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AR-15 Armorer School, May 30-31, 2018

AR-15 Armorer

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Open to LEO's and the public

$399.00 per student, MCOLES APPROVED / 302 Funded 

16-hours total (8a-5p) classroom only / 16 seats available (1st come, first served)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class uses lecture, photos, videos, animations, cutaways and discussion to de-mystify the gas operated AR-15 rifle system. This is NOT A GUNSMITHING SCHOOL and piston driven rifles are not covered in this course.

The law enforcement AR-15 Armorer’s primary responsibility is to ensure the agencies weapons are properly maintained and documented, to diagnose problems, make minor repairs and test new equipment/accessories. Trigger and barrel jobs should be referred to a certified Gunsmith or sent back to the factory forliability reasons.

This course outlines the most common problems, breakages, wear-points and manufacturing deficiencies. It covers proper care and maintenance, focusing on the operating system, bolt group and trigger group. Barrel and buffer tube change will be explained and demonstrated on a sample gun. The details of barrels and barrel life are examined and all students will remove and reinstall their buffer tubes. The fire control group, its optimization and the many aftermarket options are examined and discussed in this course. Different gas system adjustment methods and products are discussed for the benefit of those using suppressors. During this course each student will breakdown and reassemble their rifle multiple times.  

Students will be provided with a hand-punch, a 3/16 Allen wrench, and a copy of Patrick Sweeney's book, Gunsmithing the AR-15.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Students must bring an AR-15, M-16 or M-4 Carbine (no ammunition), safety glasses, a towel or other working surface to protect the host's tables and a screwdriver.

INSTRUCTOR: Ned Christiansen is a noted AR-15 Gunsmith and armorer who produces several tools for working on AR-15's that have become must-haves for armorers and gunsmiths. He is the official armorer and a guest speaker at the prestigious National Patrol Rifle Conference. His AR-15 Armorer class has been hosted by Detroit-area SWAT teams, the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy and the Illinois Tactical Officers Association. For more information on Ned, go to

PREREQUISITE: LEO's, none. Citizens attending this course MUST have a VALID CPL. 

Event Details

Date May 30 - May 31, 2018
Time 8:00am - 5:00pm
Instructor Ned Christensen
Price $399.00
MCOLES Approved - 302 Funded
Farmington Hills Police Dept.
31655 W. 11 Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
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