1160 Oak Grove Rd. Harrogate, TN 37752

Rifleman: Home Defense (3 Days)

$ 900.00

Starting in 2023, this course will be three days in length. 
Rifleman: Home Defense is designed for those who wish to protect their homes and families against violent criminals.  The focus is on surgical marksmanship at indoor distances when it counts.  Extra emphasis is on low light conditions.  This course includes low light modules.   The only pre-requisite for this course is an ego-free attitude. 
To watch Reid discuss this class, click HERE.


Course material will focus on:


--Weapon maintenance

--Proper rifle zero


--Professionally structured and "stepped" modules

--Shooting regimen for future development

--Use of cover

--Multiple targets

--Target discrimination

--Hallway and room clearing techniques

--Low light shooting

 Training is only open to legal, US Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) per ITAR  (22 CFR §§120-130)

Course gear requirements:

  • Rifle ZEROED FOR 100 YARDS chambered in an intermediate or battle rifle cartridge (5.56, 7.62x39, 5.45x39, .308, 7.62x54, .30-06).  We recommend that you use the same rifle you used in Rifleman I for this course.  (Bring a spare rifle also zeroed for 100 yards if you have one.)
  • Minimum of 300 rounds of factory ammunition.   M855 (Green tip) or 7n6 is fine for most drills, but we will be shooting steel on some drills so bring other non-green tip (xm193 or similar variant) and commercial 5.45 ammunition as well.
  • Minimum 3 rifle magazines
  • White light attached to rifle
  • Ballistic eye protection.  Lowe's or Walmart has these.  
  • Electronic ear protection
  • Sling—Two point sling is recommended
  • Rain gear—We conduct class in all weather conditions
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray
  • Gun cleaning gear

There is no minimum age to take this class.  However, students under 18 years of age are required to attend the class together with a participating adult.

Cancellation/ Refund/  Exchange Policy: 

Booking a class at Valor Ridge is a commitment to train on your given course dates.  Tuition sale is final.  We do not offer refunds or transfers to students who cancel or fail to show up for class.   We do offer refund or credit in the highly unlikely event Valor Ridge finds it necessary to cancel a course.  This policy is firm and there will be no exceptions.


As the result of numerous issues that have arisen over the years, we will no longer allow internally-modified firearms once they leave the factory in our classes, unless the work was performed by a certified, qualified gunsmith


Examples of modifications not requiring a gunsmith are: 

  • Aftermarket sights
  • Aftermarket rails
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer replacement parts including springs, connectors, firing pins, etc…
  • Mil-spec bolts and bolt carriers (Colt, BCM, Daniel Defense, CMMG, LMT, etc...)
  • Retaining plates for AK trigger pins (Krebs Custom retainer plates)
  • Stipling on pistols or pistol grips
  • Firearms converted or rebuilt by manufacturers such as Rifle Dynamics, Krebs Custom, ETC…
  • Complete factory lower receivers
  • Complete factory upper receivers

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