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2023 Spring Classes are on the Schedule

The SPS/HGTG 2023 schedule is taking shape with the announcement of 3 classes for Spring 2023 for all to be held at the Elk River Training  Center in Pelham, TN.  Course registration packets are available on the Training Schedule and Registration Links page of the website.

SPS/HGTG will be continuing to announce course dates for 2023 as hosting requests are reviewed and approved.   This includes an extended Utah training mission for Fall 2023.

Courses being planned for 2023 include

  • LE Firearms Instructor
  • LE Rifle Instructor
  • LE Rangemaster
  • Level III Sniper – Leadership, Training and Utilization
  • Sniper Night Vision Operations (NEW for 2023)

Southeast Sniper Congress 2023 Dates Released

Dates have been set for the Southeast Sniper Congress for 7-10 March 2023!  Training, networking and the opportunity to hang with fellow snipers, training professionals and tactical industry representatives.  Industry sponsorship is already in the works for this event in Middle Tennessee next year.  Registration will be released soon.

SECURITY ALERT FOR SOCIAL MEDIA – Facebook

Sometime ago, we deleted the SPS/HGTG Facebook account due to it being trolled by bots.  This week my personal Facebook account was hacked through a DM that appeared to come from a FB Friend that messages me regularly.  This apparently then messaged everyone in my account.  I have begun the deletion of the FB account.  We will be maintaining our Instagram Page and Linked In page.  WE DO NOT ROUTINELY USE DM FOR COMMS.  DO NOT OPEN DM OR LINKS IF THEY APPEAR TO COME FROM ME.  CONTACT US DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL OR PHONE IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION.

Sniper Pro Shop / High Ground Training Group

Why choose SPS/HGTG for Sniper Training?

 2022 is our 21st year of providing training to professional SWAT Snipers.  Sniper Pro Shop brings over two decades experience in developing & presenting sniper training programs for law enforcement special operations.  SPS/HGTG courses are constantly monitored and updated to ensure that we are providing contemporary training and best practices for Law Enforcement Special Operations. SPS is a GSA schedule vendor for firearms and homeland security training and has provided training for federal law enforcement and the U.S. Military.

In addition to our sniper training programs, SPS/HGTG provides the LE Firearms Instructor, LE Rifle Instructor and LE Rangemaster Trilogy program as well as one of the few LE Designated Marksman Training Programs in the U.S.  Besides this catalog of standard courses of training, we offer custom training programs for agencies through our Special Operations Sustainment Training program where we work with client agencies and teams to develop custom training to fill the needs of the agency.

High Ground Training Group staff are experienced professionals with thousands of hours of law enforcement and military training and operational experience.  The members of HGTG are uniquely qualified to provide a contemporary approach to training and developing the SWAT Sniper.  Their experience comes from law enforcement tactical operations from agencies serving Urban, Rural, City, County, State Task Force, and Federal Law Enforcement service, as well as Military and Corrections.

SPS/HGTG stands ready to provide service to students and client agencies after the training course for Training Planning, Policy, Post-Shooting Support and Litigation Support.

Copyright and Security Reminder

This is a reminder to SPS/HGTG Alumni 

Do not release or share any photos that you receive from SPS/HGTG on social media or with any one outside of your class.  This is a copyright violation and more importantly, as related below, could compromise the safety and security of LE or Military personnel.

I recently ran across a photo in a tactical publication that had been taken by me in one of our classes several years ago.  This photo had not been published by us at any time.  This particular photo was taken as a training record picture and provided to members of the class only.  This release of this photo  possibly compromised the identities of the operators who both ultimately have served in extremely sensitive assignments since that time.

 

New Classes for 2022 UPDATED 14 December 2021

Here are the updates for 2022.  We are quickly filling the 2022 schedule.

Level I Sniper

4- 8 April 2022

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Clarksville, TN

THIS COURS IS FULL

LE Firearms Instructor

25 – 29 April 2022

Tipton County Sheriff’s Office

Covington, TN

THIS COURS IS FULL

Level I Sniper

16-20 May 2022

Unified Police Dept. of Greater Salt Lake

Salt Lake City, UT

Level II Advanced Sniper

29 August – 2 September 2022

Elk River Training Center

Pelham, TN

Level I Sniper

19-23 September 2022

Utah Department of Corrections

Gunnison, TN

Level IV Sniper – Mixed Terrain Target Interdiction

10 -14 October 2022

Elk River Training Center

Pelham, TN

LE Rifle Instructor

31 October – 4 November 2022

Martin Police Department

Martin, TN

FLASHBACK 1 See our new video on our Vimeo Channel

https://vimeo.com/640448313

The first in a series of Flashbacks to our training history. This was our first course specifically for a Military client and helped launch us into a more prominent training profile as GSA training provider. This Customized Level I Sniper course was done for the TN ArNG 1/278th Sniper Section as a prep course for the NG Sniper School in 2012. These soldiers went on to excel in their sniper training. We are glad to have a had a small part of that, but it was their dedication and leadership that got the job done.

 

SPS Sniper Logbook Template is Now Available

After our friends at Bear Aid dropped their sniper template from production, we began looking for a substitute and we found that there was none.  Last year we started working on a design and came up with a pocket-sized  4″x 2.5″ template design that contains the most used/needed items that a logbook template should have.   After several months of working with designers and manufacturers, we are proud to release the SPS Sniper Logbook Template .  With 9 tools and several unique features, this sniper logbook template will be the new standard for logbook data collection.  Our template is designed as the perfect companion for our logbook, but will also work with other logbooks that require the sniper to diagram targets.  It is available in the SPS Gear Store page at https://sniperproshop.net/product/sps-sniper-logbook-template/

 

UTAH Training Mission

Back at SPS HQ after a 16 day training mission to Utah for  Level I and Level II Sniper courses.  Thanks to LT Dave J. at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison, UT along with his crack CIRT team for hosting.  CUCF took great care of staff and trainees providing support and even lunch daily!  The class was a total success with all participants successfully completing the course.  Also thanks to SGT Keith Jensen of the Sanpete Co. S.O. for assisting with the class on the ground.

The following week we were at Price, UT at the North Springs Shooting Complex where we completed a Level II Sniper course with operators from across the region.  Thanks to SGT Dan C. and Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake for sponsoring and helping with the course on the ground.   Already looking forward to going back to Utah in 2022!