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Frequently asked questions

What Gear is Required?


For our shoot training and education, we only require you to bring thick tactical or mechanics gloves and long thick clothing. If you are participating in our self-defense training and education, we can wear workout gear, but it’s not required.




What Equiptment Do you Provide?


We provide the following gear: -Force on Force™ Helmet -Neck Protector -CONDOR vest with magazine holders -Groin Protector -Glock 17 paddle holster -Glock 17 Training Pistol, made by Glock (if package purchased) -Force on Force™ Blue Bolt Carrier Group (BCG) -DC Design AR-15 Platform Rifle (if package purchased) -3 times 10 marking rounds per magazine per firearm (if package purchased)




Can I Bring my Own Pistol?


No. The marking rounds can not be shot from any standard pistol. Glock modified the pistol so no real rounds can be chambered or used with their training pistols. This is why we at A+R TACTICS went with Glock, because of their safety features.




Can I Bring my Own Rifle?


Yes. You can bring your own AR-15 platform style rifle into our facility. You will have to leave your bolt carrier group (BCG), ammunition, and magazines outside of our facility (at home or in your car.) Carry your rifle in a rifle bag/case into our facility and we’ll ensure it’ll be ready for you to use in our facility after it has been inspected.




What is Reqired to Bring my Own AR-15?


Just follow the instructions above regarding leaving your bolt carrier group at home and brining it in in a case. Thank you.




What is the Minimum Age Requirement?


18 years old. At this time everyone participating in our shooting events will have to be 18 years of age or older. However, you can participate in the self-defense classes which does not include any firearms. This summer we will be offering Triple Cert Teen Camps for those ages 13 - 18. The week long course will include Red Cross CPR / First Aid / AED Certification, TECC Trauma Response Training, and dynamic safety and marksmaship pistol and rifle training. After completing the course, each teen will be certified to take any of our firearms courses alongside adults. We are really excited about this, please check back as dates will be announced soon.




Do I need to already know how to shoot a firearm?


No. You do not need to know how to shoot a pistol or a rifle. All we want is for you to have an open mind and be ready to learn.




What is the biggest group you can do at one time?


8 for a standard class. All of our shooting experiences are built for 8 people at a time. We can accommodate for bigger parties, please call us at (650)822-8427 to make arrangements.




Do I need to have my CCH/CCW (concealed carry weapon) permit before taking the pistol training?


No. You are welcome into A+R TACTICS without a CCH/CCW permit.




Do you do special events (birthday parties, etc.)?


Yes. We can accommodate special events. Give us a call at (650)822-8427 and to provide us more information.




Do you offer spouse or family discounts?


Yes. We offer a 10% discount on the second purchase of your family member.




Do the marking rounds hurt?


The Force on Force™ marking rounds have an appropriate pain penalty to let you know you did something wrong.




Can I register for my whole group so I can make it a surprise?


Yes. You register and hold the number of spots you require. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can have the surprised party register and fill out the online waiver. Ensure you or they bring tactical or mechanics fitted gloves and thick long clothing.




What kind of gloves do I need to bring?


Any gloves you want to use to cover your fingers and hands. We recommend tactical or mechanics gloves.




Can I buy a pistol or a rifle from A+R TACTICS?


We partner you up with an armorer with a company to help you build out your custom rifle. (needs rewording. A lot of rewording. LOL) (I don’t want it to say selling firearms because of google parameters and you want it to go through us and not talk about DC Design.) Let the work smithing begin. Hehehe. Thanks for doing this.