This comprehensive 1-day firearms training course introduces the student to the AR-15 / M-4 rifle and the AK-47. During this course, students will become familiarized with the AR-15 / M-4 rifle and will learn the basic gun-handling skills that are necessary to safely operate and maintain this weapon system.
Students will also learn about nomenclature, disassembly / reassembly, mechanical operation, care & cleaning, preventive maintenance, zeroing iron sights & electronic sights, shooting positions and much more.
Ammunition must be new manufacture (Federal, Remington, Winchester, etc.)
Absolutely no reloaded or remanufactured ammunition!
Course duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Course difficulty: Beginner. No experience necessary!
Firearms safety and safe gun-handling procedures.
Introduction to the AR-15 / M-4 rifle.
Mechanical operation of the AR-15 / M-4 rifle.
Disassembly / reassembly.
Function checking the AR-15 / M-4 rifle.
Fundamentals of shooting a rifle.
Basic gun-handling skills.
Loading / unloading and press checking the rifle.
Sling use and carry techniques.
Zeroing iron sights.
Zeroing electronic / red dot sights.
Understanding projectile trajectory.
Methodology of shooting the rifle.
Confirming mechanical off-set and hold-off POI.
Basic marksmanship and target analysis.
Emergency reloads, tactical reloads and speed reloads.
Malfunction clearance drills – Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3.
Presentation from the low ready / hunt position.
Presentation from high ready / combat ready.
Delivering controlled pairs and head shots.
Threat assessment and area scanning.
Shooting positions – supported, standing, kneeling, prone.
Preventive maintenance and cleaning.
Basic rifle skills standard drill test and evaluation.
Expectations and Outcomes
All graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Student requirements: Note pad and pen, eye protection, ear protection, baseball type cap, AR-15 or M-4 type rifle with iron sights and / or electronic sight, sling, at least 2 magazines, and gun cleaning kit.
Recommended equipment: Rifle magazine carriers, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration system, water and clothing suitable for contact with the ground, elbow and knee pads.
If you are using an electronic / red dot sight, it must be zero magnification. We also recommend having back-up iron sights on your rifle in case your electronic sight goes down.
Ammunition requirements: 200 rounds of .223 / 5.56 rifle ammunition