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Law Enforcement Long Range Precision Rifle Training Programs

This curriculum is open to all riflemen. It is tailored to the highly specialized requirements of law enforcement counter sniper and special weapons and tactics (SWAT) marksmen.

Sessions available at your convenience, seven days a week.


The course work establishes the shooter's general level of proficiency with intermediate range accuracy. Following that, this course takes the rifleman through a series of rifle range exercises demonstrating the difficulties encountered with glass, common building materials, vehicles and hostages - as well as helping the shooter to determine when it's appropriate to take a shot, how to overcome common obstacles in the field and how to reduce the risk of injury to innocents.


Session 1

Law Enforcement Basic Tactical Rifle Course


This class was developed for Law Enforcement only. The course work establishes the shooter's general level of proficiency with intermediate range accuracy. This course takes the rifleman through a series of rifle range exercises demonstrating the difficulties encountered with glass and common building materials. Also vehicles and hostages - as well as helping the shooter to determine when it's appropriate to take a shot, how to overcome common obstacles in the field and how to reduce the risk of injury to innocents.

  • Mildot or any ranging reticule reading. Which will include dialing elevation and windage, as well as holdovers.
  • Understanding MOA and Centimeter adjustments
  • Range card development and understanding
  • Building your position, basic marksmanship development, trigger control, Includes establishing clean cold bore and cold bore shots, techniques for assuring zero and consistent group accuracy.
  • Knowing, selection and understanding your equipment.
  • Wind reading, extensive understanding natural indicators and formulas
  • Ranging unknown distance targets, engaging targets out to 600 yards (beyond depending on student AO)
  • Rifle maintenance, cleaning and maintaining your equipment

Equipment requirements:

  • Accurate rifle with a minimum of a 10x40 magnification scope, capable of ¼ minute of angle adjustments, 500 rounds of 168/175 grain match ammo suitable for long range target shooting (.223 ammo can be discussed)
  • Bipod, rucksack (backpack), rain gear, clothing for seasonal wear.
  • Logbook, pens, pencils and notebook
  • Sun block, headwear, snacks and water

An evaluation is required to determine fundamental proficiency at ranges typical to law enforcement riflemen.

Student will be run through a rapid exercise that will include:

  • Calling clean, cold bore shots at 100 yards
  • Scope "squaring" to assure zero at 100 yards
  • Hostage situation firing simulations at 50 to 200 yards

Achieving a 100 percent performance level on this evaluation is the goal. However, few officers score 100 percent the first time they participate. This evaluation allows CVT staff to identify areas that need particular attention and work with the student to improve score.

Location: Classroom and The Range

Scores and Certificate will be awarded to students passing this course. This is a 4 day course which the student can book anytime during the year. This class is $900 per student, which includes bunking at CVT, with 1 meal provided per day. This class is $800 with student staying at another location. CVT urges the Law Enforcement agency to send at least a 2- man team. However one student can take the course.

Session 2

Advanced Law Enforcement Precision Tactical Rifle Course

This course was designed for Law Enforcement only. The Basic course should be taken prior to taking this course. However, depending on skill level this course can be taken by students that haven’t taken the Basic CVT program.

Course Outline:

  • Over view of ranging reticules and scope adjustments
  • Over view of Centimeters or MOA adjustments
  • Establishment of clean cold bore, cold bore and zeroing data
  • Advanced wind and mirage reading
  • Hostage situation firing simulations at 50 to 200 yards- with the introduction of stress
  • Ranging unknown distance targets and firing out to 600 yards ( beyond depending on students AO)

Much of this course will be stress firing. When teams are present, command 2-man firing will be practiced.

Equipment requirements:

  • Accurate rifle with a minimum of a 10x40 magnification scope, capable of ¼ minute of angle adjustments, 500 rounds of 168/175 grain match ammo suitable for long range target shooting (.223 ammo can be discussed)
  • Bipod, rucksack (backpack), rain gear, clothing for seasonal wear.
  • Logbook, pens, pencils and notebook
  • Sun block, headwear, snacks and water

An evaluation is required to determine fundamental proficiency at ranges typical to law enforcement riflemen.

Student will be run through a rapid exercise that will include:

  • Calling clean, cold bore shots at 100 yards
  • Scope "squaring" to assure zero at 100 yards
  • Hostage situation firing simulations at 50 to 200 yards

Achieving a 100 percent performance level on this evaluation is the goal. However, few officers score 100 percent the first time they participate. This evaluation allows CVT staff to identify areas that need particular attention and work with the student to improve score.

Location: Classroom and The Range

Scores and Certificate will be awarded to students passing this course. This is a 4 day course which the student can book anytime during the year. This class is $900 per student, which includes bunking at CVT, with 1 meal provided per day. This class is $800 with student staying at another location. CVT urges the Law Enforcement agency to send at least a 2- man team. However one student can take the course.


 
*Lodging:
Individual students who are invited to spend the weekend with Vern and his family (at their private residence) will be asked to contribute $50.00 per night "Keeping the Peace" fee toward the cost of clean sheets, soda, hot water, snacks and good will.

Guests are expected to be kind and respectful towards children, pets, family members, friends and fellow students, pick up their own dishes, make their own bed and generally behave themselves.

If you are unable to adapt, get a room.
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