Practical Carbine Skills 1
Modern Defensive Training Systems

MDTS Training

MDTS is a New York based firearms training and personal protection consulting company. We specialize in pistol, concealed carry, shotgun, carbine, defensive knife, less lethal, physical defense and threat awareness training courses. Mobile training courses are available in N.Y. and abroad. Contact us to host a training course at your range or location. Click logo below to see schedule of classes near you.

Practical Carbine Skills 1

Practical Carbine Skills 1

The MDTS Practical Carbine Skills curriculum is designed for the new rifle owner, individuals who have owned a rifle but never attended formal training as well as the seasoned operator. A solid grounding in safety and fundamentals of gun handling is presented with a heavy emphasis on the students ability to manipulate the carbine platform while mult-tasking or under stress. This is a fast paced, challenging course.


Course content will include but is not limited to:
Firearm Safety/Range Safety
History, Modifications & Sling Options
Personal Equipment Selection & Placement
Preparatory Gun-Handling
Zero & Fundamentals of Marksmanship
Carry & Carbine Ready Positions
Shooting Response Theory
Lateral Displacement & Proactive Movement
After Action Assessment Concept
Bilateral Weapon Operation
Positional Shooting
Multiple Target Engagement
Fundamental Use of Cover & Concealment and more…


*Please come to class with your rifle zero complete.

MDTS recommends a 50 meter zero, see here: PFC_ZeroTarget


Equipment List:
A serviceable carbine to include M4, AR15, AK47 or pistol caliber rifle, a minimum of 3 magazines, 300 rounds rifle – NO GREEN TIP, AP OR STEEL CORE AMMUNITION, eye and ear protection, appropriate clothing for weather, water, hat with brim, optional equipment- sling, gloves & knee pads. *A pistol is not required to attend this course



If you have a .22 conversion kit for your carbine or a dedicated .22 upper you can use it during this course but it is higly recommended you attempt to shoot the majority of the course with your carry ammunition caliber. You WILL need a minimum of 200 rounds of regular ammunition which you will be shooting.

Additional Equipment Considerations:

Weapon mounted illumination tool, knee & elbow protection, note taking materials, lunch for full day class


*Lunch is limited to 30-40 minutes max and is often a “working” lunch where discussion of specific aspects related to the days class or a module of instruction is presented. Therefore it is highly recommended you bring a bag lunch.

***Contact us today if you would like to host MDTS at your range or come to us here in the Mohawk Valley region for one of our Practical Carbine Skills Courses. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training (1 on 1).

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