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 SIG SAUER Academy - Phone: 603.610.3400 -Email: sigsaueracademy@sigsauer.com

 

FROM EXECUTIVE PROTECTION TO ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE, FROM CLOSE QUARTERS COMBAT AND BASIC MARKSMANSHIP TO LONG RANGE SNIPER TRAINING, THE SIG SAUER ACADEMY HAS PROVIDED THE HIGHEST QUALITY FIREARMS AND TACTICS TRAINING AVAILABLE ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES.

The SIG SAUER Academy offers a comprehensive arsenal of more than 110 courses for the armed professional and responsible citizen. Whatever your firearms training needs, wherever you need training, and whatever you choose to shoot, we have a solution that will exceed your expectations and make you a better shooter, guaranteed.

Nov/Dec 2016 dates - Check our Calendar for dates

CLASSES OFFERED AT ANCIENT CITY SHOOTING RANGE

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SIG SAUER ACADEMY CLASSES *

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES EMAIL REQUESTS TO: stephanie.gregory@sigsauer.com

THE SIG (SIMPLE IS GOOD) PRINCIPLE OF SMALL ARMS TRAINING IS WORLD RENOWNED FOR ITS REMARKABLE SUCCESS, LACK OF CONVENTION, AND UTTER SIMPLICITY.

NOVEMBER 14-15, 2016

The Master Instructor Certification is designed for the agency primary firearms instructor, teaching administrator, or senior instructor committed to maximizing the effectiveness of his or her program and instructors. Blending over 30 years of high-level competitive, law enforcement, and military special programs training into a concise philosophical and practical application for today’s armed professional, these courses allow instructors to analyze their current curriculum and practices for overall performance enhancement.

Prerequisite 

Attendees must be a previously certified firearms instructor through the SIG SAUER Academy or certified through another nationally recognized instructor development program (5 day minimum). Call for clarification.

Course Outline 

We hold our instructors to the absolute highest standard and we teach to the absolute highest standard. The SIG SAUER Academy wants to ensure all attendees have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet course standards. However, we understand each shooter is different and each shooter learns at a different level. Therefore, qualification standards allow students to quickly assess their abilities in a controlled environment in order to prepare them for the next level of training. We talk the talk and walk the walk. All SIG SAUER Academy instructors are required to pass a semiannual master level qualification course in order to maintain instructor status.

Successful course credit requires a passing score on a shooting qualification test to be administered by the instructor before course conclusion. This shooting qualification is specifically developed to test the skills, safety, and techniques taught in this course. The qualification and standard will not be posted or made available. Students who do not pass this qualification will receive a certificate of attendance for the course.

The following is a course outline of what you can expect to cover:

  • Understanding and teaching visual input necessary for success
  • Understanding and teaching biomechanics
  • Adult learning styles for performance improvement
  • Breaking down the barriers of conventional training
  • Inoculating the new shooter
  • Foundational drills and skills for repeatable success
  • The law of non-arguable 'Y's
  • Establishing metrics for program success

Required Equipment 

  • Pistol in good working order with at least 3 magazines
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Strong side hip duty or concealment belt holster
  • Magazine pouch
  • Hearing protection
  • Wrap-around eye protection
  • Comfortable clothing

Ammo 

  • Estimated round count: 900 rounds pistol
  • Ammunition is available for purchase at Ancient City Shooting Range

THE SIG (SIMPLE IS GOOD) PRINCIPLE OF SMALL ARMS TRAINING IS WORLD RENOWNED FOR ITS REMARKABLE SUCCESS, LACK OF CONVENTION, AND UTTER SIMPLICITY.

NOVEMBER 16-17, 2016

The Master Instructor Certification is designed for the agency primary firearms instructor, teaching administrator, or senior instructor committed to maximizing the effectiveness of his or her program and instructors. Blending over 30 years of high-level competitive, law enforcement, and military special programs training into a concise philosophical and practical application for today’s armed professional, these courses allow instructors to analyze their current curriculum and practices for overall performance enhancement. Students who successfully complete the course will receive an instructor certification valid for three (3) years in the use and instruction of both rifle and pistol caliber shoulder weapons.

