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This 5-day 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, the Master Rifle Instructor Certification course will allow the instructor 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. 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 an advanced level course. Attendees must be a previously certified firearms instructor through the SIG SAUER Academy or certified through another recognized instructor development program (5 day minimum). Call for clarification.

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.

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.

Course Outline:

  • Discover learning technique
  • Performance based vs. outcome based training
  • Video analysis
  • Program development
  • Close quarter rifle operations
  • Bilateral rifle manipulations
  • Zeroing and basic rifle marksmanship
  • Reloading techniques
  • One handed rifle manipulation
  • Wounded officer reloads
  • Ready positions
  • Shooting positions
  • Multiple shot techniques
  • Multiple target engagement techniques
  • Shooting while moving
  • Identification and utilization of cover
  • Transition to handgun techniques


Required Equipment

  • Patrol rifle with sling and 5 magazines
  • Combat optic (optional), but recommended
  • Duty pistol with 3 magazines
  • Belt mounted, dominant side concealment holster or duty rig
  • Magazine/ammunition pouches for each weapon
  • Notebook
  • Marker
  • 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 and sunscreen
  • 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, 900 rounds pistol minimum

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