The Amtac Shooting Carbine 1 Course or Carbine Fundamentals Course

This one-day course is designed to make you more capable by focusing on Carbine fundamentals. As protectors of our families, we want to reach the "unconscious competence" level of proficiency. The way we get to that level is by deliberate fundamentals training with feedback. Topics covered will include: mindset, carbine selection, setting up your carbine, zeroing your optics, fundamentals of marksmanship, proper weapons manipulation, fast and effective shooting at CQB, clearing malfunctions and intermediate distances and shooting and moving.  

 About Amtac Shooting Instructor, David Acosta

David Acosta started his law enforcement career in 2004 in a violent city in the northeastern United States. After having spent his first four years in the patrol division, he worked in a myriad of special assignments ranging from the department’s Crime Suppression Team, Warrant Task Force as well as the Street Crime and Narcotics Unit. While at the Narcotics Unit, he was primarily utilized in an under-cover capacity for both state and federal investigations. 

David was later recruited to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Regional Safe Streets Gang Task Force where he continued to work in a low-profile and undercover capacity assisting the task force in building federal investigations against violent street gangs. Thereafter, he was assigned to the United States Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force. While there, he was tasked with tracking and apprehending violent felons who were actively eluding law enforcement apprehension. In 2015, David was transferred to the Police Academy as a full-time academy instructor where he was tasked with teaching and developing curriculum for both certified officers and recruits in hopes of passing on his experience to help develop the current and future generation of crime fighters.

David joined the ranks of his department’s SWAT Team in 2008 and spent the next twelve years on the team working through the roles of assaulter, breacher, sniper, assistant team leader and team leader. While there he was the primary marksmanship and tactics instructor for the team. 

David retired from law enforcement in 2021 and now travels the country teaching for Fieldcraft Survival as one of their  Master Trainers. He is responsible for course curriculum development as well as training up other instructors.

David’s methodology for coaching comes from both his training and personal experience. His approach to training is summed up in three words… “Performance parallels preparation.”

The Ranch 

The Ranch, LLC.

10700 S. IH 35, Dilley, TX 78017

Course Contact Information
Primary: [email protected]
Secondary: (208) 701-2542

Amtac Shooting Carbine 1 Course Student Gear List

1. AR-15 style rifle (if you really want to run something else let me know and we can discuss)

2. 4-5 rifle magazines

3. 600 rounds training ammo

4. Method of carrying rifle mags (Can be a chest rig, plate carrier, battle belt, or back pocket)

5. Eye protection/ hearing protection

6. Loose-fitting pants/ shirt/ hat/ gloves and knee pads are optional

7. Blow-out kit and tourniquet (not required but always recommended when shooting)

8. Water and food/ snacks

9. Spare parts for rifle and spare batteries for optics/ flashlight

Registrant Information


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Payment Terms:
Your student registration includes a non-refundable $100 deposit. This deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable. Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the course will result in a refund or course coupon for the course value minus your deposit. Cancellations within 30 days of the course will result in a refund or course coupon for the course value minus your deposit only if a replacement can be found for your spot. If no replacement can be found there will be no refunds.

We will not share your information with anyone else, ever. We will keep your contact information to communicate with you about this course and upcoming courses or products unless you request otherwise.
A signed waiver is required before student participation.

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