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Introduction to Defensive AR-15

  • 06/25/2022
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • SCCS&FA Clubhouse and 50 Yard Range
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Introduction to Defensive AR-15

Instructor:  Ron Flowers

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Requirements:  Open to SCCSFA Members, Family, and Guests.

Max Class Size:  12

Cost: $150

Please bring your own lunch.  There will be no time to go out for lunch.

Please meet at the Clubhouse, and bring your firearm in with you UNLOADED, with NO live ammunition in your magazines.  The afternoon will be on the 50-yard range, which will be Reserved for us.

This course is designed for the prospective, new or inexperienced AR-15 rifle owner. The course consists of a half day in the classroom beginning with SAFETY, learning the history, cycle of operation, function, field disassembly/assembly, nomenclature, safe loading/unloading, basic malfunction clearances, and sighting options, both iron sights and RDS and LPVO’s.

Ammunition types, ballistics and performance choices discussed in the context of mission.

No live ammunition in the classroom, “dummy rounds” provided.

Second half of the day will be on the range and will consist of live fire drills in the basic firing positions of standing, seated and prone. Zeroing the rifle will be worked through; why and at what distances.

Single rounds, multiple rounds, reduced target zones, and efficient gun handling will be demonstrated and practiced.

Equipment needed:

·        Eye and ear protection

·        Ball cap

·        Clothing appropriate for the weather and conditions.

·        Shooting mat, if desired.

·        Ar-15 style rifle or pistol.

·        Two rifle magazines

·        One or more magazine pouches worn on the belt.

·        200 rounds of .223 or 5.56×45 ammunition.

NOTE: Know what ammunition your rifle is chambered for. Make sure your rifle is made for 5.56, which will accept both .223 and 5.56. Do NOT use 5.56 ammo in a rifle chambered for .223 only.  If your rifle is chambered for .223, use ONLY that ammunition.

NOTE: Know the value of your adjustments for both iron sights and, if applicable, your red dot sights. Usually expressed in “MOA per click,” can be found in owner’s manual for your sights, or online by make/manufacturer. Know in advance and all of our lives will be easier.

Limited number of 5.56x45 rental rifles available and reserving one must be done in advance. This option is for prospective AR owners who have not yet decided on a make/model.

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