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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by RiskPro, Mar 25, 2010.
Anyone been to the Glock Armorers course yet? Any advice?
Put the damned pen down and listen to the instructor!
He will repeat himself 15 times and the information is in the book he will give you. Relax and enjoy yourself.
No one fails.
Don't be the resident "expert" by getting ahead of the instructor. I just shake my head when a part goes flying right before the instructor talks about how to prevent it.
My next time will be the fourth recertification, but I still make a point to listen even though I know what's coming next. I notice that the majority of the class does the same - it's only that one our two that feels the need to tell or show the rest of us how smart they are. Don't be one of those.
Boy my instructor told us plenty that was not in the armorers manual. He was a super instructor covered everything and then some and never repeated himself 15 times or even 2 times for that matter. It was a full 8r day with lots of info. It was worth the time to attend and I would never say that if someone just quoted what was in the manual.
I say take notes if that what helps you remember and do what works for you. But more than anything listen.
Bring a small gun cleaning kit. A glock tool. Rag or some paper towels. Plastic gloves if your gun is dirty.
You might want to bring a 1 gallon size clear storage bag, to cover the Firing pin. That way when you take off the firing pin cups, you won't spend a lot of time looking all over the floor for them.
I did not take any notes just had fun and laughed a lot when the springs went flying.
No need to bring ANYTHING, except an open mind. They will supply a pen, Glock tool and you can use your manual to write any notes in.
They include a Glock tool in the cost of the Armorer's Course (and an orange rear slide cover). The pistols shouldn't be dirty; I doubt they've ever been fired. Matter of fact, they were too easy to take apart since they've been disassembled ten million times.
As I recall - the only thing they do not provide is safety glasses.
Thanks for all the great advice. I'm exicited to go and want to make the most of it so it's good to have some experienced feedback from you all.
We didnt even need those.
Don't be the guy sitting in class saying things like, "What about ______ that I heard on the internet?" "The guys on GlockTalk said that you should never/always do it this way."
I've been in classes like that. It's annoying. Don't be that guy.
Closed mouth--Open mind.
Where and when do they have these classes and how much are they?
Same question as above
Bring some money, you can buy 2 GLOCKS at LE prices. the Form is in the back of the manual, I purchase a G19 on the day of class, and went back 2 weeks later and purchased a G23 !
They have a class on June 10th close to me. I will definately try to be there.
Don't be afraid to ask questions and eat a lot at the free lunch!
Before you leave, make sure you are fully comfortable with the armorer breakdown and the diagnosing of Glock breakages and the problems presented.
Food for thought about networking; I took the instructors to lunch and now have an inside line at Glock.
Relax and enjoy a full day of playing with GLOCKS. If you pay attention the test is a snap. The ability to purchase two GLOCKS at LE discount is well worth the investment of $150 and a days time. I look forward to my re-certification, although I only maintain my own personal GLOCKS.
I've signed up for the course in May and will be making it a small vacation at the same time. Looking forward to the course and seeing / hearing the information presented. Should be quite a good day I am hoping along with other folks who have similar interests in these pistols.
My friend Jerry was sent by his company and thought that the course was excellent. He did not need anything including safety glasses (although do bring your own to guarantee that your vision will be clear of scratches).