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Tactical Rifle Foundations

Basic - Introduction to the AR-15 Rifle

Duration: 4 hours of Classroom & 4 Hours Range



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An introduction course to the AR-15 platform.  This class is geared for firearm owners or anyone interested in instruction on how to safely, effectively and reliably use the AR-15 platform.  Don’t already own an AR-15?  We may have a few rentals available for use during the class.

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Topics Covered

  • A basic understanding and operations of the AR-15 rifle
  • How to disassemble and reassemble the AR-15 rifle
  • Perform basic maintenance on the AR-15 rifle
  • Discover how to get a “zero”
  • Proper zero distance
  • Trigger Control
  • Iron Sights vs Optics
  • Proper Stock Length
  • Shooting Positions
    • Standing
    • Prone
    • Kneeling
  • Loading & Unloading
  • .223 vs 5.56mm
  • Cleaning the rifle
  • Build the confidence needed to incorporate the AR-15 platform into a home defense plan through simple drills and practice. 

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Expectations and Outcomes

Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

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Basic, Rifle

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Documentation Requirements

None required.

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  • AR-15
  • 100 rounds ammunition (5.56/.223/.308 etc.)
  • 2 magazines (20 or 30 round capacity)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Baseball type hat
  • Proper range attire*