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Old 05-20-2013, 8:24 PM
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i'm not qualified to comment. i just know i saw one AR going full auto due to a hammer issue and i saw a few others that were being worked on by instructors that were eventually loaded on the truck and sent back to gun heaven.
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Old 05-28-2013, 4:05 AM
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I learned from class to run my AR wet. Prevents the stuck bolt issue from running it somewhat dry. It would be a good idea to take off the bullet button for the class. I was in class last year and a guy went though the class with a BB on. He didn't even know about some of the convertible BBs out there. I ran a gen 1 prince50 and the button got loose. Good thing it fell apart after the day was over. I install my original mag release for the rest of the class and put back the prince50 before returning to CA.
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Old 05-28-2013, 8:35 PM
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Cargo shorts or pants work great for me. A total of six pockets to put my crap has not left me wanting for any kind of mag carrier or chest rig.

Other things:

A good 2 MOA dot works great for the class. I don't feel at a disadvantage at all with mine, but I think something like a 1x4 Trijicon Accupoint may be ideal. Unless you train a lot before hand, you may be slow on the timed exercises if you run irons. I think it would be cool to do the class with irons though.

A grip pod is a huge advantage if you will want to shoot prone at 100 & 200yds.

Bad lever and Gun Fighter charging handle speed up malfunction drills.

Leave your bullet button at the hotel room. It takes only 5 minutes to change out to the real mag release. Don't forget to put on a bullet button back on before crossing the border.
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Old 05-28-2013, 9:08 PM
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Any ammo restrictions?
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve_In_29 View Post
Any ammo restrictions?
No magnet-attracting bullets. Steel case doesn't seem to bother them.

An instructor I asked said no pistol caliber ammo, so no 9mm AR, allowed. Although they say the minimum caliber is .223, they will let 5.45x39 rifles through (as long as you use non magnetic ammo, which means only Hornady V-Max Steel). I have also seen guys shoot 5.7x28 rifles in class.
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Old 06-02-2013, 3:04 PM
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Just got back from front sight practical rifle 2 day course-what a great time.Instructors were awesome no disapointments not overloaded with students -about 40 with 2 relays.Mostly ARs a bolt gun and an sks a 30 carbine failed to finish due to mechanical problems.Hot but great facility and great training.My wifes handgun course was large but they handled the numbers and variying skill levels very well.She left well trained and ready willing and able to practice.Highly recommend a course from them.
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Old 06-05-2013, 6:01 AM
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Get a good sling, not single point. I used one in the class and got whacked in the nuts 50 times.

Bring lots of ammo so you don't run out.

Bring lots of mags.
I have never owned a sling for my AR. What sling do people recommend?? I am ordering some stuff from Brownells soon so I might as well and a sling or two to my order.
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