Basic Rifle Course

Basic Rifle Course
November 3rd and 4th
Appalachian Network Community Center
84 Roberts Road
Murphy, NC 28906

This course will start at 9:00 AM on Saturday 11/3. Instructors are licensed and insured by the NRA. Cost is $100 and must be paid by 10/26 to reserve your place. Couples will receive a 10% discount.

There are no prior requirements for this class other than a willingness to learn how to safely operate and maintain the Armalite Rifle (AR). This class is required for advanced classes. The first day is classroom based and the second day is on the community center’s newly renovated range (rain or shine).

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Course Outline:

Day 1 

Safety Brief

AR-15 Weapons System Familiarization

Cleaning and Maintenance

How does the AR-15 work

Determine Master Eye

Safety Manipulation


Weapons Condition Check (Observe)

Search and Assess

Marksmanship Fundamentals

Natural Point of Aim

Sight Alignment and Sight Picture


Trigger Control

After each shot

Speed of Execution

Firing Positions

Gear Placement

Administrative Load

Tactical Reload

Combat or Speed Reload

Simple Malfunctions 

Day 2 

Zero Rifles

Range Drills

  • Rifle Drill 1: Up Drill
  • Rifle Drill 2: Reset Drill
  • Rifle Drill 3:  Reloads
  • Rifle Drill 4: Three Little Chickens Malfunction Drill

Items to bring:

AR-15 Rifle with adjustable sling

Chest rig

250 rounds 5.56/223 55 gr (No green tip). Reloads are not recommended.

6 empty 30 round AR magazines

Hearing protection

Eye protection


Cleaning supplies: solvent, lubricants, cotton patches, cleaning rod/tips.

Extra set of batteries for optics. Instructions for optics. This is not required if you will be using iron sights.


Appropriate clothing for rain and weather conditions

Lunch for both days

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