Rifle Marksmanship and Sniper

P.O.S.T # 1430-21640

Rifle Marksmanship and Sniper Course

California POST Control Number 1403-21640

Each Participant Must Fill Our Register Form and Send To Us by Email at Dave@tacfire.com

Rifle Marksmanship and Sniper
P.O.S.T Course Control Number 1403-23020

Topics to be covered include:

  • Final Firing Positions

  • Rifle Accessories & Ammo

  • Data Book/Training Documentation

  • Marksmanship Fundamentals

  • Field Equipment Selection

  • Ballistic App. Basics

  • Optical Sight Utilization

  • Making a Range Card

  • Qualification/Training Courses Fire

  • Range Safety

  • Effective Spotter Support Techniques

  • Zeroing and DOPE Recording

  • Proper care and cleaning

  • Sniper Team duties and responsibilities.

  • Low Light Conditions

  • Internal, External and Terminal Ballistics

Training will consist of classroom instruction, practical exercises, and live fire drills. Students are expected to have a better than average ability to manipulate their assigned weapons in a safe manner.


This course complies with the legislative content and mandates of AB 392, SB 230 and PC835a

Each student is required to bring the following equipment to the course:

  • Precision weapon system (5.56mm or .308) capable of 1 moa @100 yards accuracy or better.

  • Rifle sling and bipod

  • Data Book

  • Shooting mat

  • Field Notebook

  • Range Finder

  • 200-400 rounds match grade ammunition

  • All SWAT callout gear

  • A magnified optic with external elevation/windage knobs

  • Drag bag or rifle pack

  • Binoculars and/or spotting scope

  • Eye and ear protection

  • Weapon cleaning kit

  • Range clothing appropriate for weather conditions

  • Handheld flashlight

Recommend gear:

Tripod with adaptors for binoculars and rifle.

Knee and elbow pads.

Backpack for gear and as a support for rifle.

To successfully complete this course and receive a certificate, each student must:


  • Demonstrate safe weapon handling under all conditions at all times.

  • Demonstrate above average weapon handling and marksmanship skills.

  • Demonstrate above average knowledge of their weapons systems.

  • Have the appropriate equipment.

  • Failure to have above may be cause for dismissal on first day.

  • Turn in all required assignments

  • Pass the shooting proficiency course of fire with 100% accuracy and no safety violations (Three attempts allowed)

  • Pass the final written exam with 80% or better


FEE $750 Payable to: Tactical Firearms Training Institute Inc.

Advanced Payment required.

Credit cards are preferred.


Start time is 0900 in the TACFIRE Classroom:

1315 East Main Street, Santa Paula CA 93060

Main Entrance, first floor.

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Courtyard By Marriott Ventura

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