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USCCA AR-15 Fundamentals As A Home Defense Firearm

Basic - Welcome To The Wonderful World Of The AR-15!!

Duration: 3 hour classroom, 5 hours range



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now October 3 Tuesday
Parma, OH
1 - 10 Students 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Candy Petticord Space Available target icon


The USCCA’s AR-15 Fundamentals course is designed to introduce responsible gun owners to the safe handling, proper maintenance, and effective use of AR-15-style rifles and to bring awareness to the usefulness of this platform in the context of civilian home defense and defense of life. 

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Topics Covered

Classroom instruction will cover topics such as:

  • Basic AR-15 nomenclature and function
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Accessorizing the AR-15
Range instruction will cover topics such as:
  • Fundamentals of AR-15 marksmanship
  • Zero verification
  • Efficient operation of an AR-15
  • How students recognize their capabilities with an AR-15
  • The importance of round trajectory and mechanical offset for close encounters
  • How to improve skills and precision with an AR-15
  • Specifically designed for training at 5-10 yards, the average distance of self-defense incidents

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Expectations and Outcomes

Each student who successfully completes this course will receive a Certificate of Completion from the USCCA and Northpointe Training, LLC.

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Basic, In Home Defense Training, Private Classes (Group / Individual), Rifle, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Please bring a current, unexpired Ohio Driver License or CCW/CHL to class.

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.

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  • Note taking materials
  • AR-15 Firearm or Pistol Carbine (if needed, this may be rented from Parma Armory)
  • A sling, preferably a two-point version, which will serve as your carbine’s “holster” during training
  • Minimum of 2 extra magazines (More mags are definitely better!! 😉)
  • 200 rounds or more of proper factory ammunition for your rifle – NO RELOADS!! FYI, the more ammo you have, the more we will be able to shoot 😉. If needed, ammo may be purchased from Parma Armory
  • ELECTRONIC hearing protection - Students must be able to clearly hear and understand instructors/instructions during this training
  • Eye Protection - Please note that prescription lenses are fine for range use
  • Brimmed hat or ball cap
  • A range bag
  • Appropriate range clothing - No low-cut shirts or open-toed shoes, etc.
  • Lunch (We will NOT take a break for lunch – We will have a working lunch), snacks, and hydration
  • A willingness to be an attentive, safe, and diligent learner with a positive and receptive attitude!! 😊

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