Subject: 40-hour SSGT Precision Rifle: Rural/Urban Craft & Surveillance – R.U.C.S.
Instructor(s): Jack Nevils and/or Ricky Harris
Successfully completed the 40-hour SSGT Precision Rifle: Operator Course or another reputable Basic Police Sniper/Precision Rifle Course;
DESCRIPTION: The SSGT Precision Rifle: R.U.C.S Course is designed for officers who have attended the SSGT Precision Rifle: Operator Course or equivalent. This course is designed to train officers in advanced scoped rifle employment and observation procedures to support all defensive police operations in support of public safety. The course begins with a review of the Operator Course materials and a confirmation of the zeros on all weapon systems. Procedures for the rapid engagement of targets at unknown distances are taught and trained to enhance officers capability in time sensitive situations.
Advanced field craft tactics, techniques, and procedures (TT&P) for the rural environment are rehearsed to approach and occupy observation positions for information collection and direct support activities. Simultaneous firing, obstacle clearance, barrier penetration, and observation position construction in an urban setting to support precision fire initiated operations are taught, demonstrated, then trained by attending officers. The employment of suppressed rifle and use of subsonic ammunition to support specific mission requirements are demonstrated and trained to enhance officer capability and safety.
Note: organic weapons can be used or weapons can be provided at additional cost.
·Rifle Setup & Ballistic review
·Principles of camouflage
·Building a Ghillie Suite
·Hide set-up (rural & urban)
·Rapid Engagement of Targets at Unknown Distances
·Route Selection & Movement to Observation Position (OP)
·Final Observation Position Occupation & Procedures (rural & urban)
·Communication with Team Leader & Assault Element
·Drawing Maps & Diagrams
·Firing from an Elevated Position
·Barrier penetration / Simultaneous Firing
·Suppressed and Subsonic Employment and Capabilities
·Precision Fire Initiated Operation
·Department Assigned Service Rifle
·Copy of department’s Sniper/Precision Rifle Qualifications, Deployment and Engagement Policy
·Data Book/Note Pad and Pen
·Binoculars & Range Finder
·Protection for eyes and ears
·400 rounds of ammunition
(Factory loaded ammunition only)
(No re-loaded ammunition allowed)
·Sniper/Precision Marksman Kit
·Inclement weather gear
·Hat (for sun)
·Computer with Power-Point & Excel (if possible)
·Camouflage for rural operations stalk (ghillie suit or field camo)
· Field pack (ruck sack or equivalent)
SSGT TRAINERS: Our trainers are former Special Forces (Green Beret) Operators who have severed as instructors and Program Managers at the JFK Special Warfare Center’s Special Forces Hostage Rescue and Sniper School. These operators have years of real world application in diverse combat environments conducting and refining the principles and skills taught in this course. The collective lessons learned during these experiences were used by our trainers to rewrite training doctrine and Programs of Instruction for Special Operations Forces. Our trainers have trained and successfully led thousands of U.S. And indigenous forces in countless counter terrorism operations during the Global War on Terrorism.