Prerequisite 

Attendees must be a previously certified firearms instructor through the SIG SAUER Academy or certified through another nationally recognized instructor development program (5 day minimum). Call for clarification.

Course Outline 

We hold our instructors to the absolute highest standard and we teach to the absolute highest standard. The SIG SAUER Academy wants to ensure all attendees have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet course standards. However, we understand each shooter is different and each shooter learns at a different level. Therefore, qualification standards allow students to quickly assess their abilities in a controlled environment in order to prepare them for the next level of training. We talk the talk and walk the walk. All SIG SAUER Academy instructors are required to pass a semiannual master level qualification course in order to maintain instructor status.

Successful course credit requires a passing score on a shooting qualification test to be administered by the instructor before course conclusion. This shooting qualification is specifically developed to test the skills, safety, and techniques taught in this course. The qualification and standard will not be posted or made available. Students who do not pass this qualification will receive a certificate of attendance for the course.

The following is a course outline of what you can expect to cover:

  • Understanding and teaching visual input necessary for success
  • Understanding and teaching biomechanics
  • Adult learning styles for performance improvement
  • Breaking down the barriers of conventional training
  • Inoculating the new shooter
  • Foundational drills and skills for repeatable success
  • The law of Non-Arguable 'Y's
  • Establishing metrics for program success

Required Equipment 

  • Patrol rifle with sling and 5 magazines
  • Combat optic (optional)
  • Duty Pistol with 3 magazines
  • Belt mounted, dominant side concealment holster or duty rig
  • Magazine/ammunition pouches for each weapon
  • 5 rifle training rounds
  • Sturdy Belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform) and footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Hydration system
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Hat with a brim
  • Wrap around eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs and/or earplugs

Ammo 

  • Estimated round count: 900 rounds rifle, 100 rounds pistol
  • Ammunition is available for purchase at Ancient City Shooting Range

CARS HAVE NEVER BEEN SO EXCITING! THE SIG SAUER ACADEMY OFFERS ONE OF THE ONLY LIVE FIRE VEHICLE COURSES PUBLICLY AVAILABLE. WITH SO MUCH OF OUR TIME SPENT TRAVELING, MASTERING VEHICLE COMBAT IS ESSENTIAL.

NOVEMBER 18, 2016

This course covers the dynamics of shooting from inside a vehicle, shooting from a moving vehicle and through windshield glass, as well as defensive vehicle use and cover. Students learn to use a vehicle to the maximum advantage - shooting through it, under it, and around it.

Prerequisite 

This is an intermediate level class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, and foundational marksmanship skills.

Course Outline 

  • Ballistics on vehicles
  • Ballistic effects on vehicle glass
  • Window penetration tools
  • Effects of bullets through vehicles
  • Bullet travel down linear surfaces of the vehicle
  • Using the vehicle for cover
  • Engine block penetration
  • High power rifle rounds on vehicles
  • Shooting drills through vehicle glass and panels
  • Shooting from the vehicle
  • Vehicle survival tools

Required Equipment 

  • Pistol or revolver
  • 3 magazines or speedloaders minimum
  • Belt mounted, dominant side concealment holster or duty rig
  • Magazine/ammunition pouches
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Concealment jacket or vest (optional)
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather
  • Hydration system
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Hat with a brim
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs and earplugs

Ammo 

  • Estimated round count: 300 rounds pistol
  • For Epping, NH courses, non-toxic, non-jacketed FRANGIBLE ammunition may be required
  • Ammunition is available for purchase at Ancient City Shooting Range

IN THIS COURSE, STUDENT INSTRUCTORS LEARN EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS IN THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION AND USE OF PISTOLS IN A LAW ENFORCEMENT ENVIRONMENT.

NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 2, 2016

Specific subjects covered include teaching marksmanship fundamentals, correcting the problem shooter, coaching and techniques, practical application drills, and developing courses of fire. Practical exercises are combined with survival learning theory and stimulus/response training principles. This training foundation will allow further development of an in-service, job-specific agency curriculum.

Prerequisite 

This course is designed for the current or prospective agency firearms instructor. You must have documentation of successful completion of an entry level pistol skills program from a law enforcement agency or training facility.

