AR15 Builder/Armorer Course

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  • June 24, 2016
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The AR-15/10 platform is one of the most popular rifles in existence today.  With years of advances, it has become a highly reliable, accurate, and customizable platform.  Primarily thought of as a combat weapon used in military, law enforcement, or personal defense situations, recent changes in hunting laws have seen it become popular in deer stands, hunting pigs, and blasting prarie dogs.

While saying you have an “AR” gives a basic idea of what you own, there are thousands of variations you can actually have.  From the concealed carry 9 mm pistol version, to the .308 squad automatic sniper rifle, to the .50 Beowulf, there are close to a dozen different caliber choices.  8″ barrels up to 24″ barrels, different twist rates, different barrel thickness, low profile gas blocks, piston driven, free float rails, enhanced triggers, etc are all decisions you need to face when choosing an AR.

An increasingly popular alternative is to be able to build your own AR.  Once you have a few basic pieces, along with some simple tools and the knowledge required, you can build a base AR, change it as you see fit, and turn it into a custom weapon unlike any you could buy off the shelf.  An added advantage is you can usually have a superior weapon at a far lower cost than trying to buy something already completed.

This course allows you to assemble a fully functional AR from the bare individual parts.  You will learn how to build your lower, build your upper, change barrels, triggers, hand guards, etc.  With this knowledge, you will never worry about buying a part and having to find someone to help you put it all together.  You can watch for sales on individual pieces, and turn your weapon into the piece you have always dreamed of owning.

Because of the variations in what you can build, this course offers you various options.  The only requirement for all variations is you need to have taken ownership of a stripped lower (the only piece considered a “firearm”).  If you don’t have one, we recommend you order a stripped lower receiver from Palmetto State Armory and have it shipped to your local FFL.

Option 1:  You bring all the required parts you have already purchased.  We prefer everything is fully disassembled, but if you bring a complete rifle, we will meet you early to fully disassemble it prior to the course.

Tools are available to purchase separately. YOU WILL HAVE TO CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR PAYMENT OF THIS OPTION PRICE IS $150.00

Option 2:  You purchase a lower receiver in advance of the course, and we provide everything else to build a fully functional AR-15 rifle in 5.56. $850 includes all the tools you need (you take the tools home after) and the course fee.  YOU WILL HAVE TO CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR PAYMENT OF THIS OPTION PRICE IS $850.00

Option 2 will include high quality components that will allow you to build a fully functioning weapon capable of completing any of our courses.  It will consist of a 16″ barrel, flat top optics ready system, standard collapsible stock, and a free float hybrid hand-guard.

At the course we will have additional optional parts you may want to consider purchasing, such as various stocks, pistol grips, triggers, sights, etc.

If you don’t know where to start, we suggest you choose option 2.

We will be contacting all registrants to make sure you understand how to get your lower receiver.

If you do not own tools, and do not choose to purchase tools, we will have a limited number of sets available for you to share (Option 2 includes all tools).

This course is open to ages 14+ as long as a parent attends.

Due to the time required to get certain parts in, the items must be ordered in advance (including the optional tool set).  March 1st is the last day.  After the 1st the only option will be #1, and we will contact you to make certain you are able to get everything required.


6077 South US 31, Edinburgh, Indiana, United States


6077 US Highway 31
Edinburgh, Indiana

Located 0.2 miles North of Tara Treatment Center on East side of Hwy 31.

Located 0.4 miles North of railroad crossing.

Please note….some GPS systems will utilize Franklin as the city versus Edinburgh.