1 DAY REMINGTON MODEL 700 RIFLE

The 1 day course is designed to inform the armourer of the manufacturer’s standards of inspection, maintenance, servicing and repair of the Remington model 700 rifle, additional issues covered in the course are bore dimensions, barrel repairs, muzzle attachments, chokes, component wear, proof marks (UK and C.I.P) and modifications.

Helston Forensics Remington 700 (PDF

2 DAY ADVANCED FORENSIC FOR GLOCK

This course covers aspects of Glock manufacture, function, design and examination procedures. The course will be of interest to senior armourers and forensic examiners, covering the early Gen 1 Glocks through to the current in service Gen 4 model, specialising in calibre 9 mm.

Helston Forensics has an extensive collection of Glock pistols manufactured over the last 35 years with more than 200 examples in our laboratory, also many thousands of used and unused components.

Helston Forensics Advanced Forensic for Glock (PDF 211KB)

1 DAY BODY ARMOUR AWARENESS

This one-day course is designed to give the student an overview of manufacturing processes, design trends and the ability of new materials to withstand the latest threats. The covered topics will be of particular interest to tactical firearms officers, trainers, tactical advisors, procurement and all who are concerned with personnel safety.

Helston Forensics Body Armour Course (PDF 171KB)

1 DAY FIREARMS ENQUIRY OFFICERS (HOME VISITS)

A must for firearms enquiries officers, the course is designed to cover aspects of home visits and the inspection issues relating to grant and renewal of shot gun and firearm certificates.

The course covers topics listed in the agenda below, there will be three “visits” set up for practical inspections, which will contain many “reportable offences” that will be discussed in a group wash up.

The course will be of use to new enquiries officers as well as those more experienced, questions on all aspects of firearms and ammunition are welcome and can be answered by our staff who are subject matter experts.

Helston Forensics Firearms Enquiry Officers Course (home visits) (PDF 188KB)

3 DAY FIREARMS ENQUIRY OFFICERS (RFD INSPECTIONS)

A must for all managers and officers conducting RFD compliance visits. The course is designed to show the complexities of operating a typical gun shop as far as it relates to security, control of weapons and ammunition and complying with the requirements of the Firearms Acts.

The course covers topics listed in the agenda below, with the third day devoted to the examination of records and the inspection of the “premises” by the course group. The “premises” will contain many “reportable offences” that will be discussed in a group wash up.

Helston Forensics Registered Firearms Dealer Inspections (PDF 203KB)

2 DAY TERRORIST WEAPONS

This 2 day course is designed to familiarise the student with the types of handgun, sub-machine gun and assault rifle typically seen as being of interest to terrorists, it covers all weapon and ammunition types that fall into this category, also an overview on the recent advances on protection materials designed and supplied by Associated Armour Limited.

Helston Forensics Terrorist weapons (PDF 282KB)

CASE REVIEW

Helston Forensics comprises a specialist forensic firearms training laboratory run by forensic experts to provide a unique firearms training and analytical forensic facility.

Our experts have decades of experience in the field of forensic ballistic incident reconstruction both throughout the UK and Internationally.

Helston Forensics Ballistic incident case review (82KB)

1 DAY REMINGTON 870 PUMP ACTION

This course is run by Helston trained and authorised armourer instructors at the Helston Forensics Ballistics Training Laboratory. The 1 day course is designed to inform the armourer of the manufacturers standards of inspection, maintenance, servicing and repair of the Remington 870 shot gun, additional issues covered in the course are bore dimensions, barrel repairs, muzzle attachments, chokes, component wear, proof marks, (UK and C.I.P) and modifications.

Helston Forensics Remington 870 (PDF 377KB)

4 DAY EXPERT WITNESS

Helston Forensics in conjunction with Bond Solon have been running the Firearms Expert Witness course since 1999. Firearms licencing managers, firearms practitioners and examiners from the majority of police forces country wide have attended this joint training program.

Helston Forensics Expert Witness (164KB)