1911 Model "O" Frame Handguns Armorer's School

Handguns - 1911 Frames

Each graduate will gain a complete understanding of the design theory, nomenclature, dynamics, detailed disassembly, assembly, maintenance and trouble shooting of the Colt "O" frame/1911 pistols.

Day One (All courses begin at 0800)
1 hour Brief history, design, nomenclature, variants, features and controls
1 hour Field disassembly, reassembly and function check
1 hour Theory and cycle of operation / Fire control theory
2 hours Complete detailed disassembly and parts identification
2 hours Reassembly, inspections and function checks
1 hour Maintenance and trouble shooting
Day Two (All courses begin at 0800)
1 hour Extractor running, adjustment 7 fitting
1 hour Fitting and safety check of thumb safety
1 hour Fitting and safety check of grip safety
1 hour Tuning & polishing of internal parts & frame
1 hour Test evaluations and Question & Answer session
30 min TEST - disassembly of pistol
1 hour TEST - reassembly of pistol, final inspection and function chec
30 min Instructor / Course evaluation
  • Graduation Requirements: Students must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: disassembly, reassembly, identification of mechanical deficiencies and corrective actions. The student must also attain a score of 70% or better on the Armorer Written Test.
  • Certification: 3 year model specific Colt Law Enforcement Armorer
  • Cost: 2011: $350.00 per student * 2012 $375.00 per student.
  • Payment: Checks and Department Purchase Orders made payable to Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC.
    CHECKS AND PURCHASE ORDERS TO BE SENT TO COLT'S MANUFACTURING COMPANY LLC (Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC, P.O. Box 1868, Hartford, CT 06141).
    NO CASH.
  • Eligibility: Active Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military, Nuclear Security Only.
  • Resources: Colt will provide all necessary tools and firearms to conduct training and each graduate will receive a new Armorer Manual.
  • Enrollment: All enrollment will be processed by Colt.

* Closed course option is available. Contact Bruce Cunard (800-962-2658 x1539) for more information.

Training & Schools
  • Click HERE for the current schedule
  • All payments must be made prior to attending any Colt Armorer Course 
  • All courses are restricted to active law enforcement, corrections, military, and nuclear security personnel 
  • Students may bring to class any Colt weapons with problems or questions (pending host approval) 
  • $100 of course tuition is non-refundable when students withdraw 30 days or less 
  • To register for upcoming courses please contact Bruce Cunard (Click for Email) or for any training questions.