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Designated Rifleman


The Designated Rifleman course will take you or members of your group beyond what is considered "assault rifle" or battle rifle ranges and provide you with additional, fight-winning tactical capabilities.  We will move from selecting the proper rifle, caliber and gear, to proper sight-in procedures, then on to the art of trigger manipulation, range estimation and marksmanship techniques. You will learn to use your rifle safely and effectively from bad-breath distances out to 500 yards and do it quickly from field positions!


The 2-day Designated Rifleman class is considered “mission specific” inasmuch as it serves a very specific purpose. However, it is not a "sniper" class and does not require special equipment except for a rifle that is more accurate and usually a little more powerful than the typical, semi-automatic battle rifle. The gear and clothing or uniform that you wear will not be much different that the rest of your team mates. While you can certainly benefit from taking this class with any scoped, centerfire rifle, we urge you to use something in the .308 class for reasons that will be explained during the course.


Shooters graduating from Designated Rifleman will bridge a huge gap between the essential basic rifleman and the highly trained, specially equipped sniper.

Here are some of the topics that will be covered in Designated Rifleman:


  • Rifle selection

  • Ammunition discussion

  • Optics

  • Sighting in your rifle

  • Internal, external and terminal ballistics

  • Bullet performance against human and materiel targets

  • Shot placement

  • Field shooting positions

  • Use of slings and shooting aids

  • Live-fire from 7 to 500 yards

  • Cleaning and maintenance of your rifle



Tuition: $450


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The next Designated Rifleman class will be held on 27 and 28 July near Vernon, AZ and will be a local promotional class. This class will likely never again be offered so low! Use Coupon Code DT827 and get $100 off and get this class for only $350!! There will only be 6 coupons available and you must purchase before 22 August!


Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of the rifle and some shooting experience. Professional training not required.


Required equipment:


  • Repeating, centerfire rifle with scope and sling.

  • 300 rounds of commercial, new, FMJ ammunition. Match grade ammo not required or really even desired. Handloads allowed with waiver.

  • A suitable ammo carrier other than your pockets. This can include extra magazines, sidesaddles, stock cuffs or belt pouches.

  • Comfortable clothing and shoes.



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