Tactical Rifle Training with LMI Inc.

With the boom of the AR-15 in popularity amongst firearms enthusiasts, many people have little to no training in how to use such a firearm in a tactical situation. I have always been interested in tactical training not only because of the cool factor, but it can benefit my shooting, and hone my skills for personal protection.

I stumbled across LMI Inc and their tactical training offerings. Ron Lauinger, owner and instructor at  LMI, was extremely helpful over the phone and quickly made my decision for me to give the class a chance. At around $200, the class is very reasonably priced, especially for an 8 hour training class (Try that in the IT world). However, there is a significant expense in ammo needed for the class. I ended up using 750 rounds of .223 ammo which cost me close to $400. Overall, the expense was well worth it.

The class was held at Canandaigua Sportsman’s Club, where many of Ron’s classes are held. The layout at this range is perfect for classes like this and provides a large amount of room to move and shoot.

After a little practice shooting at different distances, and differing body positions, we started really diving into the tactical situations. We learned responding to malfunction and reloading situations as well as a big emphasis on moving while shooting. The concepts are not hard to grasp, but under pressure, it can be very difficult to remember to do certain things. Additionally, we worked with barricades, multiple threats, and working with a partner for room-clearing techniques.

For anyone interested in enhancing their skills and firearms experience, I encourage you to check out the offerings by LMI, Inc. They have a wide range of classes from pistol and rifle training to close quarters combat training. Also, Ron and LMI have recently become sponsors of this site, and are here to help support all of us. I am glad I was able to participate in this class, and I’m looking forward to taking another with LMI.

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  1. Dan
    Posted December 6, 2008 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    This course was very enlightening. I have also taken the Advanced Carbine training from LMI which builds upon what you learn in the first course.

  2. dan
    Posted January 7, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    on the subject of tactical, is it legal to posses a tactical 12 gauge with a pistol grip in ny state? i know the barrell has to be 18 inches long, thats the only regulation ive found. thanks

  3. Joe D.
    Posted January 19, 2009 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    As a participant of this course, I will say that I had a great time. Ron is a fantastic instructor and his style of training was very dynamic.

  4. Brian
    Posted December 18, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    looking to take a tactical carbine class in western NY……any help would be great.

    ps: im not LE