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Testimonials

Sniper I

Sniper I

Overall, I think this was one of the best and most comprehensive courses I have attended in my career. The instructors covered a lot of information and every single topic was extremely important and useful in the deployment of sniper operations.

The instructors were phenomenal. All three were extremely knowledgeable and experience. They all did a great job being able to translate their knowledge and experience into a way that made it easy to understand and learn from. I would definitely attend any course with any of these instructors.​

Trooper

South Dakota Highway Patrol

Sniper I

Instructors Gar Haugo and Chris Fishel were fantastic. They were very professional and knowledgeable and took the time to work with each student to make sure we understood the material. I have attended many types of training over the years and this one was by far the most enjoyable and beneficial – a very good balance between classroom lecture and practical exercise.

This was the first NTOA course I have attended and I will certainly turn to the NTOA in the future for further training. I would highly recommend this course to all my brothers and sisters in law enforcement interested in becoming a sniper at their agency.

Deputy

Hamblen County (TN) Sheriff's Department

Sniper I

The practical exercises were amazing. I always find that I learn best from doing real world scenarios and exercises. The ability to shoot is needed, but I find that many courses forget to include actually how to do the job. Instructor Gar Haugo put it best that all snipers are marksmen, but not all marksmen are snipers. This course was perfect.

Amazing course. 10/10. If this was Sniper 1, I can’t wait to see what Sniper II is.

 

Deputy

Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office

Sniper I

This course was one of the best courses I have ever attended. I cannot say enough about the quality of the instructors and materials in the class. This is a mandatory class for any sniper or precision shooter.

Keep up the good work NTOA, and I look forward to more classes from you guys. A++++

Officer

Greeneville (TN) Police Department

Sniper I

Positional shooting, real world scenarios and practical drills sent me away from this class feeling very comfortable with my rifle. This class focused on the basics and what we would be most likely to face as a police sniper. Both instructors were extremely knowledgeable about anything and everything related to police sniping and marksmanship. Their drive and passion for the subject made the course easy to get excited about. I was extremely happy with this class and it left me excited to take NTOA classes in the future.

Officer

Sevierville (TN) Police Department