AR 101 – Principals of the Modern Sporting Rifle
Date(s) - 09/24/2016
7:30 am to 5:30 pm
This comprehensive 1-day firearms training course introduces the student to the AR-15 / M-4 rifle.
During this course, students will learn about Americas top selling sporting, self defense and competition rifle.
Students will become familiarized with the AR-15 / M-4 rifle and will learn the basic gun-handling skills that are necessary to safely operate and maintain this weapon system.
Students will also learn about nomenclature, dis-assembly / reassembly, mechanical operation, care & cleaning, preventive maintenance, zeroing iron sights, as well as optics considerations, shooting positions and much more.
The following firearms training topics will be covered:
- Firearms basic safety
- Introduction to the AR-15 / M-4 rifle Nomenclature
- Mechanical operation of the AR-15 / M-4 rifle
- Dis-assembly / reassembly
- Function checking the AR-15 / M-4 rifle
- Fundamentals of shooting a rifle
- Basic gun-handling skills
- Loading / unloading and press checking the rifle
- Sling use and carry techniques
- Zeroing iron sights
- Understanding projectile trajectory
- Confirming mechanical off-set and hold-off POI
- Sight Alignment
- Basic marksmanship and target analysis
- Ammunition management – Emergency, tactical, and speed reloads
- Malfunction clearance drills – Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3
- Presentation from the low ready / High ready
- Shot placement and follow up shots
- Shooting positions – standing, squatting (Rice Patty Prone), kneeling, prone
- Dry-practice program and dry-practice skill building drills
- Basic rifle marksmanship qualification From 3 different shooting positions
- Preventive maintenance and cleaning
Student requirements: Note pad and pen, eye protection, electronic ear protection, baseball type cap, AR-15 or M-4 type rifle (5.56) with iron sights, sling and at least 3 magazines, elbow pads, knee pads and gun cleaning kit.
Recommended equipment: Rifle magazine carriers, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration system, water and clothing suitable for contact with the ground. Water, snacks and lunch.Ammunition requirements: A minimum of 300 rounds of .223 / 5.56 Ball rifle ammunition
– No AP, Tracer or Green Tip ammo is allowed on the range –
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