Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Should I take the AR15 Build Class or AR15 101 Armorers Class?

 

Answer: Both Classes cover Testing and Gauging your AR15.

 

For a person with advanced AR experience, the Build Class may be more suitable if you only plan to take only ONE Class.

 

If you are a novice or have moderate experience with the  AR15, you would be better suited to take the 101 Armorers Class BEFORE attending an AR Build Class.

 

Students perform AR15 Building in the AR Build Class, where as you don't have that opportunity in the AR 101 Armorers Class. Both Classes are VERY "hands on" but in different ways. The AR 101 Armorers Class will break Students AR15’s down to a "Field Stripped" condition in addition to removal of the Fire Control Group, but not any more than that.

 

The AR15 101 Armorers Class will show you what components on your AR15 are in "spec " and in most cases we correct problem components on Student AR15's in the AR 101 Armorers Class, but there are areas we DO NOT correct in the AR 101 Armorers Class. The Barrel/Upper Receiver Interface is something we cannot Gauge, Test, or Correct in the AR 101 Armorers Class. The Barrel/Upper Receiver Interface covers Feed Ramp Alignment & Polishing, proper Barrel Nut Torque, Barrel Nut/Gas Tube alignment, proper application Barrel Assembly Grease, Barrel Bedding, and Upper Receiver Face Truing are things we cannot perform or correct on a Student’s AR15 in the AR 101 Armorers Class. We cannot correct Canted Front Sight Bases or Pinned Gas Blocks in the AR15 101 Armorers Class as well. I do cover the proper procedure for these areas during instruction, but we don’t perform them on Student AR15's.

 

The AR 101 Armorers Classes has about 16 Students total in attendance. Our goal with the 101 Armorers Class is to give Students a better understanding on the "how and why" the AR15 works by using technical illustrations, an AR15 cut-away, AR15 Computer Animation, and physical examples.

 

The AR15 Build Classes do not cover "functional" details and focuses more on the technical build details and making sure the owner gets a technically accurate AR15 build experience. The Build Classes are smaller as well, so it’s a more intimate setting in a sense.

 

 

Question: Why don't you cover the History of the AR15/M16 Family in any of your AR Classes?

 

Answer: I believe discussing the History of the AR15/M16 to be a waste of valuable Class time. I strive to give my Students the best bang for their buck and I see no need to talk about a topic that anyone can watch a documentary or read about.

 

 

Question: What Magazines can I bring into Maryland?

 

Answer: You can transport ANY capacity Magazine into Maryland. You CAN NOT, Manufacture, Give, Receive, and Offer for Sale, Trade, or Sell ANY Magazine in Maryland that holds more than 10 Rounds of the Ammunition the Magazine was designed to hold.

 

 

Question: Do you offer Private 1 on 1 Classes?

 

Answer: Yes, but ONLY Cleaning and Build Classes.

 

 

ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE!

Question: You do your AR Classes in Maryland, and from what I understand, AR15's are BANNED in Maryland. What AR's can I bring into Maryland?

 

Answer:

This is a List of AR’s you CAN bring into Maryland:

 

-Rimfire AR15 Rifles, Carbines, and Pistols.

 

-Pistol Caliber AR15 Rifles, Carbines, and Pistols.

 

-Registered Short Barreled Rifle AR15 with an Overall Length of 29.00" or MORE (With Approved 5320.20 Form)

NOTE 1: Barrel can be any Barrel profile.

NOTE 2: Overall Length (O.A.L.) is determined by extending/opening the Butt Stock and measuring from the rear of the Butt Stock to the tip of the Muzzle. If the Muzzle Device is not PERMANENTLY ATTACHED it does not count towards O.A.L..

 

-Registered Machinegun AR15's/M16's (With Approved 5320.20 Form)

NOTE 1: Barrel can be ANY length, any O.A.L. or any Barrel profile.

NOTE 2: AR15's /M16's with a Registered Auto Sear or Registered Lightning Link count as a Registered Machinegun.

NOTE 3: If you are in Maryland more than 24 Hours with a Registered Machinegun you may be required to REGISTER it with the Maryland State Police.

 

-Heavy Barrel/HBAR Centerfire AR15.

NOTE: To be considered Heavy Barrel/HBAR, the Maryland State Police has determined the Barrel/Receiver must be Marked/Stamped Heavy Barrel/HBAR, OR the Barrel/Receiver must be ADVERTISED by the Manufacturer as a Heavy Barrel/HBAR.

 

-NON Heavy Barrel/NON HBAR Centerfire AR15 that was OWNED by YOU before 10/1/2013.

NOTE: There is no "Feature Limit" on "MD 10/2013 Pre-Ban AR15's"

 

-AR15 Receivers.

 

-Large Frame, Detachable Magazine, Centerfire AR's such as SR25's, LR308, AR10's and such with an  O.A.L. of 29.00" or more.

NOTE: Overall Length (O.A.L.) is determined by extending/opening the Butt Stock and measuring from the rear of the Butt Stock to the tip of the Muzzle. If the Muzzle Device is not PERMANENTLY ATTACHED it does not count towards O.A.L..

 

 

This is what is BANNED and CANNOT be brought into Maryland:

 

NOTE: If you are unsure if your AR15 is legal to bring into Maryland, I suggest that you separate the Upper Receiver from the Lower Receiver and place a padlock in the Front Pivot Pin Bore in the Upper Receiver. This will prevent one from possessing and assembling a BANNED AR15 while in Maryland. Possession of AR Lowers are NOT Banned and Possession of a Pre Ban Upper is NOT Banned.

 

-Registered Short Barreled Rifle AR15 with an Overall Length of 28.99" or LESS.

NOTE: Overall Length (O.A.L.) is determined by extending/opening the Butt Stock and measuring from the rear of the Butt Stock to the tip of the Muzzle. If the Muzzle Device is not PERMANENTLY ATTACHED it does not count towards O.A.L..

 

-ANY AR15 that was OWNED on/after 10/1/2013 that has an O.A.L. less than 29.00".

NOTE: Overall Length (O.A.L.) is determined by extending/opening the Butt Stock and measuring from the rear of the Butt Stock to the tip of the Muzzle. If the Muzzle Device is not PERMANENTLY ATTACHED it does not count towards O.A.L..

 

-Registered A.O.W. Based AR15's.

 

-NON Heavy Barrel/HBAR AR15's that were OWNED on or after 10/1/2013.

 

-AR15 with a FIXED Magazine that holds more than 10 Rounds.

 

-ANY AR15 that was OWNED on/after 10/1/2013 that has 2 or MORE Features:

FEATURES: 

1) Folding Stock (COLLAPSIBLE STOCK DOES NOT APPLY)

2) Flash Hider (Sound Suppressor/Silencers COUNT as a Flash Hider)

3) Grenade Launcher

 

-Binary Triggers, Crank Fire/Rapid Fire Devices, and Bump Stocks are BANNED.

NOTE: Effective 10/1/2018

 

  

Question: Do you allow Students to Machine or complete an 80% Lower Receiver in your Build or Armorers Class?

 

Answer: NO! All Lower Receivers brought to ANY School of the American Rifle Classes, must be 100% completed BEFORE attending a Class. NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

 

Question: Do you allow Students to bring a COMPLETED Home-Made Lower Receiver to your Build or Armorers Class?

 

Answer: Yes, but ALL Home-Made Lower Receivers brought to ANY School of the American Rifle Classes, must be 100% completed BEFORE attending a Class. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Students who wish to bring a Home-Made Lower Receiver may be subject to additional screening before being permitted to bring a Home-Made Lower to a Class.

 

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