AR 101 – Basic Rifle

This Rifle Course teaches basic firearm safety, fundamentals of marksmanship, and the mechanical aspects of an AR-15 operation. Shooters will learn the nomenclature and main assemblies of the rifle, basic fundamentals of marksmanship and how to apply them to become a more proficient shooter.

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Topics covered will include: Safety, Fundamentals of Rifle Marksmanship, Mechanical operation of the rifle, rifle manipulation/gun-handling techniques, cycles of operation of semi-auto rifle, how to reduce malfunctions using immediate and remedial action.

Instructor Matthew Mallory

Instructor Matthew Mallory

Classroom Time: 1 hour
Range Time: 4 hours
Prerequisites: None
Investment: $100 or $105 with credit card (Make Payment Here)
Location: Mercy Mountain 4812 Cook Rd South, LaFayette, NY 13084
Instructor: Matthew Mallory

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Packing List:

  1. Serviceable 5.56mm/.223 rifle with any type of sights
  2. 300-400 rounds of ammo
  3. Eye & Ear protection (electronic hearing protection is strongly recommended)
  4. Minimum of 3 serviceable magazines (5 is better)
  5. Minimum 1 magazine pouch – or method to carry spare magazine(s)
  6. Serviceable sling- suitable for a variety of shooting positions – tactical type preferred
  7. Suitable range wear depending on the season
  8. Pen and paper for note taking
  9. Good attitude

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