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2012-2013

ACTIVE SHOOTER INSTRUCTOR


This five-day program examines various tactical theories and puts
them into application. The primary purpose of this program is to
deal with active shooter issues and deal with realistic methods of
operations including officer down rescue, team considerations,
methods of assessments and practical application of force.
ADVANCED BATON INSTRUCTOR
This course is a delivery based, hands-on program. The Instructor
will develop the knowledge and the skills necessary to effectively
train officers in the use of baton techniques, take-downs and
escorts in accordance with their departments use of force contin-
uum.
ADVANCED PR24 BATON INSTRUCTOR
This course is a delivery based, hands-on program. The Instructor
will develop the knowledge and the skills necessary to effectively
train officers in the use of PR24 baton techniques, take-downs and
escorts in accordance with their departments use of force contin-
uum.
CHEMICAL MUNITIONS INSTRUCTOR
This course provides a complete overview of the use of traditional
chemical agent munitions, crowd control techniques, and aerosol
devices. CONTRACT BASIS ONLY/Not available in MA.
CLOSE QUARTERS BATTLE INSTRUCTOR
As part of our firearms training, this course offers the opportunity
to develop and refine close quarter battle shooting skills and con-
centrates in the dynamic tactical utilization of the pistol and rifle
for the individual officer or special response team member. This
course can serve as an excellent individual skill development pro-
gram for police officers, security and military personnel as well as
for the firearms instructor looking for advancement or new ideas.
Full tactical potential will be explored in 2 days of intensive training
to include low light, shooting while moving, moving targets, entry
formations and tactics as well as active shooter scenarios.
DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTOR
This course is designed to give the Instructor the necessary skills
to conduct a class in accordance with their departmental use of
force continuum. This program covers subject control techniques,
take- downs, pressure points, joint manipulations, handcuffing,
weapon retention, and baton.
EDGE WEAPONS AWARENESS & SPONTANEOUS
DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION
During the two day course, the student will be put through all
phases of edge weapons defense, both physical and mental. The
student will have to defend against attackers using armed and un-
armed techniques along with their departmental use of force con-
tinuum. Due to the nature of the class, the class size is limited to
20 students. Certification is 3 years. Class Attire: B.D.U. type
pants, tee-shirt, duty belts, boots or sneakers.
FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR
Instructor certification is our most important responsibility. Teach-
ing officers to instruct others in the fundamentals of firearms uti-
lization and survival requires preparation. Methods of instruction,
range operation/exercises, lesson plan development, liability and
handgun flashlight techniques will be covered in addition to basic
instructional skills development with the revolver, pistol and shot-
gun. Students seeking admission into this program must submit
documentation of prior firearms training, signed or otherwise ver-
ified by a superior officer. These criteria are indispensable to suc-
cessful completion of the program.
FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR UPDATE
Designed to keep firearms instructors up-to-date on todays is-
sues. S&W instructors are required to attend an Update/Recerti-
fication program every three years. Active firearms instructors
not certified by the Smith & Wesson Academy are also encour-
aged to participate.
HANDCUFFING INSTRUCTOR
This course is designed to give the student the necessary back-
ground to conduct a comprehensive handcuffing program for his
or her agency, using the new Smith & Wesson Industry Approved
program. This program deals with officer assaults, liabilities con-
cerning use of force, all phases of handcuffing, i.e., seated, prone,
supine, subject care and searches, and proper maintenance.
LAW ENFORCEMENT PATROL RIFLE INSTRUCTOR
This course will satisfy instructor certification requirements for
training officers in the use of rifles/carbines suitable for law en-
forcement. Tactical use of the weapon is stressed as is the judicial
use of deadly force at close to intermediate ranges.
OLEORESIN CAPSICUM (OC) INSTRUCTOR
This course is a delivery based, hands-on program. The instructor
will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively train
officers in the use of OC spray in accordance with their depart-
mental use of force continuum. Advise and evaluate administra-
tors in OC spray uses and policies.
POINT SHOOTING INSTRUCTOR
This two-day lecture and hands-on live fire course is designed to
give the firearms instructor the working knowledge needed to in-
struct others in the technique of point shooting. Instructor can-
didate will learn the benefits of point shooting over aimed shooting
and how to develop a point shooting program within their own
agency. Realistic courses of fire as well as target analysis will be
discussed.
SUBMACHINE GUN INSTRUCTOR
Provides an in-depth look at the applicability of the submachine
gun to the law enforcement environment. Focus of the program is
on developing technical skills with the submachine gun and an un-
derstanding of the firearm.
