Law Enforcement Sniper Instructor Development Course

Course description/outline

What you do, and how you do it will influence your community.  The legacy you leave behind is ultimately your choice. 


Better snipers are cultivated with quality instruction delivered by instructors that understand how people learn.  Our law enforcement sniper instructor development course is designed to create a well-rounded and effective sniper instructor.  Starting with understanding how the human brain learns and processes information, students will learn the fundamentals of delivering complex information in a systematic process so that ultimately their future students retain more, creating more effective snipers.  Students can expect to receive a mix of lecture, practical application exercises, teach-backs, and challenging marksmanship drills.  Topics to be covered:


  • The human learning process
  • How the human brain reacts to training
  • Law enforcement sniper curriculum development
  • How to teach the basic skills
  • How to properly train
  • How to set up and implement a sustainment training plan
  • How to teach the fundamentals of marksmanship
  • How to teach internal, external, and terminal ballistics
  • How to teach weapon set-up and precision rifle accessories
  • Understanding obstacle clearance and barrier penetration
  • How to teach unconventional and tripod supported shooting positions
  • Known and unknown distance target engagements from 70-500 yards.


Student Prerequisites

Students MUST hold a certificate of completion for a Basic Law Enforcement Sniper course (diploma) from a credible organization and be prepared to present a copy of that certificate upon registration.


This course will contain 50 hours of instruction.


Need this course POST certified for your state?  Contact us to lean how. 

Equipment List

Weapon System

  • Rifle capable of at least 1 MOA accuracy  (No exceptions will be made.  Qualification standards require at least this level of accuracy.)
  • Rifle scope with at least 3.5x-10x magnification range with exposed target style turrets and associated tools for fasteners
  • Bipods, capable of left/right cant adjustments
  • Easily adjustable rifle sling with the correct attachments for your rifle
  • Rifle data book and barrel log
  • 400 rounds of duty ammunition
    • If your department SOP uses a barrier penetrating projectile, please bring 20 rounds for testing and data collection.
  • Rear shooting support (Click HERE for recommended products)


Support/Ancillary Shooting Gear

  • Tripod capable of standing height (Click HERE for recommended products)
  • Method of attaching your rifle to the tripod (Click HERE for recommended products)
  • Bog Pod shooting sticks (Click HERE for recommended products)
  • One-piece cleaning rod and bore guide
  • Appropriate cleaning equipment to include carbon remover and non-ammonia based copper solvent
  • Nylon bore brush
  • Chamber mop
  • Appropriate lubricant
  • Blue Loctite


Individual Equipment

  • Call-Out Gear (Helmet, armor, or any other SOP gear for your department)
    • Individual load carry equipment such as a chest rack/vest/belt
  • Individual hydration system
  • Backpack/rucksack of sufficient size
  • Arm coach (Click HERE for recommended products)
  • Notebook, pens, pencils.
  • Binoculars (Minimum 8x magnification)
  • Laser Rangefinder

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