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April 18, 2022 - April 22, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
Class start and end time may vary.
KHP Training Academy
2025 E Iron Avenue
Salina, KS 67401
No course fee. Lunch for 5 day course - $50.00 (recommended). Lodging & meals - $250.00
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SRT Basic Sniper

Monday, April 18, 2022

This training lays a solid educational and practical foundation for the new or veteran sniper looking to get back to the basics. In five days, we try to cover all the basics that a police sniper could encounter on their first callout, as if it were scheduled to happen on Friday after graduation. The focus of this training is on operational tactics such as field-craft, observation, reporting, range estimation, urban tactics, and marksmanship skills with emphasis on the cold bore shot. Other areas of instruction include policy and equipment recommendations, the mechanics of the rifle and scope, ballistics, the data book, hostage rescue engagements, intermediate barriers, night fire, positional shooting, and moving targets. All graduates will have demonstrated proficiency at ranges of 5 to 800 yards.

REGISTRATION:  You will need to return your registration form (obtain by emailing along with a letter from your supervisor on department letterhead stating that they support your entrance into this class. Students will be required to supply the following items; 

  • Precision rifle (Capable of ½ inch accuracy or greater) 
  • Variable scope, scope rings, bipod, sling, scope caps, for rifle
  • Shooting mat
  • BDU’s (Camouflage preferred) 
  • Minimum of 500 rounds of precision rifle ammunition (No reloads, prefer duty rounds for your agency)
  • Duty pistol with 3 mags
  • Duty belt
  • Agency issue tactical vest / body armor used during operations
  • Minimum of 100 rounds of pistol ammo (Duty weapon)
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellant 
  • Shooting glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • Food for meals (or KHP food if you buy that option)
  • Boots (Prefer water proof)
  • Rain gear
  • Face paint
  • Hat (Prefer boonie style) 
  • Gloves
  • Agency issue Gas mask
  • Back pack
  • Data book for rifle
  • Pencils
  • Notebook
  • Case of bottled water
  • Hand held flashlight  
  • Other items to consider: Spotting scope, laser range finder, kestrel, ghillie suit, camo netting, sniper vail, extra uniforms, snacks items that won’t spoil in heat or cold, sports drinks, NVG’s, clip on NVG’s, clip on thermals for weapon, warm weather clothing / gear (weather is unpredictable in Kansas).

For additional information or questions, please contact instructor TECHTRP Chris Beas at

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