Intermediate — Rifle | January 08

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


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 the course date are refunded 50%. Cancellations within 30 days of the course are non-refundable, however, a full credit can be applied to a later course date if available. 


This course is recommended for those who have previously received formal instruction and or have a thorough understanding of firearm fundamentals and can demonstrate safe firearm handling skills. If you are uncertain or have any questions, email or message us.

For your safety considerations, shooting drills require varying levels of physical exertion and result in an elevated heart rate. No audio or video recording is permitted in class due to the privacy required by the cadre members. Certificates are given upon completion of the course.

Prior to attending any Loudoun Tactical course, students must complete the liability form found under Admin tab in the navigation bar.