Carbine Operator COURSE




The Carbine Operator Course is designed for Military commands and Law Enforcement agencies that want the very best in competency based firearms training for their personnel. This course is seen as the ‘gold-standard’ in safe handling, carriage, control and operation of the duty carbine or patrol rifle. Each student will be trained to a proficient standard in individual skills and tested throughout the course. Testing will include verbal, practical and written assessments.

The final phase of training is reality based. Each student will be placed under stress and tested in their ability to perform the following; deploy the duty rifle/carbine as per job description, provide effective communications, engage threats as per rules of engagement / department protocols and use of forece / escalation of force policies while maintaining a high level of situational awareness.

Students will be given lessons on the principles of TCCC, in particular the Care Under Fire phase of treatment. Students will be instructed on the correct application of the Combat Application Tourniquet, Haemostatic Agents and controlling hemorrhage. Instruction will be trained to conduct a Rapid Trauma Assessment in order to identify and treat life threatening injuries and treat in accordance with TCCC guidelines. 

Students will be instructed in general knowledge about the duty carbine, including characteristics, tabulated data, description and functioning of weapon components and nomenclature. Other topics that will be covered relate to the cycle of operation, internal and external ballistics, ammunition types, how to correctly strip and assemble the carbine conduct routine maintenance as well as comprehensive safety precautions and function testing.

Students will be taught the conditions of readiness including Loading and Making Ready, Ready Checks, Unloading and Cruiser Ready. Students will be trained in immediate action drills and stoppage clearances in a controlled environment in order to mitigate any safety issues.

Other classroom lectures will include the application of carbine fundamentals for combat shooting, zeroing and modern combat optics. Students will also be provided instruction on the correct method of setting up personal equipment and the duty carbine/rifle.

This module will conclude with the Individual Weapons Training Test (IWTT)

5 Days — $950

Maximum 20 students per course

Prices vary for group and unit/departmental bookings


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Individual Weapon Training Test (IWTT). During this assessment students will be required to perform a series of skills with the weapon system including; adhering to the principles of safety, load and make the weapon ready, strip and assemble the weapon and conduct a function test, conduct immediate action drills and malfunction clearances, conduct diagnostic assessment of advanced weapon malfunctions.

Initial Operator Qualification Test (IOQT). This test is designed to assess the individual operators ability to safely load and make the weapon ready, demonstrate marksmanship fundamentals by shooting and grouping the weapon, and correctly zeroing it for a given distance.

Initial Marksmanship Training Standards (IMTS). After successful completion of the previous two assessments, students will move into the Marksmanship Training Phase. On the completion of this phase, each student will be required to demonstrate proficiency with the weapon by obtaining a successful result in the marksmanship standards assessment. These standards consist of a benchmarked set of marksmanship skills and weapons handling where officers will be assessed on speed, efficiency and accuracy over a set string of drills.

Carbine Operator Assessment (COA). The Carbine Operator Assessment is the final practical examination that combines all aspects of carbine operation. During this assessment, students will be required to perform key skills with the carbine and demonstrate combat marksmanship during a thorough, timed and scored evaluation.




This is an intermediate level course. All participants must have received basic pistol and basic carbine training from one of the following: Redback One, Military, Law Enforcement or a reputable training company.




Module 1: General Knowledge
Characteristics & Tabulated Data
Nomenclature & Description
Safety Precautions
Strip & Assemble
Care & Maintenance

Module 2: Fundamentals
Cycle of Operation
Internal & External Ballistics
Zeroing & Optics
Carbine Marksmanship Fundamentals
Gear Placement & Weapon Set Up
Conditions of Readiness
Immediate Actions & Stoppage Clearances
Individual Weapon Training Test (IAW RSS-L1-DF-V1)

Module 3: Zeroing
Mechanical Zero
Natural Point of Aim
200 meter Zeroing Practical

Module 4: Marksmanship & Positional Shooting
200 meter Marksmanship (prone)
100 meter Marksmanship (prone)
Marksmanship Assessment (IAW RSS-L1-LF-V1)
50 meter Marksmanship (Standing to kneeling)


Module 5: Engage Targets at CQB Distances
Grip & Stance Check
Ready Positions
Post Engagement Sequence
Recoil Management
High & Low Percentage Targets
Barrel Sight Awareness
Shooting in reduced/no light

Module 6: Weapons Handling
Transition from Primary to Secondary Weapon
Transition from Secondary to Primary Weapon
Tactical Reloads and Equipment Checks
Immediate Actions & Malfunction Clearances (Live Fire)

Module 7: Force Protection
Shooting on the Move
Use of Cover
Power Turns
Principles of Fire & Movement
Tactical Medicine (TCCC)
Bump Drill (IAW RSS-L1-LF-V3)

Module 8: Assessment
Marksmanship Standards (RSS-L1-LF-V4)
Carbine Operator Assessment (RSS-L1-LF-V5)
Carbine Operator Written Exam (RSS-L1-WA-V1) 




The following equipment list is considered to be the minimum standard for students to arrive with. Students may augment this list with other personal equipment as required.


  • Duty Uniform or suitable range attire
  • Duty Footwear
  • Body Armor
  • Helmet (Optional)
  • Duty Belt
  • Pistol Holster
  • Pistol Magazine Carriers
  • Shooting Gloves
  • Eye Protection
  • Ear Protection


  • Duty Handgun with weapon mounted flashlight
  • Duty patrol rifle/carbine
  • Carbine optic
  • Weapon mounted flashlight
  • Handheld flashlight
  • Carbine Sling
  • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)/ Blow Out Kit
  • Spare batteries for all electronics
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Notebook/Pen




Carbine - 2000 rounds 

Pistol - 500 rounds

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