Law Enforcement Basic Sniper/Observer School
May 17-21, 2021
Elk River Training Facility
4626 SR 50
Pelham, TN 37366
Our Basic Sniper School curriculum is designed for new officers who have been assigned to a Sniper/Observer unit for the first time. Even officers, who have been away from the skill for a while are also afforded a chance to re-learn the basics of the sniper rifle, and become both proficient and safe in its deployment. This course covers fundamentals of marksmanship, ballistics, ammunition selection and usage, shooting positions, effects of weather, data book set up and theory, team techniques, known distance range firing from 100 to 300 yds.
You will also be introduced to Unknown Distance shooting. This course will then progress to encompass all the relevant skills associated with sniper deployments, and the decision-making process of using the sniper rifle system.
Instructional Method: Our program consists of a balanced mix of classroom sessions and hands-on training. We focus on practical training sessions during the entire training program.
o Scoped Rifle capable of 1 MOA accuracy/bipod (.300/.308/.223/.556)
o NO HUNTING RIFLES
o 400 Rounds of Match Grade Ammunition
o Spotting Scope
o Data and or Log Book
o Ear and Eye Protection
o Knee/Elbow Pads
o Clothing suitable for weather conditions
o Any other material/equipment issued to you, which help you successfully complete this course.
o Note: It is recommended that LE Basic Sniper/Observer students attend in teams of two whenever possible.
Attendance: The students are required to attend and participate in all classroom lectures, practical sessions, and scenario exercises. If an emergency causes a student to miss a class segment(s), the student is responsible for making arrangements with the Instructor Staff. Upon successful completion of missed work, a certificate will be issued.
Testing: Each student will be expected to perform the skills segments of this course. The student will be evaluated on their performance on the firearms ranges and classroom. The students must actively participate and show satisfactory performance in these tasks and complete a designated qualification course.
Notes: Additional Study materials will be supplied by Alexander Global Strategies to each student on day one of the course.