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1-Day Glock Armorer's Course

Front Sight Course Review

Ken C. (Taken May 2011)

Editor's Note: This is a review for the 1-Day Glock Armorer's Course class offered at Front Sight.
  • 1-Day Glock Armorer's Course

  • Student: Ken C.
  • Occupation: Plumbing Contractor
  • Weapon: Glock
  • Ammo Used: Approximately 500 rounds
  • Number Course Taken: Second time
  • Student Rating: 10/10
  • Course: Front Sight Course
What were your reasons for taking this specific course?

This was my 2nd time taking this course. I took this class previously in January of 2011. I took a Glock Model 19 both times. Of most of the classes I have taken at Front Sight, I have taken them a second time to further reinforce the material to progress my skills to the most advanced levels.

General Comments:

The instructor for this class is excellent. He has been the teacher on both occasions. He is very cooperative. Anytime anyone in the class has a question, he will stop and explain the material to everyone. Even after the class, he will give you his business card and tell you to call him on any of his phone numbers if you have ever have any questions or concerns in the future, after you have taken the course. You can tell that he really enjoys what he does and enjoys teaching it to others as well.

The instructor also teaches the Gunsmithing class at Lassen College. When you've got a guy that understands and teaches gunsmithing, his knowledge is far beyond the material of the Amorer's course and you will learn a great amount of additional material because of this.

When I went home the first time after taking the course, I knew that I needed to go home and practice the skills I had just learned. However, I did not do this, and I realized that I needed to take the course again to reinforce the material further. Now, after taking the course a second time, I was able to diagnose the problem with a used weapon, and to repair it with no assistance. I now feel comfortable taking on most any level of maintenance or repair that a Glock weapon might require in the future.

The class that I was in this 2nd time seemed to have a higher skill level of students and we got done with the actual class material about an hour early. Because of the extra time available, the instructor went into a more advanced level of troubleshooting and repair session.

How do you rate this class?

I give this class a "10". At other institutions, or via personal/work use, most people only learn how to operate their gun. At Front Sight, you learn to "run" your gun and to do so in the most expert manner.

Do you have any tips for first-time students of this course?

I actually took a buddy with me to the class this time and he asked me the same question. I told him that all he needed to do was to check the list of tools required for test and to make sure he had all of the tools on the list.

I would advise anyone that is going to take this to just show up ready to learn because the guy that teaches this class does an excellent job teaching you everything from start to finish that you need to know.

For any of the other Front Sight classes that one might take, I strongly suggest taking the four-day version of the class instead of the two-day version, so that you may learn as much as possible about your weapon.

Would you suggest this course to others?

Yes, I would suggest this course to others.

How did you get there?

I drove back and forth from my home in Vegas.

How did you handle the lunch situation?

I brought lunches from home.

Do you have any dinner suggestions?

The steakhouse in the Nugget Casino was pretty good. Also, the restaurant in the winery is good.

What other classes are you planning to take in the future?

2-Day Shotgun Skill Builder
2-Day Rifle Skill Builder

What other classes have you taken at Front Sight?

4-Day Defensive Handgun
2-Day Handgun Skill Builder Course
2-Day Advanced Tactical Handgun
4-Day Practical Rifle Course
2-Day Rifle Skill Builder
4-Day Tactical Shotgun
2-Day Shotgun Skill Builder