Capitol Police Sniper Course


The Precision Rifle Course is an advanced course designed to enhance designated marksmen / sniper skills to support Law Enforcement and or military operations across the operational continuum. This course trains participants in advanced scoped rifle employment and observation procedures to support all operations. The course begins with a review of the Operator Course materials and a confirmation of the zeros on all weapon systems. Procedures for the rapid engagement of targets at unknown distances are taught and trained to enhance the operators capability in time sensitive situations.

Advanced field craft tactics, techniques, and procedures (TT&P) for the rural environment are rehearsed to approach and occupy observation positions for information collection and direct support activities. Simultaneous firing, obstacle clearance, barrier penetration, and observation position construction in an urban setting to support precision fire initiated operations are taught, demonstrated, then trained by attendees. Various methods and positions for engagement of moving targets are taught and trained to support a variety of sniper operations.

Note: organic weapons can be used or weapons can be provided at additional cost.

·Professional Weapons Handling Procedures
·Rifle Setup & Ballistic review (BC Extrapolation)
·Field Shooting Known Distance / Wind Adjustment
·Hide set-up (rural & urban)
·Rapid Engagement of Targets at Unknown Distances
·Route Selection & Movement to Observation Position (OP)
·Final Observation Position Occupation & Procedures (rural & urban)
·Communication with Team Leader & Assault Element
·Moving Target Engagements: 100 – 500 meters
·Obstacle Clearance / Loop Hole Firing
·Night Firing Equipment Employment & Procedures 
·Barrier Penetration / Simultaneous Firing
·Precision Fire Initiated Operation

·Department Assigned Service Rifle with Optics
·Data Book / Note Pad / Kestrel (If you have it)
·Binoculars & Range Finder
·Spotting Scope (1 per 2 participants)
·Protection for eyes and ears
·500 rounds of ammunition
(Factory loaded ammunition only)
(No re-loaded ammunition allowed)
·Sniper/Precision Marksman Kit
·Inclement weather gear
·Hat (for sun)
·Computer with Power-Point & Excel (if possible)
·Digital camera
·Camouflage for rural operations stalk (ghillie suit or field camo)
· Field pack (ruck sack or equivalent)



TRAINERS: Our trainers are former Special Forces (Green Beret) Operators who have served as instructors and Program Managers at the JFK Special Warfare Center’s Special Forces Hostage Rescue and Sniper School. These operators have years of real-world application in diverse combat environments conducting and refining the principles and skills taught in this course. The collective lessons learned during these experiences were used by our trainers to rewrite training doctrine and Programs of Instruction for Special Operations Forces. Our trainers have trained and successfully led thousands of U.S. And indigenous forces in countless counter terrorism operations during the Global War on Terrorism.