NOTE: Some classes are restricted to Armed Professionals only. Please see the schedule for details.

Course Outline 

We hold our instructors to the absolute highest standard and we teach to the absolute highest standard. The SIG SAUER Academy wants to ensure all attendees have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet course standards. However, we understand each shooter is different and each shooter learns at a different level. Therefore, qualification standards allow students to quickly assess their abilities in a controlled environment in order to prepare them for the next level of training. We talk the talk and walk the walk. All SIG SAUER Academy instructors are required to pass a semiannual master level qualification course in order to maintain instructor status.

Successful course credit requires a passing score on a shooting qualification test to be administered by the instructor before course conclusion. This shooting qualification is specifically developed to test the skills, safety, and techniques taught in this course. The qualification and standard will not be posted or made available. Students who do not pass this qualification will receive a certificate of attendance for the course.

The following is a course outline of what you can expect to cover:

  • Development of a use-of-force training program
  • Survival learning theory
  • Principles of adult learning
  • Equipment analysis and selection
  • Pistol handling and safety
  • Pistol operational skills
  • Low light shooting techniques
  • Development of simulation-based training
  • Coaching skill development
  • Team teaching concepts
  • Course design and structure
  • Lesson plan development
  • Administrative requirements of the firearms program
  • Developing agency maintenance standards
  • Point shooting techniques
  • Precision shooting techniques
  • Transition guidelines from point and precision shooting
  • Target engagement from alternative positions
  • Range operations
  • Retraining the marginal shooter
  • Alternative methods of firearms training
  • Concealed carry techniques

Required Equipment 

  • Pistol in good working order with at least 3 magazines
  • Belt mounted, dominant side concealment holster
  • Magazine pouch
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5" wide
  • A variety of concealment clothing (jacket, sweater, vest, etc.)
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather
  • Hydration system
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Hat with a brim
  • Hearing protection
  • Wrap-around eye protection
  • Note taking materials and highlighter

Ammo 

  • Estimated round count: 1,500 rounds pistol
  • Ammunition is available for purchase at Ancient City Shooting Range

DEADLY FORCE ENCOUNTERS WITH FIREARMS AT CONTACT DISTANCES ARE NOT AT ALL UNCOMMON. IN FACT, MOST OCCUR WITHIN SEVEN FEET AND LAST ONLY A FEW SECONDS.

TBD 2016

Survival is dependent upon having a plan of action and being prepared to immediately implement it when confronted with an armed assailant. This advanced course provides students with the techniques and knowledge necessary to defend themselves and react appropriately while offering ample training time to practice.

Prerequisite 

This is an advanced level course. Students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in weapon handling, working from concealment, and single hand shooting techniques.

Course Outline 

  • Principles of close quarters engagements
  • Point vs. precision shooting
  • Bent elbow shooting
  • Strike and shoot techniques
  • The contact shot
  • Dealing with multiple threats up close

Required Equipment 

  • Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)
  • 3 magazines or 4 speedloaders/moon clips/speed strips minimum
  • Belt mounted, dominant side holster
  • Magazine pouches
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Concealment jacket or vest (optional)
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform)
  • Hydration system
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Hat with a brim
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs and earplugs

Ammo 

  • Estimated round count: 300 rounds handgun
  • Ammunition is available for purchase at Ancient City Shooting Range

MASTERING CLOSE QUARTER COMBATIVE TECHNIQUES WHEN USING A LONG GUN (RIFLE OR CARBINE) IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT CONSIDERING THAT MOST DEADLY FORCE ENCOUNTERS OCCUR AT NEAR CONTACT DISTANCES.

TBD 2016

Students will receive instruction on long gun handling in various tactical situations, including negotiation of corners and confined interior spaces as well as weapon retention.

Prerequisite 

This is an advanced level class. Must have a high degree of proficiency with the long gun and be physically able to shoot from alternative positions. At a minimum, Rifle 102 or equivalent is required.

