Build Your Own AR-15

This course was developed specifically for the individual who knows little,
if anything, about the AR-15 platform and desires a comprehensive
experience to develop understanding and competence.


  • ​You may have noticed that AR-15s are often called carbines. The word carbine comes from the old french word carbine — a light horsemen and also of the weapon they carried.  Carbines are shorter barreled versions of full-length rifles and most shoot the same ammunition as their full-length cousins, yet some carbines fire lower powered ammunition with some designed to use even pistol calibers.
  • Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to build your own AR-15 under the supervision of gunsmiths and AR builders while gaining an in-depth understanding of the components, parts, maintenance, operation, and accessories for the AR-15.


Although we had originally planned this course as a women’s only offering, the keen interest of the menfolk has led us to open up the course to both men and women.  However, it is possible that there will be gender specific tables during the build sessions.


Build Your Own AR-15 is a comprehensive and detailed exposure to the AR-15 platform that will take place over three class sessions.

During the first class session each participant will build their own lower receiver with instruction from gunsmiths, experienced carbine builders, operators, and marksmen.

During the second class, each participant will build their own upper receiver group and barrel assembly.

Participants will join their upper and lower lower, learn how to inspect and test their rifle and learn how to zero their rifle during the third and final class session.

The live-fire range portion of the course will also take place during the final session, and will be conducted by qualified range safety officers and carbine instructors.


The course fee includes all gun parts, the FFL transfer fee, gunsmithing, how-to-build personal instruction, ammo, targets, and range instruction.

In addition to the opportunity to build a quality, completely customizable AR-15 on your own while learning the entire process, this course also includes range time to develop operator competence.

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