Armorer Courses

The good, the bad, and the ugly of Armorer Courses.

by Stephanie A. Martz

If an instructor begins an Armorer Course with something along the lines of “AR-15’s are just as easy as putting Legos together,” ask for a refund. If that isn’t possible, tread lightly on any information given out. I wrote this article to show what students should ask for in an Armorer class and bring to light what instructors should be doing for their students in their own classes.

As I’ve stated in my previous articles, I have a heavy baseline of knowledge from being a full time Small Arms Repairman in the Minnesota Army National Guard. I know that these weapons are a lifeline and any owner of a firearm should have the same concept within mind. Due to this, I believe that any type of firearm instructor should teach with that same responsibility. I’ve taken many manufacturer courses contracted with the military such as FN America and Knights Armament. I’ve also taken civilian courses such as GLOCK and the Semper Paratus Armorer Course.

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