Introduction to Tactical Rifle (Richmond)

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Richmond Rod & Gun Club

3155 Goodrick Avenue

Bay 3

Richmond, CA 94801

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(Prerequisite: None)

The Introduction to Tactical Rifle course introduces students to wide variety of basic rifle shooting techniques. Topics include, but are not limited to range safety rules, firearms safety, basic fundamentals of rifle shooting, rifle maintenance and care, fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, zero-sites, slow fire and control pairs, tactical movement drills, and a variety of sub-topics developed to emphasize proper rifle manipulation and skills development. We will also introduce you to some of the basic components of CAR as they apply to rifles. Bipod is recommended. **Please note: All rifles require a tactical sling and must be CA compliant.**

Ammunition Requirement: 500 Rifle Rounds



As of 2017, Team 3 requires online prepayment (using this system) at the time you register for a course. Due to a significant no-show practice of some students, prepayment is to be made by way of the online registration process. When arriving to a class, students can immediately check-in with the designated staff member. Please remember, if you are enrolled in a class, then fail to attend or fail to cancel ten days prior to a scheduled course, then you will forfeit your payment entirely.

Students who fail to arrive in time for registration and the safety briefing will not be allowed to train. Students who successfully complete courses will receive a certificate of completion.

Day Shoots: Arrive to day shoots no later than 7:30AM. Safety briefing starts exactly at 8:00AM.
Registration begins at 7:30AM and will conclude precisely at 8:00AM. Day classes will conclude by 2:30PM.

Day/Night Shoots: Arrive to day/night shoots no later than 1:30PM. Safety briefing starts exactly at 2:00PM.
Registration begins at 1:30PM and will conclude precisely at 2:00PM. Day/night classes will conclude by 9:30PM.

Students wishing to purchase a training package deal can do so. This process requires prepayment and purchase of a package of 10, 15, or 20 classes for the year. You may request a quote, based on your requested package by sending an email to T3T via this website.



Eye and ear protection, Electronic ear protection is highly recommended so that you can clearly hear range commands. BDU style range pants, proper foot wear, and heavy duty Blackhawk style pant belt. Semi-auto handgun – properly functioning, clean and free of defect. We do not train revolver shooters. CA legal rifle (AR platform, Springfield M1, M14 platform or other approved rifle) Rifle shooting mat recommended, rifle support sandbag or bipod, 1, 2, or 3-point tactical rifle sling, all tools needed to adjust sites and optics. 12ga shotgun, semi-auto or pump, 18-20” barrel preferred with a required 1, 2, or 3-point tactical sling.

Proper hip or thigh holster for the specific gun you are using, magazine pouches, no less than 3 magazines for each weapon.

Do not come to class with improper equipment – you will not be allowed to train. Visit the following sites or the vendor of your choice to explore recommended BlackHawk holsters or belts, Magpul or BlackHawk slings, and related gear.

Bring your lunch and plenty of liquids – Dress appropriately for weather conditions. We train rain or shine.

Bring unloaded and cased firearms into the range seating area, leave them cased and untouched until specifically asked to do so as a group. Safety is our foremost objective and we will not allow any gun handling of any type until directed to do so as a group and as directed by faculty members. Students are specifically prohibited from handling firearms anywhere on the facility, including the parking area of the range. Please be certain that your magazines are unloaded since we will practice dry-fire exercises before going to live-fire mode.

We will no longer allow students to participate unless they have a proper hip or thigh holster specifically manufactured for the firearm they are using. Students must be able to re-holster with one hand. We do not allow flap style holsters or in the pant style holsters. Students are required to snap their weapon in between each shooting command. If you use a threat level III holster then you must lock in all snaps before the next threat command. Students must have magazine pouches and no less than 3 magazines for handguns/rifles. All rifle and shotgun shooters MUST HAVE a sling or they will not be allowed to train. Invest in the proper gear for training.

Students who are unable to follow safety and shooting instructions will be removed from the class. Safety is our responsibility and obligation to all students and staff. Do not come to the range smelling of alcohol or any form of intoxicant.

Each course will begin with a safety briefing.

Prerequisites have been established for certain courses. Prerequisites are in place to prevent students from attending courses they are not physically or emotionally prepared for. Unprepared students have the tendency of stalling the progress of a course and adversely impact the training schedule and objectives. With the exception of military and law enforcement personnel, we require course prerequisite courses be completed through Team 3 Tactical.

Team 3 employs a variety of law enforcement and military faculty members. Team 3 typically schedules 1 faculty member per 5 students. If you enroll in a course then fail to attend, it drives up the company overhead. Team 3 operates these training courses at a price about half of other course providers. If you enroll in a course and fail to attend we will remove you from the invitation list for future training.

Effective 2012, Team 3 has carefully scripted topics and outcomes specific to each course. While we value student input on course content, faculty will deliver what is planned and deemed safe and appropriate for our students. Each course will conclude with a debriefing and students will be able to provide feedback on the course and recommendations for future drills, topics, etc.

In 2012, Team 3 decided to offer two CAR System courses for our most experienced and proven shooters. Each CAR course will have its own distinct level of training. To attend the CAR course each student must have successfully completed the prerequisites. Students attending this course must have demonstrated highly proficient levels of handgun marksmanship skills and manipulation coupled with strict adherence to safety protocols. These courses will be restricted, but if you meet the above requirements and have trained successfully with us in the past then please feel free to enroll.

Refrain from trying to bypass our prerequisites by citing numerous outside schools you have attended. Quite frankly, we don’t know you or the other schools you have attended and do not know if you are up to our required standards. This decision is simply about safety. An exception is combat military veterans or sworn law enforcement personnel.

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