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M134 Minigun Armorer/Operator Course

Length: 2.5-Days
Cost: $1195.00
Course Number: PD-M134-AO
Factory Certified Training

This course combines the Armorer Level class with the Operator Level class and covers the DS/GS level disassembly and reassembly of the M134 “Minigun” Gatling style machine gun and all of its variants including original GE manufacture as well as the M134D and M134G. Instructors use “hands on” repetitive training techniques to engage the student in understanding the technical aspects of the weapon system. Safety and warning precautions for the weapon system are stressed heavily throughout the course. The technical specifications, functions checks, and common repair of the weapon will be covered fully and all students will leave with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the weapon system. Following successful completion of the course, the student will be awarded an Armorer’s/Operators Completion Certificate rated for two (2) years, along with technical and general operator manuals and data to ensure continued reference material for later use.  (Range time is not included but can be arranged for an additional cost.)


  • Introduction of the instructor(s) and COURSE participants and description of contents of the course
  • Safety Discussion, proper safety procedures
  • History of the Gatlings and externally powered gatling type guns- the Miniguns, the Microguns, the Vulcan, and the modern M134D, M134G systems
  • Loading and Unloading Procedures
  • Clearing the Weapon and Making Safe
  • Technical Discussion covering function and material
  • Complete DS/GS level disassembly of the weapon
  • Gun Parts Identification
  • Ammunition available for the system ID
  • Complete reassembly of the weapon
  • Complete instruction for DS/GS level gaging
  • Function checks
  • Description of the operating components of the weapon

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