Well, as some of may recall, I recently was interested in learning more about my GLOCK's. There was an Armorer's Course nearby last month and I decided to attend. I don't regret it in the least!
It was held in a very hot, stuffy room with about forty large, sweaty LEO types and a few of us lesser mortals (dealers and GSSF). I can not say that it was a pleasant experience in the way of comfort, but I did learn a lot.
Most of the basics anyone who has owned a GLOCK more that a week knows already, but what I found interesting was all of the side information the instructor provided as we went along. The reasons for certain aspects of the firearm and insights into combat shooting (w/ GLOCK's). Also of interest was learning the PROPER cleaning and maintenance of these fine firearms. I bet at least a few of you did not know that GLOCK's are designed to function almost devoid of lubrication - except in key locations and in very limited amounts.
It was basically eight hours of detail stripping and re-assembly, or what some of you would call just another Friday night!
After all of that was a written test that was easy for anyone who had been awake for the previous seven hours. And today I have received my official Certificate in the mail.
The question is would I do it again? I am not a dealer, nor am I responsible for a large armory (working on it though!). I just wanted to get the information from the source. There are other resources out there and the expense was probably more than I needed to spend, but there is a kind of certainty that you only get from "official" training.
Yes, knowing what I know now, I would recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity.
Alright, I said I would let you all know how it went, so I did.