Scoped Carbine Course

Q Ranch: Raton, New Mexico

Scoped Carbine Course

Follow Through courses at Quintanilla Ranch—or “Q Ranch” as we like to call it—is all about the experience! Located outside of Raton, NM, the ranch sits on 50,000+ pine covered acres, where shooters will be provided with first-class mountain lodging in an authentic hunter’s lodge, as well as delicious chef-prepared meals & snacks. (see photos, left). For detailed lodging/site & questions, contact: [email protected]


Scoped Carbine Course at Q Ranch is a 3-day tactical firearms training focused on the fundamentals of gunfighting, small unit tactics, and the practical application of the Tremor3 reticle.

Located in the rugged mountains outside Raton, New Mexico, shooters will be challenged by a diverse natural terrain, changing weather conditions, and 8700 ft. elevation.

Shooters will engage targets from “Close Quarters” distances out to the maximum effective range of the shooters individual weapon system. Developing full-field situational awareness and addressing the variables of physical and mental duress, shooters will understand what it takes to master the fundamentals of marksmanship in a practical, real-world environment.

Course Requirements:

    • All Shooter’s MUST possess a mastery in safe weapons manipulation and the clearing of malfunctions with the AR platform or bolt-gun. (This is not a “beginner course”).
    • All shooter’s must possess an AR platform chambered in .223, .224Valkyrie, .264, .243 or .300BK.
    • Shooters must be in good health and physically able to adjust to and train at 8700 ft. elevation and move across uneven, natural terrain in the outside elements.

Course Subjects/Topics covered:

    • Gun fighting tenets
    • Practical application of the Tremor3 reticle
    • 12” Rapid Range Estimation Drill (Developed by Todd Hodnett of Accuracy 1st)
    • Truing (introduction to the Applied Ballistic Kestrel)
    • Fire & maneuver techniques
    • Identifying Points of Domination
    • Implementation of cover and concealment
    • Target discrimination & observation of engagement feedback
    • Methods of target engagement (25 to 1000 + meters)
    • Establishing a hasty range card

Rifle setup requirements:


Shooters must possess a variable powered optic with the Tremor3 reticle (Tremor2, H59, and H58 are acceptable). Leupold Scopes with Tremor3 reticle are available to loan for students on site if needed. Please let us know in advance if you will need a loaner scope.

Shooter’s AR will need to have an “off-set” site capability for close range engagements. (i.e. iron site or red-dot)

Ammo Requirements:

    • 700 rounds (minimum) of quality ammo are required.

Additional Rifle requirements:


Two-point sling (i.e. Vickers tactical sling)

(3) 10/30 round magazines (at a minimum)

Flash Hider or suppressor only. NO MUZZLE BRAKES PERMITTED!!!

Gear List:

    • Day Pack (small pack)
    • Gloves
    • Eye protection
    • Hearing protection
    • Sub-load belt or load bearing vest (to retain magazines)
    • Bump or helmet (optional)
    • Light weight hikers or trail running shoes
    • Tool (i.e. Leatherman)
    • Rear bag
    • Other personal/clothing items appropriate for variable mountain weather conditions

Total Cost of each course is $2,500: 

Two separate payments are required. 

$1,500 for Lodging at Q Ranch Hunter’s Lodge, Chef prepared meals (3 squares + snacks), and Range fees (paid to Q Ranch prior to the start of the course).


$1,000 for Tuition – paid upon registration at


Pay Food & Lodging Here

July 16th -18th $1,500.00

Scoped Carbine Course – Lodging at Q Ranch Hunter’s Lodge, Chef prepared meals (3 squares + snacks), and Range fees.

Once you’ve checked out you’ll receive a link to visit Buck Doyle’s site at to pay for tuition. (You must pay for tuition at the time you reserve your lodging.)