Basic AR-15 Rifle is designed to teach firearm safety in regards to an AR-15 rifle.

Full Description: In order for you to use the AR-15 rifle correctly, this class will focus on nomenclature, the assembly/disassembly of the rifle as well as the proper loading and unloading procedure. You will also receive instruction on the use of the mechanical safety and how to safely and correctly change the magazine. After you have learned all about the various parts of this rifle, it is time to put your knowledge to the test. Instruction will focus on zeroing and marksmanship. Learning about the basic rifle positions will in turn help you with marksmanship. All students must qualify in order to have the ability to participate in the next level of classes. Once a qualification has been passed a certificate will be issued, allowing the student to progress onto the next class. If the qualification is not passed, the student will be given a certificate of attendance. In order to challenge the qualification and earn the certificate, the student will be required to re-qualify during another class or clinic.

This class includes the following materials:


Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois

Completion Certificate

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois

Register for this Class

$90 Due in full at time of registration

Upcoming classes:

DayStart DateTimeSpaces
SatJuly 9, 20228:00 AM-12:00 PM6
SatOctober 8, 20228:00 AM-12:00 PM9

Accreditation: Although this is not an NRA class, Red Dot Arms provides comprehensive training classes with Certified NRA Instructors. This class is exclusive to Red Dot Arms Training Academy and is not endorsed by the either the NRA or registered with the state of Illinois.

Subscribe to our training newsletter for news on upcoming classes.


Cost: $90

Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable, but transferable.

Length: 4 Hours

This class consists of 4 hours on the range; no classroom instruction.

Skill Level

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Class, Goals

To teach students the basic safety and shooting skills for the AR-15 rifle.

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Age Requirements

Any age may attend, but those under 18 must be accompanied by participating parent or guardian. Prospective students under 21 years of age please contact us at

Mouseover the boxes for more info!

Red Dot Arms, Concealed Carry, CCL, Illinois, Chicago, CCW, CCL AR-15

Introduction AR-15 Class



Introduction to AR-15 Class

Things that you should bring to the class!

  • AR-15 Rifle
  • Sling
  • 3 – 30 Round Magazines (5 suggested)
  • 300 Rounds of Ammo (500 suggested)
  • Wrap-around Eye Protection ***Normal wear glasses will not be proper protection. Shatter proof lenses are mandatory***
  • Ear Protection
  • Tight necked t-shirt (prevents 2nd degree burns from the brass)
  • Knee Pads
  • Long sleeve shirt regardless of the temperature (prevents 2nd degree burns from the brass)
  • Long Pants (prevents 2nd degree burns from the brass)
  • Shoes with Ankle Support
  • Water
  • Bug Spray (if needed)
  • Sunscreen (if needed)
  • Rain Gear (if needed)
  • Mat (to lay on ground)
Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Qualifications, Fitness

For the purpose of your safety and accommodating special needs participants, please contact us at if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  • Pregnancy, mental handicap, physical handicap, disabled, visually impaired, under the influence of prescription drugs, under the influence of illegal drugs and/or under the influence of alcohol

Is this a shooting class?

Yes, all the classes in the AR course except Intro to AR-15 have live fire shooting.

Do I need to bring my own AR-15 Rifle?

Yes, please bring your own AR-15 rifle to class. Rentals are not available for this class.

Are prescription eyeglasses acceptable for safety?

Not in the AR-15 class. Due to higher case pressures, safety glasses will be required. There are safety glasses that will fit over your prescription glasses.

I have prior experience. Can I join this class?

Some prior military service certifications or training school certifications may be acceptable. This will depend on the approval of our instructors. Please contact us.

Do I need prior certification?

Yes, for all classes in the AR-15 course except Intro to AR15. Please see the  individual class for specifics.

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Disclaimer


FOID Statement: Illinois residents that will be TRANSPORTING their own firearm to and from the class/range must be in possession of a valid FOID/CCL card, and be of legal age, 21 for handguns, and 18 for long guns.  A FOID card is not required to participate in the class. Out of state residents need to follow the age requirements and have a valid ID.

We reserve the right to dismiss any student for unsafe behavior and/or failure to follow instructions. No refund will be offered.