Basic Sniper

About This Course

This 5 day course provides an individual with little or no training with a scoped weapon with a solid instructional foundation. This course takes into consideration the needs of a Law Enforcement Sniper, but is also well suited for any military unit that is looking to increase their capabilities with surgical long range engagements. The course curriculum is broken down in easy to understand sections that build on each other to provide the student with a well-defined, understanding of scoped rifle employment that can be applied to their assignment as a sniper.

$ 1190.00 / 5 days
Includes a certificate of completion.
Rental equipment available.
Next Available Classes
Course Details
  • Topics
    • The Sniper and the Sniper Weapon
    • Safety
    • Strip, assemble, and maintain the sniper weapon
    • Fitting the weapon
    • Scope adjustment
    • Sniper equipment
    • Marksmanship principles
    • Shooters Log Book
    • Zeroing the sniper weapon, 100-300 yards
    • Ballistics
    • Wind reading
    • Spotting methods
    • Mound protocol, duties of primary shooter and spotter
    • Applying corrections (Elevation and Windage)
    • Shooting Applications 100-600+ yards
    • Methods of judging distance
    • Methods of observation
    • Shooting applications: 100-600 yards
    • Unknown distance engagements
    • Shooting positions
    • Introduction to alternate shooting positions
    • Intro to Low Light/Night Shoot
  • Gear
    • Sniper firearm system (bolt action or semi-auto, .308 is recommended) including scope (mil-dot reticule pattern is recommended); a bipod mount for the firearm is highly recommended, dope book
    • Complete firearm cleaning kit (push rod, brass jag, powder solvent, copper solvent, bore guide)
    • Spotting scope with tripod (good quality scope with variable zoom settings and a reticule pattern is recommended)
    • Ear and eye protection
    • Backpack or equipment bag
    • Calculator
    • Clothing appropriate to the climate and conditions
    • A water bottle or other hydration system
    • Sunscreen and insect repellant in summer months
    • Sling for the firearm
    • Shooting bag (bean bag, shooting glove or both)
    • Note taking material
  • Ammunition requirements
    • 400 rounds match-grade ammunition
  • Skill prerequisites
    • Active Law Enforcement/Military only
  • Lodging
  • Moyock location has lodging available on campus and off campus.

    A variety of meal options can be purchased directly from our on-site dining facility for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Gear Rentals
    Most items on the gear list may be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop.