Lever Action Rifle
About this course:
There is something iconic about a lever action rifle, after all, it was the rifle that won the West.
This class will teach you how to get the most out of a lever gun. Even if you don’t currently have a lever action rifle, you can rent one of ours and find out what to look for when you go to purchase.
You will practice the following:
The ideal gun for this course is a 1894 Marlin, 1873 Winchester (or clone), 1892 Winchester (or clone) or 1866 Winchester (or clone).
Preferred calibers are .357/.38, .44 or .45 Long Colt
If you have a pull tube fed .22lr you may bring it and learn how to run it efficiently, but you will need to rent one of our gate fed rifles for some of the speed reload drills.
If you have a non-gate fed Henry Big Boy you will also need to rent one of our gate fed rifles for certain drills.
Rifle should be open site, or a small reflex type site such as a holographic or red dot. Magnified optics will need to be removed for the course unless you can still co-witness your iron sites. This course is designed for speed shooting more so than distance accuracy.
Lead bullets only (flat nose preferred) – this is for safety reasons when shooting steel
Ammunition should have a velocity under 1,400 fps. (45-70 is 300 grain, 30-30 is 170 grain approximately)
Belt Mountable Loop Carrier Example: https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Pouch-Rifles-Cartridge-Loops/dp/B071G7N6X4
We will have rifles available to use during the course. Please let us know during registration that you will require a rental. Cost will be paid to the instructor at the start of class. Ammunition will need to be purchased separately from us at current dealer cost and paid to the instructor. We will inform you of ammo cost approximately 1 week prior to the course.
General firearms safety knowledge
Open to ages 14+ with parent attending