Golden Seal Enterprises

GSE Core Course

Carbine 2.0

GSE Carbine 2.0

This course is designed for shooters that have a basic foundation in carbine shooting and are looking to move into more intermediate skills and drills. Shooters will become more familiar with carbine shooting through application of fundamentals while moving onto more advanced carbine tactics and techniques. This class is considered the second evolution in our complete carbine course package.

Eligibility Requirments

  • Must be 18 years of age unless accompanied by a legal guardian.
  • Must be United States citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.
  • GSE Intro to Carbine, DJCS Patrol Rifle (10E) or equivalent. 

Topics Covered in this Course

  • Safety
  • Compressed Fundamentals
  • Zero Confirm
  • Tactical Reloads
  • Gear Considerations
  • Malfunctions & Stoppages
  • Presentation
  • Timed Stress Drills
  • Shooting on the move

Course Type: GSE Advanced

Course Cost: $150*

Course Duration: 8 hours

*There is a 4% surcharge applied to credit card payments.

Related Courses

Course Information

The course will be conducted at 230 Aviation Drive in Winchester, VA 2206.

Class begins at 8am on the day scheduled*. The door will be closed at 8:15am. It is recommended that students arrive 15 minutes early.

There is a one-hour lunch break. You may bring a lunch and use GSE’s refrigerator, microwave, and break room or you may go out for lunch. Intermittent breaks are given as scheduled by the instructor.

*Refer to your registration form for specific dates.

  • Photo ID.
  • Note taking materials.
  • Carbine style rifle.
  • Magazine holders/chest rig.
  • 3 magazines.
  • Weapon sling.
  • Ear & eye protection.
  • 360 rounds. No incendiary, tracer, steel core, M855, “green tip” or AP rounds.

Students should leave firearms and ammo locked in their vehicles when checking in. Our parking lot is monitored for security purposes. The Instructor will advise students to retrieve their firearms and ammo at the appropriate time. No live ammunition is authorized inside the main building.

GSE offers various standard AR-15 (.223/5.56) models for rent. 

The rental fee is $30 per class.

Rental includes: Magazines, sling, and cleaning kit. 

All rental requests should be made in advance.

Students are still required to bring the appropriate ammo when renting a firearm from GSE. If you have any questions about which type of ammo you need for your desired rental please contact us, we understand that not everyone is familiar with the various options available. Steel-cased ammo is not authorized for use with rental guns.

  • Instructors.
  • Classroom.
  • Range.
  • Targets.
  • Eye and ear protection if needed.
  • Certificate of completion.

Course attire should be presentable and appropriate to the type of course you are taking. Logos/Designs should be non-offensive and neutral in nature.

Our range is semi-enclosed but not temperature controlled. While we do have space heaters for the winter, students are advised to dress seasonally appropriate. 

Course payment is due the day of your course. You may pay with cash, check, or any major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover).

Please be advised that there is a 4% surcharge applied to credit card payments.  

No weapons are authorized to be carried during this course. If you are a sworn law enforcement officer bound by general order to carry off-duty, please identify yourself to the lead instructor upon entering the building.

If inclement weather is expected on the day of training, GSE will decide to cancel/delay class start time no later than 6am the morning of the training. For students outside the area, please pay attention to the forecast in Frederick County as it often differs from areas east of the Shenandoah Valley.

This will be an educational experience and a great time for everyone involved. If you have any further questions, please contact us. Thank you and we look forward to training with you.

Karl Dear
Director of Training
Golden Seal Enterprises, Inc.
VA DCJS Training School #88-1476

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