This is a low round count course that covers the practical field aspects of the precision rifle. The course will cover topics to include:
What to Carry and How to Pack Your Rucksack
Fundamentals of Camouflage
Hide Selection and Building
Sketching/Reporting & Basic Patrolling Techniques and Formations
The course will incrementally teach and challenge you, sharpening and honing your field skills. It will culminate with a live fire scenario, which will put all of your newly learned skills to the test!
This is really a great class that goes beyond shooting.
All fees/deposits for courses and/or competitions are non-refundable and non-transferable. For any concerns or questions please contact us.
Basic equipment list for Land Nav. Part of the course:
Compass: (3 options): Cammenga Lensatic or D3-T Baseplate, Suunto MC-2 Global Base Plate Compass, or Silva Ranger Base Plate Compass
Map Case: (2 options): Silva A-4 Size / Seal Line Medium
Water Bottle(s) (3 Liters worth) or Hydration Bladder
Meds if you take/need any
Snake Gaiters (Optional)
Lightweight Pack w/ several pockets
GPS (optional): recommended type: Garmin Foretrex 601 (it's inexpensive, easy to use, and hands free)
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Civilian, Military, Law Enforcement, Private Security Contractor
Rifle, Sniper Training
Basic Patrolling techniques & Formation, Cover and Concealment, Data Gathering, Fundamentals of Camouflage, Gear Selection, Hide Selection & Building, Judging Distance, Land Navigation, Observation Drills, Range estimation, Reporting/Sketching, Tactical movement, Target Detection
308 rifle or other short action caliber capable of one minute of angle (recommended), Ammunition, Bipod, Bug repellent, Calculator, Camelback Or Other Water System (3 liters worth of water), Cleaning Equipment for all firearms, Compass: Recommended options: Cammenga Lensatic of D3-T baseplate, Suunto MC-2 Global base plate compass, or Silva Ranger base plate compass, Durable Boots or Footwear, Easily Adjustable scope, Eye And Ear Protection, Flashlight, GPS: recommended option: Garmin Foretrex 601 (Basic or phone with topo Map app), Hat Or Ball Cap, Leather Gloves , Leather or Nylon Precision Rifle Sling (Not A Carry Strap), Light weight Rucksack or Backpack with lots of pockets to carry all gear, Long Sleeved Shirts and Long Pants, Map Case: Either Silva A-4 size or Seal Line Medium, Medication if you take any, Pen, Pencil, Highlighter, and Black Marker, Protractor: Military style MGRS/UTM Coordinate grid reader/protractor (we recommend to bring 2), Rain Gear, Ranger Beads, Rear Bag, Scope, Small IFAK, Snake Gaiters (optional), Sunscreen/Sunblock
This is a great class with great instructors of course, but it will be what you make of it. There is a good bit of instruction here on land nav., so dust off the ole' FM 21-26 and get familiar with MGRS/UTM. Knowing pace counts, map reading, route selection will help you and your class move on to the other stuff. Target detection and fundamentals of camouflage are also covered, so make sure your concealment garments are squared away. Oh yeah it's Colorado, get hydrated before showing up.
Have fun and get in touch with your inner mongrel.
Review by Biff /
(Posted on 11/30/2016)