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Have you just bought your first AR-15? Or maybe you’re hoping to purchase a carbine, but you’ve never shot one before. If you’re new to the world of carbine shooting, learn from the pros at Keystone Shooting Center with a basic training course.

Basic Carbine is designed to give the new carbine owner a foundation for safe carbine shooting. We focus on the Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) also commonly known as the AR-15. We will begin by covering the universal safety rules. The shooter will be taught the basic components of the rifle and the fundamentals of operation.

***We will not allow use of AR Pistols or SBRs during the class. This class applies to AR Carbines only.***

What You’ll Learn at Our Basic Carbine Training Course

In our basic carbine training class, beginners will delve into the world of carbine shooting. This course covers a range of topics particular to AR-15s, including:

  • Components: An AR-15 has many parts critical to its functionality. In this course, you’ll learn how each contributes to your gun’s operation and your safety.
  • Operation: Learn how to load and unload your gun, how to fire correctly and other aspects of your firearm’s performance. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to handle your carbine safely with basic gun safety rules.
  • Shooting skills: Firing an AR-style weapon is a one-of-a-kind experience different from shooting a pistol or rifle. Learn how to properly and accurately shoot your firearm with our safe carbine shooting class.
  • Maintenance: Caring for your new firearm is essential if you want to enjoy it for years to come. We’ll show you how to maintain your carbine to ensure proper functionality.

By the end of the course, you’ll be thoroughly familiar with your AR-15 and feel more comfortable operating your weapon. Each class is led by carbine experts at our veteran owned and operated facility. These expert instructors will give you personalized guidance and answer any questions you might have about your new firearm.

Why Take a Carbine Training Course?

If you’ve recently bought your first carbine, you might be wondering if you should take a carbine shooting class to learn more about your new gun.

No matter your familiarity with firearms, professional guidance is exceptionally beneficial before shooting a new type of gun on your own. Taking a class dedicated to teaching you basic carbine skills offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Increased familiarity: No matter how familiar you might be with other types of firearms, you can always find more to learn about guns you aren’t as used to. Our basic carbine training class helps you increase your familiarity with your AR-15 in a friendly environment among other carbine beginners.
  • Safety: Before you shoot an AR-15 for the first time, learning about carbine safety is critical. This safe carbine shooting class gives you the tips and practical skills you need to have fun at the range without worrying about your or your loved ones’ safety.
  • Expert training: Our facility employs service-oriented firearms experts who are passionate about both guns and the customers they serve. Each instructor has years of shooting and teaching experience, which they share with students through hands-on guidance and easy-to-follow instruction. You can feel comfortable asking them anything about your weapon.
  • Fun: Meet other firearms enthusiasts and share your love of your new carbine with people who are as excited about your purchase as you are. Carbine training courses can help you make lifelong friendships as you discover the thrill of shooting an AR-15 together.

Book Your Safe Carbine Shooting Class at Keystone Shooting Center

Whether you’re planning to use your new carbine every day of hunting season or only for self-defense, there’s no better way to learn how it works and how to use it safely than with expert instruction. If you’re looking for a safe carbine shooting class near you, look no further than Keystone Shooting Center.

Our veteran owned and operated facility in Mars, PA offers both beginners and expert shooters the chance to learn more about their firearms and hone their skills. We’re excited to teach you more about this incredible weapon and answer your questions to make your experience an unforgettable one.

Learn new skills and make new friends at one of the best indoor shooting centers in the country. Contact us online or at (412) 357-8000 for more information, or sign up for a class today.


As somebody that is completely new to shooting, this place was a great place to start. The sales staff is friendly, courteous, patient, and willing to answer any questions that you may have. The same can be said about the ROs.

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