Is it worth taking an armorer course?

Is it worth taking an armorer course?

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    Is it worth taking an armorer course?

    I am sold on the Glock and AR platforms. Getting into the AR more, although seems like a bad time to ramp up.

    Many moons ago I purchased a Glock armorer's course from AGI which was pretty good. It showed me how to completely disassemble the gun and then reassemble it. I also purchased the manual which made me a lot more confident in dealing with it. One reason why I like them so much. I can't seem to find it in other pistols such as M&P or XDs. Then again, I haven't looked to hard.

    There is an AR armorer's course being offered in a few weeks. 2 days, 16 hours. I am wondering if I really need to know how to completely strip down and reassemble this gun. It could be fun, but there may be a shortage of parts for quite a while.

    It is good to completely know your platform, but is an armorer's course "needed"? (Crap, I sound like Piers Morgan.) And how would you get a job doing it?
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    never takin one but if one came up i would be all over both of them i like learning as much as i can, and especially about guns. i would if i were you

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    I took Glock's Armorer's Course in GA about three years ago, and it was well worth the money.
    The course itself was about 9 hours with a written test. It covered the history of Glock, the mechanics, trouble shooting, repairs, parts, etc.
    I learned a lot of info...I was impressed. Being in the classroom allowed for a lot of questions and discussion. It was very well done.
    I've been sold on Glocks ever since.
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    Not needed, but it couldn't hurt. I took a SIG armorers course and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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    If you want to take the armorer's course then you should do it. It sounds like it would be a lot of fun. However, if you simply want to learn complete disassembly/reassembly, there are probably some youtube videos that will cover it all for you.

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    any time you can learn something and be able to do something on your own it is worth it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBuckwheat View Post
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    any time you can learn something and be able to do something on your own it is worth it!
    YES. This +1000

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    Any additional education is oftem times worth a hundred fold what you paid for it. A cheep electronics course in the 70s preped me for working on half million dollar machines today. If the opportunity presents itself, jump on it. Who know what may happen down the road.

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    Needed? No. Not with the huge amount of help and videos available here and else where on the 'net. But, its a good idea. Knowledge is power and you just cant put a price on it.
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    What could it hurt.
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    Never took an AR armorers course but have taken a Beretta and Mossberg course. They were great. They helped me become the Senior Armorer for the police force I am on. I wish they would send me to an AR course. We have a few officers who have their own ARs and are willing to use them for department use if the need arises. Are the courses worth it? If the instructor knows their stuff, absolutely yes.
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    Take it man! I'd love to take a glock armorer course, and I haven't had the opportunity so if you have the chance to take an AR armorer course do it!
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