Rifle/Shotgun Gunfighting


Although we prefer and specialize in the Kalashnikov weapons system, we will teach you to fight with any rifle you own!  We offer the following Rifle Gunfighting Classes at CBI:


Rifle Gunfighting - 2 Day Class - Learn how to set up, equip, sight, manipulate, and fight with a rifle.  This class teaches solid fundamentals to equip you with the skills you need to succeed in the defensive situations you may encounter in the real world.  Bring an AK, an AR, a carbine, your lever-action, or whatever you have!  We’ll teach you to use it! 

See Course schedule here!


Intro to Rifle Gunfighting - 1 Day Class - This is the FIRST DAY ONLY of Rifle Gunfighting.

Can’t do the whole class?  Take the Introduction. Pre-requisites: NONE.

See Course schedule here!


Intermediate Rifle Gunfighting - We will cover beginning and intermediate shooting positions, movement/displacement, cover/concealment, and fighting tactics.  Pre-requisites: a beginning CBI rifle course, or other pre-approved rifle training.

See Course schedule here!


Kalashnikov Rifle - This beginning class is geared to operators of the AK-47 family of rifles, but we will accept other rifles in this course.  Learn how to sight, equip, zero, and manipulate the AK-47 family of rifles.

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Intermediate Kalashnikov - Take your skill with the AK to the next level as we learn shooting and moving techniques, vertical and horizontal displacement, intermediate firing positions, rifle transitions, and much more.

Next Class: Being Scheduled - Learn when it is scheduled HERE


Intro to Shotgun Gunfighting - 1 Day Class - The Shotgun is arguably the best and most common household weapon for close quarters (inside 30 feet).  For many. the shotgun may  be the only weapon in the home (maybe even Dad’s old hunting gun).  Many shotgun systems try to teach it as some sort of close range rifle.  In this class, we will teach the basics of employing one of the oldest and still most effective close range weapons ever.  The Close Quarters Shotgun.  See Course schedule here!


Force on Force Rifle Fighting - The most realistic type of training you can experience!  Using Airsoft weapons, you will learn rifle fighting under the most dynamic conditions.  Pre-requisites: students should have completed an Intermediate Rifle CBI class and be in reasonably good physical condition.  Next Class: Being Scheduled - Learn when it is scheduled HERE

Defensive Handgun Gunfighting


A lot of people own a pistol and assume that HAVING the weapon is good enough.  That’s like assuming that because you HAVE a car, you can get across city traffic!  CBI can train you to a level of skill with your pistol suitable to match whatever need you may have!  Bring the pistol you have (modern defensive pistol) and we can teach you to use it!


Note: CBI does not specifically offer a CCW/CHL class, since so many states have such varying requirements, but we meet the requirements of many states for these Concealed Licenses.  Many of our students have used their CBI certificate to obtain their license. 


Defensive Handgun - 2 Day Class - Learn the basics of operating and fighting with a handgun.  You will learn to draw/employ the weapon, reload correctly and under pressure, fundamentals of marksmanship, after action drills that will keep you alive, and some of the spiritual, mental, and legal aspects of a gunfight.  Pre-requisites: NONE.

See Course schedule here!


Intro to Defensive Handgun - 1 Day Class - This is the FIRST DAY ONLY of Defensive Handgun.

Can’t do the whole class?  Take the Introduction. Pre-requisites: NONE. 

See Course schedule here!


Intermediate Defensive Handgun - 2 Day Class - This class will take you to the next level fighting with your handgun!  Learn how to deploy the pistol, displace horizontally and vertically (get out of his sight picture), shoot accurate groups appropriate to combat, and manipulate the pistol under stress.  Pre-requisite: a previous handgun class commensurate with Defensive Handgun. See Course schedule here!


Close Range Gunfighting - 2 Day Class - Learn how to employ your pistol in a fight inside 10 feet.  We will cover mixed combatives, modified deployment techniques, some point shooting, use of immediate cover, and other topics conducive to winning a close range gunfight.  See Course schedule here!


Force on Force Pistol Fighting - The most realistic type of training you can experience!  Using Airsoft weapons, you will learn pistol fighting under the most dynamic conditions.  Pre-requisites: students should have completed an Intermediate Pistol CBI class and be in reasonably good physical condition.

Next Class: Being Scheduled - Learn when it is scheduled HERE

Edged/Impact Weapons and Close Quarters Combat


Many people assume that because you MAY own a gun, that a knife/club is no longer important.  But edged weapons (and impact weapons) have been some of mankind’s oldest and deadliest weapons - and when your firearm malfunctions, or the bad guy is inside your reactionary gap, it is your most effective weapon!  Learn a complete system of defense even if you have little or no previous weapons training.


Defensive Knife - 2 Day Class - Learn how to select and carry a fighting knife; defensive techniques employing a knife(and your CCW pistol); empty hand against a knife; a system of basic cuts, thrusts, and traps; use of the live hand for both defense and offense; footwork to get you into and out of the fight; static/fluid/dynamic training drills that enhance spontaneous defenses to attack .Pre-requisites: NONE.

See Course schedule here!


Intro to Defensive Knife - 1 Day Class - This is the FIRST DAY ONLY of Defensive Knife.

Can’t do the whole class?  Take the Introduction. Pre-requisites: NONE. 

See Course schedule here!


Close Quarters Combat - 2 Day Class - This class combines empty hand standing and ground fighting, improvised/expedient weapons, edged weapons, and dynamic training drills to improve your reactionary time.  Learn the legal reporting strategies to handle all three phases of a CQC fight.  Pre-requisites: None

See Course schedule here!


Private Training with Chris Bell! 

Group Training is a great starting point for many of our students, but classes are not always convenient to ALL of our student’s schedules.  For more information on private training, CLICK HERE

Weapons Classes held at CBI’s South Hill VA range unless otherwise noted.

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