GPS SNIPER COURSES

Note: Some courses are subject to a minimum number of students

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SNIPER 1 — BASIC SNIPER

This two-day course will cover: 

  • Course in brief
  • Rifle/scope nomenclature
  • Rifle setup
  • Basic precision rifle fundamentals
  • Rifle zero
  • Introduction to MIL/MOA
  • Data collection
  • Introduction to the three types of ballistics
  • Introduction to range estimation
  • Mid-range data collection
  • Cleaning and care

Prerequisites:  None

Open Enrollment. Military-only or Law Enforcement-only courses are available by special request – these courses contain special  learning objectives, training techniques, and final exercises tailored to military or law enforcement needs and missions.

Fee: $750 ($675 for Cowtown Range members, active Military/Law Enforcement and GSA students)

Next 2020 Course Dates:

  • Aug. 1-2
  • Sept. 5-6
  • Oct. 17-18
  • Dec. 12-13
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SNIPER 2 — INTERMEDIATE SNIPER

This two-day course will cover: 

  • Course in brief
  • Zero conformation
  • Conformation of data
  • Hold-off / Hold-overs / Hold-unders
  • Sniper/observer team training
  • Introduction to wind calling/spotting
  • Range estimation
  • Extended range data collection
  • Alternate positions
  • Ballistics class
  • Stress management
  • Multiple target engagements
  • Final exercise
  • Advanced shooting positions

Prerequisite:  Sniper 1

Open Enrollment. Military-only or Law Enforcement-only courses are available by special request – these courses contain special  learning objectives, training techniques, and final exercises tailored to military or law enforcement needs and missions.

Fee: $500 ($450 for Cowtown Range members, active Military/Law Enforcement and GSA students)

Next 2020 Course Date:

  • Aug. 3-4
  • Sept. 7-8
  • Oct. 19-20
  • Dec. 14-15
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SNIPER 3 — ADVANCED/COUNTERSNIPER

This two-day course will cover: 

  • Unknown distance
  • Multiple target engagements
  • Moving targets
  • Stress management
  • High-angle fire
  • Independent operations

Prerequisites:  Sniper 1 and Sniper 2

Open Enrollment. Military-only or Law Enforcement-only courses are available by special request – these courses contain special  learning objectives, training techniques, and final exercises tailored to military or law enforcement needs and missions.

Fee:$750 ($675 for Cowtown Range members, active Military/Law Enforcement and GSA students)

Next Course Date: Please inquire for course schedule

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SNIPER 4 — SNIPER FIELDCRAFT

This two-day course will cover: 

  • Stalking
  • Tracking
  • Concealment
  • Target indicators
  • Snipercraft
  • Sniper Employment
  • Aerial Use of Force
  • Live-Fire Scenarios
  • Mission briefs
  • Land Navigation

Note: This course is for Military personnel and government contractors only

Fee: $950 ($855 for active Military government contractors, and GSA students)

Next Course Date: Please inquire for course schedule

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HUNTING CLINIC

This two-day course will cover:

  • Establishing 100-yard “Hunter’s Offset Zero” for 200- or 300-yard zero
  • Moving quickly from full-carry mode to different shooting positions
  • Effective shooting positions for the individual hunter
  • Shooting accurately from different positions
  • Selecting hides and overlook positions for prolonged periods and shooting accuracy
  • Holdovers or come-ups out to the maximum ethical and practical hunting range
  • Spotting for another hunter
  • Loading and gear for a quiet hike
  • Shooting apps and field data cards for hunters
  • The effects of altitude and temperature on trajectory and range
  • Glassing and spotting
  • Tracking and route selection

Fee: $500 ($450 for Cowtown Range members and active Military/Law Enforcement)

Next Course Dates: Fall schedule is pending

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PRECISION RIFLE – Private Instruction Course

This one-day course is ideal for individuals, couples, or small groups of up to four persons with busy schedules, or that prefer a program designed specifically for their individual training goals. The course is taught in a relaxed, congenial style designed to put the student at ease in order to facilitate a productive and enjoyable learning environment. There are no prerequisites  – this private course starts where you are and builds from there.

Students have the flexibility to customize the duration of the course, but the minimum recommended class length is three hours (up to a maximum of 8 hours).  Topics are flexible, but typically include basic to advanced precision shooting fundamentals; ranging, scope adjustments and holdovers, spotting and wind corrections, dope books, and field data cards. Distances range from 100 to 900+ yards. Beginners to advanced shooters benefit from this course because it’s customized to your specific needs and goals, and you progress at your own pace.

Fee: $600/day for a single student; $500/each for two students;  $425/each for 3 students; $350 each for 4 students

Next Course Dates: Please inquire for course schedule

EQUIPMENT LIST

All Courses

REQUIRED:

  • Rifle w/ optic – (5.56mm – 300WM);  full rig available for rent ($50/day)
  • Optic – tactical scopes recommended (Mil or MOA)
  • Optic User Manual
  • Sling
  • Ammunition (approx. 60-80 rounds/day) –  match grade ammo or proven hand loaded ammo; available for purchase from GPS with 2 weeks advance notice
  • Military style backpack
  • Databook/Notebook w/ writing utensil
  • Calculator
  • Shooting Bag
  • Camelback or equivalent
  • Appropriate Clothing
  • Durable/Comfortable Boots
  • Hat
  • Sun Block
  • Ear Protection (recommended electronic hearing protection)
  • Eye Protection (Sun/Safety Glasses)
  • Lunch/Snacks each day of class

OPTIONAL:

  • Binoculars/Spotting Scope
  • Cleaning Kit
  • Gloves
  • Shooting Mat