Insights Training – General Defensive Rifle


April 28, 2040 (All day)
Course Length
20 hours
Course Difficulty

Required Equipment:

For this class, you will need the following items:


  • Semiautomatic, magazine-fed, iron-sighted rifle with sling
  • 500 rounds of ammunition minimum (no steel core ammunition)
  • 3 rifle magazines (minimum)
  • Handgun with 100 rounds and holster gear
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Hearing and eye protection

To register for this course, you must visit

Or call Insights at [425] 827.2552 or by email to

The intent of this course is to teach the student individual tactics and the use of the rifle in close range, high speed, defensive scenarios. The individual will learn rapid assumption of various shooting positions to maximize the use of cover and concealment and to provide for a more stable firing platform.


Insights Training – General Defensive Rifle


Prerequisites: Completion of General Defensive Handgun or equivalent and Concealed Weapons Permit or documentation of good character

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Subjects Covered

Firearms safety as it pertains to rifles and lethal encounters

Marksmanship fundamentals: stance, grip, sight alignment, trigger press, follow through

Conditions of carry, carry techniques, ready positions, mounting of the rifle from the ready and carry/slung positions

Firing positions: primary positions, secondary positions, special positions

Speed reloading, tactical reloading, malfunction drills

Rapid engagement of single and multiple opponents, rapid target acquisition

Pivoting and traversing

Individual tactics, tactical safety, movement, channelization, utilization of distance

Tactical management of danger areas such as doorways, corners, stairwells, etc.

Proper utilization of cover and concealment

Defining the role of the rifle in defense, rifle terminology, rifle types and selection

Requirements/advantages of the rifle, shotguns vs. rifles

Carry systems, accessories, modifications, sights

Realistic ranges, rifle ballistics and "stopping power"

The legalities of deadly force

Training Schedule


At Rochester Personal Defense, LLC we believe in training you, the average person, who wants to be safe. Self defense is just that - defensive, not offensive in nature.


Mon - Sun: 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

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