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America’s Rifle 101: Carbine Clinic

Sep 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm PDT

AR-15 101

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Ammunition Required: None.  This is a non-firing course.  Students are not required to bring a carbine or ammunition.  Instructors will provide carbines and dummy rounds.  For safety purposes as we will be handling rifles, no ammunition is allowed in the classroom.

It’s time to eliminate the misconception that AR stands for “assault rifle,” and tell the world what AR really stands for: America’s Rifle.  While originally named for the manufacturer, “ArmaLite,” the AR-15 has become an iconic rifle in the United States.  The popularity of ARs over the past few years continues to rise. Millions of gun owners have purchased ARs for recreational shooting as well as for home defense.   This classroom course is an orientation to the AR-15 carbine intended for the new AR-15 owner, or for someone who is considering getting an AR-15 in the near future.

This course is conducted as an NRA America’s Rifle Challenge classroom clinic.

Students will learn:

  • Rules for safe gun handling
  • Brief history of the AR-15 family of rifles and carbines
  • Carbine parts and operation
  • Basic operation of AR-15 carbines, to include safe handling and unloading
  • Purchasing an AR-15
  • Common AR-15 accessories (slings, magazines, etc)
  • Optics and Sights for the AR-15:  USGI Irons, Back-Up Irons, Red Dots, ACOGs, and more!
  • Field Stripping & Cleaning the AR-15
  • Introduction to NRA America’s Rifle Challenge
  • Opportunities for learning more and competition

Instructors will have a number of different AR-15 rifles and carbines in different configurations on hand with a variety of optics and accessories.  Students will be able to look through optics, feel the difference between free floated rails and traditional handguards, try out different slings, feel the balance differences between different wegihts and lengths of barrels, and more!  There’s no substitute for getting hands on experience with the help of an experienced instructor before making a big purchase.

This class will be taught by NRA certified instructors.  Please click on the Event Organizer name below for more information.

Discounts for Upcoming Events

While non-firing, this course will lay a solid foundation for the upcoming Carbine Clinic and Basic Rifle courses we are running this fall.  In fact, attendees to this class will receive a coupon for a $10 discount on general admission for our upcoming carbine and basic rifle classes in October — that’s right, attend this course and save $20 on upcoming events!  Coupon codes will be sent directly to participants. You literally can’t lose with this deal!*

* Coupons available for general admission only.

America’s Modern Musket

Did you know that during the American Revolution, a debate about the proper caliber and rate of fire for small arms raged among the Continental Army and Continental Congress?  Today we debate calibers and firearm designs on the internet, and it seems some things never change!

Revere’s Riders events always include a brief history discussion to remind us of our heritage.  We’ll have some reproductions of muskets used in the American Revolutionary War on hand and show the linkage between  these historical tools used in the fight for Independence and the modern AR-15 design.  It turns out that the modern AR-15 is the recent evolution of over two centuries of American small arms experience.

 Additional Range Information

Your ticket includes all Clark County fees.  Please report directly to the education center classroom.  Don’t check in with CCSP and pay additional range fees!


Sep 10, 2016
1:00 pm—4:00 pm
$5 - $12
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Clark County Shooting Park
11357 North Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89131 United States
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Max Range:
100 yards
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7 people are attending America’s Rifle 101: Carbine Clinic


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Discounted Admission (Sep 10, 2016 Carbine ARC 101 Class [Las Vegas, NV])$5.00Youth (<18), Military (active duty, reserve, guard), EMTs, teachers. Verification of service may be requested at check-in. NEW: Volunteers assisting with NRA Phone Bank, canvass, and similar civic engagement may also sign up at the discounted rate. The NRA Nevadans for Freedom Las Vegas Field Office may be contacted for verification.

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General Admission (Sep 10, 2016 Carbine ARC 101 Class [Las Vegas, NV])$12.00Registration in the final week before class.

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