This course is designed to give the soldier the basic working knowledge and skills to safely deploy a medium range rifle: scoped M14, M110 SASS, and M24 or the M2010 in a permissive or non-permissive environment. This course gives the unit commander the ability to have several soldiers in the unit that can accurately engage targets with a scoped rifle. It will equip the soldiers with the ability to remove threats from 600 meters and in. The class begins with safe weapon-handling skills, rifle setup, and the instruction required to operate a long range rifle in a combat situation. The course quickly encompasses all of the skills necessary for deployment with the weapon system and the decision-making process required to employ the sniper rifle system. Urban camouflage and concealment techniques, range estimation, and movement classes will ensure the operator is prepared for difficult situations.
- Introduction to sniper rifle
- Rifle set up
- Selection, care and cleaning of rifle and optics
- Use of elevation/windage/parallax turrets
- Zeroing at different yard lines
- Mil dot or Horus reticle
- Calculation of holds
- Basic wind – how to read wind and how to adjust for it
- Engaging moving targets
- Body position – better control of the rifle for aiming and recoil management
- Positional shooting
The two primary team members are both former non-commissioned Officers in charge (NCOIC) of the Special Forces Sniper Course (SFSC) formally known as "The Special Forces Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC)."
All of the team members are graduates of (SFSC) and have multiple combat tours in both rural and urban environments.