3 Days (30 hours)
900 Rounds Rifle (Duty)
Please Note February 26th – February 28th 2024 is a Remote Class: This date will be held at Scottsdale AZ
The Ridgeline Designated Marksman (SPR) course is designed to advance the student’s proficiency with a rifle equipped with a magnified optic. The designated marksman concept provides agencies a precision rifle fire capability that fills the void between the SWAT Sniper and the Patrol Officer equipped with a red dot optic. Our three-day (30 hour) course is purpose built for the officer who has been selected to provide their agency the ability to identify and neutralize threats at distance.
Graduates of this course will be able to make non-instantaneous incapacitation shots from 0-400 yards with a minimum 50% hit probability (daytime from any position).
Graduates of this course will be able to make snap target engagements from 0-200 yards with a minimum 90% hit probability (day and night, from any position).
Graduates of this course will be able to make non-instantaneous incapacitation shots on moving targets from 0-200 yards with a minimum 50% hit probability (day or night and from any position).
Graduates of this course will be able to make instantaneous incapacitation shots from 0-50 yards with a minimum 99% hit probability (day or night and from a supported position).
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PREREQUISITE / NEXT COURSE:
Students must be ACTIVE Law Enforcement Officer, Military Personnel, or credentialed Government Contractor, and have successfully passed a Patrol Rifle Course.
How to maximize precision with the Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
- Optimize your setup
- Rapid engagement techniques
- Advanced wind class
How to effectively employ the DMR in short range engagements
- Short range marksmanship
- CQC shooting
- In-extremis scenarios
How to maximize stability from alternate shooting positions
- Unsupported alternate positions (BRM)
- Barricade/Real world prop supported shooting positions
Advanced marksmanship package
- Moving target engagements
- Range Estimation/Unknown distance target techniques
- Field firing scenarios
- Stress shoots
- Lowlight engagements using white light at distance
- Intermediate barriers/Terminal ballistics
- CBRN familiarization fire
- Perimeter/Containment considerations
- Patrol Rifle capable of 2 MOA or better (min Cal .223)
- LPVO Rifle Scope (Ideally 1x on low end/6x minimum on high end/mil-based & illuminated reticle preferred)
- Mini-Red Dot Sight recommended
- Weapon Mounted White Light (High Candela light recommended, i.e. Surefire Turbo)
- 2 Point Sling – we recommend the Ridgeline HOG Leash Sling
- Bipod (Harris BRM-S 9″-13″ or similar)
- (4) 30-Round Magazines (minimum)
- (1) 20-Round Magazine
- Rifle Magazine Pouches (belt mounted, plate carrier, chest rig)
- Small Rear Bag
- Laser Range Finder
- Assault Pack for carrying all equipment
- Weather Appropriate Clothing/Gloves (Cold/Rain/Mud)
- Eye Protection
- Ear Protection
- Rifle Cleaning Gear
- APR/Gas Mask (If issued)
- Note Taking Material
The Following Items are ALLOWED and/or RECOMMENDED
Any other items such as, but not limited to; spotting scopes, shooting mats, kestrels, etc are welcome.
NICE TO HAVES:
- Knee Pads
- Sun Block
- Barricade bag (recommend Schmedium Waxed Game Changer-heavy or lite fill)
- Insect Repellent
- Cooler with drinks
- Camp Chair/Stool