Operator/Maintainer Minigun Training Course

Dillon Aero offers multiple training courses that cover assembly/disassembly, operation, and maintenance of the M134D and component systems. Training is comprised of classroom and live fire instruction. Class size ranges from three to ten students. The coursework is sectioned as follows:


Students are instructed in the function and operation of individual gun components. The following topics are addressed:

  • Theory/method of operation
  • Immediate action drills/clearing the weapon
  • Assembly/disassembly
  • Safety/maintenance procedures
  • Ammunition handling and magazine loading


Range Day offers in-depth live fire training conducted at either Dillon Aero’s Scottsdale location or the customer’s outdoor range. Live fire is performed from the platform which is applicable to the students. The following topics are addressed:

  • Weapon safety
  • Immediate action drills
  • Loading and clearing procedures
  • Weapon handling
  • Trigger and burst control
  • Platform-specific gun handling skills


Students are instructed in unit level maintenance, including a review of the procedure and techniques taught in the first two sections.

Publications provided:

  • M134D/D-T/D-H Operation and Maintenance Manual (hard copy)
  • Feeder/Delinker Assembly/Disassembly Maintenance Manual (hard copy, DVD)
  • M134D Gun Maintenance (DVD)
  • Magazine Loading (DVD)
  • Illustrated Parts Breakdown (hard copy)
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Certificate of Training Completion

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