Course Outline 

  • Principles of close quarters engagements
  • Point vs. precision shooting
  • Strike and shoot techniques
  • Closing on the threat
  • Retention techniques
  • Using the long gun as a stand-off device
  • The contact shot and dealing with multiple threats in close proximity

Required Equipment 

  • Primary weapon with sling (rifle/carbine)
  • Semi-automatic pistol in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)
  • 3 magazines minimum
  • Belt mounted, dominant side holster or duty rig
  • Body armor (optional)
  • Magazine pouches
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Clothing suitable for training in any weather
  • Hydration system
  • Hat with a brim
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs and earplugs

Ammo 

  • Estimated round count: 300 rounds rifle/carbine, 100 rounds pistol
  • Ammunition is available for purchase at Ancient City Shooting Range

MASTERING CLOSE QUARTER COMBATIVE TECHNIQUES WHEN USING A LONG GUN (RIFLE OR CARBINE) IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT CONSIDERING THAT MOST DEADLY FORCE ENCOUNTERS OCCUR AT NEAR CONTACT DISTANCES.

DECEMBER 3 & 4, 2016

Students will receive instruction on long gun handling in various tactical situations, including negotiation of corners and confined interior spaces as well as weapon retention.

Prerequisite 

This is an advanced level class. Must have a high degree of proficiency with the long gun and be physically able to shoot from alternative positions. At a minimum, Rifle 102 or equivalent is required.

Course Outline 

  • Principles of close quarters engagements
  • Point vs. precision shooting
  • Strike and shoot techniques
  • Closing on the threat
  • Retention techniques
  • Using the long gun as a stand-off device
  • The contact shot and dealing with multiple threats in close proximity

Required Equipment 

  • Primary weapon with sling (rifle/carbine)
  • Semi-automatic pistol in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)
  • 3 magazines minimum
  • Belt mounted, dominant side holster or duty rig
  • Body armor (optional)
  • Magazine pouches
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Clothing suitable for training in any weather
  • Hydration system
  • Hat with a brim
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs and earplugs

Ammo 

  • Estimated round count: 300 rounds rifle/carbine, 100 rounds pistol
  • Ammunition is available for purchase at Ancient City Shooting Range

BECOME A MORE EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTOR AND ENHANCE INDIVIDUAL RIFLE SKILLS AND PROFICIENCY IN THIS COMPREHENSIVE COURSE.

DECEMBER 5-9, 2016

Areas of concentration include tactical marksmanship development, analysis and coaching of shooters, as well as close quarter combat techniques. Students who successfully complete the course will receive certification valid for three (3) years in the use and instruction of both rifle and pistol caliber shoulder weapons.

Prerequisite 

This course is designed for the current or prospective agency firearms instructor. You must have documentation of successful completion of an entry level rifle and pistol skills program from a law enforcement agency or training facility.

NOTE: Some classes are restricted to Armed Professionals only. Please see the schedule for details.

Course Outline 

We hold our instructors to the absolute highest standard and we teach to the absolute highest standard. The SIG SAUER Academy wants to ensure all attendees have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet course standards. However, we understand each shooter is different and each shooter learns at a different level. Therefore, qualification standards allow students to quickly assess their abilities in a controlled environment in order to prepare them for the next level of training. We talk the talk and walk the walk. All SIG SAUER Academy instructors are required to pass a semiannual master level qualification course in order to maintain instructor status.

Successful course credit requires a passing score on a shooting qualification test to be administered by the instructor before course conclusion. This shooting qualification is specifically developed to test the skills, safety, and techniques taught in this course. The qualification and standard will not be posted or made available. Students who do not pass this qualification will receive a certificate of attendance for the course.

The following is a course outline of what you can expect to cover:

  • Instructor Development:
    • Instructional methods - specific to long term retention of material
    • Lesson plan development
    • Course of fire development - realistic, applicable, and safe
    • Analysis and coaching of shooters
    • Selection and applications of law enforcement rifles, ammunition, and equipment
    • Technical and tactical information useful for policy and training plan formulation
  • Tactical Marksmanship Development:
    • Fundamentals of both tactical and precision shooting
    • Proper zeroing procedures for law enforcement and urban applications
    • Techniques for loading, reloading, stoppage clearance, and unloading
    • Multiple techniques for transition from rifle to pistol
    • Tactical movement techniques (pivots and turns, moving linear/lateral/diagonal)
    • Selection and utilization of cover and concealment
    • Courses of fire with induced stress or special situations
    • Close quarters battle techniques and extreme close quarters shooting techniques
    • Emergency function techniques (one handed/disabled methods, shooting and reloading)
    • Operational tactics, selection and use of special equipment (lights and sighting systems) and techniques for diminished light (with and without special equipment)

