Alumni Logo Items Now Available


For years, alumni of our sniper and instructor programs have asked for items with the HGTG logo. Until now, we have kept the logo available only to HGTG Instructors, but to celebrate our longevity, we are going to release a limited run of logo wear for HGTG Alumni. We will plan a new release each year with different items. This will be a limited time offer and will require preorder and credit card payment. Payment will not be processed until items are available for shipping.

All orders must be placed by COB November 15, 2019 with delivery before Christmas.

  • HGTG Alumni Polo – Short Sleeve Black Cornerstone Tactical polo with a left chest emblem.
  • HGTG Alumni Polo – Long Sleeve Black Cornerstone Tactical polo with a left chest emblem.
  • HGTG Alumni Ball Cap – Faded Olive unstructured cap with embroidered HGTG Logo on the front and “ALUMNI” embroidered on the rear.


alumni logo order form


Training Schedule for Remaining 2019 /Accepting Hosting Requests for 2020

New Level II Sniper course posted for January 2020.

You can now request advance notice for registration on newly scheduled classes for 2020.  Form can be downloaded on the Training Schedule page or by clicking here:   Advance Notice List Form

Level III Sniper Leadership, Training and Utilization of Snipers – Salt Lake City, UT, 16 – 18 October 2019,  Hosted by Salt Lake Unified Police Department

Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor – Martin, TN, 4 – 8 November 2019, Hosted by Martin Police Department


LEVEL II ADVANCED SNIPER – Tullahoma, TN – 6 – 10 January   2020  Hosted by Mt. Juliet Police Department

Registrations are available on the Training Schedule page.


It’s Been a Busy Spring!

We have had a busy 2019 Spring and we are not quite through yet. The week of 15 April we traveled to Chattanooga to conduct the brand new CLOSE TEAM SUPPORT COURSE for Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office SWAT. The course went well and we have others planned for the future. Thanks to Sr. Instructor Dave Schifo for his assistance with that course.

CTS Live-Fire Assault Drills
Live-Fire Phalanx Drill

The week of 22 April it was off to Juneau, AK where I had the privilege of providing the Level II Advanced Sniper Course to Juneau PD SWAT Snipers. The course was extended to meet some of their training requests and needs and we had a great time working in the Last Frontier. And of course I got the opportunity to enjoy some of the beautiful Alaskan wilderness as well as see some of the sites. Many thanks to the JPD for their hospitality and hard work to make this course happen. A special thanks also to the members of the JPD and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau who assisted us with logistics and mission support.

Juneau, AK PD SWAT Snipers with Instructor Denny Elliott Live-Fire Stalk Exercise

The week of 6 May was the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) Annual Training Conference in West Palm Beach, FL. I had the opportunity to participate in training and was a presenter during the conference. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was a fantastic host agency and provided full access to their state of the art range facility. Our class, “Why Do They Shoot Like That? – Weapon Ergonomics & Human Biomechanics Effects on Accuracy” was well attended and received great reviews. Thanks to IALEFI for the opportunity.

Denny Elliott instructing at IALEFI in West Palm Beach, FL

The week of 20 – 24 May was Level II Advanced Sniper in Tullahoma, TN hosted by Murfreesboro P.D.  13 snipers from throughout Tennessee and North Carolina participated in what turned out to be a hot and grueling week.  Hard work, professionalism and dedication to craft resulted in a fantastic week of training.  Thanks to our host agency and the range facility.

New Level I and New Training Site

We have scheduled a new Level I Basic Sniper course for 12 – 16 August 2019. The course will be hosted by the Sequatchie County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office and will be held at the Dead Zero Shooting Park in Spencer, TN. Dead Zero is our newest industry partner and we are excited about holding our Level I Sniper course at their facility. Housing will be provided for the course at the Fall Creek Falls State Park, Group Lodge 2 at no additional charge making this an excellent training opportunity and experience. We have enjoyed a long standing relationship with The Tennessee Army National Guard and have provided training at both VTS Tullahoma and VTS Catoosa over the past 10 years and we will continue to provide training at VTS. However, demand both on the training sites and for our courses have increased making it necessary to seek additional training venues. We are excited to be able to provide this course at Dead Zero Shooting Park. Dead Zero Shooting, LLC is veteran owned and was established with the goal to provide a high quality, expansive shooting park. We work to provide a world-class shooting destination with everything from Sporting Clays, to a unique 1,000-Yard Electronic Target Range. See the Training Schedule page to download the registration packet.

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New 2019 Courses Announced

The Murfreesboro Police Department will host LE Rangemaster 26 – 30 August. Enrollment registration will be announced soon.

The Cookeville, TN Police Department will host Level III Sniper – Leadership, Training and Utilization of SWAT Snipers 24 – 26 September 2019. Now Enrolling

The Salt Lake Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, UT will host
Level III Sniper – Leadership, Training and Utilization of SWAT Snipers 16 – 18 October. Now Enrolling

ALSO COMING IN OCTOBER SWAT OPERATOR I hosted by the Lebanon, TN Police Department. More info coming soon.

Presenting at the IALEFI ATC

SPS CEO Denny Elliott will be presenting at the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) Annual Training Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, 5 – 10 May 2019. Denny will be teaching a 4-hour live-fire workshops on Thursday, 9 May. The workshop, “Why Do They Shoot Like That?” – The Effect of Human Biomechanics and Weapon Ergonomics on Accuracy will be taught twice on that date starting at 0800 hours and again at 1330 hours. We invite you to join us for the IALEFI ATC. For more information, visit

Class Enrollment Information


LEVEL II SNIPER, 20 – 24 May 2019, Tullahoma, TN –  NOW ENROLLING

LEVEL IV SNIPER, 15 – 20 September 2019, Tullahoma, TN –  NOW ENROLLING

Go to the Training Schedule Page for links to registration packages for these classes.

Upcoming classes – Level I Basic Sniper – Schedule pending for the Southern Middle and East Tennessee.  Announcement coming soon.

Contact us for hosting opportunities for SPS/HGTG Courses.

SPS at the TLETOA Conference!

SPS Table at the TLETOA Conference in Gatlinburg Nov. 2018

Thanks to all who stopped by the SPS/HGTG table at the TLETOA Conference in Gatlinburg, TN.  It was great seeing everyone as I begin this transition from being a full-time LEO to a service provider for the law enforcement and tactical community.


SPS has a full course catalog that serves the SWAT Sniper Community, but we also provide a training for instructors as well as a series of tactical courses for both uniform and SWAT personnel.  Here are our available courses:

Designated Marksman Series – One of the first in the nation and possibly the most comprehensive in the country.

Law Enforcement Designated Marksman (LEDM)

Law Enforcement Designated Marksman Train-the-Trainer (LEDMT3)

Firearms and Instructor Development Series

Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor

Law Enforcement Rifle Instructor

Law Enforcement Range Master

Law Enforcement Instructor Development

Tactical Series

Close Team Support

Tactical Handgun Operator (Phase I and II)

Tactical Rifle Operator (Phase I and II)

SPS/HGTG will also work with client agencies to provide specialized training developed to fill the tactical needs of the agency.   We are actively seeking hosting agencies for training in 2019.  Contact us for course catalogs and hosting packets.  Hosting agencies receive tuition free positions in the hosted course.


Stay Safe,



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