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Tactical Courses

Basic Law Enforcement Sniper Course ($1299.00) (Certificate awarded upon successful completion)

The Basic Law Enforcement Sniper Course is designed for law enforcement snipers. The course focuses on developing proficiency in scoped rifle marksmanship, field craft, and observation/reporting and employment.

A majority of law enforcement sniper engagements take place within 100 yards however students will learn to engage targets over 200 yards. Students will be evaluated throughout and complete a live fire qualification course and several written tests. Students must pass all tests with a minimum score of 90%.


Subjects covered but not limited to:

  • Brief history of Snipers
  • Rifle set up
  • Selection/care and cleaning of rifle and optics
  • Zeroing at 100 yards
  • Ranging with the reticle
  • Sniper/observer dialogue
  •  Rifle qualification 
  • Alternate shooting positions
  • Pistol shooting
  • Memorization drills (K.I.M.S drills)
  • Camouflage
  • Concealment drills
  • Movement
  • Muitpule target engagments
  • Employment
  • Field sketches
  • Range cards
  • Mutilple target engagment
  • Tripod shooting
  • Gear selection 


Equipment Needed:

  • A rifle that is capable of at least 1 Minute of Angle (1 inch) at 100 yards in .223 caliber or higher. (Please no .50 Caliber or 300 Win mags)
  • A magnified optic (variable preferred) mounted to the rifle
  • Bipod 
  • Rear shooting support 
  • Rifle bag or backpack 
  • Rifle sling
  • Pistol with 3 magazines
  • Holster
  • 200 rounds of pistol ammuntion
  • Note taking materials
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather (I.E Rain gear)
  • Hydration equipment
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Laser range finder
  • Operational uniform and gear to include tac vest, helmet bullet proof vest, headgear, gloves, boots etc
  • 500 rounds of match grade ammunition
  • Shooting mat
  • Weapons cleaning gear
  • Water/Snacks

Event Properties

Event Date 10-12-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 10-16-2020 4:00 pm
Capacity 20
Available place 20
Individual Price $1,299.00
Location California Tactical Academy

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