Close Range Carbine

Saturday, April 17 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM [EDT]

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Saturday, April 17 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM [EDT]


This class focuses on the unique challenges of using a carbine to protect you and your loved ones at the distances encountered in and around the home. While you are welcome to wear chest rigs and “battle belts”, the context of the material will be the rapid deployment of the carbine to counter threats in and around the home in situations in which you won’t have time to “gear up”.

***Due to the scarcity of ammo at present, a rimfire carbine such as the S&W M&P15-22 or a Ruger 10/22 will be welcome in the class.

Lee Weems has been a peace officer since January of 1999. He holds patrol rifle instructor certifications from the FBI and the Georgia Association of Law EnforcementFirearms Instructors Association (GALEFI), and he earned the Distinguished WeaponsExpert rating from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). He is a certified firearms instructor by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and TrainingCouncil, the FBI, and FLETC, and he has Master Firearms Instructor certifications from Rangemaster and GALEFI. A detailed summary of his qualifications and training can be found at

Equipment list:

  • Any carbine that accepts detachable mags of at least 10-round capacity will be suitable for the class. (A sling is encouraged.)
  • At least three magazines
  • 200 rounds (We will verify zeros at the outset of class. The round count is to ensure that students will have enough ammo to make any needed zero adjustments and complete the course work.)
  • A pistol (with holster and at least two mags) and 50 rounds of pistol ammo for transition drills
  • Eye/hearing protection and a hat with a brim/bill

First Person Safety (Lee Weems)

Lee Weems has been a peace officer since January of 1999 and has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, detective, supervisor, three terms as Chief Deputy, and currently as an agency training director.  He has been sworn at the local, state, and federal levels, and he is an adjunct instructor on the collegiate level.  He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI) and is certified by GALEFI as a Master Firearms Instructor.  He is certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) as a general topics and firearms instructor and is a graduate of the FBI's Law Enforcement Instructor and Police Firearms Instructor training programs.  He received the Distinguished Weapons Expert rating based on his score in the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers' Firearms Instructor Training Program.

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