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16-Hour Urban Sniper Course

This POST-approved 16-hour course was designed to help the experienced sniper develop advanced skill sets over a condensed two-day format.  There is no classroom time in this course; it takes place exclusively on the range.  The following topics will be covered:

Examination of point blank range and POI shifts inside 100 yards

Improvised position development 

Simulated hostage rescue shooting

Loophole shooting techniques

Radio communications with other long rifle elements

Delivering coordinated / simultaneous shots

Construction and occupation of interior and vehicle hides

Shooting from actual hide positions

Use of force decision making with simulations

Tripod shooting techniques


Lunch and water (no food available at range)

Scoped rifle capable of shooting a 1" group at 100 yards

Extra magazines

Factory match-grade ammunition (300 rounds)

Secondary ammunition (if assigned)

Rifle data book 

All deployment gear (pack, LBE, armor, etc.)

Eye and ear protection

Cold / inclement weather gear

Cleaning materials

Spotting scope (if you have one)

Hide materials (if you have them)

Tripod (if assigned) - tripods available for use at training site

Note taking materials



Course schedule:

Day 1: 0800-1700

Day 2: 0800-1700

Course location:  

3270 Gilardi Road, San Luis Obispo CA (Day 1)

Camp San Luis Obispo (Day 2)

Recommended Lodging:

Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo

333 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Phone:  805-549-0800

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