556 is the most exciting and rewarding carbine class in the world. This Gunsite Experience has been renowned by combat veterans from every theatre of U.S. operations in the last 35 years. 556 is the course for those who will settle for no less than being the master of the carbine. Mirroring conditions from the field, pressure on the operator is increased as distance to target is decreased. Advanced manipulations, short reaction times and quick transitions to the secondary weapon are stressed in this fast-paced, hard-driving course. As the master of the carbine, you will shoot well, on the move, in any direction of travel relative to the targets. You will shoot from unconventional, but effective positions. You will experience many advanced simulator problems and force-on-force exercises. “556” is physically and mentally demanding. It is also equally rewarding.
2014 Course Dates: Mar 10-14, Sep 15-19
Duration: 5 days
Prerequisite: “223” and “250”
Ammunition: 1,200 rounds carbine, 300 rounds frangible 5.56–150 rounds pistol,50 rounds frangible, Limited to 5.56 x 45mm (no M855 ammo allowed)