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Patriot AR-15 Defensive Shooting

Patriot AR-15 Defensive Shooting

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This Patriot AR-15 Defensive Shooting class is designed to expose students to an efficient method of defending themselves with an AR-15 during a dynamic critical incident. All of the principles and fundamentals of the USCCA AR-15 Shooting Fundamentals program are applied and the following topics are covered:

  • Four Points of Contact with an AR-15 and Intuitive Shooting Fundamentals
  • The Balance of Speed & Precision with an AR-15
  • Primary and Secondary Aiming Methods
  • Zeroing concepts
  • Volume of Fire
  • Critical Incident Reloads & Efficient AR-15 Handling
  • Fundamental AR-15 Malfunction Clearing

The Patriot AR-15 defensive shooting class is not a physically challenging course. This class is a one day class.

Students will fire approximately 500 rounds 


What to Bring to Class:

  • Carbine with sling (2 point preferred but one point is okay)
  • 500 rounds of either .223 or 5.56 ammo
  • Minimum of 3 magazines. (5 mags if 10 rounds)
  • Mag pouch (not required, can use pockets)
  • A notebook and pen
  • Water or non-alcoholic beverage 
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear that is weather appropriate
  • Sun screen 
  • Proper eyes and ears
  • Camping/portable chair


  • Must have your own AR-15 and be able to legally own and transport it
  • Must be familiar with loading and unloading your AR-15 and basic safety awareness

Class Logistics

An email with further instructions on class details will be sent to you after signing up for the course and prior to the class.

Range Day Logistics:

Address to the range is 1375 Norton Ave Taunton MA The class starts at 8:30am. It does not matter if you come carrying or not. In fact, we encourage you to carry, but there will be NO handling of firearms or ammo until instructed.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Andre Coelho
Perfect if you are new or moderately familiar with your AR.

My friend suggested this class as I had just bought an AR. I had only shot a few rounds through it at my last visit to the range so I was not comfortable with it. By the end of the class I felt much more comfortable carrying the AR and using it in a safe and productive way. We learned the basics and a little more. I think this class is something that you could take a few times and still gain from each time. I could see my self taking it at least once more. Great instruction and fun safe experience. Can't ask for more.

James McDonald
AR Defensive shooting class

This is the second time taking this class. The professionalism Bill has beginning to the end of the class is top notch. Very informative and the hands on to each participant makes the class a must . From basics to high intense situations to be able to adapt and react , calm and calculated decisions, shows the importance of respecting firearms, practice and exposure to situations. Bill was very clear that safety and always being aware of your surroundings is top priority . Highly recommend taking this class and it will take you to the next level. I will continue taking other classes with Patriot Firearms School. Thank you for a great experience

Solid AR Fundamentals Class

Bill's a very good instructor. He doesn't swagger or show off the way some firearms instructors do. He's to the point, offering clear instructions and the reasons for them. He is very focused on safety. In this class, he took us through a large variety of drills, moving from simpler to more complex. He also did a nice job of adding cognitive load as the day went on, to drive home the point of how important it is to practice these manipulations so that they are wired in the neural pathways for when things go south. As fun as it is, sitting at the range and slow firing at a 50 or 100 yd target doesn't do it. I found particularly helpful his emphasis on the differences between defensive and target shooting, and his demand that I pick up the speed. Also nothing like dumping a mag to "let freedom ring"!

Great class

Great class, great instructor. Can’t say enough about the quality of education I have gotten from
Bill’s classes

Chris Volpe
If you really want to know how to handle your AR-15...

I never thought of an AR-15 as a defensive weapon before. However, after taking this course, I now see how effective this rifle can be (with the proper training) for defending against a multi-person threat. I have owned my AR-15 for over 10 years now and have taken it to the range several times throughout. However, up until taking this course, I had no idea how truly versatile this rifle can be. The instructor, Bill Dalpe, did a great job starting with the basics of proper AR handling and use. We then progressed to several firing drills that were a solid mix of both speed and accuracy. By the end of the course, we were exposed to several different scenarios, which really did a great job in preparing us on the proper way to respond to many different defensive situations.

If you own an AR-15, I highly recommend this course!!