If you can only take one rifle, which one is it? That question has been asked by a lot of very capable men. My answer is the Hybrid Carbine, a 11.5-16 in accurate 5.56 rifle with a 1-6, 1-8 or 1-10 power LPVO. With this setup you can shoot anything from CQB distances to 400-700 yards and beyond. This course will work carbine fundamentals and then jump right in to medium distance shooting (out to 400-700 yards). 

Course curriculum will include:

  • Carbine fundamentals and close range manipulation
  • Medium distance shooting 
  • Transitioning from near to far targets 
  • Intro to external ballistics
  • Understanding MOA's and MRAD
  • Ballistic calculator use
  • Truing your rifle 

and more.

About the Instructor, Bill Rapier

Bill Rapier is the owner and lead instructor of American Tactical Shooting Instruction LLC, also known as Amtac Shooting. He is recently retired after twenty years in the Navy, where his duty assignments included several years at SEAL Team 3 and over 14 years at Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Positions held include assaulter, breacher, sniper, team leader, troop chief and military working dog department senior enlisted adviser. He has always been an avid shooter and is heavily involved in combatives.

Private Range (approx 1 hour south of Dallas)

Lodging is available onsite for further info email us.

Course Contact Information
Bill Rapier
[email protected]
Team Amtac: (208) 701-2542  

Student Gear List

  • AR-15 style “hybrid carbine”
  • 4-5 rifle magazines.
  • Method of carrying rifle mags. Can be a chest rig, plate carrier, battle belt, or back pocket.
  • Eye protection/ hearing protection.
  • Loose-fitting pants/ shirt/ gloves and knee pads are optional.
  • Blowout kit and tourniquet (not required but always recommended when shooting)
  • Spare parts for rifle. Spare batteries for optics/ flashlight.
  • Cleaning kit/ lube.
  • 350 rds manipulation ammunition/ 200 rds accurate ammunition.
  • Spotting Scope (nice to have but not mandatory).
  • Range Finder (nice to have but not mandatory).
  • Kestrel (nice to have but not mandatory)

**Here is what my rifle looks like:

  • Centurionarms/ Amtac 16-inch Carbine
  • Proof Research 16-inch stainless/ carbon fiber barrel, 1/8 twist Wylde chamber
  • NightForce cantaliever mount,  Bobro Cantaliever mount or Antimatter Scope Switch mount.
  • Surefire 3-pong flash suppressor
  • Geilse SSA two stage trigger
  • Magpul CTR stock
  • Nightforce ATACR 1-8 or Nightforce NX8 1-8
  • V-Tac sling (the one with no padding)
  • 77 gr Black Hills Ammunition

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.

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A signed waiver is required before student participation.

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