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SWAT OPERATOR I, 22-27 August 2021, Juneau,  Alaska  Closed Course

Level I Basic Sniper, 13-17 September 2021, Gunnison, Utah

Level II Advanced Sniper, 20-24 September 2021, Price, Utah

Level II Advanced Sniper, 11-15 October 2021, Johnson City, TN  Course Full – accepting standby registrations

Level III Sniper – Leadership, Training and Utilization of SWAT Snipers, 18 – 20 October, Blountville, TN

Tactical Firearms Course, 4 November 2021, Nolensville, TN Closed Course

So far in 2021, we have trained over 80 officers from 4 states and the second half of the year will be just as busy.  Thanks to all the officers who have attended training and our client agencies that keep using us.  We are thankful for the trust.

We are now planning our Spring 2022 course schedule and accepting hosting requests.

East Tennessee Training Tour

We have completed the three week training tour in East Tennessee in April and May.  We completed an S.O.S.T.  class in Sullivan County, 26-30 April.  The class – Fugitive Apprehension Specialist Training – was conducted for the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension and SWAT Teams.

During the weeks  of 3-7 & 10-14 May 2021 we completed two weeks of Level I Sniper training with the Johnson City Police Department.  25 operators from Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and Alabama attended these courses.  We are excited to be working with JCPD at their fantastic Rick Collins Training Complex.  These classes mark our 20th year of providing training to Snipers and other armed professionals.

Denny with Guest & Host Cadre.  These guys did a great job making this course happen.

LE Firearms Instructor Course

SPS/HGTG completed an LE Firearms Instructor Course in Cookeville, TN the week of 5-9 April.  12 officers from 4 agencies attended the class and all successfully completed the course.  Thanks to our host, Cookeville Police Department for bringing us back to the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau!

Agencies represented:

  • Cookeville PD
  • Murfreesboro PD
  • Moore County SO
  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

LE Designated Marksman Course

We completed the LE Designated Marksman course this week in Linden, TN, hosted by the Perry Co. Sheriff’s Office.  10 LEOs from 2 states attended the 4-day, 32-hour course.

This unique  program trains patrol level officers to effectively utilize the LE Special Purpose Rifle to effectively engage threats at short to intermediate ranges.  The use of the LEDM increases accuracy and potentially lessens the amount of rounds fired in an engagement with a dangerous criminal.  Congratulations to the officers attending.

LE Rifle Instructor Class #12

Congratulations to the members of LERI Class #12 who successfully completed the course on Friday, 12 March.

Thanks to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for hosting and Chattanooga P.D. and HCSO for the great range facility.  The class represented 6 agencies from 2 states and the U.S. Military and they all represented their respective agencies and units well.

Three members of the class had previously completed the LE Firearms Instructor Course and were awarded their Calibre II LE Firearms Instructor Certifications from HGTG! Congrats to Brad F., Marie K., and Mickey R.!

New Level II Courses Scheduled and Enrolling

We have just added two new Level II Advanced Sniper courses to the 2021 schedule.   We will be in Price, UT at the North Springs Shooting Range Complex the week of 20-24 September.  This course is hosted by Unified P.D. of Greater Salt Lake.



We will be back in Tennessee 11-15 October for Level II Sniper at the Johnson City P.D.



Registration is uploaded for both classes and we expect them to fill quickly.

We are Closing the SPS Facebook Page

We are closing the SPS/HGTG Facebook page. Thanks to all who have liked and followed the page. Over the past couple of months we noticed an inordinate jump in the number of followers and page likes and got really excited until we started tracking them. What we saw concerned us.  A large number of the new likes and followers came from civilian firearms enthusiasts. No big deal… until we looked closer and began to realize that we were attracting attention from individuals and/or bots with very far right and very far left extremist views.  We found that we were spending too much time on a daily basis checking, blocking and banning these accounts.
SPS was founded to serve armed professionals who have sworn to protect and serve. We do not support extremist ideas or views from any camp and we will not be drawn into the extremist political fray or give the impression that we support one or the other.
We will maintain our Instagram account (@sniperproshop) for communication and my professional Linked In page as well as this SPS website. We will be in the process of phasing out the SPS Facebook page in the coming weeks. Thanks to all who continue to support us, rest assured we are still in the business of supporting our alumni and client law enforcement agencies and military units.
Looking forward to a great year of training!

Level I & II Sniper – New Courses

The Level I Sniper course scheduled for 10-14 May 2021 in Johnson City, TN filled quickly with almost two months to go before the deadline.  With a week, we had another six applicants on the standby list so we were able to schedule a second week of Level I Sniper training at JCPD.  The new course will be held 3-7 May at Johnson City PD and it is available for enrollment now.  The course is already half full and since we are still on COVID-19 Training Protocols, we are only accepting 12 in the class.

We are currently planning  Level II Advanced Sniper courses in Tennessee and Utah for Fall 2021. The Tennessee course is already in high demand with a number of slots reserved.  We expect it to fill quickly.    We hope to have solid dates soon.

Contact us with questions or reservation requests.

Gearing Up for the 2021 Training Season

We are less than one month out from the beginning of the 2021 Training Season.  We will  kick it off in Chattanooga with a LE Rifle Instructor Course the week of 8-12 March.  Agencies have responded well and the course is full.  It is on to Linden, TN the next week for the 4-day LE Designated Marksman Course with officers from Tennessee and Mississippi nearly filling the roster.  Enrollment closes on 15 February with only 2 positions left.

April takes us back to Cookeville to do LE Firearms Instructor with Cookeville PD the week of 5-9 April.  At the end of the month it is off to East Tennessee where we will be doing a Special Operations Sustainment Training Course for Sullivan CO S.O.

In May we complete the season with a Level I Sniper course at Johnson City, TN.  This class is filled to capacity with a +50% standby list so we are working on the possibility of doing a second week of training to accommodate the demand.  To all of our client agencies,  and units as well as those officers and military personnel who continue to pay their own way through our courses we appreciate you and the trust that you continue to show us.  Thank you for help us celebrate our 20th year of providing training to armed professionals.

Social Media Statement

As a Defense Contractor serving clients from the US Military to Federal, State and Local agencies nationwide, we have found it necessary to provide a statement of policy on the use of social media for the company.


Sniper Pro Shop is a GSA Schedule Defense Contractor providing training services to government entities. As such, Sniper Pro Shop has always held and shall continue to maintain an apolitical stance.
High Ground Training Group is made up of select contractors with experience and expertise in various areas of training provided by SPS and perform services on an assignment basis.
SPS is the sole owner of the HGTG name and all associated logos, trademarks and emblems.
SPS maintains website and social media accounts for professional and business communications to clients and customers utilizing both the SPS and HGTG names and logos.
SPS/HGTG supports the right to free speech, but we believe that this speech should be tempered with wisdom and supported by truth. Free speech is not just a right, it is a responsibility; a responsibility that includes ensuring that posts are true and sources of information vetted.
SPS/HGTG does not condone, support or assume responsibility for any fallacious, misleading or extreme partisan social media posts made by any HGTG contractor on their personal social media accounts.