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.
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/
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!
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.
Our latest Vimeo video shows some highlights from our SOST Program.
Our Special Operations Sustainment Training program allows us to work with client agencies, SWAT teams and Sniper Sections to customize an existing course or build a custom training event for the client to meet their training needs.
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.
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!
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.
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.!
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