The goals for Rifle 201 are to build a more efficient thinker and shooter. We will attain this by understanding the fundamentals of shooting in the context of a critical incident. This course is designed to understand yourself as well as the carbine. It is designed for the beginner, intermediate and advanced shooters.

Through scenarios and drills designed, you will improve your direct application of the carbine, ability to work through problems and find an understanding of your skillset.

This class is led by our Chief Instructor, Paul White. Paul brings exceptional firearms expertise and tactical experience and will serve as the Chief Instructor and Range Safety Officer. He is a Sig Sauer certified Master Instructor in all three disciplines taught at Texas Gun Club including the Rifle, Handgun, and Shotgun. Sig Sauer focuses on the “S.I.G.” principle, meaning Simple Is Good. So not only has he mastered the essential skills of each firearms platform but he has mastered a proven instruction technique to teach students sound tactics in less time. Additionally, Paul is certified to teach: Live-Fire Entry for First Responders, Tactical First Aid, The Carbine Course, The Glock Firearms Course, Basic and Tactical Shotgun and the AK-47 Rifle Course. He is a certified FBI Firearms Instructor and an Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Instructor. Paul also teaches the Sure Fire Low-Light course and of course, the Texas License to Carry Course.


Class Title: Rifle 201

  • Class duration: 2 hours
  • Range duration: approximately 1 hour
  • Cost: $149
  • Pre-Requisite: Rifle 101

Course Includes:

  • Hearing protection
  • Range Fees + target

Topics Include:

  • Review of Firearm Malfunctions
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Moving and shooting
  • Speed drills
  • Shooting from various distances
  • Understanding optical offset
  • Strong and weak hand manipulations

Equipment Required:

  • AR-15/M-4 Platform
  • Ammunition – 200 rounds FMJ (brass)
  • 3 magazines
  • Iron Sights/Optics (optional)
  • Sling
  • Sight Tool
  • Eye/Ear protection
  • Cleaning kit
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Notepad/Pen
  • Rifle confirmed Zero before class

Rifles are available for rent or purchase. All other equipment and ammunition are available for purchase at TGC.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class.