UK Firearms Training Courses

Uk Firearms training Courses
UK Weapon training

Firearms and Weapon Training courses in the UK

Firearms training in the UK has many limitations. This is due to many governmental UK firearms regulations as well as the UK shooting range regulations. Many companies offer firearms training courses in the UK, but in fact, most of them are run on BB or gas-powered pistols and small .22lr calibre semi-automatic rifles. In fact, you won't get full firearms training experience if the firearms course or firearms training is run in the UK. 

Are UK Rifle and Pistol Firearms Training courses possible to run?

Uk Firearms Training courses. Can I train in the UK?

Our clients and we were flustrated about UK firearms limitations. We decided to build our own Firearms Training facility outside the UK in Poland, where we have no restrictions regarding firearms training content nor the type of firearms we can use. Your proper firearms training courses with real whole calibre semi-auto firearms is only 2 hours away by flight from the UK.

With each Firearms Training Course run by skilled and experienced instructors you get:

1. Included Airport Pick Up and Drop Off once you land from the UK in Poland.
2. Firearms Hire for the duration of the course
3. Accommodation and 3 traditional Polish meals per day. 
4. Full support in English before the course, during and after 
5. Ammunition for the firearms course you book 
6. firearms instructor and Customer Care
7. Hotel - BZ Academy Training facility Transfers
8. BZ Academy INTERNATIONAL Certification upon completion of the course

FOR UK FIREARMS TRAINING courses VISIT OUR TACTICAL TRAINING facility IN POLAND.

UK FIREARMS courses FOR BEGINNERS - NO PREVIOUS FIREARMS TRAINING IS REQUIRED.

Tactical Handgun UK Course

Handguns are forbidden by law in the UK. Running a handgun course in the UK is not possible. Some companies offer handgun training in the UK, but you won't be able to use a real 9mm Semi-Automatic handgun such as Glock17 or similar. You may train with an airsoft pistol or an airgun. In BZ Academy in Poland, we'll teach you how to use properly Semi-Automatic Pistol in a practical way that you'll shoot accurately and fast in a dynamic environment. You'll be training from the holster we provide and we will educate you on how to manipulate it safely during dry drills and how to shoot using all the fundamentals of shooting. You'll learn how to load and unload your pistol, how to maintain the correct grip and posture, how to control the recoil, use the sights and shoot multiple targets. We'll cover alternative shooting positions and shooting on the move. You'll learn how to use the barricades and tactical use of cover. Tactical Handgun Course is run by SIG SAUER ACADEMY USA certified instructor.

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Tactical Rifle UK Course

Rifle training with the use of .223/5.56mm NATO calibre rifles is forbidden by law in the UK. Running a full calibre semi-automatic rifle course in the UK is not possible. Some companies offer semi-automatic rifle training in the UK, but you won't be able to use real .223/5.56mm NATO Semi-Automatic Rifles such as AR15/M4/AK47 or similar. In the UK you can use small .22lr semi-auto rifles, but it's just an imitation and the originally made rifles. In BZ Academy in Poland, we'll teach you how to use properly Semi-Automatic Rifles in .223/5.56mm/7.62mm in a practical way that you'll shoot accurately and fast in a dynamic environment. You'll be training with a REAL AR15/AK47  we provide and we will educate you on how to manipulate it safely during dry drills and how to shoot using all the fundamentals of shooting. You'll learn how to load and unload your riflr, how to maintain the correct grip and posture, how to control the recoil, use the sights and shoot multiple targets. We'll cover alternative shooting positions and shooting on the move. You'll learn how to use the barricades and tactical use of cover. Tactical Rifle Course is run by SIG SAUER ACADEMY USA certified instructor. For FULL Course content visit the courses page. 

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Combined Firearms UK Course

Combined Firearms Course is an ENTRY LEVEL course where we combine over three days practical use of three weapon systems: Handgun (Glock17/Glock19), AK47 (Kalashnikov) and AR15.  In BZ Academy in Poland, we'll teach you how to use properly those three shooting platforms in a practical way that you'll shoot accurately and fast in a dynamic environment. You'll be training with a REAL AR15/AK47  we provide and we will educate you on how to manipulate it safely during dry drills and how to shoot using all the fundamentals of shooting. You'll learn how to load and unload your rifle and handgun, how to maintain the correct grip and posture, how to control the recoil, use the sights and shoot multiple targets. We'll cover alternative shooting positions and shooting on the move. You'll learn how to use the barricades and tactical use of cover. Combined Firearms Course due to its specifications is not available in the UK, but at our facility in Poland, we have all the necessary equipment and facility to run it.  The course is run by SIG SAUER ACADEMY USA certified instructors. For FULL Course content visit the courses page. 

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UK ADVANCED FIREARMS courses - TACTICAL HANDGUN/TACTICAL RIFLE/COMBINED FIREARMS COURSE COMPLETION OR SIMILAR IS REQUIRED. CONTACT US FOR CLARIFICATION.

