Black Rifle 101

Intro to the AR15

This 1-day workshop is a study in the AR-15 Rifle and its variants. Currently, several manufacturers are producing high-quality rifles and carbines based on this design. Proven in battle, AR-15’s are accurate, reliable firearms for competition, hunting, home defense, law enforcement, and recreational target shooting. Over 50 years after they were first designed, the demand for these rifles continues to increase, as does the market for parts and accessories. Knowing how to properly operate and care for these rifles is essential to getting the most out of your AR-15.

Topics Covered Include:

  • History & Design of the AR-15
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Safe Operation and Handling
  • Disassembly and Cleaning
  • Ammunition Selection
  • Marksmanship Fundamentals
  • Options and Accessories
  • Defensive Applications

Equipment List

  • AR-15 Rifle or Carbine in center-fire rifle caliber, rimfires and pistol-caliber AR’s are not recommended for this class. (Recommended but optional. If you do not yet own an AR-15 style rifle, this course is suggested prior to purchasing one, as we will cover the various accessories and options available. This will help you to chose an appropriate configuration for your shooting abilities and your rifle’s intended use. Please let us know if you need to borrow a rifle for this class)
  • Ammunition – 200 rounds quality practice ammo. *steel jacketed (Wolf, Tula, etc…) or steel cored (green tip, M855) brands are not recommended as they cause safety issues with steel targets.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Hearing protection (muffs, plugs, or both), and eye protection (ANSI Z.87 or MilSpec strongly recommended)
  • Shooting mat or something to lay on when shooting prone (quilted packing blankets or foam sleeping pads also work well)
  • Water, lunch, snacks
  • Rain/Sun gear as appropriate

Course Fees and Requirements

$175 per person (+tax where applicable) payable in full on class start date.

Class Size = 8

Class fee includes all training materials as well as the use of a rifle if you do not already own one. Ammunition is available at current market prices.