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Introduction to the AR Platform


This class is designed to introduce the student to the Armalite Rifle (AR) platform of firearms. Let CAFT get you started on the path to understanding the functioning, capabilities and simplicity of the platform. We will discuss the breakdown, safety and the basics of shooting within the AR platform.  The class is designed is to give you a starting point on AR safety, general information, options to customize and provide the wide range of capabilities of the platform. 

Topics Covered

  • Rules of safe gun handling

  • Breakdown of the AR components and their use

  • Operation of the AR

  • AR operating systems

  • AR accessories

    • Handles

    • Optics

    • Triggers

    • Barrels

  • Disassembly and reassembly of the AR

  • Cleaning tips

  • Stoppages/Malfunctions

  • Range rules and live fire exercises


Required Gear

  • Electronic ear protection

  • Eye protection

  • **Ear and eye protection will be provided if needed**


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