Rifle 3, also known as the Daniel Boone Rescue Course, is the third and final course in our three course rifle series.

Rifle 3 is a one day course that builds off of the foundational defensive rifle skills developed in Rifle 1 and 2. In Rifle 3 we shift our focus towards intermediate and advanced skill sets such as identifying threats and non-threats, multiple threat engagements, fields of fire, using angles, and more.

The focus for this course is on intermediate to advanced defensive rifle and carbine skills. Each of the skills covered in this course are built up slowly and deliberately before moving onto the next. We also incorporate many of the foundational skills from previous courses, such as shooting and moving, using cover and concealment, and knowing your holds. These various skills are then used in concert with each other in a practical exercise framed around the historical rescue of Jemima Boone, the daughter of famous frontiersman Daniel Boone.

During the preceding 20 years leading up to this incident, the Cherokee had been resisting pioneers settling in the area. This ultimately lead to under 200 settlers total remaining in Kentucky. In particular, violence between Indians and settlers escalated after the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, when many Indian groups partnered with the British to fight American colonists and push pioneers out.

On July 14th, 1776 Jemima Boone and the Callaway girls, all teenagers, were captured by a Cherokee-Shawnee raiding party. While their captors moved them North the girls did their best to mark their tracks until being prevented to do so. Meanwhile, Daniel Boone, father of Jemima Boone organized a rescue party.

Three days later, as the Indian raiding party was building a fire, Boone and his rescue party fired on the captors. After the first shot Jemima yelled out “That’s Daddy’s (gun)”. Two of the captors were wounded and would later die. The captors retreated leaving the girls to be retrieved by Daniel Boone and the rest of the rescue party.

If you’re thinking that the rescue of Jemima Boone sounds strikingly similar to the plot of the Last of the Mohicans, you’d be right! That work by James Fenimore Cooper was inspired by the famous rescue of Jemima Boone in colonial Kentucky. As it turns out, Daniel Boone possessed a particular set of skills that were a nightmare for men like those of the raiding party.

This course culminates in a timed group shooting exercise. In this exercise, students statically and on line initiate a simulated rescue of the captured girls. The students employ the strategies and tactics learned throughout the course to efficiently engage the multiple threats and differentiate between threats and non threats in an efficient manner.

Who can attend?

All U.S. citizens 18 years of age or above that are legally allowed to own or possess a firearm.

Required Equipment:


2-3 magazines

Eye protection

Ear protection

A good sling

Required Ammunition:

Minimum 400 rounds

Additional Info:

This course typically runs from 9AM-3PM unless otherwise stated. There is no lunch break so bring your own drinks and snacks.

Please wear clothing suitable to the weather.

Email with any questions.