The AR-15 stands for "Armalite Variant 15" and is the most prolific rifle in America.  This modern day musket is a force multiplier in the hands of a trained individual, making it easier to defend yourself and your loved ones from danger.

Learn the requisite skills for running your AR-15 under pressure.  This class is one day long and will be spent learning basics, operation, gear set up and considerations, defensive techniques, and more.


Topics Covered:

  • Universal & Omnipresent Gun Safety Rules

  • A Fighting/Winning Mindset

  • Weapon Operation and Philosophy of Use

  • Gear Considerations

  • Combat Marksmanship

  • Reloading under duress

  • Various shooting positions

  • Malfunction clearances

  • Shooting and moving

  • A Challenging Rifle Qualification


What To Bring:

  • An open, teachable mind

  • AR15 Rifle

    • A spare rifle if you have one available, is always a good idea to bring to class

  • A sling for your rifle (required)

  • 750 Rifle Rounds

    • A note on ammo: We HIGHLY recommend you shoot brass cased ammunition and NOT STEEL cased ammunition. ARs are not designed to handle steel cased ammunition. We recommend functional ammunition in order to get the most from your training experience. There is nothing more frustrating than being at a class and struggling with equipment issues. Click here to buy Fiocchi ammo from Ammo Supply Warehouse. Thank us later.

  • At least 4 working magazines for your rifle

  • Handgun 9mm-45ACP

  • 100 Pistol Rounds

  • OWB holster for pistol

  • Note Taking Gear

  • Magazine pouch, chest rig, "active shooter bag" or "go bag" (able to carry at least one magazine on your person; pockets work too)

  • Pistol magazine pouches (able to carry at least one extra pistol magazine on your person)

  • Seasonally appropriate clothing suited to dynamic activity (no sandals/shorts), all shooting is outdoors.

    • For our rifle class we recommend a high collared shirt and/or a shmagah to prevent hot brass from finding it’s way down your shirt/onto your neck where it can cause fairly painful burns.

  • Lots of water (gallon jug recommended) and Bag lunch

  • Bug Spray and sun tan lotion

  • Ear and Eye protection

  • Weapon lube and tools

  • Lawn Chair (highly recommended)

  • Knee pads (if so desired)

  • Gloves (recommended but not required)

    • Your gun will get hot during the day and gloves will go along way to keep your hands comfortable holding your weapon.

Prerequisites: None.  Handgun 201 or prior handgun training from a competent instructor recommended. 

Physical Fitness Level Required: Standing for long portions of time, some kneeling, walking and laying down required.  We can work around any preexisting injuries.

AR15 Basics Class

Sept 14th 2019

Class starts at 8:30am at Ahlman’s in Morristown, MN

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Citadel Defense Refund Policy:
All class registrations are non refundable.  With prior notice we can switch you to a different class or someone else can take the class in your place. 

All no shows will receive no refund or class switching opportunity.