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Colt AR-15 / M-16 / M-4 Armorer Course

POST # 6209-0-1010


Date:               June 3-5, 2013

Location:        St. Paul Police Department                          Recommended Hotels

                        Western District Community Room

                        389 N. Hamline Avenue

                        St Paul, MN 55104

Time:               0800-1800        M-T      June 3-4

                        0800-1200        W         June 5

Instructors:    Ken Elmore, Specialized Armament

POST:              22 Credits

Cost:               $ 400.00

The Saint Paul Police Professional Development Institute (PDI) is co-hosting with Specialized Armament a 2.5-day AR-15 / M16 / M4 ARMORER COURSE

This course covers design, operation theory, terminology, parts identification and interchangeability, function checks, specialty tools and tool usage, assembly/disassembly techniques, and troubleshooting for the law enforcement armorer.

Ken Elmore’s company “Specialized Armament builds individually modified COLT weapons for hundreds of Law Enforcement Agencies across the country and upgrades older COLT rifles and carbines for many others. Specialized Armament has also worked on firearms for private collectors, target shooters, security firms, the movie industry, training groups, elite military units, and others. Ken Elmore supervises all company operations and business development. His background includes extensive training with the U.S. Army (1986-1990) while assigned to 3rd Infantry Division (West Germany) and as a Squad Leader for a demolitions and light weapons platoon attached to 3/27 INF (Wolfhounds), 7th Infantry Division (Light), Rapid Deployment Force (Ft. Ord, CA). SGT Elmore’s unit participated in combat and military police operations during the Panama Invasion (1989-90). Previously, he attended California State University, Northridge (CSUN)—where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in International Economics and German (1985).

From 1997-2007 Ken Elmore taught more than 300 Law Enforcement (LE) and Military training courses for COLT Defense, Specialized Armament, and the US Government—instructing well over 5000 police and military personnel from around the world. He was also a material contributor to the Collector Grade Publications’ book, Black Rifle II, (2003-2004); Guest Instructor at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Ft. Bragg, NC, (2003); consultant on several development and engineering projects, (2004-2007); and advisor/”subject matter expert” for National Geographic Television (2006). Since late 2007, Ken has been writing, updating, and illustrating several new technical manuals, doing private contract work, running Specialized Armament, and teaching the new M16 and Advanced M16 Armorer Courses around the United States. Many of these efforts will continue into the future….

To register, please call (480) 940-7397 or e–mail .   If you have any questions; please call the Saint Paul Police Department PDI at (651) 266-5652 or email:  

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