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Old 1 June 2017, 04:40
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Semper Paratus Arms 2 Day AR15 Armorer Course Doylestown, PA October 2017

Semper Paratus Arms will be in Pennsylvania at the Bucks County Public Safety/Police Training Center. This course is currently only open to LE, MIL/GOV personnel. **This may change before the course starts so check back for updates**.

Additionally PA LE personnel may receive credit for this class. **Updates to this will follow**.

Course registration and payment will be conducted through Semper Paratus Arms-

Dates: October 16/17 2017
Time: 0900-1730 (Approx.)
Location: Bucks County Public Safety / Police Training Center
1760 S. Easton Road
Doylestown, PA

Cost: 350.00


Additionally there is a new "minimalist" tool kit for the course.

All tools can be purchased through Brownells and it is the recommended source. The complete tool list is only required if you are building a weapon. The "minimalist" kit is the minimum required.

The complete kit is only necessary for those building a weapon during the course.

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
1" Nylon and Brass gunsmithing hammer- Part# 818-600-100WB
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 Tool List

Glock Punch
1" Nylon and Brass gunsmithing hammer- Part# 818-600-100WB
6" flat tip screwdriver or correct allen wrench for grip screw
Pivot pin installation tool- Part# 080-216-011WB
1/16 flat punch (Starrett is recommended)

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 dis-assembly 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 Sig Sauer.
"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
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