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Sniper Courses

We offer Basic Sniper, Advanced Sniper Rural Deployments (long distance), Urban Sniper Deployments, Night Vision Precision Rifle, 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:    March 27-31, 2023                          Fresno, CA

                             October 23-27, 2023                       Fresno, CA

POST Course #1520-23020 (Plan IV)

Tuition:  $862.00



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:  To Be Announced                               Clovis, CA

POST Course #1361-32064 (Plan IV)

Tuition:  $599.00



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:     April 20-21, 2023                                   Clovis, CA

                             September 28-29, 2023                       Clovis, CA 


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

Tuition:  $479.00



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 20-21, 2023         Santa Cruz, 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:  May 26-27, 2023             San Luis Obispo, CA

                           September 8-9, 2023    San Luis Obispo, CA

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

Tuition:  $549.00


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 16-17, 2023              Fresno, CA 

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

Tuition:  $679.00

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