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Rifle Fundamentals

  • August 12, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • NW Shooting Range 41544 Upper Calapooia Rd. Sweet Home, OR 97386
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Class Title:

Rifle Fundamentals Course

Target Audience:

***Law Enforcement Only***

Sponsoring Agency:

Oregon Peace Officers Association, Albany Police Department, Thor Targets,  NW Shooting Range 

Date and Time:

August 12th, 2021  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 check-in)


$200 OPOA Members

$225 Non-members

Lunch not included, please pack a lunch.

Training Location:

NW Shooting Range

41544 Upper Calapooia Rd.

Sweet Home, OR 97386


Sgt. Buck Pearce, Albany Police

Detective Sam Posthuma, Albany Police 

 DPSST Category: Firearms/Use of Force

Brief Overview:

This course focuses on the fundamentals of rifle deployment.  The purpose of this course is to provide the shooter with the knowledge to be able to self-assess and diagnose themselves as shooters through the application of rifle fundamentals.  The fundamentals are a necessity to learn at an unconscious level.  This course will provide the new shooter the baseline knowledge needed to perform at that level and it will provide the experienced shooter the opportunity to reinforce and build upon their own skills.

  • Safety Brief  
  • Zero 
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship  
  • Rifle manipulations  
  • Empty and Tactical Reloads  
  • Rifle  Malfunctions  
  • Movement  
  • Positional Shooting  
  • Balance of Speed and Accuracy  
  • Target Transitions  
  • Threat discrimination  
  • Immediate action drills  

Contact Information:

Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or training1@opoa.info.


  • Rifle with at least 3 magazines  
  • Duty belt setup with holster and magazine pouch  
  • At least 500 rounds of rifle ammunition  
  • At least 100 rounds of handgun ammunition  
  • 15 rifle dummy rounds  
  • Ear/Eye protection  
  • Weather appropriate gear  
 COVID Information:  Masks are required for this training.  If you are ill, please stay home.


Weather Appropriate.

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