Saturday, February 28, 2015

Armorer

Firearms trainers should have a working knowledge of how firearms function.  I think they should be an armorer for the basic duty handgun, the patrol rifle and the shotgun.  If your agency permits more than one duty handgun, then your firearms staff could split up the armorer duties.

By being able to repair firearms the rangemaster can help to diagnose problems.  They can determine if a problem is mechanical or if it is the shooter.  Sometimes the same symptom can be due to the shooter or the weapon.

If there is a minor repair needed the rangemaster can fix the problem and avoid spoiling the course of fire.  Rangemasters should be sent to the official school given by the firearms manufacturer.  Each gun company offers courses and they are usually not expensive or take more than a day.  It's a good investment in time and money; that's what the SGT Says.

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