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Welcome to the Firearm Examiner Training website. Information addressed in this interactive training program is delivered in fourteen modules:

  • 01: Introduction
  • 02: History
  • 03: Propellants, Firearms, and Ammunition Development
  • 04: Modern Firearms Manufacture
  • 05: Small Arms Ammunition
  • 06: Evidence Handling Procedures
  • 07: Equipment and Instrumentation
  • 08: Examination of Firearms
  • 09: Cartridge and Shotshell Examination
  • 10: Characterization and Evaluation of Fired Projectiles
  • 11: Bullet Comparison and Identification
  • 12: Gunshot Residue and Distance Determination
  • 13: Toolmark Identification
  • 14: Communicating Results

If you are a first-time user, it is recommended you go through the user guide to familiarize yourself with the program. Click here to go to the user guide.

Minimum System Requirements
In order to utilize all of the components of each module, the minimum system requirements are Flash 8, Adobe Acrobat, and either Internet Explorer 6 or Firefox 2.0, as well as a set of speakers or headphones.

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