This course of study is an
advanced rifle training program designed for officers actively assigned to the
role of police sniper. It is suitable for operational police snipers or those
officers who will be assigned a police sniper team position. Students can expect
training time of approximately 46-48 hours.
Shooting exercises for
this school are designed for bolt action law enforcement law enforcement rifles
equipped with telescopic sights capable of precision adjustment.
In order to successfully
complete this school, the student’s rifle/ammo combination should be capable
consistently firing a five (5) shot group not larger than one minute of angle
(1” at 100 yards). Students are responsible for their own weapons, ammunition,
meals and lodging.
Curriculum will include;
Role & Responsibilities
Operations & Hide Selection
Through Intermediate Barriers
Course of Fire
or bolt action) capable of holding
five (5) rounds.
3/4” sling swivels and/or bipod
glasses with protective side panels
glove/hand protection (weak hand) for sling abrasion
suitable for classroom and all likely range environments. Foul weather gear
flashlight (one handed operation)
operational “call-out” gear
minimum of 400 rounds of match-grade ammunition. *Qualification course must
be fired with service ammunition issued by the individual’s agency.
Additional Equipment, If
& camouflage materials
type (US GI) rifle sling (leather or web 1 3/4”)
scope (25X recommended)
bag, mat, ground cloth (Do NOT
bring competition equipment to this
All applications, tuition or POs must be
received prior to the beginning of class.
Tuition includes a
comprehensive classroom manual and all classroom and range materials.
Course Instructor: Sgt.
Ed Gross is a recognized
law enforcement consultant in the area of precision shooting and police sniping.
A 27 year police veteran. Ed has provided instruction on police sniping to
thousands of officers from a broad spectrum of law enforcement agencies,
throughout the US and internationally.
Ed has been involved in
heavy barrel rifle marksmanship since 1982, and tactical operations since 1987.
He holds a B.A. from Franklin Pierce College, numerous instructor certifications
in police sniping, and awards for precision shooting. He is a recipient of the
“Distinguished Rifleman Badge” awarded by the US Army for excellence in
competition at the national level and is the 1141st civilian to earn this
distinction since 1891.
Ed is the Director of
Crosshairs, Inc., and a staff instructor of the Police Policy Studies Council.
Ed has previously served as an adjunct precision rifle instructor for Smith &
Wesson Academy, and the SigArms Academy. He is also currently serving as the
Vice President of the American Sniper Association.
Eligible candidates for this
program are members of the police, corrections, military and security
communities. ALL applicants MUST provide credentials of their affiliation with
an accredited law enforcement, corrections, military or security organization
for acceptance into this program.
5 days/ 46-48 hours
Please call 877-267-7772 ext. 3