Rochester Personal Defense – Defensive Rifle

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by NYCsurvivor, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. NYCsurvivor

    NYCsurvivor New Member

    Nov 11, 2010
    I attended the Rochester Personal Defense – Defensive Rifle/Carbine Operator 101 course a couple of weeks ago at the Square Deal Sportsman’s Club in Maine, NY. I wrote up a full review on my site at Here is a quick run down of what we went over.

       * Use of Force doctrine
       * Equipment selection and accessories
       * The difference between administrative skills and combat (Stress Loading) skills
       * Malfunction and stoppage clearing
       * Operation of your rifle in a defensive/combat mindset
       * Defensive accuracy and shooting
       * Proper defensive rifle or carbine stances
       * Skills for shooting multiple targets
       * Shooting from cover or concealment

    The course was $135 and  the training was definitely worth it. If you have any questions please ask.


  2. NYCsurvivor

    NYCsurvivor New Member

    Nov 11, 2010
    A buddy of mine asked what kind of equipment I brought to the defensive rifle course that I took a month ago. Here is a list of the gear I brought.

    The rifle was a Stag Arms Model 2 with an EOTech 556.65 sight, a Midwest Industries AR-15 MCTAR-30HD sling adapter, a Specter Gear Viper Sling II, a MagPul Angled Forend Grip, a LED Lenser V2 Flashlight, a Safariland Rapid Light System and a pair of UTG AR-15 Handguard Picatinny Rails to mount the grip and flashlight on.

    My ammo carrier was a Specter Gear M-1 Mk-2 Chest Carrier with a Bianchi Double AR15 Pouch clipped on the left side.

    Seven Pre-Ban magazines. I should have brought more so I could have saved some time on reloading.

    A generic range bag with 500 rounds of 5.56, a can of oil (very important), extra AA batteries, rifle cleaning kit, pocket knife, a set of screw drivers, files, allen keys, small hand towel, Purel hand sanitizer, two sandwiches, snacks, three bottles of water and a red bull. I also brought a Individual First Aid Kit aka IFAK that was clipped to the outside of my bag and a set of Columbia Water Proof Pants and Columbia Water Proof Jacket. These two items are great because they go over your regular clothes. I bought the appropriate sized pants so they were not baggy and I could stay maneuverable. I made sure to buy a larger size jacket so I can put it over my winter jacket if necessary. Last but not least a pair of Blackhawk Waterproof Tactical Boots.

  3. 944turbo

    944turbo New Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    I took this same course from RPD last weekend in Canandaigua. Very good instruction, blew thru tons of ammo, and lots of fun. I highly recommend for anyone in the area.
  4. Huntinbull

    Huntinbull New Member

    Apr 26, 2011
    Kent Oh
    Sounds like a good time and good learning