The OTOA Basic Precision Scoped Rifle School instruction begins in the classroom with an understanding of equipment selection and setup, followed by ammunition selection and internal, external, and terminal ballistics review. Range instruction focuses on fundamental marksmanship skills including alternative shooting positions, zeroing a rifle, grouping, and scope tracking. Live fire exercises and function drills are designed to test the soundness of the rifle/optic combo in field conditions, and students will practice engaging paper and steel targets out to 300 yards (range dependent) using a mix of improvised positions. The course concludes with a preventative maintenance and equipment care session.
Students must pass the FBI Sniper Qualification Exam, OPOTA Qualification Exam, and a written exam to successfully complete the course.
This is a hands-on, high-intensity course in which students practice tactics and techniques in the field.
This course is restricted to OTOA Members that are sworn officers of a United States governmental agency.
BODY ARMOR / BALLISTICS
Body Armor is MANDATORY for this class. Any of the following three options are acceptable:
Ballistic helmet (if issued)
All precision rifles are REQUIRED to be "ZEROED" before you arrive for the first day of class.
Precision rifle with adjustable turret scope, bipod, and sling
PERSONAL & OTHER EQUIPMENT
ANY / ALL EQUIPMENT for a “call out” or SWAT / SRT activation
If you are allergic to bees, outdoor plants, or animals, please bring your epinephrine pen or other medication.
Life-threatening allergies and pre-existing injuries or conditions must be reported to the OTOA training staff on day one of training.