SAFTEA Defensive Carbine 2

The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division’s Defensive Carbine 2 Course is to provide the student with an opportunity to build upon the foundational skill-set and knowledge base that was acquired in Defensive Carbine 1. This will include a continued focus on the defensive mindset, discussion regarding avoidance/deescalation strategies, an understanding of the physiological changes that occur in the human body when under lethal force stress and what affect they have on our training, and a series of skill development exercises that will help the student learn to more efficiently and effectively use a carbine for self defense in a lethal force encounter.

Defensive Carbine 2 is not a “marksmanship” or “target shooting” course. Rather it is designed to help the student quickly develop essential skills that can help him/her prevail in a real lethal force encounter.

Defensive Carbine 2 consists of a full day of intense range training and instruction covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Avoidance and deescalation strategies
  • The importance of the Defensive Mindset
  • Physiological changes that occur when under severe stress
  • Review of Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
  • Defensive Accuracy Concept
  • Volume of Fire
  • Using lateral movement
  • Presentation of the Carbine
  • Emergency and Tactical Reloads
  • Malfunction Clearing Remedies
  • Engaging Multiple Targets
  • Moving to Cover and/or Concealment
  • Application of learned skills under realistic conditions

Required Gear:

  • A modern, serviceable carbine
  • Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred).
  • Sturdy Shoes, Long Pants, Shirt With Higher Collar
  • Ammunition: Factory fresh ammo only. NO RELOADS or specialty ammo.
  • Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended).
  • Hydration system or Bottled water.
  • Baseball Cap

The Defensive Carbine 2 course length is a full day, typically taking 8 – 10 hours including a 1-hour scheduled lunch break. A short break is given after each hour of instruction (approximately).