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Intermediate — Pistol / Rifle | August 10-11

Intermediate — Pistol | Rifle leverages the foundations of Pistol and Rifle marksmanship by underscoring the use of environment, movement and mindset to achieve an elevated level of quick thinking, judgement and execution.

During this 2-day period of instruction, Loudoun Tactical will emphasize the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship in order to leverage the student’s abilities to efficiently manipulate their rifle system. Leaving no stone unturned, students will graduate the course with a comprehensive understanding of the “why” behind the fundamentals of marksmanship and be able to confidently operate their weapon systems not only safely, but effectively.

Instruction Overview:

  • Mindset
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship Review
  • Gear Setup & Wearability
  • Reloading & Basic Malfunctions
  • Rifle / Pistol Transition Drills
  • Shoot / No Shoot Judgment Drills
  • Strong Side / Weak Side Shooting Techniques
  • Balancing Speed & Accuracy
  • Linear Engagement of Multiple Targets
  • Target Acquisition Speed Drills
  • Steel Target Confidence Drills

Required Equipment:

  • Semi-Automatic Pistol
  • Semi-Automatic Rifle (AR/AK Platform Preferred)
  • Serviceable Plate Carrier and or Battle Belt
  • Serviceable Magazines
    • 3 Pistol / 3 Rifle Minimum
  • Serviceable Magazine Pouches
    • 2 Pistol / 2 Rifle Minimum
  • Outside the Waistband Holster (Kydex or Leather)
    • Drop Leg or Belt Worn (No Serpa)
  • Functional Sling (2-Point VTAC Style Recommended)
  • 800 Rifle Rounds / 800 Pistol Rounds
    • No Steel Core, armor piercing or tracer ammunition 
  • Medical Kit (Belt or Vest Worn)
  • Weapon Lubrication & Cleaning Kit
  • Climate Appropriate Range Attire
  • Proper Ear & Eye Protection
  • Positive Attitude


This event is recommended for individuals who have previously received formal instruction and or possess a thorough understanding of firearm foundational knowledge. All students are required to demonstrate safe firearm handling procedures throughout the duration of the event — no exceptions will be made.

For your safety considerations, shooting drills require varying levels of physical exertion and result in an elevated heart rate. Please address any and all preexisting health conditions with Loudoun Tactical prior to enrollment.

No photography or video/audio recording is permitted during any periods of instruction due to the varying professional sensitivities of the cadre members.

Prior to attending any Loudoun Tactical event, students must complete the liability form that is located under the "Admin" tab in the navigation bar. 


By registering, you agree to a background check. Please provide the full name, current address and age of attendee during sign up if registering for anyone other than yourself. If purchasing multiple course slots, please provide the full name, current address and age of the additional students respectively. All students must be 18 years of age in order to participate in all Loudoun Tactical courses.

Full payment is due at registration. Cancellations more than 30 days before an event date will result in a 100% issued credit of the originally paid amount that can be applied towards future enrollment(s). Similarly, cancellations within 30 days of the event date will result in a 50% issued credit of the originally paid amount that can be applied towards future enrollment(s).

Rescheduled events are NONREFUNDABLE, however, a full enrollment credit will be honored for all proposed or available future dates respectively.