Defensive Rifle

Currently Tacfire only offers defensive rifle training in the AR15 style rifle; therefore, an AR15 style rifle is mandatory. Rifles must meet all state and federal laws.

 While there are many configurations of the AR15, we recommend a standard 16- or 20-inch barrel, iron sights, and a fixed stock.  Optical sights are suitable providing they are rugged enough for field use and mounted on a flat top receiver.  The ACOG by Trijicon, the Elcan, Aimpoint and EOTECH are examples of suitable optical scopes.  Optical scopes mounted on top of a standard carry handle are not recommended.

All rifles must be reliable and capable of shooting 500 rounds of ammunition without cleaning or malfunctioning.  Therefore, rifles with “match” chambers generally are not suitable.  We recommend standard chrome-lined military-style barrels such as those offered by Colt and Smith & Wesson in MAG Pul configurations are best.  Competition-style triggers are not recommended; all rifles should have a single stage mil. spec. trigger.  Trigger jobs are permitted providing they are safe, do not cause the rifle to “double” or go full auto, and are not set to ultra-low pull weights.  Triggers in the 3- to 6-pound pull range are recommended.  The safety must be functional, and left-handers should look into an ambidextrous safety.  Magazines should be functional and in good condition.

We recommend military spec. Aluminum 20 or 30 round magazines such as those made by Colt, Adventure Line, Parsons, Sanchez, Labelle, Center Industries, and O-Kay.  Cheap steel magazines such as those made by USA or Triple K are not suitable as they are neither reliable nor functional.  Mag Pull make great mags in a variety of sizes.

All rifles must be fitted with a sling.

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