The general course is as follows and day and time of covering which firearms will be adjusted according to the needs of the class:
Day 1: Rifles and Handguns
Day 2 & 3: AK series, RPD, PKM series, and RPG Systems
Day 4: SVD, DSHK, AGS-17, KPV/ZPU
Day 5: Live fire at Range.
Handguns- Handguns covered in this course include the Tokarev variants- Russian, Romanian, Chinese, Polish and others; Makarov pistols and variants from Russia, China, E. Germany and Bulgaria; Tariq pistols from Iraq, and the originals from Italy as the Beretta 951 and Egyptian Helwan; The Browning High Power pistol is covered as well. Attendee is given the hands-on opportunity to perform general disassembly and discuss history and issues with the firearms.
Rifles- General rifles covered are the ones found in most combat zones today; Mauser, Enfield SMLE, Mosin-Nagant, MAS36/51, and the SKS. Attendee is given the hands-on opportunity to perform general disassembly and discuss history and issues with the firearms.
Ammunition- Ammunition of the former Com-Bloc is discussed and identified in a manner comparative to the US/NATO standards.
AK47, AKM, AK74, RPK- the primary small arms of many of the world’s soldiers, as well as many insurgents are covered in chronological order of development and introduction. AK47 and 7.62x39mm variants first, including the sheet metal receiver AKM series, the RPK (Bipod mounted, magazine fed AK variant) and finally the AK74- 5.45x39mm. Emphasis in the course is on understanding this primary weapon system, as well as field stripping and operating the AK family.
RPD- This 7.62x39mm belt fed machine gun is encountered around the world as a light machine gun, and the attendee is familiarized with the basic Russian, Chinese, Polish, and other models they may encounter.
PKM - The Light Machine gun series PK-PKM is encountered all over the world and is considered to be one of the top machine guns ever made and is a primary weapon of Iraqi and Afghan forces. Class learns to disassemble, change barrels and operate the PK series.
RPG 7 - The famous recoilless rifle system is taught in a manner to help the attendee fully understand this prolific weapon. Attendee will gain a thorough understanding of the history and function of recoilless rifles and rocket launchers. Covered are the RPG-2, RPG-7, the Soviet and Chinese families and their descendants, uses in theatre, anomoles, disassembly and armorer tips, optics and sighting as well as ammunition variants.
SVD - The Dragunov system is taught for disassembly and use as well as the variants.
DShk & NSV - This series of weapons are brought into the classroom for disassembly and familiarization of models. (No live fire).
AGS-17 - This Russian origin design is prevalent on most battlefields today, in 30mm, with a range of 1700 meters. Current models are the AGS-17, AGS-30, and the Zastava manufactured model called the BGA-30. (No live fire).
KPV - The 14.5mm KPV (ground mounted) and KPVT (tank mounted) heavy machine guns are discussed and general disassembly and use is reviewed. (No live fire).
Topics covered include:
Safe and proper weapons handling procedures
General data and nomenclature for all included weapons
Unloading and clearing
General and detailed disassembly of weapons
Armorer-level disassembly topics include:
Component analysis & inspection procedures
Field stripping & reassembly
Repair parts & specialty tools
Special maintenance requirements
Assembly & function checks
Instruction on weapon specifications and diagnostics include:
Options / alternate parts
Maintenance and inspection of weapon components
Identification and replacement of worn or broken parts
Care, cleaning and lubrication
Cycle of operation
Malfunctions and troubleshooting, including immediate and remedial actions
During the course, you participate in range drills to reinforce classroom instruction. Instructors focus on field-expedient maintenance methods to assist you in the field and on the range. These intense drills teach you how to troubleshoot and fix a firearm on the spot when necessary to keep it functioning.
Proper loading and unloading procedures
Performance under stress
Please contact Kathy Miller for enrollment or additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org