Injured Shooter

Injured Shooter Course


Audience:  Armed Professionals or civilians. This is a Pistol and AR-15 course for people looking for the knowledge and skill set to be able to operate their firearm if in the tragic case they incur an injury to an arm or leg.


Scope:  The curriculum is designed for students that have a working knowledge of their firearms and some experience shooting them.  An entry level or first-time shooter will be overwhelmed in this course.


Instruction and practical exercises on the range will equip the student with a solid skill set and understanding of pistol and AR-15 manipulations while injured and possibly with only the use a single hand or leg.


Participants should be prepared to train in all weather conditions.  This program is challenging and participants should come to class with an open mind and a good attitude.


Training days are 8 hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with 30 minutes for lunch. It is highly recommended that you bring your lunch as you will have no options within 15 mins of the range. It is also recommended you have snacks, some will be available such as power bars, crackers and granola bars. Otherwise, please bring your own.

Length & Price: 2 day. $420.

Topics, Concepts and Skills:

  • Strong hand manipulations of Pistol/AR-15
  • Weak hand manipulations of Pistol/AR-15
  • Tourniquet applications for self / buddy
  • Shooting from awkward shooting positions
  • Sight holdover techniques
  • Loading and reloading with one hand
  • Practical application drills
  • Proper use of cover
  • Malfunction clearing
  • Emergency action drills


Prerequisites and Physical Requirements

  1. Student should be prepared to train in all weather
  2. Student must possess the physical strength and stamina to fire their firearms in prolonged shooting drills.
  3. Student should be physically able to get up and down from standing, kneeling, supine and prone positions.


Required Equipment

  • Carbine/rifle with sling .223/5.56
  • Three magazine minimum per platform
  • Magazine Pouches (optional)
  • Pistol in good working order with at least 3 magazines or speed clips for revolvers
  • Belt mounted, dominant side holster that covers the trigger
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Cap with brim (baseball or boonie style)
  • T-Shirt with crew neck collar (no V-necks)
  • Long pants (no shorts)
  • Light hiking boots or running shoes. NO open toed shoes allowed on Range!
  • Hearing protection (available upon request, no charge)
  • Wrap around eye protection (available upon request, no charge)
  • Water bottle or hydration system
  • Sunscreen / Bug spray
  • Foul weather clothing
  • Note taking materials
  • 500 rounds of range ammo for pistol
  • 500 rounds of range ammo for AR-15


** Ammunition is available for purchase at BRM with advanced notice **


**If you do not possess any of the above gear/ammunition, please contact Kevin as far out from the course date as possible**


Optional Equipment

  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Long sleeve ‘Sun’ shirt (can be button type)

Teaching Style:

At Blue Ridge Marksmanship, we help you to gain a better understanding for your firearm. We help your gun handling abilities improve and we teach you ‘a way’ to shoot. There are millions of ways to fire a gun and hit a target, we will help you find the best one for you, not hammer you into ‘the way’ to shoot.

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