This course is intended for AR-15 style weapon platforms. The weapon system’s zero will be confirmed. This rifle course will focus on developing the fundamental skills of the shooter. Instruction will be given on effective presentation and manipulation of the rifle. Additionally, this course will cover the nomenclature of the rifle and its parts, rifle operation and function, maintenance and cleaning, ammunition, and loading and unloading. Stance, grip, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger management, recoil management, and follow through will be discussed and demonstrated. Shooters will take the skills and techniques presented and demonstrate their ability to safely operate the rifle during courses of fire on the range.
You will need an AR-15 style rifle with at least two magazines (30 round capacity). 200 rounds of .223 FMJ or frangible ammunition. A sling is preferred but is not mandatory for this course. A magazine pouch for additional magazines is preferred but is not mandatory for this course. Appropriate eye and ear protection is mandatory, a ball cap is recommended. Please bring appropriate gear/clothing for expected climate conditions.