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1 Day Armorer`s Course - 1911 Pistol
This one-day course covers in detail all the information to keep your 1911 handgun in top-flight condition.

Cost: $500.00

Prerequisite Class(s): You will need your own weapon to work on. We do not rent weapons for the Armorer's courses. Additionally, you will need protective gear, and tools (see below).

ALL students must show photo ID at Sign-In, regardless of age!

At the conclusion of this course, you will be proficient at disassembly, reassembly, cleaning, lubrication, identification of worn or damaged parts, and parts replacement. You will be trained in diagnosing and fixing recurring malfunctions. After-market parts and modifications are discussed, with an emphasis on what products work and what products won`t. Additionally, you will know the best parts manufacturers to choose from and which ones to avoid. This course is a must if you want to glean the decades of experience Front Sight`s staff has in keeping your weapons running properly.

1911 ArmorerYou obviously need to bring a 1911! Feel free to bring working guns, non-working guns, problem guns, and any parts you would like to install. DO NOT bring parts that will require machining or major fitting to install.

Unattended minors are NOT allowed on the property. They must be escorted by a parent or guardian at all times or be enrolled in an appropriate course.

Listed below are the tools you need to participate in this course. If you already own many of these tools, just purchase those you need to complete the list. You may purchase the necessary tools anywhere such as Brownell`s ((800) 741-0015 or Front Sight does not offer these tools for sale.

1911 Tools and Supplies

Safety equipment (not provided by Front Sight):

  • Eye protection
  • Disposable latex (surgical) gloves
  • Cleaning kit (optional) - There will be NO CLEANING OF WEAPONS WHATSOEVER in the classroom; please leave all solutions and solvents in your vehicle.
  • Minimum Tools Required (not provided by Front Sight):

    • 2~4 oz. combination brass/nylon heads hammer
    • 1/16 pin punch
    • 3/32" pin punch
    • 1/8" pin punch
    • Bushing wrench
    • Magnetic tip solid handle screwdriver with various bits (flat, phillips, etc.)
    • Torx or Allen wrench for stock screws (only if needed for the stock screws on your gun)
    • ANY special manufacturer provided take-down tools!

Class Dates:
Available for online registration:
Starting Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Starting Wednesday, February 9, 2022

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