The Mission Critical training ranch is in Gatesville TX, near Fort Hood in Killeen. It is approximately 2.5 hours from DFW. The address will remain undisclosed until course payment has been received. Directions to the ranch and the gate access code will be provided prior to your arrival.
2022 Training Date Not Yet Scheduled
The course begins with a meet and greet / pre-training briefing at 9:00 a.m.
We will take a quick lunch break on the range around noon.
Training wraps up at 4:00.
This is a basic, entry level training course. No prior training with a carbine is required. The goal of the course is to have a great time together, while learning the fundamentals of operating a semi-automatic magazine fed rifle. All that is required is a positive outlook and the ability to safely manipulate a firearm while in the presence of others.
Need help with a sling? We recommend: https://www.blueforcegear.com/vickers-sling
If you are unsure of your gear, what you need or how to set it up, we are more than happy to help you. That is what we are here for!
We call this a carbine course because so many people own AR-15 style rifles chambered in 5.56 / .223 - but - this course is not limited to AR's in rifle calibers.
The following platforms are certainly acceptable as well:
Not sure if what you have will work? Give us a call!
Note: This course is for semi-auto firearms only. No full auto weapons will be allowed.
All NFA rules must be adhered to at all times.
Don't have a carbine yet? Not a problem!
Fully outfitted carbines are available for rent at a cost of $75 per day.
300 rounds is required for the course.
Having trouble finding ammo? It is not as tough as you might think.
You might try the below sites:
Super Vel is our favorite ammunition manufacturer on the planet! If you sign up for notifications, they will email you when your ammo of choice is in stock.
Armor piercing and incendiary rounds are NOT allowed under any circumstances.
Can I bring my .22 caliber AR-15? Absolutely! The fundamentals of shooting will not change no matter the caliber you are shooting. Bring your .22 and enjoy the savings in ammo cost!
If you have trouble finding ammo or are not sure what to purchase - caliber, grains, projectile type... we are happy to help. Just give us a call or send an email.
The closest store or restaurant is more than 30 minutes from the ranch. Be sure and arrive in the morning with your lunch, snacks and drinks on hand. You will not have time to make a round trip into town and back during the lunch break.
The closest hotels are located in Gatesville TX.
AR-15 in 5.56 / .223
Sub-gun style pistol with brace.
Pistol caliber AR with brace.
AR-15 in .22 caliber
We are honored to have earned the privilege to be a part of the instructor cadre at the Mission Critical training ranch in Gatesville TX.
This privately owned and operated, 2300 acre training facility is not open to the public. There are no memberships or day passes. Access is by invitation only, allowing us the opportunity to have this amazing property all to ourselves during our Ladies Only Carbine course.