Kalash Vitals | Wichita

Conscript today for sixteen hours of training specifically on the world’s most prolific rifle, the Avtomat Kalashnikova.  This is not an entry level course.  Be prepared to learn efficient manual of arms employing the AK, then putting those skills to use in a highly physical class.

Topics Covered

  • History of Kalashnikov rifles
  • General characteristics of the AK
  • Use of slings
  • Adjusting sights/zeroing the AK
  • Speed and precision
  • Prone Position
  • Zeroing the AK
  • Standing position
  • Presenting the AK
  • Speed reload
  • Clearing stoppages
  • Positions
  • Use of cover
  • Fighting with the AK

Gear List

  • An AK series or Kalash style rifle chambered in 7.62×39 or 5.45×39
  • 1,000 Rounds of ammunition
  • Four or more magazines
  • Rifle sling
  • Support gear that allows the shooter to carry at least three magazines
  • Eye protection and hearing protection
  • Weapon cleaning gear with cleaning rod.
  • Gloves are recommended, knee pads are optional

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver | Two Day | Wichita Area

Class Description:

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver is not an entry level course. Shooters must be proficient in manipulation, weapons handling and relevant rifle skills. Patrol Rifle Problem Solver is designed to increase the skill and proficiency of experienced individual officers working alone or in a team environment. The course focuses in increasing officer proficiency in weapon manipulation, problem solving and tactical decision making based on environmental factors. This is a fast-paced course with intermittent stress and little downtime.

Topics Include:
• Safety as it relates to carbine employment
• Ready positions and presentation
• Post engagement considerations
• Speed/emergency reload
• Critical communication
• Manipulation and stoppage problem solving
• Handgun, speed and precision
• Handgun manipulation
• Deploying the secondary weapon
• Transitioning from secondary to primary
• Full and half support side engagement
• Changing levels
• Positional problem solving
• Working through problems as a team

Student Equipment Needs:

  • Zeroed rifle
  • Handgun
  • Dress and wear equipment that would be common for rifle employment situations
  • 350-450 rounds of rifle/carbine ammunition
  • 100- 200 rounds of handgun ammunition
  • Fluids and Lunch
  • We will take a 30-minute lunch, so please bring yours

Carbine Vitals | Wichita Area

Carbine Vitals (day 1) is designed to present students of various experience levels with the essential skills and knowledge required to take them to a high level of proficiency in fighting with a carbine.  Balancing speed and accuracy with respect to tactics and weapons manipulation, Carbine Vitals I is a fast paced mentally and physically demanding course.

Day 2 begins by building upon the core competencies established in Carbine Vitals I through an increased sense of urgency in weapons manipulation and shot delivery with respect to precision and time availability.  We move past static shooting by engaging minds, incorporating the secondary weapon and communication while dealing with the environment and geographics. The course culminates to a final individual event that requires each shooter to employ the techniques learned in the course while experiencing mental and physiological stressors.


Day 1

  • Life safety
  • Optimizing support gear
  • Weapons handling
  • Sling employment and uses
  • Maximizing sights and optics
  • Prone position
  • Zeroing
  • Standing position
  • Presentation from ready position
  • Reloading and problem solving stoppages
  • Critical communication
  • Dominant positions and explosive movement
  • Forward, backward, and lateral movement
  • Final event incorporating all skills learned in the course.

Day 2

  • Life safety
  • CV-I review
  • Speed and rapid precision
  • Handgun as a secondary weapon
  • Transitioning from primary to secondary
  • Transitioning from secondary back to primary
  • Support side shooting
  • Kneeling position
  • Prone position
  • Supine position
  • Positional problem solving
  • Use of cover
  • Use of cover in buddy/team environment
  • Advancing and regression as it relates to use of cover
  • Final event

Recommended Equipment

  • 800 – 1,000 Rounds of rifle/carbine ammunition
  • 200 – 300 Rounds of handgun ammunition
  • Reliable Rifle or carbine and handgun in a defensive caliber or whatever you’ve got.
  • Outside or inside the waistband quality non-collapsing holster
  • 4 magazines or more/ at least 3 for handguns
  • Pants pockets for mags (or pouches)
  • Sling – One, two, or three-point
  • Dress how your lifestyle would dictate your likely dress for carbine employment.
  • Ear Protection (electronic preferred)/ Eye Protection
  • Recommended: Gloves
  • Firearm lubricant