Welcome to The Marksman Shooting Range’s AR Assembly Course!

For Beginners

Learn how to easily build your own AR

We offer a comprehensive 2-day AR Building Course designed to provide you with the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to build your own custom AR rifle. This course is divided into two parts: the Upper Build Course and the Lower Build Course. Whether you’re a seasoned firearm enthusiast or a beginner looking to delve into the world of AR assembly, our expert instructors will guide you through the process, ensuring you leave with a fully functioning and personalized AR rifle.

Course Coverage at a Glance

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AR Building Course Includes

Expert Guidance in Customization:

Joining our 2-day AR Building Course opens the door to a world of personalized firearm customization. Our experienced instructors will guide you through every step of the process, from selecting components to fine-tuning your AR rifle to your exact specifications. Unleash your creativity as you craft a firearm that perfectly aligns with your preferences and shooting style.

Comprehensive Upper and Lower Build Experience:

This immersive course is thoughtfully divided into two parts—the Upper Build Course and the Lower Build Course—ensuring you receive a comprehensive education on assembling both halves of your AR rifle. Learn the intricate details of building, assembling, and fine-tuning each component, gaining invaluable insights that will not only enhance your understanding of the rifle but also boost your overall marksmanship skills.

Hands-On Learning for Lasting Knowledge:

Experience the satisfaction of hands-on learning as you build your own AR rifle under the expert guidance of our instructors. We believe in learning by doing, and this course provides you with the practical skills and confidence needed to maintain, troubleshoot, and even modify your firearm in the future. You’ll leave with a deep-rooted knowledge that extends beyond the classroom and into real-world application.

Community and Camaraderie:

Embark on this educational journey alongside fellow firearms enthusiasts who share your passion for learning and building. Our AR Building Course fosters a sense of camaraderie and community, allowing you to connect with like-minded individuals and forge lasting bonds. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and celebrate your collective achievements as you come together to create your personalized AR rifles.

Our Team

Meet Our Expert Instructors

We are proud to have a team of highly skilled and experienced firearm instructors who are dedicated to providing top-notch training and guidance. Our instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the range, ensuring that every shooter receives personalized attention and instruction tailored to their skill level and goals.


Kirk Anderson

President and Owner, Lead Instructor

USCCA Certified Instructor
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
Nebraska Certified CHP Instructor
NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer


Jessica Ulrich

Vice President and co-owner, Instructor

Chris Anderson


Has deep knowledge of firearms and dedication to promoting safe and responsible gun ownership, Christine has played a pivotal role in establishing The Marksman as a leading authority in the industry.


Questions About The Course

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions

The course is open to individuals of all experience levels, from beginners with little to no firearm knowledge to experienced shooters seeking to deepen their understanding of AR rifles. Our instructors tailor the instruction to accommodate participants with varying levels of expertise, ensuring a rewarding learning experience for everyone.