AR15 Combined Armorers & Master Build Course Testimonials


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  • Philip Nelson (Saturday, October 31 20 02:21 pm EDT)

    I recently attended the School of the American Rifle two day combined course. This wasn’t the first AR15 Armorer class I’ve taken, but the amount of knowledge I took away from this class was amazing. Chad Albrecht’s knowledge of the platform is second to none, and I found his teaching style great. SOTAR’s collection of bad and failed parts really helped me to visualize some of the problems that can be encountered, and what to look for. The small class size really made you feel like part of a group instead of just another nameless student. The amount of information that Chad covers is amazing. He took the time to answer all questions any student had before moving on. Chad would demonstrate several ways to complete most tasks, then let the student decide the way they wanted to do it while building their gun. Chad is an absolute professional and his love of the AR15 platform really shows in the class. I would recommend this class to anyone regardless of their current skill level. The class is worth every penny, and I would do it again.Thank you for the experience SOTAR!

  • Rob Davenport (Monday, July 27 20 11:11 am EDT)

    I found Chad’s teaching style to be extremely thorough, fast paced but detailed and very informative with just the right amount of humor thrown in.
    No matter your level of familiarity with the AR platform, you will learn new things.
    I feel the value to dollar for Chad’s class is better than anything else available to either civilian or military at this time.
    I look forward to seeing what Chad is able to do in the AR industry in the future, I firmly believe that this is only the beginning.

  • Ed Berrios (Monday, May 25 20 07:49 pm EDT)

    This is an absolutely great course. First, I found Instructor Chad Albrecht to be extremely knowledgeable about the technical and historical aspects of the AR-15 platform, including selection, gauging, and modification of parts, to ensure safe, consistent, and reliable operation of the AR-15. Second, in sharing his knowledge, Chad's gives an in depth view of the AR-15 and gauging processes; it is presented to students in a manner that is easily digestible and retainable, with hands on training, as you build your AR-15. Third, the class environment is optimal for learning. The classroom is a museum to the AR-15, broken down to its parts and gauges. Class size was four students. Student benches have most of the tools and materials that a student would need to build their AR-15. Every student felt comfortable to ask questions and Chad focused on each one of us to ensure that we understood the material and tasks along the way. Each student was given options of whether and how to perform certain tasks in their build and it was for student to choose. Chad, simply, doesn't cut corners and this is evident in how he teaches the course from start to finish. I came away, and you will too, with a new fondness for, knowledge of, and techniques and gauges to use in building and maintaining the AR-15.

  • Stefan P Czerwinski (Tuesday, March 03 20 03:25 pm EST)

    Chad Albrecht of the School of the American Rifle devotes a great amount of personal effort and interest sharing his endless knowledge of the AR platform with both his students and online AR enthusiasts. He is making an outstanding contribution to teaching his students and to the general enlightenment of other AR enthusiasts, online or other, willing to listen objectively to both his seasoned procedures and innovative original perspective in function diagnostics and build techniques. I can without a doubt recommend anyone from the novice, just looking to get their "feet wet" to the advanced builder, who's plateaued and needs a new perspective, to attend one of the courses provided by the School of the American Rifle. And for those individuals and professional agencies who may be looking to utilize his recently announced future AR inspection and reliability services, I would definitely "pull the trigger". Chad's professionalism and commitment to maintaining nothing short of the highest quality standards in his class instruction will undoubtedly transfer to his daily business operations. I personally look forward to his future posts and videos as well as hopefully attending his course again to add to my knowledge base and absorb what I can from his years of experience.

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