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USI Concord Gun Range
Intro to AR-15
This course is designed for individuals who are new to the AR-15 rifle platform and want to learn how to operate and maintain it safely and effectively. The course will cover the basic knowledge and skills required No rifle? No problem! We will have rifles available for rent. Try before you buy!
Time & Location
Mar 17, 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
USI Concord Gun Range, 4700 Evora Rd, Concord, CA 94520
About the event
Course Overview:This beginner AR-15 class is tailored for individuals with little to no experience with the AR-15 platform. Participants will receive comprehensive instruction on the safe handling, operation, and marksmanship principles specific to the AR-15 rifle. The course combines classroom learning with practical range exercises to ensure a well-rounded introduction to this popular firearm.
- 4 hours (can be adjusted based on class pace and size)
- Introduction to the AR-15:Key components and terminology Understanding different AR-15 models and configurations
- Firearm Safety:Fundamental rules of firearm safety as applied to the AR-15 Safe handling, storage, and transportation of the AR-15 Clearing procedures and safe muzzle control
- Basic Operation:Loading and unloading procedures Manipulating the safety selector Basic understanding of the gas-operated system
- Ammunition for the AR-15:Types of ammunition suitable for the AR-15 Proper storage and handling of ammunition Recognizing and addressing common ammunition-related issues
Practical Range Exercises:
- Range Safety Briefing:Overview of range rules and procedures specific to the AR-15 Emergency protocols Proper use of safety equipment (eye and ear protection)
- Live Fire Exercises:Guided practice with unloaded AR-15 rifles to reinforce proper handling Introduction to loading and unloading procedures Firing drills to develop basic marksmanship skills
- Sighting and Optics:Understanding iron sights and basic optics Introduction to using optics for target acquisition
- Malfunction Drills:Identifying and addressing common AR-15 malfunctions Clearing stoppages and jams safely Building confidence in troubleshooting rifle issues
- Shooting Drills and Techniques:Controlled and deliberate target shooting Gradual progression to more advanced marksmanship techniques specific to the AR-15
Upon completion of this course, participants will have a solid foundation in AR-15 safety, operation, and marksmanship, setting the stage for further exploration of this versatile firearm platform.
If you do not yet own your own gun we will have rifles available for rent on the day of the event. Our website host does not allow us to make gun related transactions. If you wish to rent a rifle the day of the event, the cost is an additional $15 and includes the use of a BGOA provided rifle. We will also have ammunition available for purchase. Be prepared to shoot at least 100 rounds of ammo during the class. Please purchase a ticket to the event in advance whether or not you wish to rent a firearm.
This is a very popular event and space is limited. Get your tickets now to reserve your spot. Tickets MUST be registered in the name of the person attending. If you are purchasing multiple tickets, enter the name of the person attending for each ticket.
Event will be held rain or shine and refunds are not available under any circumstances.
Also, anyone interested in getting their Firearms Saftey Certificate will now be able to do so at the end of the class session! This means after the class you will be legally ready to pruchase your own firearm! There is a short test required to recieve your card (don't worry, it's pretty easy). Cost of the test is $25.
Lastly, Bay Area BGOA is now an official partner of the USCCA. This means students will have the opportunity to become USCCA members and recieve self defense liability insurance. Many of our officers and trainers have had this policy even before our club was a USCCA partner. If you own a gun it's a good idea to look into this. We will a USCCA rep on site the day of the event to discuss what they offer.
- Ticket type
Intro to AR-15
This course is designed for individuals who are new to the AR-15 rifle platform and want to learn how to operate and maintain it safely and effectively. The course will cover the basic knowledge and skills required No rifle? No problem! We will have rifles available for rent. Try before you buy!Price$80.00
+$2.00 service fee+$2.00 service fee