AR-15 Basics

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Objective: To familiarize the participant with the AR-15 platform. 

Course Description:  This course gives new owners and those unfamiliar with the AR-15 platform a basic orientation to the rifle. The class time will be spent between the classroom and range.


  • Safety discussion
  • History and terminology of the AR-15
  • Cycle of operations and malfunctions 
  • Field stripping and maintenance
  • Outfitting the platform 
  • Loading/unloading procedures
  • How to zero

Required Equipment:

  • Eye and ear protection 
  • Carbine
  • 2 magazines 
  • 100 rounds of .223/5.56mm (ammunition is available for purchase) 
  • Appropriate range attire (closed-toe shoes, long pants and long shirt recommended) 


  • Magazine pouch 
  • Baseball hat (strongly recommended) 

Most equipment can be rented or purchased from Frontier Justice. A limited number of AR-15 rifles are available to rent for this class. 

 Class Includes:

  • Top-rate instruction 
  • State-of-the-art range facilities that include well-lit, climate-controlled lanes that are a consistent 70° F; expanded sound-proofing measures; a cutting-edge ventilation system that keeps the air and surfaces clear of lead and other contaminants; and advanced retrieval systems 
  • Low student-to-teacher ratios allowing one-on-one instruction at times 
  • 10% discount for use the day of your class  - can be used on firearms and archery purchases, including ammunition and rentals 

Session Length:  2 hours

Cost:  $100

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