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LSHD Transitional Carbine (Two Day)
Dates and Times:
March 16th, 1300 to 2100
March 17th, 0900 to 1700
Transitional Carbine is designed to mentally take shooters off the range and set them against the backdrop of the everyday world. This is accomplished by instilling a shift in mindset: that you are at all times preparing yourself to prevail against a potentially lethal threat that you cannot safely retreat from. Techniques covered include malfunction clearance, "natural" movement and the applicability of shooting-on-the-move (SOTM), weak side shooting and manipulations, introduction to the use of cover, and transitions to sidearms (and the applicability of this technique). There is an introduction to low light shooting and illumination techniques the evening of Day One.
Heavy emphasis is placed on operating the carbine as a home defense weapon, where the carbine operator may have absolutely minimal gear and essentially only what is "strapped to the gun". Throughout the course, ammunition management is emphasized, as is scanning and assessing for potential threats and status checking carbines before they are slung on safe. Video is used as a diagnostic tool, and competitive drills are designed to push shooters out of their comfort zones. A lawyer (also a trained shooter) will discuss certain legalities of NFA weapons and home defense for Pennsylvania. In addition to a certificate of completion, a "range plan" is also provided to sustain and improve skills learned. The normal maximum class size for this course is eight shooters.
Successful completion of LSHD Fundamental Carbine *AND* Fundamental Pistol Phase 2 (or equivalent as determined case-by-case).
Should be able to present from low ready and place 10 rounds into a 6" circle at 20 yards in a time not to exceed 20 seconds.
Should be able to present from low ready and place five rounds into a 6" circle, perform an emergency reload, and place two additional rounds into a 3.5" square from seven yards in a time not to exceed 12 seconds.
eye protection & electronic ear protection (SureFire Sonic Defender or similar style earpro is fine)
minimum one carbine magazine pouch
minimum of three 30 round or five 20 round carbine magazines
1000 rounds of carbine ammo – preferably factory (no reloads)
carbine with confirmed zero – typical calibers are 30 cal, 5.56x45mm, 7.62 x 39mm, 5.45x39mm
weapon mounted light attached to carbine
sling which allows your carbine to hang in a vertical orientation (muzzle pointing down)
handgun of at least 9x19mm caliber
holster that allows holstering with only the firing hand - BLACKHAWK! SERPA holsters are not recommended
50 rounds of handgun ammo – preferably factory (no reloads)
hand held flashlight appropriate for concealed carry suitable range wear depending on the season
Enrollment & Payment
As you are no doubt aware, many trainers in the industry are responding to the current situation by cutting round counts for their classes.
After thorough review and discussion, LSHD has come to the conclusion that lowering the round count in any of our carefully designed courses would deprive YOU of training value.
We have already put in the effort on the front end to ensure our course development has minimized the round count and maximized the value for our students.
Therefore, the ammunition requirement for all LSHD courses will remain the same.
We understand this will cost you some extra money. But if you're going to use your precious ammo, this is the time and place to do it for maximum benefit.
I have available a 5.45mm AR-15, magazines, and ammo if someone wants to participate in the March Transitional Carbine course but doesn't have the ammo. I'll sell you the 5.45 for the same price AIM Surplus is listing it at, which is $0.16/round. Use of the gun and mags is on the house. First come, first served!
Someone took me up on the above offer, but I have another offer:
I have available a 5.45mm Kalashnikov, magazines, and ammo if someone wants to participate in the March Transitional Carbine course but doesn't have the ammo. I'll sell you the 5.45 for the same price AIM Surplus is listing it at, which is $0.16/round. Use of the gun and mags is on the house. First come, first served!
1. The above offer for a 5.45mm AK, ammo, and mags still stands.
2. We're about 10 days out and coming down to the wire on signing up. An info email will be going out very shortly to enrolees.
3. This course offering is tailored to the average armed citizen. This is not a "jock up in a plate carrier" environment.
4. This course covers scenarios and instances where an average armed citizen might actually use a long gun. Zombie Apocalypse preppers need not apply.
5. We hold students to the highest of accuracy standards. It's not enough to pay lip service to "every bullet has a lawyer attached to it".
phone & text (412) 327-6383
Official last call for March Transitional Carbine. The AK and cheap 5.45 ammo is still available... or if you have and want to use a 5.45mm AR.
If you want to get in on this class but all you have is a .22 AR and ammo, let me know and we'll discuss it. I do have an M&P15-22 if you have .22 ammo.
There's another Transitional Carbine scheduled for later in the year; please check www.lowspeed-highdrag.com for details.