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.




Upcoming Classes

April 22-23 

HOSted by:

North Mankto Police Department

1001 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato, MN 56003


March 18-19

Hosted by:

Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office

510 W. Bidwell Avenue, Gunnison, CO 81230






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