Carbine 101

What knowledge, equipment, and skills do you need to acquire to keep your family and yourself safe?

At Carolina Sporting Arms, our guides know the biggest challenge for you is just getting started. The Carbine 101 Class makes getting started easy. We have helped hundreds of people progress from never shooting a gun before to becoming comfortable, skilled shooters.

Carbine 101

Skill Level: Beginner | Instructor: Mike Simpson | Time: 3 hrs. | Location: Charlotte, NC | Cost: $110.00/person 

Carbine 101 Classes
Carbine 101 Class
Carbine 101 Charlotte NC

Really enjoyed Dom’s carbine class. The firearm knowledge was superb and the instruction, delivery & presentation were great. The class & range interaction made it informative and enjoyable. Thumbs up to you David for another excellent staff member.

– H.M.

Carolina Sporting Arms wants you to be prepared, feel safe, and be able to enjoy a new sport. We’re confident you will thrive from our guided educational opportunities and feel empowered from the experiences provided.


Carbine 101 is a classroom and range-based orientation to build your training foundation. It is approximately 3 hours in length.

*No live ammo allowed in the classroom

During a Carbine 101 Class, you will receive formal exposure to:

  • – Safe gun handling, safety rules and guidelines
  • – The different carbine types and why you would prefer one over the other
  • – Parts nomenclature
  • – Proper carbine grip, stance, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control, and other fundamentals
  • – Popular terms used in the shooting sports and basic functions of a carbine
  • – How to safely load and unload a carbine
  • – Field disassembly of the rifle
  • – Live-fire shooting fundamentals

Classroom discussion provides you with a comprehensive introduction to shooting a carbine by certified instructors that include:

  • – Firearm safety
  • – Local ownership requirements
  • – Shooting fundamentals
  • – Hands-on instruction
  • – How and where to continue training with your next class

This 3-hour course is the foundation of your AR-15 Carbine knowledge, and in this course, we will be going over the following points:

Range-based orientation:

  • – Safety, proper grip, stance
  • – Sight alignment, sight picture, breath control, trigger control
  • – Carbine-specific nomenclature, basic field disassembly of rifle
  • – History, proper loading, and unloading, ammunition
  • – Proper adjustment and explanation of iron and red dot sights

Cleaning techniques and products, and upgrades


Items to bring with you to class:

  • – Pen and paper
  • – Eye protection and hard shell or custom molded ear protection
  • – Your rifle
  • – Aluminum snap caps (no live ammo allowed in classroom)
  • – 2 magazines with 40 rounds total

*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the class in order to be prepared at the posted start time.

“I liked learning the cleaning process, proper shooting methods, and addressing my disability. Learned several more important points, always do each time I shoot.”

Phil C.

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