HAU-CCJEF Students Gain Hands-On Experience at Armscor Global Defense, Inc. Factory

College of Criminal Justice Education and Forensics

February 19, 2024

In an experiential learning initiative, students enrolled in Forensic Ballistics at Holy Angel University's – College of Criminal Justice Education and Forensics (HAU-CCJEF) Criminology and Forensic Science program embarked on a journey into the heart of forensic science. The students were granted unprecedented access to the inner workings of the world-renowned Armscor Global Defense, Inc. Factory on February 16, 2024, a leading manufacturer of firearms and ammunition located at Markina City.

The immersive experience allowed students to witness firsthand the intricate processes involved in producing and assembling firearms and ammunition. From raw materials to finished products, they gained invaluable insights into the craftsmanship and technology behind these crucial forensic artifacts.

Dean Niño M. Kabiling exemplifies the HAU-CCJEF commitment to providing quality education through an experiential activity like this, "Experiential learning is at the core of our curriculum, and this field excursion exemplifies our commitment to providing students with real-world exposure, by stepping inside the Armscor Global Defense, Inc. Factory, our students not only deepen their understanding of forensic ballistics but also cultivate essential skills for their future careers."

Throughout the plant tour, students engaged with industry professionals, asking questions and exploring discussions about the intricacies of firearm manufacturing and ballistic identification. From understanding the importance of serial numbers to exploring the significance of rifling patterns, they gained practical knowledge beyond textbook learning.

The tour's highlight was a marksmanship activity, where students could put their theoretical knowledge into practice. Under the guidance of certified firearms instructors, they honed their shooting skills, gaining firsthand experience in firearm handling and marksmanship.

The experiential activity enriched students' academic experience and fostered a deeper appreciation for the interdisciplinary nature of forensic science. Bridging theory with practice gave them the skills and confidence to excel in their future professional endeavors.