Dynamic Hunting Rifle

Defensive Hunting Rifle Class

Hunting rifles, typically lever action rifles and bolt action rifles, are often overlooked as serious self defense weapons.  Certainly, modern carbines, such as the AR-15 and AK-47, have significant design advantages, most notably high capacity magazines, semi-automatic actions, and rapid reloads.  However, virtually every hunter and gun enthusiast owns at least one hunting rifle.  Lever Action rifles, in particular, are the quintessential American rifle.  They share a rich history dating back more than 150 years and are still considered one of the best rifles available for hunting and recreational shooting.  While we don’t advocate a hunting rifle as your primary choice for self defense, they are exceptionally capable weapons and with the proper training are an effective choice for self defense.  This class is designed to teach you how to operate your rifle in a self defense role.

NOTE:  Students will be required to provide their own lever action rifle and a defensive pistol.  Students are encouraged to bring butt stock ammo carriers (Buttstock Rifle Shell Holder) or other ammo carriers.  Butt Stock carries may be provided at cost (please request when registering).

Who should take this course?

Anyone interested in using a lever action or bolt action rifle for home or self defense.


8 hours.

Course Fee

$189 per person

Please see our Refund Policy.

Scheduled Classes

January 16, 2016 (Cowtown Range, Phoenix)

February 27, 2016 (Cowtown Range, Phoenix)

Dynamic Hunting Rifle
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Course Overview
  • Hunting Rifle Strengths and Limitations
  • Weapon and Ammo Selection
  • Basic Operation and Marksmanship
  • Reloading and Malfunctions
  • Modifications and Accessories
  • Rifle/Pistol Transitions
Course Requirements

Students under the age of 18 will require a signed consent form from their parent or guardian.  State issued identification is required to verify age.

Students are to bring their own weapons and a suitable holster.  Rental rifles and pistols are not available.

Rifle slings are required.

100-150 rounds of rifle ammunition and 50 rounds of pistol ammunition.  Reloads and hand loaded ammo are not permitted.

Hearing and eye protection are required.