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Old 31 December 2014, 20:10
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Semper Paratus Arms LLC 2 Day AR15 Armorer Course Colorado Springs, Colorado 2015

Semper Paratus Arms will be in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This course is being hosted by the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. This course is open to law enforcement, govt'/military and firearms professionals. For specific questions or requirements contact me.

Course registration and payment will be conducted through There is an option for students to make (2) split payments for the course. Payment must be made in full before the course starts.

Dates: March 18/19 2015
Time: 0900-1730
Location: Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex!cmsc/ckyc
7796 Route 1, Ft. Carson, CO 80913


Cost: $350 per person

All tools can be purchased through Brownells and it is the recommended source.

Specialized Armament also has various punches available.

Complete set of steel punches- 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32 (Starrett is preferred)
Complete set of roll pin holders
Complete set of roll pin punches
Nylon and Brass Hammer (1 oz.)
Small to medium pair of needle nose pliers
Large flat tip screwdriver or variable tip screwdriver set
Bolt Catch Pin Punch
Pivot Pin Installation Tool
Note taking material

Minimalist Tools (If not building a carbine/rifle)

1. Glock Punch

2. Gunsmith Hammer-

3. Pivot Pin Installation Tool-

4. 1/16 flat punch

5. 6" flat tip screwdriver or hex wrench for pistol grip.

Instructor will be bringing a variety of specialty tools to the class, to include a vise, vise blocks, etc......


This class will be taught using various media sources (videos, powerpoints and pictures) as well as well as hands on with functional weapons provided by the students. At the conclusion of the course all students should be able to fully disassemble and assemble a functional weapon from parts. In addition they should be able to recognize common malfunctions and be able to troubleshoot issues that are frequently encountered. We will cover standard AR's, SBR's and AR pistols. We will be installing barrels, staking carrier keys, replacing extractors, etc....

Students will have the opportunity to fix issues during the course such as stakings, etc... and check the weapon using gages.

The course will conclude with all students taking a written test as well as hands on test which will include the complete disassembly and reassembly of the weapon followed by a functions test.

TD 1

-Introduction to the AR15 platform, its history, and cycle of operation
-Parts breakdown and nomenclature
-Tool and equipment selection as well as proper usage
-Basic disassembly and reassembly (upper and lower)

TD 2

-Overview of TD 1
-Inspection criteria
-Troubleshooting and malfunctions
-Complete and detailed disassembly and assembly of weapon
-Written test and certificate issuance

Instructor Bio

This course will be taught by a veteran of both the U.S. Army and U.S Coast Guard with over 27 years of experience working with the AR15 family of weapons. In 2005 he entered into the private sector working in Iraq and Afghanistan as an armorer/ instructor for several large private military companies supporting the Department of Defense and the Department of State. He has attended and completed numerous factory armorer courses from such companies as Beretta, Barrett, Colt, Dillon Aero, FNHUSA, Glock, Knights’ Armament, Remington, and SigSauer.
"The Armies of our ancestors were lucky, in that they were not trailed by a second army of pencil pushers".

I have been to some armorer courses.

Owner- Semper Paratus Arms, LLC

Last edited by iraqgunz; 31 December 2014 at 20:18.
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