Concealed Carry UK Course

Concealed Carry UK Course is Available for graduates of the Tactical Handgun UK Course. Concealed Carry Course is designed to teach you how to carry and use pistol from concealed position. We'll teach you pistol draw techniques with different clothing configurations and different position depending on the circumstances. We'll cover basic concealed drills and also more advanced ones. The course finishes with concealed carry scanarios and pressure drills. We'll also run real life scenarios with the use of FX Simunition Dedicated Glocks17T and 19T used by law anforcement and special forces worldwide. Concealed Carry Course is run by SIG SAUER ACADEMY USA Certified Instructors.

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VCQB UK Course

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (VCQB) UK Course unlikely to be seen in the UK due to firearms and shooting range regulations. In Poland, at BZ Academy we have a dedicated shooting range, vehicles, firearms and knowledge to run VCQB courses. VCQB Course is an advanced course. Candidates should complete Combined Firearms Course or both Tactical handgun and Tactical Rifle courses prior to VCQB Course. Please contact us for clarification. At VCQB UK Course we'll discuss how to use the vehicle as a cover and concealment. We'll teach you about the ballistics of the vehicle and the best spots to position while under fire. We'll teach you how to provide fire from the vehicle in a safe way and how to shoot from behind/side of the vehicle. We'll cover also shooting drills and scenarios in pairs. Very good rifle and pistol manipulations skills and firearms safety is required to attend his course. Visit the course page for more details.

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Examples of BZ Academy FIREARMS that are not available in the UK due to UK Firearms Restrictions.

Our facility is located in the southwest part of Poland. From the German and Chech Republic border we have only 25km. The closest Airport is WROCLAW - around a 90min drive via motorway from BZ Academy

 

What kind of firearms training I can get in the UK?

Due to very strict firearms regulations in the UK there it's impossible to do some types of firearms training for example:

- Pistol training in the UK is forbidden. Pistols are illegal in the UK with one exception under Section 5 of Firearms Licensing. You have to be a firearms trader and you have to apply directly to Home Office for a Section 5 License which is extremely hard. You have to prove that your business depends on sales of Section 5 Firearms. In general private citizens will find it extremely hard to get if not impossible to obtain a Section 5 Firearms License. There is one more exception that you may be able to get a pistol that was produced before 1990 under Section 7.3. There are two options here you can either own a pistol and shoot it, but it has to be stored in the shooting range, or you can have one at home and without the possibility to shoot as you won't be able to travel with it. All pistols under Section 7.3 must have significant historic importance.  

- Semi-Auto Rifle Training in the UK is forbidden too. There is one exception as Semi-Auto Rifles in small baby .22lr calibre are legal. You won't be able to shoot and train in the UK with the original AR15 Semi-Auto in .223/5.56mm calibre.  AR15 in .223 are available in the UK under Section 1, but they have to be bolt-action mode which means you have to manually load around in a chamber after each shot. AK47 in Semi-Auto in 7.62mm are also illegal in the UK and you won't be able to shoot them no to mention get a proper AK47 UK training course. Like with AR15 there is a possibility to get an AK replica in small .22lt calibre in semi-auto or 7.62mm version in a bolt action. 

- UK Defensive firearms training - I do not know about any range that runs a defensive firearms course where an instructor teaches how to use a firearm to protect your home and family. It's simply illegal in the UK. YES! Learning how to protect home and family is ILLEGAL in the UK. In the UK you must depend on the state and police to protect you, but as you probably know well they are never there when someone breaks into your home. They come after with their investigation, but it's always too late. So you can forget to learn Concealed Carry techniques in the UK, due to UK strict firearms laws. Of course, you may find an instructor who will run some sort of "firearms classes" with the use of airsoft pistols, which is good to start with, but if you are looking for proper training you have to seek it outside the UK. 

- Close Protection Firearms UK Training. We have already established that pistols are illegal in the UK with some very rare exceptions so the same law applies to cpo officers in the UK. It's illegal for UK CPO Teams to carry firearms, but sometimes you are deployed with a cpo mission to a High-Risk Country and you are issued with a firearm to protect your principal. In the UK you won't get proper firearms training for the Close Protection Team and again you have to seek it outside of the UK. 

Is any Firearms Training other than STATIC single-shot shooting available in the UK?

YES! There is a possibility to participate in what is called PRACTICAL SHOOTING. There are two options to do some sort of dynamic firearms training in the UK. 

1. Practical Shotgun - you need to have Section 1 Shotgun which is classified as a Firearms and registered under Firearms Certificate. Section 1 Shotguns are all the shotguns that have more than two rounds capacity. To get one you have to go through the full Firearms Licensing process with your local Police in the UK. 

1. Practical Rifle - there are Shooting Ranges in the UK which allow practical rifle shooting with .22lr calibre in semi-auto. There is a bit of fun with it, as you can move and shoot moving targets etc. We personally know two UK Shooting Ranges which do this type of training and they are The Tunnel and Silverstone Shooting Range.