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Old 03-21-2018, 6:21 PM
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Default Carbine for training course?

I am planning to take a two-day beginner carbine training course later this year and I am curious to know opinions: would you bring a nice light rifle with a red dot or one with a variable optic, but on a heavier gun? Maybe both?
I'm not sure at this point what sort of distance we would be working with. It is an outdoor course.
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Old 03-21-2018, 6:51 PM
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Any reliable rifle with a reliable optic will be your best bet. Bring a back up rifle just in case.
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Old 03-21-2018, 6:52 PM
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95% of the shooting courses I took were in a 50 yard bay, if that tells you anything.
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Old 03-21-2018, 7:07 PM
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I am planning to take a two-day beginner carbine training course later this year and I am curious to know opinions: would you bring a nice light rifle with a red dot or one with a variable optic, but on a heavier gun? Maybe both?
I'm not sure at this point what sort of distance we would be working with. It is an outdoor course.
Thanks!
Bring both rifles with you. I would have the lighter rifle with red dot as your primary and the variable optic on the heavier rifle as a back-up.

Which training company are you going to attend?
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Old 03-21-2018, 8:55 PM
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Which training company are you going to attend?
I'm looking at Firearms Training Associates in Corona CA.
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Old 03-21-2018, 9:17 PM
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Always have a backup weapon for your class, sucks to spend the time and effort and money and have a equipment malfunction stop your day. I would also suggest the lighter weapon with the red dot. I have found most classes were within 50 yards unless stated otherwise in the description.


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Bring both rifles with you. I would have the lighter rifle with red dot as your primary and the variable optic on the heavier rifle as a back-up.

Which training company are you going to attend?
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Old 03-21-2018, 9:27 PM
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I'm looking at Firearms Training Associates in Corona CA.
Raahauges? Those are short pistol bays so red dot.
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I am planning to take a two-day beginner carbine training course later this year and I am curious to know opinions: would you bring a nice light rifle with a red dot or one with a variable optic, but on a heavier gun? Maybe both?
I'm not sure at this point what sort of distance we would be working with. It is an outdoor course.
Thanks!
Ask them.
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Old 03-22-2018, 6:25 AM
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Bring whatever it is that you're "training" for. I don't understand buying or setting up something different just for a training class. Kind of counter-productive, no?
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Old 03-22-2018, 5:52 PM
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Thanks for all the great suggestions guys.
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Old 03-27-2018, 7:53 AM
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Red dot!! Under 50 yards anything over that a variable 1x is nice
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Old 04-02-2018, 7:40 PM
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And a sling configuration you're comfortable with.
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