Patrol Rifle

Course Hours: 40.0 Hours

Course Description

This course is designed for patrol and other law enforcement personnel who have access to a rifle while on duty. The course focuses on marksmanship skills and fundamentals with a patrol rifle equipped with or without optics. Although the basics will be taught it is encouraged for officers to have some working knowledge of the weapon system. Officers should have an agency issued or approved rifle they carry on duty and sights should be zeroed at a minimum of 50 yards before arriving for the class.  Zeroes will be checked and adjusted the first day of class however, that time is limited to allow for more time to focus on the fundamentals of shooting the rifle.  Officers in this course will be shooting a rifle from various positions and at varying distances for situations which they may be confronted with while on duty. Officers will participate in single and multiple target engagement, moving target engagement, decision reaction problems, and handgun transition. The course topics include fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, sighting systems, moving target engagement, rifle safety, nomenclature and maintenance.


Certified and Sworn Law Enforcement.

Who Should Attend

Certified and Sworn Law Enforcement officers assigned a patrol rifle.

Special Notes

.223 and .308 caliber ammunition will be provided. If any other calibers are used, officers must bring 750 rounds of ammunition.  Officers will need to bring a semi-automatic rifle that is either issued or approved by their agency for use on duty.  Also, they will need a sling, duty belt and any other equipment used with the assignment of a patrol rifle.  The rifle should be zeroed at a minimum of 50 yards before coming to class.  Zeroes will be checked first day of class however, zeroing time is limited. Officers should also bring their assigned duty handgun. Pistol calibers 9mm, .40cal, and .45 ACP will be provided.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
11/18/2019 11/22/2019 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAA19725 Register
02/03/2020 02/07/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH
8a-5p except Wednesday 02/05: 1p-10p
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05/18/2020 05/22/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH 01:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
08/03/2020 08/07/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH
Night Fire 1pm-10pm 08/05/2020
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09/28/2020 10/02/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH
Night Fire 09/30/2020 1p-10p
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