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Basic Sniper / Observer Course


The course is complete in content regarding rifle marksmanship and the tactical application of police sniper observer teams.   The course will cover deployment of the Precision rifle, legal issues, weapons maintenance, shooting known and unknown distance targets, ranging, camouflage, cover and concealment and many more basic sniper skills. Practical exercises reinforce precision shooting and knowledge of the rifle and specific equipment.

DURATION: 40 HOURSpolice sniper

Course content includes:
• Equipment and Rifle maintenance
• Sniper team composition, mission, and duties
• Ballistics and DOPE
• Shot placement
• Rifle data book utilization
• Position shooting
• Command fire exercises
• Target identification drills
• Night shooting exercise
• Moving target engagement drills
• Sniper initiated entry exercise
• Mid-Range Engagement Drills

PREREQUISITE:  Active / reserve Law Enforcement or Military with valid credentials.  Good Physical Condition

EQUIPMENT:  BDU / Tactical Uniform, Semi-Auto or Bolt Action Precision rifle (capable of firing a 1 inch group @ 100yds), Calculator, Cleaning kit, Sling, Bipod and shooting sock, 350 rounds of duty ammo (no Armor Piercing or tracer) for rifle, Hearing protection, Water, snacks, lunch, Sunscreen and bug spray (recommended), Knee and Elbow pads (optional), Shooting supports (tripod, shooting sticks etc), Ghille or leaf suit, Any additional shooting equipment (Assault pack, spotting scope, wind meter, ballistic app’s)

INSTRUCTORS: The instructor cadre is a globally experienced and diverse group. This provides a unique and balanced perspective in creating our training programs. The instructors are drawn from all branches of the Military and Law Enforcement Special Operations community along with members from the Medical, Intelligence, and Investigative communities. This blend of instructors provides an outstanding depth and strength to our training.


Course Location:

Special Operations Systems – Range 35

(888) 281-7811

11641 S. Interstate 35W, Grandview, TX 76050

Course begins at 0800 – Day 1


Host Hotel:

Comfort Suites Hotel

(817) 293-7900

400 Village Park Dr., Alvarado, TX 76009

Rate Code: RANGE 35    (you must contact the hotel directly to utilize the rate code)

Rate: $59.00 King – $69.00 double queen



  • 40 hours TCOLE Credit – #3324 SWAT Sniper Training

For more information or to host this course at your location contact Special Operations Systems LLC. 888-281-7811 or admin@specopsystems.com.


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