G4S To Hold Basic Sniper Course

by James Nicholas


September 3rd - 7th, 2012

Contributed by L Burgess

DILLEY, TX (July 2012) - G4S International Training, Inc. (G4S ITI), a subsidiary of G4S Government Solutions, and providers of benchmark security training programs to the U.S. Government, U.S. Military and corporate America, will be hosting a Basic Sniper Course at its Texas Campus September 3rd – 7th, 2012. The purpose of the Sniper School is to train select Law Enforcement, Military and Qualified Civilian Personnel in the technical skills and operational procedures necessary to deliver precision rifle fire from concealed positions onto selected targets in support of special operations.

The course emphasis is to provide trained personnel who can achieve first-round hits from a cold barrel onto high-value targets. Personnel will also be able to correct for wind and determine the previous round’s bullet trace to achieve second-round hits if necessary.

This program will train and test the operator in the use of the precision scoped rifle during high-risk incidents. The course covers equipment, fundamentals of marksmanship, system maintenance, ballistics, ammunition selection and usage, shooting positions, effects of weather, team techniques, the cold bore shot, KIMS games, concealment and stalking and known distance range firing from 100 to 1,000 yards.

Ammunition Requirements:

Live – 500 (match grade)

Required Equipment:

  •   Sniper rifle system, non-Magnum calibers only, .308 recommended, Mildot reticle and target turret or BDC style scope.

  •   Binoculars.

  •   20x (minimum) spotting scope.

  •   Rucksack or 3 day assault pack.

  •   At least 2 sets of military Battle Dress Uniforms and a Jungle hat or Patrol Cap.

  •   Two sets Combat type boots (Jungle, Combat, Israeli).

  •   Minimum of 2- one quart canteens and 1- two quart canteen or 2- one quart canteens and a Camelback Hydration system.

  •   Small First Aid Kit.

  •   Military Poncho and Poncho Liner.

  •   Two pads of paper and two pencils and pens.

  •   Entrenching Tool.

  •   Compass.

  •   Military Flashlight with Red lenses.

  •   Civilian clothing and toilet articles.

  •   Ghillie suit.

  •   Camp / survival saw.

  •   Hearing protection.

  •   Camouflage face paints, stick or compacts.

  •   Pruning shears.

  •   100’ 550 cord.

  •   1 roll of 100mph tape, green.

  •   Sand sock for rear rifle rest.

  •   3 camouflaged arrows or 3/8” wood dowels 36” long or full size camera tripod.

  •   Snipers log book with nylon cover.

  •   500 rounds of match grade rifle ammo per week of training.

  •   Serviceable handgun, holster and 500 rounds of handgun ammo for Sniper II course.

  •   Calculator and Mildot Master.

  •   Cleaning equipment for both the Sniper System and Handgun.

  •   MRE meals as needed.

  •   A POSITIVE AND MOTIVATED MENTAL ATTITUDE. 

If you would like to register your department or send personnel to this course, please contact Shawn L. Lewis, Manager of Training Operations-Texas, at (830)-334-2990 or by email shawn.lewis@g4siti.com.  

For more information, please view the full course description located on our website. The course lasts for five days and the cost per student is $900.00.

About the Instructors
Ed Bohman
Ed Bohman has operational experience in Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan, first as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant and then as a Department of State Designated Defensive Marksman. He has extensive training in a multitude of Special Operations tactics and techniques. Bohman has trained hundreds of foreign soldiers, as well as U.S. Forces, in marksmanship training programs throughout his career. He has developed training programs for various foreign weapons systems. He is an expert in U.S. Military and foreign weapons systems. Most recently, Bohman was a member of the U.S. Embassy Kabul Security Force providing diplomatic security for U.S. Department of State Dignitaries. Bohman is a professional gunsmith and is an expert ballistician.

Rodney D. Ryan

Rodney Ryan has spent more than 20 years combined, active and reserve, in the U.S. Military, where he served as an operator and then NCOIC of all sniper elements at the Brigade Level in a Light Infantry Division. While employed as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C., he served in patrol, training and SWAT assignments. Ryan's training and operational experience spans the full spectrum of special operations. As an instructor with the U.S. State Department ATAP (Anti- Terrorism Assistance Program) and as a civilian consultant, he has trained thousands of law enforcement, military and private special operations personnel, both in the United States and overseas. Through extensive research, he has developed tactical team, hostage rescue and linear clearing concepts, which combine the best of United States and Foreign techniques. Ryan has also assisted in the planning of, and participated in, the VIP protection details of several Presidents of the United States and Foreign Heads of State.

Ryan is a certified Firearms Instructor with the FBI and US DoS and a certified DDM (Sniper) Instructor with the US DoS. Most recently, Ryan and his staff have participated in high threat VIP security details for over 200 U.S. celebrities while traveling in St. Petersburg, Russia and detailed security planning for DOD personnel traveling into the current war zone. In addition to his duties at Storm Mountain Training Center, Ryan is an instructor with the Potomac State College of the West Virginia University. His areas of instruction are Law Enforcement Basic and Advanced Firearms.