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    Intro to Defensive AR-15 Rifle. R&V Gun Club, Coopersburg, PA. May 2nd, 2020


    Date:    May 2nd, 2020

    Time:   0900-1630 (9am to 4:30pm)

    Ridge and Valley Gun Club, 7600 Blue Church Road South, Coopersburg, PA 1803

    This course is designed for the prospective, new or inexperienced AR-15 rifle owner.  The course consists of a half day in the classroom beginning with SAFETY, learning the history, cycle of operation, function, field disassembly/assembly, nomenclature, safe loading/unloading, basic malfunction clearances, and sighting options, both iron sights and RDS and LPV’s.

    Ammunition types, ballistics and performance choices discussed in the context of mission.

    No live ammunition in the classroom, “dummy rounds” provided.

    Second half of the day will be on the range and will consist of live fire drills in the basic firing positions of standing, seated and prone.  Zeroing the rifle will be worked through; why and at what distances.

    Single rounds, multiple rounds, reduced target zones, and efficient gun handling will be demonstrated and practiced.

    Equipment needed:

    Eye and ear protection

    Ball cap

    Clothing appropriate for the weather and conditions.

    Shooting mat, if desired.

    Ar-15 style rifle or pistol.

    Two rifle magazines

    One or more magazine pouches worn on the belt.

    200 rounds of .223 or 5.56×45 ammunition.

    NOTE: Make sure your rifle is made for 5.56, which will accept both .223 and 5.56.  Do NOT use 5.56 ammo in a rifle chambered for .223 only.

    Limited number of rental rifles available and reserving one must be done in advance.  This option is for prospective AR owners who have not yet decided on a make/model.

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  • Level II Defensive Handgun. R&V Gun Club, Coopersburg, PA. October 17th, 2020


    Date:   October 17th, 2020

    Time:   0900-1630 (9am to 4:30pm)

    Ridge and Valley Gun Club, 7600 Blue Church Road, Coopersburg, PA 1803

    Designed for the pistol owner with some experience.  Approximately 8 hours.

    ***CDT Basic Pistol or equivalent required (Contact for questions of accepted prior experience/training)***

    Subjects covered: Review SAFETY, Grip, Stance, Sight Alignment/Sight Picture, Follow Through.

    Dry Fire/Live Fire Drills designed to increase proficiency in basic marksmanship, multiple rounds, multiple targets, decision making.  Drawing from the Holster/Re-Holstering Safely.  Introduction to Drawing While Turning.  Near and Further Target Engagements (Self Defense Distances).

    Required Equipment: Eye/Ear Protection, reputable semi-auto pistol w/ at least two magazines, rigid holster, magazine pouch, ammunition suitable for the pistol (approx 500 rounds).

    ***Limited number of rental pistols available. Contact with questions***

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