SUBMACHINE GUN OPERATOR
This three-day course will satisfy operators certification require-
ments by training officers in the use of submachine guns suitable
for law enforcement and security professionals. Tactical use of
the weapon is stressed throughout the course, addressing the ju-
dicious use of deadly force at close to intermediate range. Preci-
sion shooting application will be addressed as well. In this
context, this course is suitable for those wishing to address use
of the submachine gun in police, corrections, protective services
or armed security operations.
TACTICAL PISTOL
This course offers the opportunity to develop and refine basic
shooting skills and to concentrate on the dynamic tactical
utilization of the pistol for the individual officer.
TACTICAL GROUND FIGHTING
This course concentrates on a practical approach to ground
fighting techniques for the instructor. This breakthrough
course will show the instructor candidate important drills and
tactics for when the arrest becomes a ground fight for survival.
TACTICAL SCOPE RIFLE
Designed to develop and enhance the skills of the assigned tactical
observer/marksman in law enforcement, armed security, correc-
tions, military, law enforcement and other armed professions.
Law Enforcement/Military Programs
INSTRUCTOR RECERTIFICATION POLICY
We often have requests to recertify the credentials of Smith &
Wesson Academy trained Firearms Instructors by means other
than the Firearms Instructor Update and Recertification course,
which was designed for that purpose.
Our policy is for every three-year period, the recertification may
be obtained with any five-day Smith & Wesson Academy instruc-
tor level firearms course. Therefore, at least every six years, the
Firearms Instructor Update and Recertification course must be
taken.
As always, the staff at Smith & Wesson Academy urges you to
take at least one training course per year to broaden your training
experience as much as possible.
ADVANCED HANDGUN INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION
Two of the following three courses must be successfully com-
pleted in order to be eligible for this certification:
1. Tactical Pistol
2. Firearms Instructor
3. Active Shooter Instructor
These courses may be completed in any order, but must be com-
pleted within three years of each other. Upon completion of two
courses, the attendee will be awarded an additional certification.
The Advanced certification will be considered current for a pe-
riod of three years from the date it is awarded.
SCOPED-SIGHTED RIFLE INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION
The following courses must be successfully completed in order
to be eligible for this certification:
1. Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle Instructor, and
2. Tactical Scoped Rifle
These courses may be completed in any order, but must be com-
pleted within three years of each other. Upon successful comple-
tion of both courses, the attendee will be awarded an additional
certification. This certification will be considered current for a pe-
riod of three years from the date it is awarded.
2011 Smith & Wesson Corp.

Bill Porter
Academy Manager
Senior Firearms Instructor
Dave Ducharme
Chief Armorer
Mark Belliveau
Defensive Tactics
Instructor
Marty Driggs
Firearms Instructor,
Armorer
Smith & Wesson Academy

Instructors
Armorer Programs
2011 Smith & Wesson Corp. Contact us at 413-846-6461 or academy@smith-wesson.com
The Armorers Program is designed for the law enforcement, military, security or select civilian armorers associated with the firearms industry. Successful completion of these courses will enable the
armorer to keep their departments or customers firearms in safe operating condition. These courses will concentrate on the functioning of various parts, fitting procedures, and inspection techniques
to keep their firearm within factory standards. When attending a course at the Smith & Wesson Academy in Springfield, MA, a hi-tech video system is used with large screen monitors to demonstrate
these procedures in real time. Also, easy-to-follow, step-by-step manuals are used to enhance the students comprehension of these courses. Some courses may be closed to civilians. Courses
can be completed at the Smith & Wesson Academy or at field schools around the country. Foreign persons (as defined in 22 C.F.R. 120.16) who wish to participate in Smith & Wesson Armorer
Programs will require a DSP5 license from the State Department. For more information, please call 413-846-6461.
REVOLVER
This course is designed for Smith & Wesson duty-type revolvers.
It will focus on inspection, trouble shooting, and repair techniques.
The course outline is similar to the pistol course covering topics
such as disassembly, fitting of new parts, and reassembly. The
past and present designs will be covered. Lessons will be per-
formed on past designs first to expose the armorer to revolver
function, and then present designs and repair techniques will be
covered in depth to ensure confidence in revolver repair and main-
tenance.
REVOLVER/J-FRAME DOUBLE ACTION ONLY REVOLVER
This new, four-day course is designed for Smith & Wesson duty-
type revolvers including the J-Frame. The course description is
the same as the Revolver program with the added day for J-Frame.
