The AR-15 Armorers Course exists to help students learn how to effectively and safely fully disassemble, and re-assemble all variants of AR15 and M16 style rifles, diagnose malfunctions and how to perform corrective actions and repairs.


COST: $325 per student: Includes 2 day training course and high quality AR-15 Armorer's Manual.   All tools will be provided



Students must bring a rifle to work on.




Next class will be august 20th and 21st  0800-1700

Hosted by:

Bemidji Police Department

613 Minnesota Ave NW

Bemidji, MN 56601






CLASS SIZE: Max 14 people per class.
Dates: Let us know when it works for you.
TIMES: Typically 8:00am to 5:00pm with 1 hour lunch break. 
Location: Classroom of your choice.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: We will provide Armorer’s equipment, tools and materials for training. 
OTHER: Ballistic Defense LLC will provide: training, equipment and instructor. Departments will provide: students, classroom and their own weapons.*We help market for you to get students to fill the class!




“The AR-15 Armorer’s course was taught very well for all experience levels. It was taught clearly and at a pace we could retain the information. This is a more difficult weapon system than the Glock and I found this class to be easier to learn the weapon than Glock Armorer School. I feel very confident I can diagnose and fix issues. I recommend this course to anyone interested in becoming an armorer.”
Brandon G. Swift County Sheriff’s Department

 “This course is good for a novice or gun nut. It is hands on combined with a detailed manual and good presentation by an instructor that is very qualified in his field. I would recommend this class to everyone wanting AR certification.”
Jason D. Lower Sioux Police Department

“This was a great class which provided everything that was needed to go back to our departments and be a knowledgeable Armorer. The instructor provided great step by step instruction and provided us with a detailed manual.
Tom S. Renville County Sheriff’s Department

“I came to this class with a basic understanding of disassembly. Leaving this class I am confident about my abilities to fully dismantle the 16 platform, troubleshoot problems then reassemble. Highly recommend this class!
Ron H. Steven County Sheriff’s Department

“I would recommend hiring Ballistic Defense Training for AR-15 Armorer’s Training. Good instructor who is very knowledgeable about the rifle. Instructor did an awesome job explaining problem solving relating to the AR platform."
Quentin J. Pipestone County Sheriff’s Department