UTM Training

The UTM System is where technology and practical application have blended together to not only redefine the training industry standard, but revolutionize it. Our innovative training model, within the system, provides a roadmap on how to develop training that tests agency protocols, reverse engineers training from real events, and bridges the gap between firearms, tactics and combatives. The flexibility within the Training Model, provided by the technology of our munitions and the innovative and intuitive training methodology, was specifically designed to be easily adaptable throughout the training cycle and applied to any skill level, from basic students, advanced operators or even combined classes of students from assorted backgrounds and competencies.


International Training Courses

UTM Course Descriptions

UTM Civilian Personal Protection Course Level 1


The UTM system is a safe and effective training alternative to Live Fire for people of any skill level. With the use of safely converted pistols or AR-15 style rifles and UTM training ammunition, shooters experience full firearm function and realism while allowing them to train virtually anywhere, without the need for a live fire range. Our system allows you to safely convert any AR-15, as well as a variety of pistols, in seconds with no gun-smithing. The result is a gun that loads, fires, cycles and recoils like your live firearms but utilizing a low velocity, quiet target marking projectile.  While the firearm is converted, using the UTM system, it WILL NOT fire a live round, making it both safe and effective for training.  This technology was previously only available for Law Enforcement and Military personnel, but is now being offered to both instructors and responsibly armed citizens alike for the most realistic firearms practice available.


New Shooters: Safely converting a live AR-15 or Semi-Automatic Pistol to fire only UTM is quick and easy and great for introducing beginners to both personal protection and the shooting sports without the intimidation or noise of the live fire range.

More Advanced Shooters: UTM allows you to replicate real-life environments and scenarios and safely challenge yourself with drills and practice that cannot normally be performed on most live fire ranges. Movement, 360 degree targets, utilizing cover or shooting around vehicles can now be a safe part of your realistic training sessions.

Instructors: UTM allows you to broaden your student base and expand course offerings by providing an ultra-safe and realistic training tool for your courses. You should be limited only by your imagination not by your equipment.


  • The safe and effective use of UTM for firearms practice without a live fire range
  • Introducing basic firearms manipulation and marksmanship to new shooters using UTM without the risks of live fire
  • Correcting “training-scars” created by the linear, live fire range
  • How to safely develop realistic and interactive self-defense training in simulated real world environments using UTM (Carbine and Pistol)
  • Incorporating practical self-defense firearms skills into training including movement, reloads, shooting from seated position, decision making, shooting around cover and more


  • Eye protection
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear

UTM will provide ammunition and converted firearms.

Note: This LEVEL course will not require force-on-force.

UTM Level 1 INstructor Certification


The objective of this course is to provide the student with a working knowledge of the Ultimate Training Munitions system of products and training. After completion of this block of instruction the participant will have obtained the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively utilize the full line of UTM Ammunition and Firearms Conversions.

Additionally we will provide an overview of the UTM Force on Force Training Model which can be used to design force on force or force on target training in a variety of environments.

A certification exam will be required as well as a brief practical “hands on” portion as a demonstartion of proficiency and understanding of the skills and concepts provided during the block of instruction.

Product and Training topics covered will include :

* UTM Safety and Technology of firearms conversions and ammunition

* Assembly, Mainetence trouble-shooting of all UTM products

* Designing safey and effective training using UTM ( UTM training model) across disciplines ( Firearms, Tactics, DT)

* Personal Protectve Equipment (PPE)

* UTM Portable Training Facility use

* Application of UTM for more than Force on Force ( MTFOF)

* Test-fire and Q&A


Course Costs: Contact for pricing

Certifications:  End user manufacturer approved Certification

Course Length:  1 day

Attendance Requirements: Law Enforcement, Military or PTO

Attendee Requirements:

T-shirts, long pants and long shirts

Note-taking material

Facility Requirements: Classroom and or Range ( TBD by instructor and agency POC)

Agency Requirements:

Note: UTM Reality Based Training will assist agencies with facility/equipment requirements on request.

UTM Level 2 Instructor CertIfication

Force-on-Force NLTA – Instructor

The objective of this course is to provide the participants with the abilities needed to effectively design, instruct and implement a reality based training (RBT) program using Non- Lethal Training Ammunition (NLTA). This type of training is synonymous with and also commonly known as,”Force-on-Force” Training (FOF) . The primary focus of this course will be the introduction, and application of the UTM Reality Based Training model for development of training with any type of NLTA . We will also introduce several of the current technologies available for force on force training. The principles and concepts taught in this block of instruction have direct application for Law Enforcement, Military or private training organization personnel.

Our goals for the training are accomplished through a teaching methodology which takes the
operator through a series of skill builders, drills and mini-scenarios in a realistic environment. It is a systematic, phase based approach to develop training utilizing a series of drill progressions involving stress inoculation, which we believe is critical to skills practice of any kind or discipline. In addition it provides the operator an environment to manage his/her own physiological response to stress while applying good tactics and decision making. Realism is further added by allowing the operator to use his/her own duty weapons system and gear during training instead of simply a blue-gun or unfamiliar dedicated conversion weapon. Our goal is to promote training success not training scars..

This course, along with our training model also provides a platform for an agency/unit to test the strengths and limitations of their individual protocols, in variety of areas including tactics, arrest techniques, combatives/DT, CQB and many others. Regardless of your techniques, tactics or approach or to training in these areas, the goal of the course is to provide a means of seeing what works, what doesn’t and to serve as a springboard to enhance operator survivability through realistic training.

Specifically, in conjunction with instruction the participants will each take part in a variety of skill builders, drills and mini- scenarios (fragmentation drills) that will serve as a template or foundation for future application with his/her individual agency/unit. They will also serve as a team member tasked with the development and instruction of a group training session utilizing NLTA and the concepts and methods learned in the course.

Topics discussed in this course will include but are not limited to: Available technologies for force on force training, training model phases, safety guidelines for NLTA training, Use of Force and application in case law, role player development, testing protocols, utilization of limited resources including budget/facilities and scenario development.



Course Costs: Call for pricing or let us customize a program for your agency or unit (International scheduling may incur additional costs).

Certifications: Instructor Certifications entitles you to train and certify  training for others in this course. Certification is valid for  two years.

Course Length: 3 Days

Attendance Requirements: Law Enforcement, Military or Security (up to 24 persons maximum)

Attendee Requirements:
All duty carry related equipment
T-shirts, long pants and long shirts
Note-taking material

Facility Requirements: Classroom and Outdoor Area for NLTA training.

Agency Requirements:
NLTA safety equipment
NLTA Weapons

Note: UTM Reality Based Training will assist agencies with facility/equipment requirements on request.

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