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VIP Rifle Training Experience


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Join John Lovell and Paul Perkerson November 7th, 8th, and 9th 2023 at the breathtaking Cedar Gate retreat in Kingfisher, Oklahoma for an unprecedented training experience surrounded by rustic luxury. 

If you were asked to build your dream getaway, what would it entail? Expansive views of nature? Great food? Hanging out with a cool group of people who share your ideals? Luxurious accommodations? Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad to shoot some guns, too. 

Well, life is short, so let’s make it happen. This will be the ultimate education vacation for a War Poet, and we hope you'll join us in this all-inclusive experience at the Cedar Gate retreat in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. 

Daily Itinerary

Wake up in the morning and feast on a hot breakfast buffet, giving you the fuel you need for a day of world-class rifle training taught by John Lovell and Paul Perkerson. Have a sack lunch delivered to the range, then finish off the afternoon training. After that, clean up and join John and Paul for a professionally curated dinner and an evening of fellowship between War Poets. Finally, grab some shuteye in a luxury cabin with your own private bedroom and bathroom, and do it all again the next day.

The Venue

The land of The Cedar Gate is a story in itself. Originally tended for crops and cattle, it has been part of the Hill family legacy for generations. It is brimming with memories of family gatherings and Christmas traditions, watered with spilled orange juice and syrup from boys’ camping trips, and seasoned with countless hours of prayer, reflection, and revelation. For many people, The Cedar Gate is a place of refuge and solitude to seek God, find rest, and escape the busyness of life long enough to connect with what matters most.

What all is included?

  1. Lodging for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights (NOV 6-9) in a luxury cabin with your own private bedroom and bathroom
  2. Full meals for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (hot breakfast buffet, sack lunch delivered to the range, and a professionally curated dinner every night with John and Paul)
  3. Light dinner on Monday night, light breakfast Friday morning
  4. Rifle 1, Rifle 2, and Rifle 3 training taught by John and Paul

Training Information

Who Can Attend?

  • All U.S citizens ages 18 and up that are legally allowed to own/purchase/possess a firearm. Minors are not permitted. 

What Do You Need?


Rifle 1: This course lays the foundation that all future rifle training will rest on. Safety, range etiquette, weapon operation, accessories, fundamentals of fire, shooting/ready positions, rapid target acquisition, target transitions, clearing of stoppages, rapid fire, and warrior mindset are the main subjects tackled in this essential course. Though this course is built for beginners, the subject matter and technique is designed to allow students to build realistic skills that can survive the test of stress and small time constraints.

Rifle 2: This course begins with a review of safety protocols and an audit of each individual’s shooting fundamentals. During this course, students will be introduced to movement, use of cover and/or concealment, alternate body positions, scenario based stress fires, fighter mindset, and more.

Rifle 3: This 1 day course combines prior skills taught in Rifle 1 and Rifle 2 courses with active problem solving. Students will be challenged in multiple range evolutions both individually and in groups. Rifle 3 brings the gun and the fun together in one place. Expect more movement and positional changes, but this doesn't mean you need to be a Crossfit enthusiast - this class is for anybody who meets the pre-reqs and can be completed at the individual's own pace. Come with an open mind and full mags, because it's action packed and a real blast. 

You may shoot reloaded ammo (at your own risk) or steel case. You MAY NOT shoot any steel penetrating core, i.e. NATO green tip. 

Due to the unique nature of this experience, as well as the more complicated logistics involved, all sales are final. 


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