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Is Armorer's Course Worth It?

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  1. JuneyBooney

    JuneyBooney

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    I was thinking about taking the one day Glock armorer's course next month. Is it worth the cost to do or not? I was curious as to what they teach you and if it is worthwhile or just wasting my time and money. Thanks
     
  2. MooseJaw

    MooseJaw NRA Lifer CLM

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  3. JuneyBooney

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    150.00 for the one day eight hour course.
     
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    That's not bad. I understand with the course you can also buy 1 a year at the LEO rate. So with the $35 GSSF and $150 for the course you easily get your money back in savings in a gun purchase.
     
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    I bought a dvd, was able to break it down clean it and put it back together with no problems. I can watch the dvd anytime I want. Think I paid 15 or 20 bucks.
     
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    One more thing, where is the course being held? I am in NOVA and may like to attend.
     
  7. JuneyBooney

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    Frederick City Police Department in Maryland on the 9th of February. They still have open seats.
     
  8. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    Buy and read this book:
    http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=186

    then this book:
    http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=190

    then play around with this animation for a while:
    http://www.sniperworld.com/content.aspx?ckey=sniper_world_glock_index
    being sure to make some of the parts go away or be shown in section view so you can see how the internal parts work. (Check out the controls on the page for doing that.)

    and then think about whether you really have any gaps in your brain about how a Glock functions. If you do, then go take the armorers course - but I doubt you'll feel you need to.
     
  9. JuneyBooney

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    Thanks. I will get them too.
     
  10. MooseJaw

    MooseJaw NRA Lifer CLM

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    That's very reasonable.. if you really need, or want, that level of training..

    Personal choice..

    I'd go for it, it it were in my neighborhood.
     
  11. AggiePhil

    AggiePhil ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Considering that it's only "good" for three years, I would say NO. That is, unless you're going to be using the certificate on a regular basis or just have a lot of money to burn. I was kind of disappointed really.
     
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    I just started thinking about taking a course over the past couple of days. I'm getting an associates in Criminal Justice and thought it would look good on a resume against similar candidates.
     
  13. JuneyBooney

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    I was kind of wondering if it was helpful with triggers etc. I don't want to waste money but did you learn anything?
     
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    Better question is, what do you want to learn? If all you want is complete disassembly and reassembly, run a google search. I did a complete tear-down and reassembly on my makarov, beretta 92FS, and Sig P6 using nothing more than what I found online. Total cost: $0. If you are interested in something advanced, I doubt you will learn that in an 8-hour course. Point is, if you are interested in swapping parts, all you need to know is how to take the gun apart. And you don't need a course for that.
     
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    Tailhunter Glockman

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    It has a cool factor ... but you can learn all you want from the web. Save the buckola's.