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2021 SCHEDULE – Accepting Hosting Requests

SPS/HGTG is accepting hosting agency / unit requests for 2021 at this time.  We plan to cautiously move forward with planning our schedule for 2021 with an eye toward best practices for health and safety.  Contact Denny Elliott at 615.952.9560 or email   to for a hosting packet.

COVID-19 Update 12 May 2020

We have not yet set dates for resumption of training.   We will continue our current analytical posture until we are sure that we can safely proceed with travel and training.  This will be affected by travel restrictions, state and local regulations regarding preventative traveler quarantine and social distancing as well as data of rates of infection.

It does appear that procedural shifts will be necessary in training including reductions in class sizes, social distancing and use of PPE by staff and students.  As new best practices are identified and put in place, we will implement as necessary to ensure health and safety of clients while maintaining the level of training quality that you have come to expect from us.   Please monitor this website as well as our company social media for information.



We are pleased to announce that the Sniper Pro Shop Gear Store is open with a limited inventory of some of our flagship products as well as some old favorites from some of our industry friends and partners.  Some of these items have previously only been available to our students at SPS Sniper Courses.  We feature flat rate shipping and all prices are shown with tax included.  We intend to add some items to the shop in the coming weeks and months.  Contact us with questions or requests.

COVID 19 Update 6 April 2020

We have just cancelled our final Spring 2020 course.  All affected students, agencies and hosts have been notified and we will be keeping you all advised of the schedule as it changes.
At this time, we are not cancelling any of our late 2020 training courses, but this will be determined by the situation that is still unfolding.   The Fall course schedule will be affected by the rescheduling of canceled courses, as well as the progression of the pandemic.  We thank you in advance for your patience and perseverance.
New challenges  will include the loss of government revenue and the effect that this will have on training budgets.  Our commitment to you remains the same.  In 2021, we will be celebrating our 20th year of training law enforcement snipers.  We have no intention of going anywhere, but we will pivot and adjust as necessary to meet the new dynamic that will come.  I implore you to work with your agency heads to encourage them to fight for their training budgets and keep your officers safe while developing their careers.  More to follow.
Stay Vigilant, Stay Safe, Keep Your Distance from COVIDiots,
Denny Elliott, CEO
Sniper Pro Shop/High Ground Training Group

COVID 19 Update 13 March 2020

In a time when it is difficult to know who to trust or who is telling the truth about — anything — it is important that we all keep the lines of communication open and do what we do.  The COVID 19 virus has been declared a Pandemic by the World Health Organization and it seems that we are now in a catch-up mode worldwide but especially here in the US.  Whatever your political ideologies or personal feelings are, it is important to listen to the experts not the pundits and politicians.

We want to assure our client agencies, trainees and alumni that we are closely monitoring the situation but at this time, we fully intend to proceed with our schedule and classes.   We feel that this is important because the mission of law enforcement does not stop and the skills that we teach could be even more important during chaotic times.  Currently scheduled classes and other events will continue as planned with appropriate safeguards for health and welfare of our staff and those attending.   We will advise those attending to bring appropriate PPE, hand sanitizer and wipes and to take necessary preventative measures during training.

We will get through this.

LT Denny Elliott inspecting suspicious mail of foreign origin.  Federal Reserve Police circa 2001.

New Classes Posting for 2020

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LE Designated Marksman

Cancelled due to COVID 19 Virus – will be rescheduled

Level I Sniper – Fairfield, Utah (Salt Lake/Provo Region)

Cancelled due to COVID 19 Virus – will be rescheduled

Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor,          Cookeville, TN

To be Rescheduled at a later date


Level III Sniper – Leadership, Training and Utilization of LE Snipers Martin, TN

28 – 30 September


Law Enforcement Rifle Instructor

19 -23 October 2020

2019 In Review


2019 was a busy year with 12 classes presented during the year along with a presentation at the IALEFI Conference.  We introduced three new courses, Rangemaster, Close Team Support for SWAT and SWAT Operator I and presented classes in Tennessee, Alaska, Florida, Utah and Colorado.  Our staff worked diligently to prepare, present and support our client agencies and students and we look forward to an even busier 2020.

Level I Sniper, Tullahoma, TN hosted by Tennessee Highway Patrol SRT.  Instructors Denny Elliott and Dave Foote.  11-15 February 2019

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.Close Team Support Class #1 

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. “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 ATC in West Palm Beach, FL

Level II Advanced Sniper, Tullahoma, TN hosted by Murfreesboro PD.  13 snipers from throughout Tennessee and North Carolina participated in what turned out to be a hot and grueling week.  Instructors Denny Elliott and Dave Schifo.

Level I Sniper, Spencer, TN at Dead Zero Shooting Park, hosted by Sequatchie Co SO.  Instructors Denny Elliott and Dave Keenom.

Our first LE Rangemaster course was hosted in Murfreesboro by Murfreesboro PD 26-30 August 2019.  Instructor Denny Elliott

Level IV Sniper -Mixed Terrain Target Interdiction,  Tullahoma, TN hosted by Lebanon PD, 15-20 September 2019, Instructors Denny Elliott, Andrew Hawkins and Jeff Scott


Level III Sniper – Leadership, Training and Utilization of LE Snipers, Cookeville, TN, Hosted by Cookeville PD.  Instructor Denny Elliott

HGTG  conducted its first SWAT Operator I course in Lebanon, TN in cooperation with LPD SWAT.  The course was held 6-11 October and was attended by 17 officers from across Tennessee.  HGTG Instructors Denny Elliott, Andrew Hawkins and Jeff Scott with assistance by LPD SWAT cadre.

Level III Sniper – Leadership, Training and Utilization of LE Snipers, Salt Lake City, UT, Hosted by Unified PD of Greater Salt Lake, Instructor Denny Elliott

Sniper Sustainment Training, Larimer Co Regional SWAT Snipers, Fort Carson U.S. Army Installation, Colorado Springs, CO.  Instructor Denny Elliott

LE Firearms Instructor, Martin, TN Hosted by Martin PD.   4 – 8 November.  Instructor Denny Elliott

Thanks to our Host Agencies for 2019

  • Tennessee Highway Patrol
  • Hamilton Co SO
  • Juneau PD, Alaska
  • Murfreesboro PD
  • Seqatchie Co SO
  • Lebanon PD
  • Cookeville PD
  • Unified PD of Greater Salt Lake, Utah
  • Larimer CO SO, Colorado
  • Martin PD

Congratulations to HGTG Staff members for completing a number of courses this year:

  • Andrew Hawkins, Rangemaster
  • Jeff Scott, Level III Sniper
  • George Blasingame, LE Firearms Instructor


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