Become a more effective instructor and enhance individual rifle skills and proficiency in this comprehensive course.
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 an instructor certification valid for three (3) years in the use and instruction of both rifle and pistol caliber shoulder weapons. Students previously certified as SIG SAUER Rifle Instructor will be re-certified as an instructor and valid for a three (3) year period.
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.
Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from this rifle training course. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.
NOTE: Some classes are restricted to Armed Professionals only. Please see the schedule for details.
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)
In order to receive a certificate of completion, students will be required to demonstrate proper safe gun handling of a rifle in any environment through 40 hours of training. Students will demonstrate proper application of the fundamentals of shooting and weapon manipulations in a variety of situations adhering to specific target standards established by the SIG SAUER Academy. Students will demonstrate proper teaching techniques during student-centered learning events.
- 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
Tuition includes free loan of firearms, holsters, safety glasses and hearing protection.
- Estimated round count: 1,400 rounds rifle, 150 rounds pistol
- For Epping, NH courses, non-toxic, non-jacketed FRANGIBLE ammunition may be required
- Ammunition is available for purchase at the Epping facility only