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Intermediate — Rifle | August 4

Intermediate Rifle is a foundational course for carbine shooters that will ultimately foster a deeper understanding of the shooting fundamentals while reinforcing critical muscle memory skills required to advance into more complex scenarios.

This tier of courses hosted by Loudoun Tactical are not the typical "entry level" offerings that may come to mind when comparing them to the rest of the industry. As previous students will attest, our Intermediate courses not only provide high intensity instruction, but also serves as an individual assessment for future Advanced course placement.

Instruction Overview:

  • Mindset
  • Grip
  • Stance 
  • Target Acquisition & Optic Holds
  • Sight Picture / Sight Alignment
  • Balancing Speed with Accuracy
  • Trigger Control Fundamentals
  • Reloading &  Malfunction Drills
  • Shoot / No Shoot Judgment Drills
  • Multiple Target Transitioning
  • 180 Degree Shooting Environment

Required Equipment:

  • Semi-Automatic Rifle (AR/AK Platform)
  • Serviceable Magazines (Minimum of 5)
  • Serviceable Magazine Pouches
    • 3 Chest / 1 Belt Magazine Pouch Recommended
  • Functional Sling (2-Point VTAC Style Recommended) 
  • 800 Rounds  (No Green Tip, Steel Core, or Armor Piercing)
  • Weapon Lubrication & Cleaning Kit
  • Climate Appropriate Range Attire
  • Proper Ear & Eye Protection
  • Positive MENTAL 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.