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Sniper Courses

We offer Basic Sniper, Advanced Sniper Rural Deployments (long distance), Urban Sniper Deployments, Night Vision Precision Rifle, Precision Rifle Weather Meter/Range Tools, Rural Sniper Deployments, and Sniper Instructor Development courses.  A 2-day Advanced Sniper skill builder is available as well as a one-day refresher course covering only extended range movers, use of force decision making, and hostage rescue shooting.  



This course prepares the newly assigned SWAT sniper to deploy as a marksman during tactical operations.  It will take a new sniper from zero to deployment capable in one week.  It covers weapon setup, ballistics, zeroing procedures, data collection to 200 yards, shooting fundamentals, scope function, unconventional position shooting, moving target engagements, intermediate barrier shooting, deployment procedures, hide building and occupation, angle compensation, and use of force decision making.  

40 hours (5 days)

Next Course:     May 20-24, 2024                       Fresno, CA

                             Oct 21-25, 2024                          Fresno, CA

POST Course #1520-23020 (Plan IV)

Tuition:  $860.00



This course covers the key elements for planning and running courses of fire for a sniper element.  Topics covered include instructor development, qualification courses of fire, designing courses of fire, range safety protocols, coaching the shooter, and time management.  Students will receive extensive time in learning to instruct shooting drills and coaching shooters for improvement in fundamentals.  

Next Course:  TBA                              Fresno, CA

POST Course #1361-32064 (Plan IV)

Tuition:  $749.00 ($599 + $150 range fees)



This course focuses on long distance shooting (out to 800 yards), wind reading, moving target engagements out to 300 yards, simulated hostage rescue shooting, tripod shooting techniques, and use of force decision making.  It serves as a skill-building course and a refresher course that provides 16 hours of POST-approved training for law enforcement snipers.  

16 hours (2 days)

Next course:     May 9-10, 2024                      Clovis, CA 


POST Course #1361-23070 (Plan N/A)

Tuition:  $529.00



This course provides the opportunity for SWAT leaders to assess and evaluate their sniper element to determine its strengths and weaknesses.  Current recommendations, best practices, and administrative standards for training, operations and equipment will be examined systematically to help leaders prioritize the needs of their team.  

16 hours (2 days)

Next Course:  February 8-9, 2024       Sacramento, CA

POST Course #1361-23219 (Plan N/A)

Tuition:  $449.00



This course focuses on the skills needed to deploy as a sniper in an urban environment.  Point-blank range shooting (125 yards and in), tripod techniques, improvised shooting positions, deployment procedures, communications, target prioritization, and use of force decision making will be the focus of this course.  

16 hours (2 days)

Next Course:  October 11-12 2024     San Luis Obispo  

POST Course #1361-23403 (Plan N/A)

Tuition:  $599.00


This course provides the opportunity for precision rifle operators to become more proficient with their assigned night vision system.  Loaner units are available on a limited basis.  Shooters will learn how their system works, proper mounting and setup, zeroing procedures, moving target engagements and other drills, and pass a night qualification course.  

16 hours (2 days)

Next Course:  November 14-15, 2024              Fresno, CA 


POST Course #1361-21009 (Plan N/A)

Tuition:  $699.00 plus $50 range fee (total $749.00)



This course focuses on maximizing the use of weather meter devices such as Kestrels and laser rangefinders that can link to each other to deliver first round hits at extended distances.  Students will measure baseline weapon data and learn how to build a rifle profile in the weather meter app, link the laser rangefinder to their weather meter, and learn the functionality of the device to get real time firing solutions.  Students will learn to work in pairs to quickly and accurately engage targets out to 1,000 yards.  

Recommended equpiment:  Kestrel 5700 Elite, Sig Kilo 3000BDX or Vortex Fury rangefinding binoculars, range gear and 200 rounds of ammunition.

8 hours (1 day)

Next Course:  TBA

POST Course #1361-21626 (Plan N/A)

Tuition:  $339.00

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This course provides training for the precision long rifle operator in rural deployment techniques.  Students will learn how to use natural camouflage to mask their presence, plan and execute approach routes, set up final firing positions, and develop their communication and observation techniques for rural areas. 

No ammunition required (no live fire).  Bring all deployment gear. 

8 hours (1 day)

Next Course:  October 4, 2024 (Clovis, CA)

POST Course #1361- 32075          (Plan N/A)

Tuition:  $399.00

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