3RD GENERATION PISTOL
This course is designed for Smith & Wesson duty-type pistols. It
will focus on disassembly, repair, and reassembly, as well as func-
tioning of various systems. Performing lessons repeatedly will
ensure good hands-on instruction for better understanding of this
firearm. The course will include the Traditional Single/Double Ac-
tion, and Double Action Only pistols. The Sigma Series

is not
covered in this course.
SW99/WALTHER P99 PISTOL
This course is designed for Smith & Wesson SW99 Series or
Walther P99 Series pistols. Focus will be on disassembly, repair,
and reassembly, as well as functioning of various systems. Per-
forming lessons repeatedly will ensure good hands-on instruction
for a better understanding of these firearms.
REVOLVER OR PISTOL RECERTIFICATION
Both courses will cover general information learned during initial
certification. In addition to this, emphasis will be placed on current
designs, inspection techniques, and fitting methods. Students will
also inspect and trouble shoot several firearms with specific issues
commonly seen in the field. This will reinforce their ability to
correct issues they encounter with confidence. Armorers should
be RECERTIFIED EVERY FOUR YEARS. Students may recertify
at a three-day field school in their region.
M&P PISTOL
This course is designed for Smith & Wesson M&P pistols. Focus
will be on nomenclature, field stripping and maintenance, safeties
and safety checks, detailed disassembly, troubleshooting and
minor repairs. Performing lessons repeatedly will ensure good
hands-on instruction for a better understanding of this firearm.
M&P15 RIFLE
This course is designed for Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifles. Focus
will be on nomenclature, field stripping and maintenance, safeties
and safety checks, detailed disassembly of both the upper assem-
blies and lower receivers, troubleshooting and minor repairs.
Performing lessons repeatedly will ensure good hands-on instruc-
tion for a better understanding of this rifle.
M&P15 RIFLE/M&P4 CARBINE
This course is designed for Smith & Wesson M&P4 Carbines.
Focus will be on nomenclature, field stripping and maintenance,
safeties and safety checks, detailed disassembly, troubleshooting
and minor repairs. Performing lessons repeatedly will ensure
good hands-on instruction for a better understanding of this
carbine.
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J-FRAME DOUBLE ACTION ONLY REVOLVER
This course is designed for Smith & Wesson J-Frame Double
Action Only revolvers. It will focus on inspection, troubleshooting,
and repair techniques. Also covering topics such as disassembly,
fitting of new parts, reassembly, and past and present designs.
Lessons will be performed on past designs first to expose the
armorers to revolver function, and then present designs and repair
techniques will be covered in depth to ensure confidence in
revolver repair and maintenance.
SW1911 PISTOL
This course is designed for Smith & Wesson Model SW1911.
Focus will be on disassembly, repair and reassembly as well as
functioning of various systems. Performing lessons repeatedly
will ensure good hands-on instruction for a better understanding
of this firearm.
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Law Enforcement Sales Managers
State-of-the-art classroom facility at the
Smith & Wesson Academy, Springfield, MA
Participants of the Smith & Wesson Field School conducted
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Civilian Programs
TACTICAL HANDGUN
Duration: 5 days / 32.5 hours Tuition: $625
Prerequisite: Advanced Defensive Handgun
This course offers the opportunity to develop and refine basic
shooting skills and to concentrate on the dynamic tactical utiliza-
tion of the pistol or revolver, and serves as an excellent individual
skill development program. Full tactical potential will be explored
in 5 days of intensive training. One-fourth of the training in this
course will be conducted under low-light conditions and one-
fourth while moving. A strong emphasis in this course is placed
upon one-handed shooting and holster work.
Course content to include:
One hand/dominant hand shooting
Dominant and opposite hand reload and immediate action
techniques
Engagement of multiple opponents
Handgun flashlight techniques
Engagement of moving targets
Interactive training using Simunition

Dynamic live fire drills and assessments


Opposite hand drawing techniques
Selection and use of cover
Shooting while moving
Reduced light hardware & tactics
Reduced light live fire drills
Multiple and paired techniques
PRECISION RIFLE
Duration: 3 days / 21 hours Tuition: $350
Ammunition Requirement: Approx. 350 rounds
Note: Students must provide their own ammunition. Ammunition is avail-
able at the S&W Retail Store adjacent to the Academy. Massachusetts law
prohibits sale of ammunition to non-residents.
This course is designed to meet the need for structured, profes-
sional instruction in precision rifle shooting. Whether sighting in
a new rifle, preparing for hunting season, or simply having a desire
to enhance your present skills, this course is designed to provide
the instruction to maximize performance of a rifle in your hands.
