Back in March, we began taking a hard look at “what else” we could offer our audience in the realm of firearms training. One idea that came up was an outdoor, long distance, precision rifle course. My first response was, “Uh, you know we’re an indoor shooting range, right?” But Andy, our GM, was persistent in demanding that I at least put it out there to see what the response would be. I relented, and we asked our audience to “pre sign up” for this rifle course. I told Andy, “OK, if we get 20 people to sign up, we’ll do this thing. So far, 191 people have signed up for our Precision Rifle Course. Andy was right.
Three Precision Rifle Classes
What started off as a full day at the outdoor range has become 3 distinct classes, and we spent days figuring out what to name them. We ended up with “Precision Rifle 1, 2, and 3.” Brilliant, right?? Most students will need to attend the classes in order, though some will be able to qualify to skip PRC1. Precision Rifle 2 and 3 will be offered at our partner ranges located outside Atlanta. We’ll make it worth your drive. Precision Rifle 1 will be offered here at SharpShooters. Details below. Precision Rifle 2 and 3 details will be published soon.
The class will be taught by Kent Gilbert, former US Special Operations Sniper, Law Enforcement Sniper Instructor, and NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. Kent has been a part of the SharpShooters Training Academy (yup, new name!) for several years now. He’s huge, and he’s also a huge asset to our organization. You’re gonna love Kent.
Precision Rifle 1
The #1 goal of this course to introduce you to the world of Long Range Shooting. We want everyone who completes this course to have a basic proficiency in firearm safety, rifle marksmanship, and a solid foundation for our intermediate and advanced classes where we will take shots up to and beyond 1,000 yards. Yes, you will plink steel at 1,000 yards. It’s quite a thrill.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF LONG RANGE PRECISION MARKSMANSHIP!
The Precision Rifle 1 course is a 4 hour course, hosted at Sharpshooters USA in Roswell. PRC1 is a basic prep course for novice long range shooters or people seeking to refresh their knowledge and basic skills. The goal of this course is to familiarize the student with:
- Rifle type and caliber selection
- Shooting and rifle nomenclature
- Rifle and scope setup and maintenance
- Fundamentals of marksmanship
- Zero data and DOPE
- Introduction to modern shooting aids
We will be establishing a boresight and 25m zero during this course.
Precision Rifle 1 Requirements
At this time, this course is for bolt action and semi-automatic precision rifles chambered larger than .223 / 5.56. No AR-15 or .223/5.56 rifles at this time. These rifles are not capable of accuracy out to the ranges that this series of courses will cover.
This course is required in order for the student to take PRC II & PRC III. We’ve set this requirement to make sure that all students have the same basic knowledge base and terminology understanding, so that we do not waste the students’ time in future courses. If you believe that you do not need to take PRC I, please reach out to us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Precision Rifle I: Equipment List
The following are the required items for students to bring to Precision Rifle 1.
- Precision rifle capable of 1 minute of angle accuracy (long action/magnum calibers not recommended based on volume of ammunition expended during course.)
- Match ammunition (20 rounds or more for zero)
- Quality 10X + optic with adjustable turrets and MIL or MOA reticle
If you already have all these items, great! You’re all set. If you’re signing up for this course so you can understand what you need to have to join the world of precision long range shooting, we’ll be happy to make recommendations for you to purchase prior to the class.
How to Sign Up for Precision Rifle 1
That’s the easy part. We’ve just added three class dates to the schedule. The cost of the Precision Rifle 1 course is $130.
Thank you very much – all 191 of you! – for your strong interest in precision, long range rifle shooting. If you have questions, please reach out via email to email@example.com.