This course is designed to improve the shooter's overall practical marksmanship capabilities from mid-range out to 750 yards with a competition or duty carbine. Valuable training for 3-Gun competitors, police or military, this course makes full use of the BSR training facility's unique terrain and facilities. Training subjects include:
Carbine Marksman is not a typical broad-spectrum 3-Gun shooting course. Rather, it is training designed around hitting small mid-range to appropriately sized long-range targets out to 750 yards. The focus is on sharpening real-world shooting, not rehearsals or gamesmanship. The goal is to make you more confident and reliable with your carbine at distance. The applications for these skills are various, but we fully intend to take you out of your comfort zone.
This course is structured with an optional half day on Friday prior to the beginning of the course. This half day is specifically for gear setup and zeroing. Rifles and shooters must be 100% zeroed and ready to shoot on Saturday morning, so if you are using a loner rifle or are at all new to your rifle or optic, this extra half day will be invaluable.
This introductory course lays the foundation for long-range practical shooting and is intended for students with little to no experience in the discipline. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to:
PR-1 is designed for new students with foundational firearms knowledge and proficiency. To get the most value from the class and not impede the instruction, all students should be familiar with the rifle brought for the course and have a solid background in firearms safety. Equipment requirements can be found here. Ammo usage will be about 100 rounds per day.
This intermediate course builds upon the existing long-range shooting foundations to cover more advanced techniques and positional shooting. Instruction involves more in-context shooting opportunities and covers the following curriculum:
PR-2 assumes completion of PR-1 or equivalent long-range instruction. Only one day will be dedicated to verification of zero and data with the remainder of the shooting focused on application of new skills on the canyon rims. To get the most value from the class and not impede the instruction, all students should be very familiar with the rifle brought for the course and have a solid background in firearms safety. Equipment requirements can be found here. Ammo usage will be about 125 rounds per day.
This advanced course applies the experienced student's considerable knowledge and understanding of long-range shooting towards practical usage in popular long-range competition formats. Nearly all the instruction is done in the field, covering the following curriculum:
PR-3 assumes completion of PR-1 and PR-2 or equivalent long-range instruction. Only half a day will be spent on the flat range with an hour to confirm zero and data. The remainder of the shooting will be focused on application of new skills on the canyon rims. Student must have all necessary equipment, a zeroed rifle, a workable data card for this system and previous experience in natural terrain shooting, including target acquisition and engagement.
Equipment requirements can be found here.
100% payment is required to reserve a spot in any course offered at the Blue Steel Ranch. This applies to tuition and ammo if you not supplying your own ammunition. Please contact us to arrange payment:
For students without a suitable rifle or those unable to travel with their rifle of choice, the JP Blue Steel Ranch has you covered. We have a limited number of JP loaner rifles available for student use during our courses free of charge. To ensure rifle availability, advanced notice is required if you intend to make use of one of our rifles.
Match grade ammunition is also available for purchase for any BSR course at the following prices. Advanced notice and payment is required to ensure supply.