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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!

S.W.A.T. Operator I course completed in Juneau, Alaska

Members of the Juneau, AK Police Department SWAT Team completed the SWAT Operator I Course last week in Juneau.  We were fortunate to get to work with a top notch group of operators who displayed a great work ethic and willingness to push to their limits.

Thanks to JPD for the trust and opportunity and thanks to HGTG Guest Adjunct Dan C. for making the trek from Utah to work with me on the course.

Check out the highlight video on our Vimeo channel at: 

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.!

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.

January is Production Month

January 2021!  We are in full production in the SPS shop.   Watch our gear shop page to catch new updates and restocks on SPS Gear.

Going forward, all SPS Sales and Coupons will be only posted on our Instagram page.  it is @sniperproshop so be sure to follow us to see what we are up to and catch the latest updates, sales and coupons.

Our spring 2021 schedule is getting crowded but we still have limited dates for late spring and are now setting up the Fall Schedule.  We are still accepting requests for SOST classes for Late Spring and Summer.  Contact us for information or hosting opportunities.

2020 Year in Review

We started off with a free 2-day Handgun & Carbine Operator course hosted by Cookeville P.D. February 10-11.  Torrential rains flooded the host range and we were fortunate to be able to move to the Putnam Co. S.O. range for the course.  18 officers from 14 agencies attended the course and we were spent 16 hours tuning up skills and introducing many to the SPS/HGTG Handgun and Fighting Rifle programs.

The following week, Instructor Dave S. and I traveled to Chattanooga, TN for a Close Team Support Course conducted for Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office SWAT.  This was the second installment of this course and completed the CTS program for the entire HCSO SWAT team.

The last week of February, we kicked off a custom training event for the Nolensville, TN Police Department.  We rotated all NPD patrol personnel through an 8-hour training event building tactical and shooting skills.  This was the first of three sessions that we customized for the NPD.

And then it happened… As the CV-19 pandemic kicked into high gear, we saw a number of our host agencies and participant agencies appropriately cutting training events and attendance to concentrate on operations.  We took advantage of the shutdown for family time, projects and updates to training programs, materials and equipment.   By mid Summer we were cautiously gearing up to begin planning training for the Fall.  In late August and Early September, we completed the 3-day custom Handgun & Carbine courses with Nolensville P.D.

The last week of September began an ambitious project in Utah with host agencies Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake and West Jordan, UT Police Department.  We conducted 2 back-to-back Level I Sniper courses.  We reduced class sizes due to the pandemic and consequently were able to accommodate more participants overall for this program.  23 officers from 10 teams representing 13 agencies from Utah and Idaho attended the course.  This included:

  • Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake
  • West Jordan Police Department
  • Utah Highway Patrol C.E.R.T.
  • Salt Lake City Police Department
  • Cache County Sheriff’s Offce
  • Clearfield Police Department (North Davis SWAT)
  • Layton Police Department (North Davis SWAT)
  • West Valley Police Department
  • South Salt Lake Police Department (UPD SWAT)
  • Bonneville County, Idaho Sheriff’s Office
  • Orem Police Department
  • Utah Department of Corrections

Support from the host agencies was fantastic and we conducted training in three counties during the two-week training mission.  We look forward to going back to Utah to work with these dedicated professionals.

After one week back at home, do the laundry and load the truck it was off to Springfield, TN where we did another Level I Sniper Course with host agency Robertson County Sheriff’s Office.  A full class of 12 officers from 6 Tennessee and South Carolina agencies enjoyed a beautiful but warm October week for training.

  • Robertson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Perry County Sheriff’s Office
  • Cleveland Police Department
  • Knox County Sheriff’s Office
  • Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Beaufort County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office

We continued the momentum moving into November with a Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor course in Covington, TN hosted by Tipton County Sheriff’s Office.  15 officers from 6 agencies across Tennessee completed the course.  Agencies included:

  • Tipton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Robertson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
  • Columbia Police Department
  • Lebanon Police Department

Included in the class was SGT Andrew Hawkins, Lebanon PD and High Ground Training Group instructor.

With a bit of a break for Thanksgiving, we finished the year in Livingston, TN with a Law Enforcement Rifle Instructor course co-hosted by Livingston Police Department and Overton County Sheriff’s Office.  While this one was a small class, Livingston PD’s training facility that included housing accommodations made the course possible.  Seven officers from five agencies participated.  Agencies included:

  • Overton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Livingston Police Department
  • Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Nolensville Police Department
  • Clay County Sheriffls Office

2020 has been a tough year on everyone, but especially those on the front lines.  Our families have suffered losses to the pandemic and there has been blood left on the field.  We are happy to have marked it by providing what we believe to be some of the most solid, well researched and supported training available today.  We are one of many and we acknowledge that there are many paths to the of any mountain.  As a GSA Defense Contractor, the gravity of what we teach is not lost on us.  Everyday our alumni go into harms way and do the work that others cannot comprehend.

Thank you to all who have trusted us with your training dollars and personnel to provide training this year.  As we enter our 20th year of professional training in 2021, we look forward to continuing to bring the highest quality of training possible to you.

Thanks to All and Stay Safe,