AR-15 / M-16 Carbine Armorer Course



The ACADEMI armorer course is the premier AR-15/M-16 armorer course in the United States and is the benchmark certification for the industry. This 2-day course is designed for the professional who wants the designation of AR-15/M-16 armorer – it covers the AR-15/M-16 platforms and provides instruction on how to diagnose and repair malfunctions, return firearms to military specifications, perform function inspections, check headspace and more. Armorer training classes are a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, enabling each student to achieve a high degree of proficiency with the topics covered. After completing this course, the student will be able to repair and maintain the AR-15/M-16 platform to military specifications. Graduates will be issued a three-year certification and receive one-on-one ACADEMI phone and/or email support. RCO Ref WO 17311.


  • History of the AR-15/M16 rifle
  • Function of the five major assemblies
  • Clearance, loading and unloading procedures
  • Field stripping the rifle
  • Function check
  • Gas operating system
  • Cycle of operation
  • Difference between semi-automatic and automatic parts
  • Legal barrel length with or without a permanent flash suppressor
  • Disassembling and assembling lower receiver group to include stock
  • Disassembling and assembling bolt carrier group
  • Disassembling and assembling upper receiver group
  • Bullet trajectory and battle sight zero
  • Headspacing
  • Barrel replacement
  • Cleaning, maintenance and lubrication

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