Welcome back to our Shooting 101 series! So far we’ve covered the absolute basics of how to use revolversand semi-automatic pistols and now we’re moving on to the most popular rifle in America: the AR-15. Today we’re going to look at how to load, unload, and fire an AR-style rifle.
A ton of people have purchased ARs in the last 10 years or so, and a lot of these people are either first-time gun owners or brand new to the AR platform. If you fall into one of those categories, this post is for you. I can’t teach you how to be a great marksman in just a few minutes, and I don’t want anyone to think that a video or an article can take the place of real, in-person training from a qualified instructor. However, this should get you going in the right direction so you at least know how the gun works and how to handle it safely.
by Chris Baker