About the Idaho Rifle Essentials Class

Idaho Rifle Essentials Class

Our Idaho Rifle Essentials Class 102 is often dubbed a “Shooting with Confidence Rifle Classes” after our very popular Idaho Pistol Classes 102. Which is a fair comparison. Idaho Rifle Essentials Class is designed to help the average rifle student improve their rifle shooting skills and achieve better accuracy in the field. “Shooting with Confidence” every step along the way.

On that note, the Idaho Rifle Essentials Class is a skill development class where students build upon existing rifle concepts understanding Idaho rifle laws and skills to improve their performance in the field.


Idaho Rifle Essentials Class 102 – Getting on Target

“Getting on Target,” is where we leverage older training methods while incorporating Modern Rifle Training Techniques. Our Modern Rifle Training Techniques enhance the students learning environment and improves their rifle shooting and accuracy skills. Hunters seldom get a chance for a second shot. By leveraging Modern Rifle Training Techniques and modern monitoring tools, we can assess the students shooting skills much faster.

Students who complete this course will shoot an average of 50% more accurately, at greater distances, and will be able to achieve their target acquisition with greater precision. Students who complete this course will be ready to advance to the Idaho Long-Range Rifle Class.


Rifle Essentials – Aiming

IMAGE: Aiming

Aiming and Sight Alignment are essentially one in the same but different at the same time. Aiming is the process of aligning the rifle’s front sight with the rifle’s rear sight, in perfect alignment between the two.

The target is centered so when the shot is taken, the bullet lands where it was planned. Aiming uses the physical sights on the rifle for a correct alignment between the front and rear sights.

The old expression “Equal Height, Equal Light” refers to the front and rear sites being perfectly even across the top of each. The equal light reference refers to the front site having an equal amount of space on both sides of the rear site as viewed from the rear. Once you have accomplished the front and rear sights are equally aligned in proper relationship with the dominant (or strong eye) and are centered on the target, you have established proper sight alignment.

Improving your Shooting Stance

An overview of stances during your beginner rifle class was meant to introduce you to the many possible stances you can utilize. In this class, we’ll dive deeper into stances to find the one that is right for you. We will explore the many elements that go into a shooting stance and find the one that’s perfect for you.


This is a Two Day Class!

Why is this a 2-day course? Our Idaho Rifle Essentials Class is the best Idaho training you will receive. We want you to be properly trained and educated as you improve on your shooting skills.

Indoor ranges in Idaho do not accommodate outside instructors which makes no sense – we are literally bringing them, customers! We have chosen to utilize one of the several outdoor ranges in the Treasure Valley that like us bringing them customersIndoor ranges are loud, really loud. You cannot hear the instructor while training and are extremely restrictive with what you can teach.

Indoor ranges do not accommodate drawing from holster nor do they allow movement on the range. Indoor ranges are loud, have long wait times on the weekends, and charge as much as 25/hr in some locations we train. We have chosen to utilize one of the several outdoor ranges so we can train you correctly without the need to rush you through the skill-building portion of the class. You learn in a safe, comfotable, and fairly quiet environment.

Outdoor ranges are extremely hot or cold in the late afternoons which distracts new students from concentrating. By shooting early in the morning the following day of class, students are fresh and ready to train for self-defense shooting skills.

Prerequisites:

Adherence to the primary safety rules must always be followed.

  1. Keep the Firearm Pointed in a Safe Direction.
  2. Keep the Firearm Unloaded Until Ready to Use.
  3. Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Ready to Shoot.
  4. Know Your Target and Beyond.
  5. No Drugs, Alcohol, nor Cannabis are Allowed At The Range.

See Additional Safety Rules

Day 1: Classroom

  • Notepads, pens, paper.
  • personal rifle of any caliber, cased, secured, and free of ammunition.
  • Personal Table Top Benchrest to hold a rifle safely and securely during benchrest training.
    • Bi-pod may be used during benchrest drills.
  • Two-Point Rifle Sling.
  • Training Cartridges (Dummy Rounds): At least 5 Training Cartridges in the correct caliber are needed for this class.
    • Can be found at local sporting goods stores or online.
  • ARKSight Dry Fire Training Cartridge (available on Amazon – order your correct caliber).

Day 2: Range Day – Sunday

What to Bring

  • personal rifle of any caliber, cased, secured, and free of ammunition.
  • Personal Table Top Benchrest to hold a rifle safely and securely during benchrest training.
    • Bi-pod may be used during benchrest drills.
  • Two-Point Rifle Sling.
  • Training Cartridges (Dummy Rounds): At least 5 Training Cartridges in the correct caliber are needed for this class.
    • Can be found at local sporting goods stores or online.
  • Suitable Eye Protection. This can be wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses, or non-shattering prescription glasses.
  • Suitable Ear Protection. We recommend electronic noise-canceling earmuffs, but earplugs are acceptable.
  • Beverages for Hydration.
  • Bring a sack lunch & snacks for breaks. Lunch and snacks are allowed at the range – food is not allowed on the firing line. There are no food accommodations nearby.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the weather.
  • Sunscreen or jackets when needed.
  • Bug Spray for the critters.
  • Suitable and Comfortable Footwear, no open-toed shoes are allowed.
  • No V-Neck or similar Shirts are allowed.

Ammunition

  • 100 Rounds of factory fresh ammunition.
  • Knee Pads – for range day and private shooting drills afterward.
  • Small Personal Canopy during the summer season when temperatures are expected to be high.
  • Folding chair and a small folding table to create your workstation (bench).

Estimated Length: 8 Hours

Continual Training – Distance Shooting

Image: Rifle Bench Rest Position

Rounding out our Idaho Rifle Essential Classes is the Idaho Long-Range Rifle Class.

This course is designed to challenge beginning rifle shooters to shoot distances up to 100 yards (300 Feet) consistently and accurately. We introduce and explain additional rifle tools that enhance the accuracy of shooting a rifle at greater distances.

Classes are taught by Level 1 Firearms Training