SIG SAUER Academy™ Partners with Ron Avery and the Practical Shooting Academy

Published Date: 2/10/2009


The SIG SAUER Academy has partnered with world-class instructor and competitive shooter Ron Avery and The Practical Shooting Academy, Inc., to bring an expanded offering of courses to the Western United States. Headquartered at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, NM, the 33,000+ acre facility has multiple ranges for all levels of firearms instruction and its terrain is ideally suited for tactical training and competitive events. With affordable housing on-site, complete with kitchen facilities, it is prepared to host the full complement of courses offered by both academies. "Ron's background, as a top-tier competitor, a former law enforcement officer, and as an internationally recognized instructor, are a clear fit," remarked George Harris, Director of Training for the SIG SAUER Academy. "We are philosophically in synch, we respect each other, and we know that we provide a firearms training experience second to none." For over 29 years, Ron Avery has consistently ranked among the best shooters in the world, winning events in national, international, and world championship competitions. Major titles include two time USPSA National Law Enforcement Champion, the US National Champion in Limited 10, North American Stock Gun Champion, 11 time Colorado State Champion, and was a member of the first place gold medal Standard Division US team in the 2002 IPSIC World Championships in South Africa. Ron is currently a USPSA Grand Master in Open and Limited divisions.


As an instructor, Ron has worked with most of the top tier military and federal law enforcement agencies, and continues to work with developing competitive shooters. Now, with the addition of the NRA Wittington center as a West Coast destination, our instructors will be able to provide the full suite of courses from foundational to advanced, along with instructor development and armor certification. "What we provide is a unique instructional approach that is objective based, time proven tactical skills with modern shooting techniques. Our results speak for themselves," commented Ron Avery.

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About the SIG SAUER Academy

The SIG SAUER Academy is located on 128 plus acres in Epping, New Hampshire. In operation since 1991, the SIG SAUER Academy’s world renowned instructors provide courses for law enforcement, military and responsible citizens worldwide. Facilities include state-of-the-art shooting ranges and tactical training areas.