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COURSES

Police Marksman I (Sniper)

Duration 

Designed for the law enforcement sniper or designated marksman, this course focuses on developing proficiency in tactical scoped rifle marksmanship, field craft, and observation/reporting skills.

Since the vast majority of law enforcement sniper engagements take place within 100 yards, this course emphasizes extreme close range precision. Unlike other courses that require meeting an arbitrary marksmanship standard, attendees will instead be individually evaluated through an end of course live fire test to determine their optimum engagement range.

Prerequisite 

This course is restricted to current law enforcement and current military only.

Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.

Course Outline 
  • Review of safety procedures
  • Review of weapon systems and gear
  • Rifle fitting, sight adjustments, establish zero, fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Observation exercises
  • Kim’s games
  • Introduction to MOA
  • Aiming areas
  • Introduction to ballistics
  • Camouflage, concealment vs. cover
  • Movement exercises
  • Grouping exercises
  • Command fire exercises
  • Introduction to moving targets
  • Positional shooting
  • Qualification course

In order to receive a certificate of completion, students will be required to demonstrate proper safe gun handling of a rifle in any environment through attending 40 hours of training. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in the course through challenging shooting exercises. Successful completion of the course requires the student to pass a qualification course of fire.

Meals 

Please arrange to pack and carry food each day. There will not be time for traveling out for meals. Pack food you can carry in your ruck. All gear will be carried throughout the training day. Make sure you have plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Required Equipment 
  • Precision scoped rifle with sling
  • Drag bag or rifle pack
  • Load-bearing backpack, vest, or harness
  • Binoculars
  • Rangefinder
  • Magnetic compass
  • Small flashlight
  • Small calculator
  • Rifle and scope maintenance/cleaning gear
  • Field notebook and pencils
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement, stability, and turning
  • Camouflage field clothing suitable for training in any weather
  • Hydration system
  • Hat with a brim
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Ear/sound protection
  • Face paint (recommend cream-type paint)
  • Ghillie suit is optional
  • Any operational gear you may find useful for range/field work

Tuition includes free loan of holsters, safety glasses and hearing protection at the Epping, NH location.

*We strongly recommend you bring your own Precision Scoped Rifle with sling for this course. We have a limited number of rifles for student use.*

NOTE:  
Precision rifle systems are available for loan from the Epping facility with advance reservation (SSG3000, Blaser LRS or TAC2). If you bring ammunition for a loaner rifle, it must be factory loaded .308WIN Match.

Ammo 
  • Estimated round count: 500 rounds rifle
  • For Epping, NH courses, non-toxic, non-jacketed FRANGIBLE ammunition may be required
  • Ammunition is available for purchase from the Epping facility only

Notes 

This course can be physically demanding for all involved. Students will be required to carry and conduct movements with all gear for the day to include food and water. Additionally, students will be required to run with their operational gear and rifle. If you do not think you are in a physical condition to successfully complete this course, please reconsider your attendance.

Successful course credit requires a passing score on a shooting qualification test to be administered by the instructor before the course conclusion. This shooting qualification is specifically developed to test the skills, safety, and techniques taught in the course. The qualification and standard will not be posted or made available. Students who do not pass this qualification, but remain in the course, will receive a certificate of attendance for the course.

We hold our instructors to the absolute highest standard and we teach to the absolute highest standard. The SIG SAUER Academy wants to insure all attendees have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet course standards. However, we understand each shooter is different and each shooter learns differently. Therefore, qualification standards allow students to quickly assess their abilities in a controlled environment in order to prepare them for the next level of training. We talk the talk and we walk the walk. All SIG SAUER Academy instructors are required to pass a semi-annual master level qualification course in order to maintain instructor status.

Upcoming Dates

There are no classes upcoming for this course at this time.