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8 Hour Block

The Ridgeline Advanced SPR Course uniquely blends Precision Rifle Marksmanship, CQC-style shooting, Individual Movement Techniques, and Ridgeline's "Gunfight Math" into a one-day course that leaves the student supremely confident in the abilities of themselves and their rifles to dominate 0-600m engagements.


After a brief warm-up and fundamental review, students are subjected to a battery of shooting problems that grow in complexity and test all aspects SPR operation.  After each initial run of the problem, the components tasks and skills are broken down then honed before running through the same problem to gauge improvement.


1. Graduates of this course will be able to make immediate incapacitation shots from 0-125 yards with a 99% hit probability (from any position).


2.Graduates of this course will be able to make non-instantaneous incapacitation shots from 0-300 yards with a 90% hit probability (from any position).


3. Graduates of this course will be able to make non-instantaneous incapacitation shots from 300-600 yards with a 70% hit probability (from the prone position)



Pre Requisites: None.  It is STRONGLY encouraged that prospective students have attended DM/SPR Operator or equivalent.

Topics covered: 

  • How to maximize precision with the Special Purpose Rifle

    • Optimize your setup

      • Rifle

      • Individual Equipment

    • Precision Rifle Marksmanship

    • Rapid Engagement Techniques (RET/MTRE)

    • Advanced Wind Class

  • How to effectively employ the SPR in Short Range Engagements

    • Short Range Marksmanship

    • CQC Shooting

    • In-extremis Scenarios

  • How to maximize stability from Alternate Shooting Positions

    • Unsupported Alternate Positions (BRM)

    • Individual Movement Techniques

    • Employment of Cover/Concealment

    • Barricade/Real World Prop Supported Shooting Positions​


  • Special Purpose Rifle or Carbine Capable of 2.0 MOA or Better (min Cal .223)

  • Rifle Scope with Elevation and Windage Adjustments (6x min/mil-based reticle preferred)

  • Bipod

  • 2pt Sling

  • Small Rear Bag

  • 500 Rounds Rifle Ammunition

  • Rifle Cleaning Gear

  • Note Book

  • Camp Chair/Stool

  • Assault Pack & Individual Equipment (includes PPE)

The items above are REQUIRED.  Any other items such as, but not limited to; spotting scopes, shooting mats, kestrels, laser range finders, etc are welcome.

** Disclaimer: Many of the topics will only be touched on briefly and some may not be covered, based upon the pace of the class and the allotted time. This is meant to provide you with an insight into the instructor's teachings, however, given the limited time of only 8 hours, it will not be as thorough as a normal class would be**

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