Required Equipment 

  • Patrol rifle with sling
  • Combat optic (optional)
  • 5 magazines minimum
  • Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP
  • 3 magazines or 4 speedloaders/moon clips/speed strips minimum
  • Belt mounted, dominant side concealment holster or duty rig
  • Magazine/ammunition pouches
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Concealment jacket or vest (optional)
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather (unless training in duty uniform)
  • Hydration system 
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Hat with a brim
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs and earplugs
  • Knee pads

Ammo 

  • Estimated round count: 1,200 rounds rifle, 150 rounds pistol
  • Ammunition is available for purchase at Ancient City Shooting Range

DESIGNED FOR THE LAW ENFORCEMENT SNIPER OR DESIGNATED MARKSMAN, THIS COURSE FOCUSES ON DEVELOPING PROFICIENCY IN TACTICAL SCOPED RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP, FIELD CRAFT, AND OBSERVATION/REPORTING SKILLS.

DECEMBER 12-16, 2016

Since the vast majority of law enforcement sniper engagements take place within 100 yards, this course emphasizes extreme close range precision. Unlike other courses that require meeting an arbitrary marksmanship standard, attendees will instead be individually evaluated through an end of course live fire test to determine their optimum engagement range.

Prerequisite 

This course is restricted to current law enforcement and current military only.

Course Outline 

  • Review of safety procedures
  • Review of weapon systems and gear
  • Rifle fitting, sight adjustments, establish zero, fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Observation exercises
  • Kim’s games
  • Introduction to MOA
  • Aiming areas
  • Introduction to ballistics
  • Camouflage, concealment vs. cover
  • Movement exercises
  • Grouping exercises
  • Command fire exercises
  • Introduction to moving targets
  • Positional shooting
  • Qualification course

Meals 

Please arrange to pack and carry food each day. There will not be time for traveling out for meals. Pack food you can carry in your ruck. All gear will be carried throughout the training day. Make sure you have plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Required Equipment 

  • Precision scoped rifle with sling
  • Drag bag or rifle pack
  • Load-bearing backpack, vest, or harness
  • Binoculars
  • Rangefinder
  • Magnetic compass
  • Small flashlight
  • Small calculator
  • Rifle and scope maintenance/cleaning gear
  • Field notebook and pencils
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement, stability, and turning
  • Camouflage field clothing suitable for training in any weather
  • Hydration system
  • Hat with a brim
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Ear/sound protection
  • Face paint (recommend cream-type paint)
  • Ghillie suit is optional
  • Any operational gear you may find useful for range/field work

*We strongly recommend you bring your own Precision Scoped Rifle with sling for this course. Drag bags and slings are available for purchase at Ancient City Shooting Range.

Ammo 

  • Estimated round count: 500 rounds rifle
  • Ammunition is available for purchase at Ancient City Shooting Range

Notes 

This course can be physically demanding for all involved. Students will be required to carry and conduct movements with all gear for the day to include food and water. Additionally, students will be required to run with their operational gear and rifle. If you do not think you are in a physical condition to successfully complete this course, please reconsider your attendance.

Successful course credit requires a passing score on a shooting qualification test to be administered by the instructor before the course conclusion. This shooting qualification is specifically developed to test the skills, safety, and techniques taught in the course. The qualification and standard will not be posted or made available. Students who do not pass this qualification, but remain in the course, will receive a certificate of attendance for the course.

We hold our instructors to the absolute highest standard and we teach to the absolute highest standard. The SIG SAUER Academy wants to insure all attendees have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet course standards. However, we understand each shooter is different and each shooter learns differently. Therefore, qualification standards allow students to quickly assess their abilities in a controlled environment in order to prepare them for the next level of training. We talk the talk and we walk the walk. All SIG SAUER Academy instructors are required to pass a semi-annual master level qualification course in order to maintain instructor status.

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