Course content to include:
Practical safety
Fundamentals of basic and advanced rifle marksmanship
Basic ballistics
Angles of fire
How to correct for environmental factors such as wind,
temperature, altitude, etc.
How to properly zero the firearm
How to engage targets at known distances
How to fire with precision from various supported
and unsupported positions
How to engage moving targets
How to estimate distances
Information on current technologies and products
Note: Rifles should be equipped with scope, mount and rings or adjustable
metallic sights and be bolt-action or semi-automatic. Other gear will be
described in the student needs list. Max. caliber is .300 Winchester Mag-
num.
WOMENS AGGRESSIVE STREET PROTECTION SYSTEM
Duration: 2 days / 16 hours
The Womens Aggressive Street Protection System (WASPS) is a
designed system of quick precise sting-like strikes (hence the
name) that are targeted at specific parts of an attackers body, al-
lowing the victim a chance to escape from a potentially dangerous
situation.
Emphasis will be placed on how to correctly evade and escape an
attacker by delivering strikes which include kicks, elbows, knees
and palm heels. Students will also be taught pressure points and
joint manipulations along with environmental and physical aware-
ness. All of these skills will be incorporated into the training.
The Womens Aggressive Street Protection System is one of the
only Awareness/Rape Prevention Classes to offer this kind of train-
ing. Upon request, students may also incorporate chemical agents
and firearms for an additional cost.
Course content to include:
Identify potential risks
Identify personal weapons
Identify vulnerable areas
Demonstrate principles and concepts of Defensive Tactics
Demonstrate body mechanics
Demonstrate using opponents strength and momentum to
his/her disadvantage
Demonstrate techniques and defend against a would-be-
attacker
Safety Concerns: For the safety of all students attending the class, please
refrain from wearing open-toed shoes as well as low cut shirts. Athletic-
style clothing and footwear is recommended.
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DIRECTIONS TO THE
SMITH & WESSON ACADEMY
Follow Route 91 to Route 291 East.
Take the St. James Avenue Exit
(Exit 4)
At the light, take a right onto Page
Boulevard.
Smith & Wesson Academy is on the
right at Guion Street.
Scan this code for directions
to the Smith & Wesson Academy
2011 Smith & Wesson Corp. Contact us at 413-846-6461 or academy@smith-wesson.com
Civilian Programs
ADVANCED CONCEALED CARRY HANDGUN
Duration: 3 days / 21 hours Tuition: $425
This course is intended for the person who has decided to lawfully
carry a concealed handgun. Special attention is paid to the con-
cerns of being armed in public, and how to select support gear
that fits your physique, occupation, choice of fashions, and your
firearm. Special attention is given to the draw and recovery se-
quence from concealment, while moving, pivoting, or turning to
engage target.
Course content to include:
Learn to perform effective reloads from a concealed
ammunition supply
Learn to draw and fire from a seated position
Learn to engage multiple targets with multiple shots
Learn effective one-handed draw and shooting techniques
Learn what to do after involvement in a confrontation
CONCEALED CARRY PROTECTION
Duration: 2 days / 14 hours Tuition: $300
This course is designed for persons who have decided to arm
themselves for home or business defense, and concentrates on
the role of the concealed handgun in personal protection. The fun-
damentals of safe and capable firearms handling are taught and
reinforced throughout and include a focus on the dynamic ap-
proach to surviving an armed confrontation. An emphasis is
placed on the defensive application of firearms skills in the home,
street or business.
For the new shooter or gun owner, this course uses a step-by-step
approach to enhance rapid skill development, utilizing instructor
coaching. This course offers an update on effective defensive
handgun skills as well as a review of sound fundamentals and tac-
tics.
Course content to include:
Learn how to safely handle and store firearms in the home and
professional environment
Address the legal and moral aspects of the defensible use of
deadly force
Learn how to safely and effectively utilize your skills in a
stressful encounter, including loading, reloading, and clearing
malfunctions
Learn the all-important skill of drawing and recovering to a
holster, one-handed, without looking
Learn how to effectively engage multiple targets; how to pivot
and turn safely with a firearm
ADVANCED DEFENSIVE HANDGUN
Duration: 2 days / 16 hours Tuition: $500
(includes ammunition)
This Advanced Defensive Handgun program is intended for those
individuals who have already successfully completed a competent
Defensive Handgun Training course. It is not intended for begin-
ning students.
This course will emphasize speed, practical accuracy, readiness
and the compounding of tactical advantages. Students will be
tested at the end of the program.
