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Intermediate Fighting Carbine #350 – Group Class

Fighting Carbine Series – Intermediate Fighting Carbine #350

Course Syllabus

Welcome and Orientation to Intermediate Fighting Carbine #350 – Review TPA Training Triad & Safety

  1. 1/2 Day Refresh and Review of Basic Fighting Carbine #250
  2. Shooting From Cover using Prone, Kneeling & Standing Positions
  3. Introduction to Fire & Maneuver
  4. Prep for Night Fire Exercise
  5. Night Fire Exercise
  6. Graduation

Intermediate Fighting Carbine #350

Welcome and Orientation intro to Intermediate Fighting Carbine #350 – Review TPA Training Triad & Safety
Your day begins in the classroom with a reorientation and reintroduction to the TPA Training Triad. The Training Triad is the foundation of every course taught at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy. The Training Triad has 3 sides that together help you shoot well. On one side is “mental & visual focus” – since your mind and eyes can only focus on one thing at a time, putting them in the right place is critical for good shooting. The next side is “sending the bullet”- here, the steps of a successful firing stroke are explained to help you deliver point of – aim point of impact shots. The final side is “good equipment” – this describes what characteristics are desirable in a fighting carbine to make it shooter friendly. A thorough safety briefing is presented covering firearm safety rules. You will also be briefed on how to conduct yourself on the range and in the dugout area where you will store your gear and ammo. A gear check will be performed prior to deployment to the carbine range.

1/2 Day Refresh and Review of Basic Fighting Carbine #250

Your day on the firing line begins with a thorough refresh and review of the Zeroing & Gun Handling portion of the Basic Fighting Carbine #250 course. You will be refreshed on the fundamentals of marksmanship for the Prone, Kneeling, and Standing firing positions, as well as 2 types of reloads, and transitions to the handgun. Zeroes will be reconfirmed.

Shooting From Cover using Prone, Kneeling & Standing Positions

Here you will learn how to maintain good fundamentals of marksmanship while using different types of cover. You will also learn what constitutes cover and the fundamentals of safety when moving from one cover position to the next. At each form of cover, you will use either a Prone, Kneeling, or Standing position. You will also learn modifications of body positions that the terrain dictates.

Introduction to Fire & Maneuver

Here you will learn the fundamentals of how to shoot, move & communicate with other members of your fire team. You will learn how to engage a target as a team from a position of cover, safely and quickly move to other positions of cover, and communicate as a fire team.

Prep for Night Fire Exercise in the Shoot House

Towards the end of the daylight portion of your training session, you will be taught how to use your carbine mounted light and fighting carbine together. Light discipline and target identification are reinforced in this phase. Movement will be added to your flashlight technique. You will learn how to illuminate, identify, shoot, then move in darkness. This is the dress rehearsal for the night fire exercise in the shoot house.

Night Fire Exercise

At dark, you will move through the shoot house with your flashlight equipped fighting carbine to find and engage a target. This scenario also reinforces the lessons of Marksmanship Under Stress by shooting under accelerated heart rate as you feel the real challenge of trying to identify, illuminate, and shoot a target in total darkness.


At the end of the training day, you will participate in a graduation ceremony where you receive a certificate of completion for your training effort.

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