AR-15 Build Class
Will Marshall - Gunsmith
ABOUT THIS CLASS
In the AR-15 build class we will go step by step through the process of learning to build your own AR-15. We will also be covering basic troubleshooting, maintenance of the AR-15, and answering any other questions about the AR-15/10 platform.
AR-15 Options to Prepare for Class:
Purchase Rifle/Pistol: You can purchase one from us up to a week prior to the class. (You will be required you to fill out a 4473, and pass a background check). After purchase and the approved background check, the gunsmith will keep and disassemble the rifle in preparation for the class. The firearm will be returned to owner on the day of the class.
Purchase parts: You can purchase all of the parts yourself and bring them. If you are unsure of all the parts you need, please feel free to reference the RGC Gunsmith’s AR-15 Build Parts List. (This class will be limited to AR-15’s in 5.56 or 300 Black Out, in either a pistol or rifle configuration.)
Disassemble personal gun: If you already have an AR-15 that you would like to use, you can bring it up to Republic Gun Club up to a week prior to the class, and we will disassemble it for a $50 fee and it will be returned to you on the day of the class.
*If you disassemble the firearm yourself, please take it completely apart with the exception of the front takedown pin
Rent one: If you do not have an AR-15 to use, and are unable to purchase one or get the necessary parts, we will have a rental gun that you can use for the class. Please let us know up to a week prior to the class so we can disassemble one for you to use. Rental and disassembly fee is $75.
Things you will need: Unless you bring all of your own parts for the class, you will not need to bring anything, as we will provide tools to use (which will be available for purchase as well).
RGC Gunsmith’s AR-15 Parts List
Upper Receiver Parts:
Stripped upper receiver
Upper receiver parts kit (Forward assist/pin/spring, Ejection port cover/pin/clip/spring)
Bolt Carrier Group (BCG’s are the exact same for 5.56/.223/.300 blk)
Muzzle brake (Either a crush washer or shims depending on if it's for a suppressor)
Handguard/barrel nut (Barrel nut should come with the handguard)
Sights (Are not required and can be purchased/installed at a later date)
Lower Receiver Parts:
Stripped lower receiver
Lower parts kit (these vary by what is in them, make sure you get a trigger and a grip if your kit doesn’t come with them)
Trigger (if it doesn’t come in your parts kit)
Grip (if it doesn’t come in your parts kit)
Buffer tube assembly (Buffer/tube/spring, and sometimes a stock as well.)
Stock (if your buffer tube assembly doesn’t come with one)
Magazine (so we can test fire)
Trigger guard (If your lower receiver kit doesn’t have one, and your receiver doesn’t have one built-in)