Long Range Preparation Course

Long Range Preparation Course
Instructor: Jerod Johnson
Times: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Scottsdale Gun Club
Price: Non-Members:

Seats: 20

**Members will receive discounted rate for their class at time of processing once verification of membership is completed.

Private Instruction

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Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel for a full refund if you are canceling more than 72 hours in advance of the class, or you may reschedule for a $10 fee between 72 and 24 hours in advance of the class. Classes are non-refundable within 24 hours of the class.  The 72 hour window gives SGC the opportunity to contact customers that have been placed on a waitlist for the courses.


This 3 hour course is conducted in a classroom. This course will help the shooterwith some of the basics that are critical to being prepared for a precision rifle course. Guests will be shown how to properly set up thier equipment to them, proper torque settings for rings and bases, properly adjust their diopter and understanding the functions of their optic. Guests will be ran through the procedures for communicationg with a spotter, correcting holds/leads with their reticle and leave with confidence in their ability to get started with long range shooting.

Rifles and or optics are available for use at no charge for the class. Guests mus email jerod@statraininggroup.com to confirm demo equipment availability. 


Optics Familiarization

  • Optics familiarization
  • Scope features and nomenclature
  • Basics of how an optic works
  • Units of adjustment
  • Mils vs MOA

Reinforcing the mechanics of your rifle and optic

  • Setting the rifle and optic to the shooter
  • Diopter adjustment
  • Rifle and scope familiarization dry practice
  • Mechanical zero

Shooter/Observer dialogue

  • Discuss dialoge of taking a shot

Procedures for adjusting for wind

  •  Discuss holds for wind

Procedures for wind and elevation adjustments from spotter to the shooter

  • Spotter/shooter dry practice

How to make a sand sock



  • Dress casual/ relaxed
  • Note taking gear
  • Precision Rifle (optional)
  • Optic (optional)

**No Loaded Firearms Allowed in Classroom**