scope & binoculars, loaded hunt pack, weather and terrain-appropriate clothing, water & food for 8 hours.

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What will you learn?

In this 8-hour course, you will gain proficiency in a snap shooting in full carry mode and in moving swiftly from full carry mode to various shooting positions, find out which shooting positions the individual hunter can use successfully and how far they can shoot precisely from the various positions, gain proficiency in choosing hides delivering precise shots, packing a load for a quiet hike, learn how field data cards & shooting apps work for hunters, determine how temperature and altitude impact trajectory & range, glassing & spotting, route-selection & tracking.

Focus Areas:

  • Establish 100 yards or 100-yard “Hunters Offset Zero” for 200 or 300 yards zero
  • Develop proficiency in a snap shooting in full carry mode
  • Develop proficiency at moving quickly from full carry mode to different shooting positions
  • Determine which shooting positions in the individual hunter can use effectively and how far they can shoot accurately from the different positions
  • Develop proficiency in selecting hides and overlook positions they can stay in for prolonged periods of time and deliver accurate shots
  • Develop proficiency with the holdovers or come-ups out to their maximum ethical/practical hunting range
  • Develop proficiency in performing as a spotter for another hunter
  • Packing a loading for a quiet hike and to have gear where you need it when you need it
  • Understand how shooting apps and field data cards work for hunters
  • Understand how altitude and temperature affect trajectory and range
  • Glassing and spotting
  • Tracking and route selection

Course Details Flat Range:

  • Gear check, appropriate rifle, ammo, and optics, etc.
  • Establishing “Hunter’s Zero” (100, 200 or 300 yard zero)
  • Shooting positions
  • Gear positioning and carrying

Course Details Long Range Platforms:

  • Gear check, appropriate rifle, ammo, and optics, etc.
  • Confirming “Hunter’s Zero” (100, 200 or 300 yard zero)
  • Shooting positions
  • Gear positioning and carrying
  • Establishing a DOPE for hunting distances on platforms
  • Using your dope chart or app
  • Holdovers and come-ups
  • Shooting positions, sitting, kneeling, standing, improvised on long-range platforms
  • Determine max effective range/capabilities of shooter and weapon in various shooting positions
  • Rangefinding and glassing
  • Selecting and setting into a position
  • Long-range target acquisition, landmarking
  • After the shot

Required Equipment:

  • Rifle, .223 or larger (legal for game in the state you plan to hunt)
  • Variable Power Scope (No Red Dots)
  • 100 rounds per day
  • Bipod and/or Shooting Rest
  • Shooting Mat & Sand Bags (Optional)
  • Dope Book or Notebook
  • Eye & Ear Protection
  • Range Finder (Optional)
  • Binos & Spotting Scope (Optional)
  • Hunt Pack, Loaded for Hunting
  • Suitable Clothing for Terrain & Weather
  • Food & Water for 8 Hours

All instructors for this course are required to have NRA Certification and/ or have prior Military, Law Enforcement, or competitive shooting backgrounds.

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