Basic Sniper Course

Instructors:  Instructor cadre comprised of members from the ATOA Sniper SME Committee.     

Topics: This basic sniper course of study covers the use of a precision rifle equipped with a telescopic sight used by officers assigned to Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams.  The course will cover weapon manipulation, principles of deployment and tactics.  Use of force considerations, legal issues and department  policies.  Students will demonstrate marksmanship, concealment/cover principles, identification techniques and communication skills.  This course will prepare the student for their department’s qualification and standards testing.


1. Rifle with scope capable of shooting one MOA or less

2. 400 rounds of rifle ammo

3. Duty gear

4. All equipment that you would deploy with on a callout

5. Gas mask

7. Wet weather gear

8. Flashlight

10. Data books

11. Pens

12. Rangefinder

13. Cleaning equipment

14. Any other equipment needed

Cost: Training is $500 per student and limited to current ATOA members (Limited to 16 students) Students will receive a $250 Shadow Tec Field Tripod and PIG Saddle as part of the registration cost!!

Date & Time:            August 2-5, 2021

Location:                  Show Low Police Department Range Show Low, AZ

Registration:            Register with Jon Brambila at or (928) 777-1918 and go to our website at and click on the “shop” tab at the top of the page to submit payment and purchase your membership if needed.