M/16 - AR-15 Armorer's School

Rifles-Carbines-Sub-Machine Guns

Each graduate will gain a complete understanding of the design theory, nomenclature, dynamics, compatibility, interchangeability, detailed disassembly, assembly, maintenance and trouble-shooting of the M16/AR-15 family of weapons including rifles, carbines, and sub-machine guns.

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
2 hours Complete and detailed disassembly, parts identification
3 hours Reassembly and inspection
Day Two (All courses begin at 0800)
1.5 hours Complete and detailed disassembly
1 hour Removal and installation of barrel and front sight assembly
1.5 hours Design changes and parts interchangeability
2 hours Reassembly and inspection
1 hour Headspace, firing pin protrusion, gas tube alignment inspections
1 hour Fire control theory, design and unauthorized modifications
Day Three (All courses begin at 0800)
1 hour Maintenance and trouble shooting
45 min Application of specific models
30 min Rifle disassembly
1.5 hours Rifle reassembly and inspection
1 hour Written Test
1 hour Test-Disassembly of Rifle
1.5 hours Test-Reassembly of Rifle
15 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 Colt Law Enforcement Rifle/Carbine/SMG Armorer
  • Cost: $500.00 per student *
  • Payment: Credit Card only.
  • 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 (CM118) Armorer Manual.
  • Enrollment: All enrollment will be processed by Colt.

* Closed course option is available. Contact Law Enforcement Training 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 Law Enforcement Training (Click for Email) or for any training questions.