During the first portion of this class, we will go over a variety of topics starting with the design and operation of the AR-15 platform so that the student will have a better understanding of how the parts we select will be working together. As we move through the parts on the screen, we will have a rifle at the front of the class that we will be assembling, step by step. As we assemble this rifle, we will also cover problem spots with the AR platform and how to diagnose functional issues that can arise from improper assembly. This will be a very informal presentation so asking questions and participating in the assembly of the demo rifle is highly encouraged! From there, we move into selection of parts for each student’s weapon. Since there is such a wide variety of options for configuring an AR, we will be available to work with each student individually to decide on a caliber, barrel length, furniture set and the like. Each student will be provided a “Build Checklist” on which we will note what parts they already have and what parts we need to order. If you need a lower receiver, you will have the option to fill out the paperwork and purchase that item immediately after the class. You must have ownership of the receiver before you can participate in the test fire during Session 2.
In this second session, the students will bring all parts necessary to complete a firearm and we will assemble each firearm. There will be no instruction during this portion, only assembly and function check so show up ready to dive in! Students will need to have all parts on their checklist on the day of the class in order to participate in the test fire. We recommend you bring or purchase 40 rounds of whatever caliber your build is chambered in for function check. After assembly, students get the option to spend the rest of the class time in the range with their new firearm or simply take it home. If, for some reason, your rifle is not functioning correctly after assembly, we will use the rest of the class time to diagnose and correct any issues you are having.
If you want the education and assistance with selecting your parts but don’t want to do the assembly work here with us, you may opt to have our Armorer assemble and test fire your rifle for an additional $150. Your rifle will be ready for pick up the same day as Session 2 and on that date, you may either sit in on the assembly portion of class or you’ll receive a voucher for 2 free hours of range time that you may use anytime within 60 days.
Class registrations can be transferred to another date/event given 48 hours’ notice. This does not apply to Concealed Pistol License classes, which require 72 hours’ notice.
Cancellations inside the 48 or 72 hour time frame will be subject to a 25% penalty for refund. This penalty can be waived if rescheduling.
Refunds for balance of class/event fees, if no transfer is possible, are issued in the form of store gift cards only.
Participants who do not show to the event without any prior notice will forfeit their total registration fees.