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 Active Cowtown Range members, Military, Law Enforcement, and GSA students)

Next available 2022 Course Dates:

  • December 3rd – 4th

Next available 2023 Course Dates:

  • January 7th-8th
  • February 18th-19th
  • March 11th-12th
  • April 1st-2nd
  • April 29th-30th
  • June 3rd-4th
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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
  • 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 Active Cowtown Range members, Military, Law Enforcement, and GSA students)

Next available 2022 Course Dates:

  • December 5th – 6th

Next available 2023 Course Dates:

  • February 20th-21st
  • March 13th-14th
  • April 3rd-4th
  • May 1st-2nd
  • June 5th-6th
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SNIPER 3 — COUNTERSNIPER (LE/MIL Only)

This two-day course will cover: 

  • Unknown distance
  • Multiple target engagements
  • Moving targets
  • Stress management

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 2023 Course Date: 

  • February 22nd-23rd
  • May 3rd-4th
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SNIPER 4 — SNIPER FIELDCRAFT (LE/MIL Only)

This two-day course will cover: 

  • Position Selection
  • Concealment
  • Target indicators
  •  Employment
  • Live-Fire Scenarios

Prerequisites:  Snipers 1 – 3

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:

May 5th- 6th 2023

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HUNTING CLINIC

This one-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: $400

2022 Course Dates:

  • February 20th
  • May 15th
  • August 21st

EQUIPMENT LIST

All Courses

SNIPERS 1 – 4

  • AMMO (REQUIRED)
    • 100 Rounds per day (Note: Match grade required, .308 caliber minimum 168 grain / 175 highly recommended, 6.5 Creedmoor minimum 140 grain)
  • RIFLE SYSTEM (RIFLE WITH OPTIC)
    • Required:
      • Minimum caliber of 5.56/.223, maximum caliber 300 WinMag
      • Capable of at least 1 MOA of accuracy
      • Scope with at least 3.5X – 10X magnification range with exposed target style turrets (Note: prefer in Milliradian)
      • Scope associated tools for fasteners and owner’s manual
      • Bipods, capable of left/right cant adjustments
      • Rifle data book (Note: Can be substituted with notebook)
      • Rear shooting support
      • Rifle cleaning kit/tools
    • Optional:
      • Sling
  • PERSONAL ITEMS
    • Required:
      • Appropriate clothing for weather (Note: Long sleeves, pants, technical clothing preferred)
      • Appropriate footwear (Note: No opened toe shoes, durable/comfortable boots preferred)
      • Individual hydration system or water bottle (Note: Range does NOT have potable water on site)
      • Backpack / Rucksack, big enough to carry all items
      • Notebook with mechanical pencils
      • Cellphone or tablet with Hornady app or calculator
      • Ear and Eye protection
    • Optional:
      • Shooting mat (Highly recommended)
      • Gloves
      • Sun Block
      • Hat
      • Binoculars/Spotting Scope
      • Laser Range finder
      • Kestrel

SNIPERS 3 & 4

  • Required:
    • Tripod capable of standing height
    • Method of attaching your rifle to tripod
    • Duty gear (Note: Helmet, body armor, or any associated gear as per SOP for your department or organization)
    • Rifle drag bag (Sniper 4 Only)
    • Ghillie suite / face paint (Sniper 4 Only)