TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONAL FIREARMS USERS

WMS regularly provides firearms training and consultancy services for professional firearms users including zoos and wildlife parks, police constabularies, airports, NGOs, charities, wilderness guides, private businesses and UK government departments. Our training fully complies with BIAZA and UK legislative guidelines.

Anyone expected to use firearms for humane despatch, whether actual or potential, in the course of their job needs relevant professional training; without it their actions may be legally unsupportable.
WMS offers professional, specialised two-day training packages that and covering the use of firearms for animal control, management, and emergency responses. We can also provide onsite consultancy for your organisation to help you determine best practice operations, training requirements, equipment requirements and also provide advice on applying for firearms and shotgun certificates with the correct conditions to enable you to meet your responsibilities.
Our two-day training input includes an instructional classroom day followed by a day of practical shooting using both shotguns and rifles.
Training can be provided at our facilities in Wales or on your own facilities providing they are suitable.

Specialist firearms training for zoos and wildlife parks

The Classroom day includes

  • Legal issues affecting your use of firearms
  • Video, slide and lecture presentations on firearms safety
  • Video, slide and lecture presentations on risk assessment
  • Choosing the correct type and calibre of rifles and shotguns for best practice
  • Choosing the correct ammunition for best practice
  • Emergency response scenarios including approaching dangerous or escaped animals
  • Safety of staff and others on site
  • Working as a team
  • Shot placement and follow up
  • Safe storage and gun care

The Practical Shooting day includes

  • Safety briefing and safe gun handling
  • Gun handling skills
  • Marksmanship skills
  • Sighting in the firearm
  • Use of optics
  • Shooting positions for best practice
  • Target acquisition training
  • Trigger control training
  • Ballistic demonstrations with rifle and shotgun ammunition
  • Live fire sessions at ranges of 25-100 metres on to steel targets
  • Live fire sessions on to anatomically correct animal targets
  • Working as a team
  • Advice on on-going training and practice

The two-day input also includes full insurance, all ammunition, refreshments and packed lunch; handouts and information sheets.

After taking one of our courses and with regular practice, professional firearms users will be able to control and resolve difficult situations quickly and effectively through proper understanding of safety, weapons, anatomy and procedures.

Specialist large mammal despatch training for police forces

WMS Firearms Training is currently the only commercial provider of specialist large mammal humane destruction training to the British Police. We have provided training to some 20 constabularies over the past years which has significantly enhanced the operational competence of officers whose duties may include animal despatch tasks.

Our renowned Large Mammal Despatch Courses are tailored to meet the needs of firearms training instructors, rifle officers and all authorised firearms officers, using humane killers, shotguns, carbines, sniper rifles, and non-standard issue large calibre rifles such as .338 Lapua, .375 Holland and Holland and .458 Winchester Magnum.

Animals covered include dangerous dogs, road casualties, wild animals, farm livestock, circus animals and zoo animals. Clients also learn how to assess risks in their areas of operation, how to equip and train for those risks and how to be prepared for the unexpected.

The lecture packages are based on a full day of slide and video presentations covering risk assessment; calibre information; ammunition and bullet types; realistic scenarios; shooting and hunting techniques; anatomy and more.

The live firing sessions on our police courses include: close range shooting and head shots; practical hunting firing positions; using aids and supports; anatomical aim points; stop shots and kill shots; defensive and offensive shooting; team-work in relation to animal despatch.

We use anatomically correct animal targets and realistic scenarios, which maximise both the impact and learning experience.

Specialist training for government departments and NGOs

WMS works with various government departments and NGOs all of which require knowledge, research and safe solutions to hunting and wildlife management issues.

We provide ongoing training to government departments such as DEFRA and its associate organisation who are required to undertake animal management programmes in the UK and overseas often to manage introduced species that are decimating native flora and fauna.

Specialist training for other organisations or individuals

We can also put together bespoke training for your specific needs based on the training programmes outlined above; please give us a call to discuss your specific requirements and we can then send you a proposal and a quote.

