All courses are available on demand, with dates to suit you by agreement.
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.
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.
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.
The course is designed to cover all aspects that are essential for armourers involved in weapons maintenance, to help them run an efficient armoury.
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.
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.
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.
This intensive course provides generic information for armourer level work on the Kalashnikov weapon system. It is suitable for anyone who inspects, maintains or repairs Kalashnikovs as part of their employment.
The Course is designed to deliver knowledge and understanding of comparison microscopy examination of tool marks in relation to firearms and ammunition.
This 1 day course is designed to demonstrate methods of serial number and mark recovery from a range of metals, of interest to forensic scientists who are required to undertake examinations where serial numbers or marks have been damaged or removed.
This course is designed to cover a wide range of topics associated with ammunition for small arms.
It will be of particular interest to forensic science providers.
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.
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.
This introductory course is designed to familiarise Registered Firearms Dealers (RFDs) with current legal and professional responsibilities and best practice.
This course is designed to cover all aspects of airgun examination.
The course can be altered to meet specific needs and form part of a forensic strategy for the most serious of cases.
This course is designed to familiarise the student with the Skan chronograph system and ensure they can confidently perform a standard airgun test.
This course is designed for the Forensic Scientist and student who needs a better understanding of complex mechanisms and what they can tell you, how shotguns are manufactured, repaired, serviced and maintained.
This course is designed for practising and student forensic investigators from all disciplines. It will provide a basic overview of the techniques involved and the resultant information that can be gained through employing radiographic techniques.
This course is designed to assist the student in their approach to incident reconstruction and analysis. After successful completion of the course the scientist will be able to attend a scene with confidence. They will learn the skills needed to be able to record and retrieve evidence that is crucial to enable an accurate analysis of the incident.
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.
This 2 day course is designed to familiarise the student with the .50 Browning machine gun variants, there are many thousands of M2 and M3 machine guns in use worldwide. It is important for armourers/ personnel who might come into contact with these equipments to be competent in their use.