Written by Greg Ellifritz
Jeff Chudwin is a firearms instructor and retired police chief from whom I’ve taken a couple training classes. He is amazingly knowledgeable and readily shares the wealth of information he possess.
Jeff compiled a list of maintenance checklists for AR-15 style rifles and sent them out to an email firearms instructor list to which I once subscribed. I thought that the lists were extremely valuable and have copied them here to share with you all.
The AR-15 rifle is extremely popular among consumers right now. Thousands of new gun owners have purchased a rifle in fear of upcoming troubles with riots and the pandemic. Most entry-level rifle purchasers don’t know how to properly care for their new weapons. These maintenance checklists will help.
COLT ARMORER’S MANUAL SECTION ON INSPECTIONS
JOHN HEARNE’S ARMORERS CHECKLIST
RIFLE INSPECTION FORM
BUSHMASTER RIFLE INSPECTION FORM
LARUE FUNCTION CHECK INSTRUCTIONS
If you are really interested in learning how to take care of your AR-15, you need to go to armorer’s school. If you don’t want to spend the money or can’t find an armorer’s class, please check out my article on AR-15 Maintenance and Repair.
You should also purchase the book Gunsmithing the AR-15. It’s the best resource I’ve found for taking care of AR-15 rifles.