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AR-15 Defensive Carbine - Setup & Maintenance (11/4/17 @ 10:30AM)

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AR-15 Defensive Carbine - Setup & Maintenance (11/4/17 @ 10:30AM)
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The AR-15 has become the most popular defensive carbine in America.  The system's modularity allows it to be customized to meet the unique needs of its owner.  The vast number of options and accessories available for the weapon make gear selection difficult for those new to the platform.  Even those familiar with the AR-15 have a hard time keeping up with the constant stream of new products that are available.  This course is designed for everyone: those shopping for their first AR-15 trying to make sense of all the acronyms and specifications, the novice looking for tips on maintenance and lubrication, and seasoned AR-15 platform veterans looking to grow their skill set as it relates to the latest gear development and rifle setup.

This course covers: 

  • Field stripping, maintenance, cleaning, and proper lubrication
  • Gear selection including rifles, stocks, grips, forward grips, slings, rails, magazines, ammunition, flashlights, flashlight mounts, optics, and back up sights
  • Proper carbine setup and basic operation

Examples of specific topics covered include: 

  • 1/3 versus absolute co-witness of sights
  • Advantages and disadvantages of 1, 2, and 3-point slings
  • Proper sight in distance for a defensive carbine

Note: The instructor will have an AR-15 style rifle for demonstration purposes so you do not need to bring a rifle to the workshop.


Location: 1000 Cobb Pkwy N Ste B, Marietta, GA 30062

Length: 2 hours

Cost: $20 per person

Class Size: 20 students 


Instructor: Rob Sheppard

Rob Sheppard is the owner and chief instructor of Precision Applications, LLC, a full-line firearms and tactics training company.  Prior to starting Precision Applications, Shep was a Scout/Sniper in the United States Marine Corps and a SWAT Sniper for the Marietta Police Department.  In addition to holding instructor certifications for a wide selection of firearms types, Shep is also an instructor for Use of Force, Team/Individual Tactics, and Less Lethal.  Shep is currently employed in a law enforcement capacity with the Department of Homeland Security.

Additional Information

Location Marietta
Date Nov 4, 2017
Time 10:30AM - 12:30PM