In the late 1980s, the concept of a training Academy began in a conversation between SIGARMS executive management and several officials from federal agencies.
There was a clear demand for a specialized training organization that could effectively support the armorer, firearms transition, and instructor training requirements of law enforcement and military agencies in the United States.
In 1990, SIGARMS moved its headquarters from Herndon, Virginia to Exeter, New Hampshire.
The SIGARMS Academy was officially launched and a search for a piece of property large enough to house it was initiated.
In 1996 SIGARMS Academy took ownership of a large parcel of land in Epping, New Hampshire and the first ever non-toxic, frangible indoor range was built along with two classrooms, a gun vault, and administrative areas.Explore our locations
In 2001, SIGARMS Academy introduced a few specialized courses for select civilian organizations and businesses. The demand from the civilian population grew. Later that year, the Academy expanded its course offerings to both
Armed Professionals and
In 2006, the SIG SAUER Pro Shop was established.
In 2007 SIGARMS obtained their own FFL to sell firearms and was renamed SIG SAUER Academy.
SIG SAUER Academy continued to develop a variety of ranges and infrastructures including a tactical training area, multiple shoothouses, the only publicly accessible 1000 yard range in the New England area, and a 360 degree range.View our facilities
In 2012, the Academy invested in a brand new home for the SIG SAUER Pro Shop that displayed the entire line of SIG SAUER firearms and expanded its coverage of accessories and products with vendors that represent the best of the industry merchandise.Visit the Flagship Store
In 2022, the SIG SAUER Experience Center (SEC) opened in Epping, New Hampshire. The SEC includes the SIG SAUER Flagship Store, the SIG SAUER Academy Shooting Center and the SIG SAUER Museum, among other amenities.Explore the SEC