The SCOUT SNIPER COURSE is a special operations precision rifle training course designed for the individual with basic marksmanship skills and experience from the military and law enforcement fields. The course is held by the Military Training Center and it's modeled after Special Operations Warfare training programs. It is designed to provide special operations sniper capabilities to military, law enforcement, and other government agencies. You will receive an intensive tactical training, in accordance to military standards, by highly qualified instructors coming from NATO's elite forces. The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the long range precision marksmanship concepts, methods and tactics used in both urban and rural high risk scenarios by the NATO Special Operations Forces. During this course students will acquire precision rifle marksmanship capabilities, skills and knowledge required to operate in any terrain and respond to high risk situations. The sniper course is an intensive precision rifle training that will instruct, challenge and motivate you. Each block of instruction has been thoughtfully developed using experiences from intense international combat operations to complex civilian situations. The days will be fast paced, high energy and productive. Basic theory and practice is taught so as to allow the students to understand and execute the sniper tactics and techniques. Students will start each day on the range with a cold bore confirmation shot. Precision zeroing will be stressed along with the ability to adjust (range estimation) your precision shots into targets at every range from 50-500 meters. Live fire shooting exercises focusing on timed and stress shooting are also a part of the student's training. The use of camouflage in both urban and rural setting is looked at and discussed. Selection, proper care and use of the combined weapon/scope/ammunition system is stressed as well as making sure you know both the abilities and limitations of your particular system. One especially interesting and misunderstood aspect of precision shooting - environmental conditions associated with temperature, humidity and light - is presented in a practical and easily understood manner. Hostage Rescue and shoot/don't shoot targets will be the primary focus of your work here. Quickly acquiring and identifying your target and making the life or death decision to fire in a split second will be stressed during your training. This comprehensive sniper course will teach you the fundamentals sniper techniques to prepare you to engage targets and situations that you will find in real life.
Course Schedule (changes are possible):
Day 1: Classroom instruction, equipment/weapon check and review, introduction to to long-range shooting, fundamentals of optics, ballistics, range and windage determination, other environmental conditions and their effect on the shot, shooting positions, zeroing, weapon handling and maintenance.
Day 2: Equipment selection and use, target acquisition fundamentals, camouflage, cold bore shots zeroing, shooting from 100-500 meters, filed movement and shooting, stress and timed shooting drills.
Day 3: killing shots on humans, shooting through barriers, vehicle killing, low-light operations.
Day 4: Coordinated shots (sniper initiated ops), timed/two man team firing.
Day 5: Live scenario, awarding ceremony.
Applicant must have basic tactical skills & experience from the military and law enforcement fields. Must be able to participate in intensive training lasting up to ten hours per day. Must not have any medical restrictions.
Military/Police ID card (or if civilian Passport and copy of your Criminal Record), Medical certificate (You must bring these documents with you).
Combat uniform, boots, headgear (boonie hat), ghillie suit, goggles, tactical rifle sling, tactical gloves, knee protection pads, pack or rucksack, improved first aid kit (IFAK), personal retention lanyard, hydration system, balaclava, scrim net, flashlight, multi-tool (i.e leatherman), folding knife, tactical sunglasses, eye & ear protection, rain and cold-weather gear (we train in ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS!). Chemical light sticks (cyalume), survival lighter, tactical duct tape, paracord 550 rope, climbing carabiners, waterproof bag, binoculars and other personal tactical equipment are strongly recommended!
Any unit specific equipment issued to you that you wish to bring. (We strongly encourage you to bring and use your normal issued equipment). We will provide weapons, ammunition & gas masks as needed.
For further information on application to, and participation in MTC courses, please refer to the terms & conditions of participation.