The Alvin Police Department and Rifles Only will be conducting a three day Advanced Sniper Skills course on October 21-23, 2013 at the Rifles Only Training Facility in Kingsville, TX.

This will be a fast paced, physically demanding course that will stress the fundamentals of marksmanship with a precision rifle, alternate positions, moving targets, holds and leads, extended ranges, and stress fire.  The course is designed to build an experienced Law Enforcement Sniper’s skill level in delivering accurate fire, from any position, on demand. 

While this course is designed for a shooter that had already completed a basis sniper certification school, beginning snipers are welcome to attend.  You will leave this course far ahead of the learning curve.  Keep in mind that this is not a certification course; it is a shooting skills course.

The cost of this course is $600.00 per shooter.  On site lodging is available for $20.00 per night, per person.  Space is limited and is first come, first serve.

TCLEOSE training hours will be awarded upon successful completion. 

If further information is needed, contact:

Sgt. Ken Darnell at 281-585-7105 or

Course Vitals

  • Duration:
    3 Days
  • Course Fee:
  • Round Count:
  • Open to:
    Military & Law Enforcement
  • Types:
    Sniper Training
  • Level:

Training Topics


Fundamentals of Precision Marksmanship

Alternate Positions

Moving Targets


Long Range Engagements

Stress Fire

Here is a testimonial from one of the students from the last course:


I attended the most recent LE class and I just wanted to be completely clear with you about some things. I am a LE instructor for defensive tactics. Since I have become one I really began to embrace course critiques because I want my stuff to be the best that I can make it be. It really pisses me off when students put acceptable on everything and no thought goes in to it. So as not to be a hypocrite, I always try to be straight up with my instructors, some of them don’t like to hear negative though. Anyway to be honest with you, I have nothing negative to say about your class. I have been to all kinds of training all over SE Texas and I’m telling you, yours was the best. It was awesome to go to a shooting class and shoot the whole time. Most of what I’ve been to is a physical gut check with instructors saying “do it this way because that’s how it’s done,” and give no real explanation. When I have instructors that do this it makes me wonder if they know why or are they just telling me what they were told and have no real understanding of why things are done a certain way. I learned more in your class than I’ve have since I picked up a scoped rifle. I would love to come back, but like I told Kenny next year my agency will say “you just went, why do you need to go back.” Whether they pay or I pay I will be back by 2015.  D. Bish Baytown PD


Equipment List

Required Equipment:

¥    308 bolt action or semi auto rifle capable of 1 MOA accuracy at 100 yards.

¥    400 rounds of factory match grade ammunition *NO HANDLOADS* 168 grain BTHP or AMAX will be sufficient, max engagement range will be 600 yards.

¥    Quality scope with finger adjustable turrets and a mil-rad based reticle.

¥    Quality sling – NOT a carry strap

¥    Bi pod

¥    Rear bag

¥    Small spiral notebook or data book

¥    Pens, pencils, marker, highlighter

¥    Calculator

¥    Eye and Ear protection

¥    Rifle cleaning gear

¥    Deployment gear that you would have on an operation.  Body armor/Tactical vest are optional.

¥    Pack to carry all your gear around the range.

¥    Canteen, Nalgene bottle, CamelBak or other type of hydration system.

Recommend Equipment:

¥    Long sleeve shirt and pants

¥    Durable boots

¥    Sunscreen

¥    Insect repellant

¥    Gloves

¥    Ball cap or boonie cap

¥    Rain gear – we will train regardless of the weather!