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“We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” ― Archilochus

The role of the modern sniper is ever-evolving and so is the threat they face. This 5-day course is designed to achieve a balance of precision fire and decision making under stress while enhancing fieldcraft, observation skills and unconventional thinking.


Understanding the role of the military and law enforcement sniper is different, this purpose-built course will be tailored to meet and exceed the needs of your unit.

*Restricted to active military and law enforcement personnel.


Although developed for active military and law enforcement snipers we will still begin with a core skills refresher. The primary objective of this course is to provide snipers with the necessary skillsets to plan, prepare and execute an operation under stress. 


Snipers will be placed in multiple positions of responsibility allowing them to plan and observe an operation from different points of view. This experience will create a better understanding of the considerations and coordination at all levels of the planning process. Effective planning streamlines your workload so multitasking comes easier in a high-stress environment.


This phase will cover preparation of equipment and performing tasks required to complete the plan. Snipers will be shown how to identify areas of the operation that may require specialized equipment. During the preparation phase snipers will be responsible for performing tasks such as reconnaissance to gather information required to complete the plan.


Teams will execute their plans from start to finish exercising command, control and coordination throughout. After completing the operation snipers will conduct cadre led after action reviews (AAR) to discuss operation successes and areas requiring improvement.


This five day course is split between the classroom, range and off property locations.

Day 1

Starts off in the classroom with a refresher of material covered in Precision Rifle 1 and 2 before moving to the range for fundamentals live fire. Day 1 concludes with a record fire to establish baseline proficiency.

Day 2

This is a three part day beginning with classroom instruction and practical application of camera equipment. The second part of the day will consist of live fire drills on the range and evening classroom instruction. Day 2 will end with low visibility camera operation and the first night fire. 

Day 3

Begins with a short classroom block of instruction before moving into a casualty care practical application. The majority of Day 3 is spent on the range performing a variety of live fire engagements.

Day 4

Another three part training evolution, snipers will begin on the range engaging from unconventional shooting platforms. The second part of the day will begin the culmination exercise. After kicking off the culmination exercise, snipers will complete the last night fire exercise. 

Day 5

Snipers will complete the culmination exercise and conduct an after action review (AAR).


  • Precision Rifle I/II Fundamentals

  • Reticle Utilization

    • Ranging

    • Hold Over/Under

    • Measuring Objects

  • Mission Planning

    • Coordination / Control

  • Intelligence Gathering / Observation

    • Camera Equipment Operation

    • Reporting

    • Target Package Construction

  • Field Craft

    • Ghillie Suit Construction

  • Hide Site Construction

    • Urban (Black Side)

    • Rural (Green Side)

    • Vehicle

  • Casualty Care

  • Command Fire

  • Counter-sniper

  • Unconventional Platform Engagements

    • Aerial Target Interdiction

    • Vehicle

  • Advanced Engagements

    • Max Point Blank

    • Loophole

    • Obstructions

    • Moving Target

    • Low Visibility / Night



May 20, 2019, 7:00 AM – May 24, 2019, 4:00 PM
The Sawmill,
8524 Neely Ferry Rd, Laurens, SC 29360, USA
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