Designed to develop the teaching skills of new and current firearms instructors, this course is specific to the law enforcement shotgun (pump or semi-automatic).
Areas of instruction include: different shotgun action types, handling, function and operation, operational tactics and techniques, ammunition selection, and emergency transition to a sidearm. Successful completion of this course results in a three (3) year certification in the use and instruction of the combat shotgun. Students previously certified as SIG Sauer Shotgun 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 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 training. 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:
- Training program requirements and defensibility
- Firearms instructional methods
- Lesson plan development
- Shotgun application
- Equipment selection and use
- Shotgun nomenclature, function and operation
- Low light considerations
- Immediate action
- Shotgun shooting fundamentals
- Loading techniques and unloading procedures
- Range operation and weapon safety
- Range exercises
- Cleaning and maintenance
- Marksmanship evaluation course of fire
- Multiple shot engagement
- Close quarters techniques
- Principles of movement
- Multiple threat techniques
- Operational techniques for varying environmental lighting conditions
- Techniques for performing effectively under stress
In order to receive a certificate of completion, students will be required to demonstrate proper safe gun handling of a shotgun in any environment through 24 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.
- Duty shotgun (pump or semi-auto) with sling
- 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 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
Tuition includes free loan of firearms, holsters, safety glasses and hearing protection.
- Estimated round count: 50 rounds buckshot (000, 00 or #4), 50 rounds rifle slug, 300 rounds field loads/birdshot (#7 1/2, 8, or 9), 100 rounds handgun
- For Epping, NH courses, non-toxic, non-jacketed FRANGIBLE ammunition may be required
- Ammunition is available for purchase at the Epping facility only