Carbine 1 – Dynamic Carbine Fundamentals (CB1)


Whether you're looking to learn how to safely and efficiently use carbines for work or sports shooting, this course covers it all. Silvercore's Carbine 1 course not only covers the fundamentals of dynamic carbine shooting and marksmanship, but you'll also learn to integrate these principles with handgun techniques. This is a popular course with tactical competition shooters.

 Topics covered include

  • Operation and Familiarization of Carbines
  • Sighting in (zeroing)
  • Principles of Marksmanship
  • Carbine shooting stances
  • Dealing with Malfunctions
  • Carbine cleaning and maintenance
  • Conditions of Carry
  • Shooting from unusual positions
  • Multiple targets
  • Moving and shooting
  • Shooting from cover
  • Off-hand techniques
  • Sling work and deployment
  • Transitioning from carbine to handgun

Course fee

  • $470 + tax 

Equipment & Ammunition

Please note that neither firearm rentals nor ammunition are provided for any live fire courses and students will be required to bring their own equipment.

Silvercore's training is approved and recognized through HRDC

Anyone over the age of 16 who takes a course with Silvercore which either enables them to work or improves their skills in a recognized occupation may be eligible to claim their course fees under the education and textbook tax credits. Contact us for your T2022A tax form and check out Canada Revenue for further information.

Driven by experience 

Silvercore’s instructors have extensive experience in outdoor training, law enforcement, security, military and competitive shooting to better help you achieve your goals. Our instructors are members of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors and hold active certifications through various police agencies. 


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  • A valid Restricted PAL
  • Completion of Handgun 2 or equivalent training



  • carbine fitted with a sling
  • Minimum of 500 rounds of ammunition
  • Minimum 3 magazines
  • Minimum 2 magazine pouches


  • Semi-automatic handgun (no revolvers).
  • Minimum of 2 magazine pouches.
  • 3 or more magazines.
  • Belt mounted retention holster (kydex or leather).
    Not suitable: trigger finger-release or Serpa-style holsters, inside the waistband holsters and any cross-draw style holsters.
  • Rigid, sturdy belt (a proper gun belt is best).
  • Minimum of 100 rounds of handgun ammunition.
    Magnum calibres are not permitted. (ie. .357 mag, +P ammo etc..) and no steel jacketed ammunition. Copper full metal jacketed (FMJ) is acceptable.


  • Wraparound shooting glasses, ball cap and hearing protection.
  • Clothing: Shirt should be form fitting at torso and cuffs as to not snag the equipment.
  • No loose collars as stray brass can get stuck down your shirt. Long pants, allowing easy movement.
  • Closed toe shoes that allow rapid moving and turning.

Please note that neither firearm rentals nor ammunition are provided for any live fire courses and students will be required to bring their own equipment.

Waitlist Signup

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Student Testimonials

“Absolutely terrific and professional!!”
- Don
“Awesome course, awesome instructor, taught me everything I needed to know for the testing.”
- Gobind
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