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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.ialefi.com.
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.
NOT JUST FOR SNIPERS!
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
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.