Advanced Pistol Marksmanship

The one-day Advanced Pistol Marksmanship course is for a shooter who wants to become faster and more accurate for defensive or competitive shooting. This course places a heavy emphasis on process oriented technical marksmanship to solve various marksmanship challenges. The goal of this course is to take the shooter through a series of logically organized problems, and equip the shooter with the ability to solve them. This has been described as a very mentally challenging course that pays a dividend in overall technical skills.

This is an advanced level course, and is offered in a one-day or two-day format (eight hours or 16 hours).

Course Objectives

All course objectives will be achieved with a strong emphasis on safety.

  • Understanding “visual patience” and applying it to technical marksmanship.
  • Cultivating the ability to drive the gun aggressively.
  • Understanding technical marksmanship concepts and how to apply them to the tactical/defensive and practical competition world.
  • Understanding value based training drills.
  • Understanding process oriented marksmanship versus results oriented.

Required Equipment

Programs held at SIG SAUER Academy include free loan of firearms, holsters, safety glasses and hearing protection at the Epping, N.H. location.

  • Pistol in one of the following calibers: 9MM, .40S&W, .357 SIG, or .45 ACP
  • A minimum 25 dummy rounds specific to your pistol.
  • Kydex belt or paddle holster
  • A minimum of four magazines (a few more if single stack)
  • Some safe means to carry magazines, on your person, to recharge your firearm twice times (e.g. two magazine carriers/pouches)
  • Wraparound eye protection
  • Hearing protection (electronic hearing protection is recommended)
  • Weather and temperature appropriate attire
  • Jeans, BDUs, or canvas type pants are recommended
  • Gloves, socks, boots, Under Armor, rain coat, etc.
  • Cleaning and maintenance supplies for daily pistol maintenance
  • 600-800 rounds of appropriate caliber ammunition per day

What to Bring

First, review the general overview of What to Bring to a Pistol Class.

For this specific class…

  • Handgun
  • Kydex, outside-the-waistband holster.
  • About 600 – 800 rounds of ammunition per day.
  • At least 25 dummy rounds.
  • At least four magazines for your pistol.
  • At least two magazine carriers.

Course Fees

The course fee for Advanced Pistol Marksmanship is $225 per day, plus applicable range fees. Contact us for information on group rates.


Classes listed are not in date order. If none are listed, we do not have any on the schedule at this time.