intro to competition class

Intro To Competition Class

Consider this class a different version of our Intro to Precision Rifle class with the focus being preparing you for your first precision rifle competition. We’ll cover all the basics, but we’re going to get your rifle, your equipment, and your mind ready for competing.

The difference between this class and our intro to long range class is we’ll talk about the different types of precision rifle competitions and how to approach them with the competitive mindset. The basics are always there, but competing requires us to solve sometimes complex scenarios under the stress of a timer. We’ll be there to walk you through our own individual processes and provide you with a system of your own to begin your journey as a precision rifle competitor.

Pre Reqs

No experience required other than safe rifle handling skills.

What you will learn...

  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Circle of Components
  • Gear Selection
  • Types of Competitions
  • Stage Preparation/Evaluation
  • Mindset
  • Basic Weapons Manipulation (Load/Unload, Bolt Manip., Emerg./Proactive Loads)
  • Basic External Ballistics
  • Atmospheric Conditions
  • Basic Wind Reading
  • Introduction to Positional Shooting
  • Basic MDR Competition Skills Evaluation

Take the next step

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Gear List

What should I take?


  • Ear Protection
  • Eye Protection (Clear Lenses)


  • Precision Rifle (<1 MOA)
  • Rifle Optic with Adjustable Turrets
  • Scope Tools
  • Bipods (with Ability to Cant)
  • Scope Level (Anti-cant Device)
  • (2) Magazines (for those running DBMs)
  • 400 rounds (Match Grade Ammunition)
  • Support Bag (Rec. AG Gamechanger)
    • Hunter/Sniper – Pint Size w/ Git-Lite
    • Competitor – Shmedium Heavy Fill
    • Rear Bag – OG w/ Git-Lite
    • Rear Bag 2 – TAB Gear SM Rear Bag
  • Note Taking Gear
  • Ballistic Computer (Rec. Hornady 4DOF)

Recommended Support Gear

  • Pack
  • Arm Board (Rec. Sunrise Tactical Gear)
  • Magazine Carriers
  • Rifle Cleaning Gear
  • Shooting Mat
  • Rifle Tools (Rec. Fix It Sticks)
  • Shooter’s Belt
  • Rifle Sling (Rec. Magpul MS1)


  • Shooting Tripod
  • Kestrel
  • Range Finder
  • Chronograph (Rec. Magnetospeed)
  • Selfie Stick/Mini tripod for Phone/GoPro

Personal Sustainment

  • Weather Appropriate Gear
  • Field or Camping Chair
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Water Source
  • Snacks and Lunch