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Jun 01

America's Rifle - How to Select and Outfit Your AR-15 - June 1

This is a general overview of the AR-15 platform, including common uses and what to look for to buy and outfit the perfect rifle for your particular applications.

Black Wing Shooting Center
3722 Marysville Rd, Delaware, OH 43015
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Jun 01, 2024 12:00pm - Jun 01, 2024 03:00pm




For most of our events, you may cancel and receive a refund (less a $25 processing fee)

up to 3 weeks before an event and refunds will not be available within 3 weeks of an event.

Course Summary:

This is a class for novice and experienced gun owners alike who want to purchase their first AR (or an additional AR) and would like to know more about how to select the right make and model, plus tips for outfitting the rifle with appropriate accessories.


None. This is a classroom course and no particular skills are needed.

Course Length/Hours:

3 Hours: Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Topics Covered:

  • Definition and origins of the popular AR-15 rifle
  • Common uses for this platform, including hunting, competition, and defense
  • Caliber options with pros and cons of each, including .223, 300 Blackout, 7.62, and others
  • Gas systems and how to choose one over the other (rifle, mid, carbine, and pistol)
  • Brands available and what you're getting for your money, including high, mid, and low-end options
  • Buying vs. building - cost benefit of each and whether it's worth it

Gear Requirements:

  • Notebook and pen if you want to take notes
  • You're free to take photos if you wish

Classroom & Range Information:

This course will be conducted in a comfortable room with chairs and tables. Examples of the ARs and accessories discussed will be available for examination. If you have specific questions, you will have an opportunity to ask during this class.

Course Tuition:

$35 per person.

A portion of your tuition benefits Buckeye Firearms Association. Thank you for your support.