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10/7/2019 to 10/9/2019
When: Monday, October 7, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: Bellville, TX
United States
Contact: Marco Lopez

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Course Fee: $350.00


Range address and hotel will be sent out to all registered students


Location: Bellville, TX



James Rogers: Mr. Rogers spent 10 years on active duty in the Marine Corps prior to beginning a career in law enforcement 4 years ago.  Mr. Rogers served as a Scout Sniper Team Leader and Chief Scout Sniper and completed several combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan while in those billets.  Mr. Rogers has completed the Marine Corps Scout Sniper Basic Course, Scout Sniper Team Leader Course, and the Mountain Scout Sniper Course.  Mr. Rogers also spent several years as a Reconnaissance Marine.  Currently, Mr. Rogers is continuing his military service in the Marine Corps Reserves and is presently a Scout Sniper Platoon Sergeant in a Marine Corps Reserve Infantry Battalion.  He is also a Police Officer in a large Department in Texas.


Emanuel Pierson: Officer Pierson has been a police officer for the City of Houston for 23 years with 10 of those years on the SWAT team. Officer Pierson has spent the last 5 years in the position of marksman. 


Steve Hamala: Officer Hamala has been a police officer for the City of Houston for 28 years with 12 of those years on the SWAT team. Officer Hamala has spent the last 12 years in the position of marksman.



This class will be taught as a clinic and will allow students the ability to focus on engaging targets beyond distances that they may commonly encounter.  This course is NOT a Basic or Advanced sniper course. This course was developed for the SWAT sniper or designated marksman on a team that does not have the training time or range resources to shoot longer distances. Students will receive plenty of exposure to 500-1000 yard targets.  The extended ranges will magnify errors that may not be recognizable at closer distances, and students will undoubtedly become better shooters at closer distances once these problems are identified and corrected.  Students will be able to practice wind calls at distance and will be able to utilize ballistic solvers to successfully engage long range targets.  By running this class as a clinic, the instructors are flexible and can modify the course material based on the specific needs of the students. 


The class will expose students to new long-range concepts and techniques that they may not be familiar with and will help students develop and refine individual long-range marksmanship skills. The instructors for this class include experienced SWAT Snipers, as well as a Marine Scout Sniper, which will provide students with a variety of experience and will likely expose the students to new information.



This class will be taught as a clinic.  Therefore, it is important that the student be familiar with their rifle and sighting system, know their chronographed muzzle velocity, and have a zeroed rifle.



Topics Covered:


Day 1:

-Check zero

-Known distance shooting focusing on 500-1000 yard engagements, as well as shooter/observer dialogue


Day 2:

-Alternate Positions including shooting inside/around vehicles, sitting and kneeling positions, and utilization of tripods and/or bags for support

-Engaging targets out to 500 yards from alternate positions


Day 3:

-Day 3 will include a mini precision rifle competition course of fire which will test skills developed during the course

-Students will have time to work on problems areas from the previous 2 days of the class


Required Gear:

-Precision Rifle with Optic (Bolt or Semi-Auto) capable of acceptable long-range accuracy, 1 MOA recommended

-At least 300 rounds match grade ammunition. 

-Hearing protection

-Eye protection

-Rifle sling

-1 or more rear bags


-Food/Water for range

-Weather-appropriate clothing

-Shooting mat

-Note taking equipment

-Spotting scope and/or binoculars

-Range finder

-Rifle Data Card/ballistic sheet


Recommended Gear:

-Wind meter (such as Kestrel)

-Ballistic Software





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