I got a call yesterday from Chris Costa with Magpul Dynamics we were discussing how training was progressing with both companies. We were also discussing just how much we needed to teach a (3) day Advanced Carbine Course. To my surprise as swamped as both Chris is with Training and Travis is with his new position with Magpul, Chris indicated he would love to fly up to Fredericksburg and run a (3) day course the proposed dates are May 5,6,7, 2009. So let me know what you think… would you be interested? Shoot me an e-mail.

LOCATION: Commonwealth Criminal Justice Academy (Fredericksburg, Va.)

COURSE INFO: Magpul Dynamics Advanced Carbine Course

YouTube - Magpul Dynamics -Art of the Tactical Carbine trailer Training Course Video Trailer

3 day course $600 | ammo 1800rds carbine, 500rds handgun MINIMUM

Course Description

This is a fast paced, hands-on, super dynamic live fire course with minimal time spent in the classroom. Starting with combat mindset, the class thoroughly covers:

Terminal ballistics
Rapid threat analysis and acquisition
Shooting on the move
Multiple target engagement
Strong and weak hand shooting
Natural and improvised shooting positions
Barricade shooting
Shooting from vehicles (client dependant)
Concealed shooting
Low light tactics
Individual and team confidence enhancement shooting drills
Individual and team live fire stress courses


A functional carbine or submachine gun chambered in 5.56x45, 5.45x39 or 7.62x39mm or standard pistol caliber weapon systems. It doesn't matter what high-speed Jedi master gadgets and gizmos you want to bring, a weapon system that works is more important! If available, a spare weapon system is also an excellent idea.

A cleaning kit and tools that are compatible with the weapon system(s) in question is also a must. Each student should have a minimum of 5 working magazines. Sometimes magazines will make it in your dump bag and sometimes they won't. If they hit the ground they can become fouled, causing weapon malfunctions and time off the line.


Note pad, and pen/pencil
Clothing suited to strenuous type activity as well as being
seasonally appropriate
Appropriate foot wear
Rain gear / cold weather gear (seasonal)
Ear pro, which will handle the noise of 5.56 going off next to you (Electronic preferred)
Eye pro, which wraps around, and clear lenses for night shoots
Baseball style hat recommended
Primary weapon sling, single point, or a good system that allows
flexibility for transitions and reaction side weapon manipulations
A rig that can carry a minimum of four (4) primary magazines on your person
Functioning secondary weapon system, and three working magazines
A holster and magazine pouch that will retain your equipment when moving
Primary weapon mounted light with spare bulbs and batteries
Secondary weapon mounted or handheld light, with spare bulbs and batteries (optional)
Tools that work on your weapon, i.e. wrenches, screw drivers, etc.


Weapons lube
Optics will require adjustment tools and spare batteries
Water hydrating device
Knee and Elbow pads (optional)
Gloves (optional)
Insect Repellent (optional)
Bring an open mind.

Tom Perroni
Training Director / Lead Instructor
Commonwealth Criminal Justice Academy
DCJS # 88-1499
(540) 322-3000