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  • Int Carbine
    October 8, 2022 - October 9, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Intermediate Distance Carbine

The assaulter’s carbine or patrol rifle is a weapon system capable of effective use at distances well beyond those associated with most LE qualification course of fire. Equipped with even a non-magnified red dot sight (RDS), the patrol rifle offers the precision and terminal performance preferred for threats at and beyond normal handgun engagement distances. Critical incidents continue to demonstrate the need of the patrol rifle operator to perform at distances perceived as being beyond their level of trained competence.

This 16 hour class expands the capabilities of the patrol rifle operator to effectively engage targets to a minimum of 300 yards in supported positions and to 150 yards unsupported. Though designed for the law enforcement community, all qualified weapon operators are welcome and will increase their confidence utilizing their carbines at these distances and conditions. Skills taught to enable these objectives include:

  • Basic ballistics
  • Point Blank Range theory
  • Ammunition choices and terminal performance
  • Zeroing options
  • Effects of weather
  • Range estimation
  • Controlling wobble in supported and unsupported shooting positions
  • Holdover compensation
  • Common ballistic reticles and RDS use
  • Spotting techniques and communication
  • Review of case law pertaining to use of DPF


Prerequisites: US Citizen or ITAR approved person, and graduate of a reputable basic carbine course.

Equipment list

  • Common sense
  • RDS or optical sight equipped carbine and at least 3 functional magazines
  • Magnifiers or LPVO welcome but not necessary
  • Because of its ability to stabilize any firing position, the two-point adjustable sling is a critical piece of equipment to aid rifle accuracy. Single point slings and carrying straps are inadequate in that ability. There are many, but the two best examples recommended for the patrol rifle are the Blue Force Gear VCAS and the Viking Tactics.
  • 200 rounds of ammunition. NO GREEN TIP, AP, OR PENETRATOR CORE AMMUNITION ALLOWED.  Acceptable examples include 55 gr ball (M193) or other full metal jacket, ball-type ammunition.
  • Magazine pouches
  • Electronic ear protection/Eye protection
  • Water and food
  • Weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen
  • Pen and notebook


12251 Rockhill Ave SE, Alliance, Ohio, 44601, United States


Training location:

Alliance Police Training Center

12251 Rockhill Ave NE

Alliance, OH 44601


There is a separate $25 PER DAY Range Fee that is due to Alliance Police Training Center at the beginning of TD1


This varies from class to class, however generally daytime courses start at 0900 on TD1.  Low light and NVG courses generally start at 1900.  If the course you are taking begins at a different time, we will contact you with that information at least 2 weeks before the course.

Travel and Lodging:

The local airport for Alliance in the Akron / Canton Airport (CAK).  Rental cars are available there from all the major providers.  Some students chose to fly into the Cleveland Hopkins Airport (CLE), which is a larger airport with more flight options, and is a 50 minute drive from Alliance.

The Alliance Police Training Center recommends hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express on State Street in Alliance.  Their phone number is 330-821-6700.  Please ask for the Alliance PD rate.

More detailed information can be found at the Alliance Police Training Center website at alliancepolicetraining.com.  

This course would not be possible without Joe Weyer and the Alliance PD crew, and our Corporate Partners, so please take every opportunity to support them.  

In closing, we appreciate your support and are looking forward to training with you.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


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