Course content to include:
Review of safe gun handling and range safety
Review of legal and moral aspects of defensive shooting
Basic/review range exercises, administrative and tactical skills
Close shooting techniques
Carrying concealed handguns
Close range shooting techniques
Cover and movement
Moving with a gun in hand
Injured-limb drill/one-handed shooting
Retention and disarms
Advanced low-light drills
DEFENSIVE CARBINE
Duration: 2 days / 14 hours Tuition: $375
This course is designed for the owner of a short-barreled carbine,
chambered for a handgun caliber or moderate power rifle cartridge
up to .308, who desires to learn safe and effective techniques in
utilizing the carbine as a defensive weapon.
Course content to include:
How to engage single or multiple opponents utilizing multiple
shot techniques
Firearms safety applicable to range, home and defensive situ-
ations
Discussion on the use of a defensive carbine or rifle, including
its applications, strengths and limitations as a home defense
weapon
Shooting from various positions
Safe carry modes
How to load and reload rapidly and to clear stoppages
How to zero the gun
How to safely conduct pivots and turns with the carbine
How to shoot while moving to cover
Note: Student may attend with a carbine that is equipped with
iron sights or a scope up to 3X. A sling is required.
DEFENSIVE HANDGUN TACTICS & TECHNIQUES
Duration: 2 days / 14 hours Tuition: $325
Most of the skills learned in the Concealed Carry Protection and
Advanced Concealed Carry Courses will be briefly reviewed and
then advanced through live fire, interactive and scenario-driven
training. The employment of Simunition

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will allow the review and critique of critical decision making used
in scenarios, honing ones defensive tactics.
Course content to include:
An extensive session on reduced light training covering tech-
nical and tactical considerations, techniques for searching,
identifying and engagement, as well as special equipment con-
cerns. The training is then utilized in dynamic and interactive
settings.
Judgemental training which enhances the ability to properly
identify and deal with threats through the use of verbalization,
sound tactics, and handgun skills while incorporating realistic
targets and settings.
Interactive training puts all learned skills to the test through
the use of stress-oriented, close range and realistic scenarios.
Done both indoors and outdoors, realism is gained through
the use of live opponents.
DEFENSIVE SHOTGUN
Duration: 2 days / 14 hours Tuition: $350
This course will focus on fundamental skills required in the safe
handling of the shotgun as a home defense tool. You will learn to
load, unload, sustain fire, perform an emergency reload, and to
clear stoppages under stress.
Course content to include:
Basic usage and maintenance
How to perform pivots and turn with the long gun
How to select and use cover properly
How to search for and engage threats
Cleaning and maintenance
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
All classes must be paid in full at the time of regis-
tration. The registration fee for all classes is non-
refundable. If you wish to switch to an alternate
class, you must contact the Shooting Sports Center
at least one week prior to the date of the classes for
which you registered, and we will try to accommo-
date your request when possible. We reserve the
right, at any time, to cancel an under-subscribed
program. In the case of any such cancellation, we
will refund the cost of class or offer you the option
of rescheduling. Because of age and other restric-
tions, not all persons will be eligible to participate
in this program. Smith & Wesson reserves the
right to change the program, and for safety or other
reasons, exclude or dismiss any person from the
program at any time.
Bringing law enforcement, military, security and select civilians high-quality, up-to-date instruction often means going a step further - so, when needed, we bring
professional training to you in your own facilities. Our field school programs deliver regularly scheduled courses or courses tailored to your specific needs. Even
if you cant host a field school, you can attend one. Call us to obtain a list of school locations and dates. We will provide host agency contact information for
application and travel arrangements. Please contact our office at (413) 846-6461 or e-mail academy@smith-wesson.com with any questions.
Smith & Wesson Academy courses will be conducted at your location, provided your agency has adequate classroom space and equipment for the number of
students enrolled and a suitable range and targets for the type of program requested. Courses may be conducted on a tuition-per-student basis or under contract.
On a contract basis, tuition fees are quoted for the number of students guaranteed by the host agency.
Field School Program
HOST RESPONSIBILITIES
For both Academy and Armorer programs, applications will
be sent to the host coordinator for distribution. The
Academy field school host can choose to be responsible for
collecting applications and payments, sending a brief
confirmation, and providing travel and hotel information and
a list of equipment to be supplied to the student (including
ammunition). The S&W Academy will furnish the list of re-
quired equipment. The host may choose to have applica-
tions sent directly to the S&W Academy for confirmation and
information distribution.
TO FIND A LOCATION IN YOUR REGION:
Log onto www.smith-wesson.com --> Law Enforcement
Then click on Training --> Law Enforcement Courses, then
click on Field Schools.
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