Firearms Training

AVANT GARDE MARITIME SERVICE (AGMS) has at its disposal all necessary facilities and resources to conduct any type of Firearms Training Course with Rifle, Handgun or Shotgun. However, the Training Course relevant to Maritime Security is the One Day Refresher Course, since all Sea Marshals are Ex Military personnel with varying levels of Rifle shooting skills. We have already trained certified nearly 2000 Sea Marshals.

RANGE FACILITIES: A well maintained Gallery type 300m, Ten Lane Shooting Range, in addition to Three Pistol & Shotgun Shooting Ranges of 25 to 75m and a Close Quarter Battle (CQB) Training facility are available for Training purposes.


DIG (Retd) R.W.M.C Ranawana – Head of Sea Marshal Training
Deputy Inspector General of Police, Former Commandant, Special Task Force, Sri Lanka Police. His is qualified with Para Military Basic and Advanced Training Course, STF Basic Course conducted by SAS Instructors with collaboration of KMS Training Organization- UK, Advanced Anti-Terrorist Course, VIP Protection Course, Diploma in Anti-Terrorist Course (SSG Cheart, Pakistan), Diplomatic Security Course (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia, USA).

Capt (Rtd) Sarath DE Zoysa – Technical Advisor to Firearms Training
He is supervises all Firearms Training Courses. He is a Level 2 qualified Chief Range Officer of the International Range Officers Association (IROA) and the current National 3-Gun Coach for the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) for the past 26 years and also the President & Range Master of the National Range Officers Institute (NROI). He is a Pioneer Instructor of the Marksmanship & Sniper Training School (MSTS) of the Sri Lanka Army and Individual Winner of the grueling Sniper Championship held in 1988 and Winner of the Level 1V Austral-Asian 3-Gun Championship held in 1992, in New Zealand. He has over thirty years of International experience as a Range Officer and Competitor.

Capt (Rtd) DHMC Abeysiri – Chief Instructor
He is a qualified Sniper and an instructor of VIP training Course, AH & HR Course and Combat Training Courses of the Sri Lanka Army Commando Regiment. He followed Firing Instructor Course, Long Sniper Course and Advanced Sniper Course combined with US SF conducted by US instructors. He is also a National Champion in IPSC Pistol Shooting, who has represented Sri Lanka on 2006 to 2008 for world championship and several competitions.

Range Staff
Comprises five Ex Commando Warrant Officers who possess vast experience in all types of Combat Shooting.


  • T -56
  • T -81
  • SLR
  • L1 A1
  • Banelli Argo
  • Beneli MR1
  • Browning Long Trac
  • Steyr Scout
  • Pistol – Tanfoglio
  • H & K
  • Glock


  1. Conduct Rules for the Use of Force training
  2. Revised principles of marksmanship and Conduct weapon handling revision
  3. Weapon Handling Tests
  4. Grouping and zeroing and point of aim shoots
  5. Various Practices at 100, 200 and 300m in the prone, kneeling and standing positions
  6. AGMS Test shoot at 100, 200 and 300m at fig 11 targets
  7. Familiarization shoot at 100,200 and 300m



NO 01 PMSC PMSC USD 350.00
NO 02 PMSC AGMS USD 350.00
NO 03 AGMS AGMS USD 400.00