Armorer Schools

Designed for our citizen clients 

To register, please check our training scheduled for dates and times.

Seats are limited and are secured on a first-come, first-served basis (no walk-ins allowed). 


These courses are designed for our CITIZEN clients (not LEO's).

  • 8-hours in length (8:00am - 5:00pm)
  • 16-seats available on a 1st come, first served basis. NO WALK-INS ALLOWED.
  • Open to any law-abiding citizen.


AR-15 Armorer School


COST: $199.00 per student


This class uses lecture, photos, videos, animations, cutaways and discussion to de-mystify the gas operated AR-15 rifle system. This is NOT A GUNSMITHING SCHOOL and piston driven rifles are not covered in this course.


This course outlines the most common problems, breakages, wear-points and manufacturing deficiencies. It covers proper care and maintenance, focusing on the operating system, bolt group and trigger group. Barrel and buffer tube change will be explained and demonstrated on a sample gun. The details of barrels and barrel life are examined and all students will remove and reinstall their buffer tubes. The fire control group, its optimization and the many aftermarket options are examined and discussed in this course. Different gas system adjustment methods and products are discussed for the benefit of those using suppressors. During this course each student will breakdown and reassemble their rifle multiple times.  


Students will be provided with a hand-punch, a 3/16 Allen wrench, and a copy of Patrick Sweeney's book, Gunsmithing the AR-15.


REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Students must bring an AR-15, M-16 or M-4 Carbine (no ammunition), safety glasses, a towel or other working surface to protect the host's tables and a screwdriver.


1911 Armorer School


COST: $199.00 per student 


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class will make the internal workings of the 1911 clear to all, using slides, videos and animations. "How it works” will be demystified for students while we study the areas of the design that often are not optimal from the factory or have become worn or have been incorrectly modified by someone. As it is an Armorer class and not a gunsmithing school, there are necessary limitations, and "custom work" will not be the focus.


Fitting safeties and extractors, making trigger pulls safe and reliable, feeding and cycle issues, are all covered. Some "conventional wisdoms" and myths will be examined. The focus is on getting a 1911 safe, reliable, and durable. Bring a 1911 or a few 1911's if you want (it is preferable to be working on one where a little slip-up won't be a disaster).


Students will be provided a few simple tools to keep and a bound book containing tips and info compiled by Ned. Keeping it down to a one-day class means "a lot to do" in one day so this is a full and long day: 7:30 to 5 or 5:30. Safety glasses are absolutely required! A few tools for things like removing grips, and a few cleaning and lubing items are advisable. Ned's website is ; much of his custom work can be seen at


REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Students must bring a 1911 pistol (no ammunition), safety glasses, a towel or other working surface to protect the host's tables and a screwdriver.

33825 plymouth road, livonia MI 48150 |ph: (800) 794-1216|hours: M-F 10a to 8p / sat. & sun: 10a to 6p