Snipercraft Northeast Basic Sniper School
This school will lay out a solid educational and practical foundation for the new or veteran sniper looking to get back to the basics. In five days, I will cover all the basics that the police sniper could encounter on their first callout as if it were scheduled to happen on Friday after graduation. The focus of this school is on operational tactics and marksmanship skills with an emphasis on the cold bore shot. Other areas covered will be observation, reporting, urban tactics, policy, equipment recommendations, the mechanics of the rifle and scope, ballistics, the data book, hostage rescue engagements, intermediate barriers, positional shooting, moving targets and more. Be prepared to work hard and be in the mindset.
Sniper rifle (308 recommended) with a quality scope, sling, carry case (Pelican case or drag bag is recommended), and binoculars. 425 rounds of match-grade ammunition, cleaning equipment to include a one-piece rod, jags, solvent, and oil. Data book if possible and or a hardcover book to document data, rounds fired, and maintenance. BDU’s, tri-pod (if we have time to cover), gas mask, flashlight, soft patrol body armor to be worn under BDU’s. A backpack, and your duty pistol. Ear and eye protection, sunscreen, insect repellent, lunch, and plenty of water for each day. Also, have the appropriate clothing for the time of the year.
NOTICE: Students are advised to be in good physical condition prior to attending this course. One of the requirements of this class includes taking the Sniper Functional Fitness Test. The test description and standards are available on request.