Police Countersniper Level 1

Course Hours: 40.0 Hours

Course Description

This course is designed for officers assigned to countersniper, special response, or SWAT teams. The course includes instruction on ballistics, lead, effects of weather, shooting at varying distances, use of cover, rifle and scope care and maintenance, and maintaining a data book. Students will participate in shooting exercises which feature moving target engagement, multiple targets, and decision reaction problems. Ammunition in calibers .223 and .308 will be furnished. If other calibers are used, students should bring 300 rounds of duty ammunition. This course focuses on marksmanship skills with the countersniper rifle.


Must be Certified and Sworn Law Enforcement. On the first day of class, students will be required to produce a letter from their agency confirming their assignment as a countersniper.

Who Should Attend

Officers who are assigned to countersniper, special response, or SWAT teams.

Special Notes

Students need to bring a turret scoped countersniper rifle, shooting sling, cleaning gear, and other equipment used in these assignments.

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