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Basic Precision Marksman

Date: 9/17/2012-9/21/2012
TTPOA Member Tuition: $400.00
Non-TTPOA Member Tuition: $450.00
Location: El Paso, TX, Region 4 Instructor(s): El Paso PD SWAT sniper cadre
Contact Info: Ken Law, 915-494-7470
Course Details:

The TTPOA is proud to announce that the El Paso Police Department SWAT team will be hosting a 5 day (50 hour) Basic Precision Marksman course in El Paso, TX.  The primary instructor will be EPPD SWAT sniper/observer Roger Flores who has been with the El Paso SWAT team for 19 years and has attended 7 SWAT Sniper/Observer courses across the U.S. during his tenure, several of those being at an advanced level of training.

Course Topics:

Legal issues, fundamental of marksmanship, bullet trajectory, terminal ballistics, environmental factors, proper windage/slope, shot placement, use of scopes/optics (night and day), equipment selection, record keeping, ranging, camouflaging/urban hides, and sniper selection. 

Range instruction and drills will include; range estimation, cold-bore shots, fixed and moving target engagements at various distances up to 500 yards, shooting through glass/barriers, stress shooting, low light shooting, coordinated fire, patience drills, shooting while wearing chemical agent masks, and record keeping.


Students must be certified peace officers, federal agents, or active military personnel in good standing with their agency. Students must be able to provide a valid agency credentials with photograph on the first day of class.  Course will entail some physical activity so students should be in above-average physical condition.

Required Equipment

All normal tactical clothing/call-out gear, a scoped rifle (bolt-action or semi-automatic) capable of shooting a one inch or better group at 100 yards, rifle sling, shooting mat, backpack, log book/notebook, cleaning kit, 500 rounds of match grade ammuntion.

Please be prepared for all-weather training.  Sunscreen and hydration is highly recommended. Spotting scopes, range finders, and night optic devices are optional.

Payment Instructions/Host Hotel Information:

The fee for the course is $400 for TTPOA members and $450 for non-members. Registration must be completed on-line at http://www.ttpoa.org (training calendar). Payment should be made to the TTPOA. Credit card payment is strongly recommended. Payment (checks/money orders) should be mailed to: Ken Law 2300 Scenic Dr. El Paso, TX 79930. Inquiries regarding the course, payment, transportation, lodging, or any other questions can be directed to LawKM@elpasotexas.gov or 915-494-7470. All fees are due by August 24, 2012.

 Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn - 111 W. University Ave   915-351-2121.  Group name: TTPOA, for $88.00 LE rate.

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