Defensive Rifle 1.0 is an introductory course to familiarize students with the safe and effective operation of the semi-automatic modern sporting rifle. The curriculum is specifically geared toward civilian use of these rifles as defensive arms.

Participants will learn:
-The fundamentals of shooting the modern sporting rifle
-How to load, unload/clear the rifle
-Proper use of a sling
-Shooting from various positions
-Quick and efficient reloading and clearing common malfunctions
-Basic tactical drills

Note: Participants must possess and present a valid Mass. LTC license. Also, this course requires physical activity, including periods of rapid movement and kneeling. Please be realistic about your abilities.

Click Here for the Required Equipment List.

Upcoming Class Dates:

Friday, June 2, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Class is full)

We hope to add another class date for the summer–stay tuned.

Price: $160 per student ($140 for DF&GC members). A $40 deposit is required to register; do not send a deposit until asked to do so.

This class is held at Danvers Fish & Game Club in Middleton, MA.
If you have questions about this class, contact

TO REGISTER for this class, please fill out the form below.
(Please be sure to read over the equipment requirements before registering.)

Some articles to help you prepare for this class:
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