Category Archive: Rifle

Reward your labors with 10% off 2017 classes

Fall training season is approaching, so take advantage of our Labor Day Sale. Use promo code “LaborDay2017” to get 10% off all remaining 2017 classes. Sale runs September 1 through September 6 and cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Here are a couple class highlights:

General Defensive Rifle

The last GDR of the year is September 15-17. AR-15 rifles haven’t been this cheap in years, so if you don’t already have one (or if you need another one!) get one and come to class. General Defensive Rifle gives you a rock solid foundation as a rifleman. Firearms safety, marksmanship fundamentals, carry techniques, firing positions, reloading and malfunction drills, single and multiple opponents, pivoting and traversing, individual tactics, a full low light session, discussions of gear and ballistics and legalities, and much more!

Handgun Fundamentals

This 1-day class is a great bridge between Basic Handgun and General Defensive Handgun. It’s also a fun way to break in a new gun and build or review your foundational skills. Handgun Fundamentals covers safety, marksmanship, reloads, malfunction clearing, the draw, recommended gear and more. Handgun Fun is September 16.

And the list goes on…

See the complete schedule at InSightsTraining.com. And remember to use code “LaborDay2017” by September 6th to get 10% off all remaining 2017 classes.

For more information about these and all our classes and to register, visit our website: InSightsTraining.com.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day and we’ll see you in class!

New One-Day Classes for the New Year

InSights has added some targeted one-day classes to the schedule for 2015. Whether you are looking to fill a particular niche, or just can’t fit a two-day class into your busy life, check out what we have here.

New 1-day Semi-auto Handgun Class
If you have taken Basic Handgun or Handgun Safety and Marksmanship and want to get more familiar with your gun before General Defensive Handgun, take a look at Handgun Fundamentals. This class helps you get more comfortable with your semi-auto. We will review handgun safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship, and we will work on loading and unloading, unholstering and holstering, ready positions, clearing malfunctions, and we will cover recommended gear. This class will ensure that your handling skills are ready for GDH, and it is also a great way to break in a new gun.

Required equipment: Semi-automatic pistol and two magazines (minimum), 200 rounds of FMJ brass-cased ammunition (no steel or aluminum cased or steel jacketed), hearing and eye protection, holster and mag pouch for your model of gun.  A Blade-tech or similar Kydex OWB holster is a good start. NO Blackhawk Serpa holsters allowed. We have some Glock holsters/pouches available for loan if you are shooting a Glock. A CPL or documentation of good character is also required.

New 1-day Handgun Competition Class
Competitive shooting is a great way to work on speed and accuracy under stress — but there is a learning curve. Handgun Competition Prep will help you get started in USPSA or IDPA pistol competition. We will review handgun safety and teach you the range procedures specific to competition ranges — such as loading and unloading, and hot and cold ranges. We will practice movement and barricade shooting. We will familiarize you with rules, scoring, reading the results, and we will shoot various classifiers. Gear will be discussed in regards to each division for competition shooting. We recommend that the student read current USPSA and IDPA rule books prior to class (but not required). This action-packed one-day class will get you ready to have a safe, successful, and fun day at the match.

Required equipment:  Full-size handgun with a minimum of three magazines, 300 rounds of factory brass-cased FMJ ammunition, rigid OWB Kydex-style holster that will work for training, minimum of two magazine pouches, hearing and eye protection.

New 1-day Revolver Class
Revolver Fundamentals helps you get familiar with your wheel gun. Semi-autos may hog the spotlight but revolvers can be tough, reliable guns for carry or home defense. We will review handgun safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship, and work on loading and unloading, unholstering and holstering, ready positions, and discuss recommended gear.

Required equipment: Modern revolver (no cowboy-style single action guns), 200 rounds of FMJ brass-cased ammunition (no steel or aluminum cased or steel jacketed), 2 speed loaders or speed strips (minimum), holster for your model of gun, speed loader
pouch/speed strip holder, hearing and eye protection. A CPL or documentation of good character is also required.

New 1-day Rifle Class
And we didn’t forget about rifles. Whether you are new to AR-15’s or just want to break in your new rifle, AR-15 Fundamentals is for you. We will cover firearms safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship, AR-15 function and nomenclature, sights and zeroing, loading and unloading, ready positions, clearing malfunctions, as well as cleaning and maintenance. This class is also a great way to get tuned up for General Defensive Rifle.

Required equipment: AR-15 rifle, two magazines (minimum), 200 rounds of FMJ brass-cased ammunition (no steel case or steel core), sling (basic military-style 2-point sling is fine), hearing and eye protection. A CPL or documentation of good character is also required.

Visit our website, InSightsTraining.com, to get more information and the latest dates for these fun new classes. Stay safe, and we’ll see you at the range!

Intermediate Defensive Rifle Video

Hi Gang! Check out the latest video we’ve posted on YouTube! This video represents the Intermediate Defensive Rifle course offered at InSights Training Center. Click here to read more »

AAR – Intermediate Defensive Rifle 7/29/2011

This weekend, we hosted another Intermediate Defensive Rifle course in Ravensdale, WA at Cascade Shooting Facilities.  The course went well, mainly due to the outstanding people who showed up and worked really hard all weekend.  The course was mostly regular folks with a couple of action and former action guys mixed in.

IDR is a three day course, and in the past a large focus has been on extended range shooting with a carbine.  Due to the schedule at the range, we were not able to secure the 600 yard range.  As a result, we spent all three days on the 200 yard range.  While we missed some of what we have done in years past, we were able to more fully develop some of the gun-handling, movement and teamwork tactics and skills from previous years.  At the end of the weekend, no one felt short changed.

Day 1 was a beautiful sunny day in the high 70s.  After a discussion of the Universal Firearms Handling Rules, we hit the range hard.   Much of the first day is a review of our General Defensive Rifle class.  We spent most of the morning working on our shooting platform.  I find that most students work hard trying to mimic the instructor.  Unfortunately, the stance they incorporate may look similar to what the instructor is doing, but most people do not activate their muscles correctly, and the result is a platform that looks kind of correct but does not allow for true accuracy and speed.  We worked on some specific drills throughout the course that helped ensure that students understood how to correctly energize their body and drive the weapon system hard. Click here to read more »

AAR – Intermediate Defensive Rifle 7/30/2010

Last weekend, we conducted our 3 day Intermediate Defensive Rifle course at Cascade Shooting Facilities in Ravensdale, WA. We had three beautiful summer days with overcast skies each morning and sunny afternoons in the 80s.

The course was a mix of people: private citizens, law enforcement, and military. I had several returning students. For a couple students this was their third year in a row. It was a great mix of people and everyone had a positive attitude and worked hard. We had 17 students and then several of our instructors came out to shoot the course. In total, I had 24 shooters. Click here to read more »