Classroom: 1 Hour

Live Fire: 3 Hours

Skill: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: This comprehensive firearms rifle training course introduces the student to the AR-15 / M-4 rifle. During this course, students will become familiar with the rifle and learn the basic handling skills necessary to safely and effectively operate it. Students will also learn about nomenclature, disassembly / reassembly, mechanical operation, care & cleaning, preventive maintenance, zeroing iron sights & electronic sights, shooting positions and much more. New knowledge and on range rifle training will leave students with assurance as they begin their journey with rifles!

Covered in this Course:

  • Firearms safety and safe gun-handling procedures.

  • Introduction to the AR-15 / M-4 rifle.

  • Nomenclature.

  • Mechanical operation of the AR-15 / M-4 rifle.

  • Function checking the AR-15 / M-4 rifle.

  • Fundamentals & Methodology of shooting a rifle.

  • Basic gun-handling skills.

  • Loading / unloading and press checking the rifle.

  • Zeroing Sights (Iron/Electronic)

  • Confirming mechanical off-set and hold-off Point of Impact (POI).

  • Basic marksmanship and target analysis.

  • Ammunition management – Emergency reloads, tactical reloads and speed reloads.

  • Malfunction clearance drills

  • Presentation from the low ready

  • Threat assessment and area scanning.

  • Shooting positions – standing, kneeling and prone.

  • Dry-practice skill building drills for the rifle.

  • Fundamental diagnostics and self-correcting fundamental errors.

  • Basic take down of the rifle

  • Basic rifle skills standard drills

  • Time shooting drills

Course Details:

  • Rifle (M4/AK47/AR15)- Rentals available

  • 2 Serviceable Magazines

  • 150 Rounds of ammunition (can be purchased day of the course)

  • Electronic ear protection and eye protection (can be provided, if needed)

Course Times: 0800-1200

Course Cost: $ 149.99

Contact: Shane Caughey at scaughey@blackstoneshooting.com or 704-414-6032

    *Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian for the entirety of this course.

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    Terms & Conditions

    Thank you for choosing Blackstone Shooting Sports! If you have any questions regarding a recent purchase, or product, please feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable Guest Support Team; chat with a team member 7-days a week from 10am until 9pm.

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    Buyer Responsibility & Legal Ownership Limitations

    It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure that the item being purchased is legal to own in your city / state. Verify with your receiving dealer if you are not 100% sure that it is legal. – Magazines that violate capacity restrictions will not be shipped or substituted.

    You must be 18 or older to purchase a rifle or shotgun and 21 or older to purchase a handgun.
    You are responsible for compliance to your local and state laws.
    Be aware of restrictions on extended magazines and certain types of AR-15 style rifles.

Not for sale where prohibited.
    Firearms:
Blackstone will not sell or transfer a firearm to any of the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, Guam, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Virgin Islands. In addition, we do not conduct any international sales. **Last updated 01/01/2023 (subject to change)

    Automatic Knives (OTF & OTS):
    Blackstone will not sell or transfer any automatic knives to any of the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, Guam, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Virgin Islands, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Virginia. **Last updated 01/01/2023 (subject to change)

    During checkout you specify a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) near you who transfers the firearm to you, after successful background check if needed.
    FFL can be your local Gun Shop, Gun Range or Pawn Shop willing to perform the transfer.

    “Local Store Pick Up” in Charlotte, NC. *Sales tax may apply.
    Blackstone Shooting Sports
    2001 Wilkinson Blvd.
    Charlotte, NC, 28208

    The buyer is responsible for all FFL’s transfer fee/s upon pickup which is generally $15-30. “Local pickup” at our Charlotte location is free of charge.
    For all FFL transfers, the firearm dealer (that we are sending the item/s to) must send us their valid license (FFL) by emailing (FFL@blackstoneshooting.com). Blackstone is not responsible for any lost items shipped via USPS, FedEx, and UPS.

    Ammunition Sales

    All ammunition will be shipped FedEx or UPS ground; no air freight allowed.
    Ammunition and firearms must be shipped separately.
    Always make sure you order the correct ammunition for your specific firearm.

    Federal law requires that you must be at least 18 years old to purchase shotgun and rifle ammunition and 21 years or older to purchase handgun ammo.

    Check your state and local laws for any other restrictions before ordering.
    Ammo Shipping Restrictions: Blackstone does not ship ammo to CA, IL, NY, NJ, MA, DC, CT, or P.O. Boxes

    Return Policy & Warranty

    We fundamentally believe you will be thrilled with the products you purchase from Blackstone Shooting Sports. That’s because we go out of our way to ensure we get you the exact products you need from the best brands in the industry. We understand, however, that sometimes a product may not be what you expected it to be. In that unlikely event, we invite you to review the following terms related to returning a product.

    If you need to return an item or cancel an order, simply contact our Guest Support Team at 704-414-6020 or by emailing returns@blackstoneshooting.com (be sure to include your order #). Feel free to use the live chat function on our website for the fastest support. All inquires received during business hours are answered same day!

    *All canceled and returned items are subject to a 10% restocking fee.

    Please allow 1-5 business days to credit back to your original form of payment.

    Damaged/Used Product: Unless there is a verifiable manufacturer’s defect with the merchandise, no returns will be accepted on damaged or used products. This includes firearm parts that have been previously installed.

    GENERAL PARTS & ACCESSORIES
    Returns Within 30 Days: The original method of payment will be refunded in full. Merchandise must be in new condition with all original packaging, documentation, accompanying accessories, and a receipt.

    OPTICS
    Returns Within 10 days: The original method of payment will be refunded in full. Merchandise must be in new condition with all original packaging, documentation, and a receipt. Non-cash transactions:

    Restricted Items

    AMMUNITION
    Due to safety and liability concerns, Blackstone does not accept any returns on ammunition that have exited the facility. All online ammunition sales are final.

    NEW & USED FIREARMS
    Blackstone does not accept any returns on firearms. We will assist with all recalls, warranty claims, or manufacturer defects with firearms previously purchased from Blackstone.

    KNIVES
    Blackstone does not accept any returns on knives. This is to ensure every knife purchase from Blackstone is 100% factory sharp, blemish free, and warrantied by the manufacturer. We will assist with all recalls, warranty claims, or manufacturer defects with knives previously purchased from Blackstone.

    Tax Information

    North Carolina residents will be charged a 7.25% sales tax.

    Questions / Contact Us

    Operating Hours:
Monday – Sunday: 10am – 9pm

Contact Information:
Please contact us with any questions or concerns 
We respond to inquiries same-day during business hours

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Blackstone Shooting Sports | 2001 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28208 | 704-414-6020