For more information and fees please contact andrew@wmsfirearmstraining.com or call us on 01974 831869

WMS Professional Firearms Users
WMS Professional Firearms Users
WMS Professional Firearms Users
WMS Professional Firearms Users

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONAL FIREARMS USERS

WMS regularly provides firearms training and consultancy services for professional firearms users including zoos and wildlife parks, police constabularies, airports, NGOs, charities, wilderness guides, private businesses and UK government departments. Our training fully complies with BIAZA and UK legislative guidelines.

Anyone expected to use firearms for humane despatch, whether actual or potential, in the course of their job needs relevant professional training; without it their actions may be legally unsupportable.
WMS offers professional, specialised two-day training packages that and covering the use of firearms for animal control, management, and emergency responses. We can also provide onsite consultancy for your organisation to help you determine best practice operations, training requirements, equipment requirements and also provide advice on applying for firearms and shotgun certificates with the correct conditions to enable you to meet your responsibilities.
Our two-day training input includes an instructional classroom day followed by a day of practical shooting using both shotguns and rifles.
Training can be provided at our facilities in Wales or on your own facilities providing they are suitable.

WMS Professional Firearms Users

The Classroom day includes

  • Legal issues affecting your use of firearms
  • Video, slide and lecture presentations on firearms safety
  • Video, slide and lecture presentations on risk assessment
  • Choosing the correct type and calibre of rifles and shotguns for best practice
  • Choosing the correct ammunition for best practice
  • Emergency response scenarios including approaching dangerous or escaped animals
  • Safety of staff and others on site
  • Working as a team
  • Shot placement and follow up
  • Safe storage and gun care

The Practical Shooting day includes

  • Safety briefing and safe gun handling
  • Gun handling skills
  • Marksmanship skills
  • Sighting in the firearm
  • Use of optics
  • Shooting positions for best practice
  • Target acquisition training
  • Trigger control training
  • Ballistic demonstrations with rifle and shotgun ammunition
  • Live fire sessions at ranges of 25-100 metres on to steel targets
  • Live fire sessions on to anatomically correct animal targets
  • Working as a team
  • Advice on on-going training and practice

The two-day input also includes full insurance, all ammunition, refreshments and packed lunch; handouts and information sheets.

After taking one of our courses and with regular practice, professional firearms users will be able to control and resolve difficult situations quickly and effectively through proper understanding of safety, weapons, anatomy and procedures.

WMS Firearms Training is currently the only commercial provider of specialist large mammal humane destruction training to the British Police. We have provided training to some 20 constabularies over the past years which has significantly enhanced the operational competence of officers whose duties may include animal despatch tasks.

Our renowned Large Mammal Despatch Courses are tailored to meet the needs of firearms training instructors, rifle officers and all authorised firearms officers, using humane killers, shotguns, carbines, sniper rifles, and non-standard issue large calibre rifles such as .338 Lapua, .375 Holland and Holland and .458 Winchester Magnum.

Animals covered include dangerous dogs, road casualties, wild animals, farm livestock, circus animals and zoo animals. Clients also learn how to assess risks in their areas of operation, how to equip and train for those risks and how to be prepared for the unexpected.

The lecture packages are based on a full day of slide and video presentations covering risk assessment; calibre information; ammunition and bullet types; realistic scenarios; shooting and hunting techniques; anatomy and more.

The live firing sessions on our police courses include: close range shooting and head shots; practical hunting firing positions; using aids and supports; anatomical aim points; stop shots and kill shots; defensive and offensive shooting; team-work in relation to animal despatch.

We use anatomically correct animal targets and realistic scenarios, which maximise both the impact and learning experience.

WMS works with various government departments and NGOs all of which require knowledge, research and safe solutions to hunting and wildlife management issues.

We provide ongoing training to government departments such as DEFRA and its associate organisation who are required to undertake animal management programmes in the UK and overseas often to manage introduced species that are decimating native flora and fauna.

We can also put together bespoke training for your specific needs based on the training programmes outlined above; please give us a call to discuss your specific requirements and we can then send you a proposal and a quote.

For more information and fees please contact andrew@wmsfirearmstraining.com or call us on 01974 831869

WMS Professional Firearms Users
WMS Professional Firearms Users
WMS Professional Firearms Users

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