This class is the meat of our training at Crosswind Precision. In this 3-day class, you’ll learn, practice, and develop the fundamentals of long-range marksmanship that will get you on target in one shot at extreme long distance.



Long-range Precision 1 is a 3-day course that provides in-depth training in the fundamental skills needed to successfully shoot at distances up to 1500 yards. This course walks you step-by-step through each skill, explaining both the art and science, to ensure that you understand how to achieve optimal shooting accuracy and deal with adversities commonly found in the field or at matches. With our team of experienced instructors on hand to answer each question thoroughly and thoughtfully, we’ll train you to understand the mechanics of your rifle and how to properly engage with the environment in which you are shooting. This detailed process will give you a solid foundation of core skills that you can continue to expand on. Come ready to push your limits and test your skills with plenty of range time and challenging shooting drills. Whether you’re brand new to long-range shooting or seeking to compete in precision rifle matches, we provide practical, hands-on training to help you meet these needs.


This course held over a consecutive 3-day period from 0800 to 1700 hours each day (e.g. full days, Thursday through Sunday). If you are coming in from out of the area, see our FAQs page for more information on travel and lodging arrangements.
For those looking for sniper-specific training, we frequently offer our SniperCraft course. SniperCraft exands on the LRP1 curriculum with the additional of practical, real-world fieldcraft and sniper skills.
Ready to jump in full-bore? We regularly offer Long-range Precision 1 and Long-range Precision 2 consecutively for those looking for in-depth training. See LRP 1 & LRP 2 Bundle for availability of this 6-day course option.


A basic understanding of firearms safety.
What you’ll learn

The principles of accuracy and fundamentals of marksmanship
Shot group analysis
Rifle set-up and maintenance
Understanding and applying ballistics
Range estimation and field sketching
How to modify DOPE for varying environmental conditions
To balance speed and accuracy
How to use a ballistic computer

What you need to bring

Rifle: High power bolt action rifle (6mm – 30 cal) or accurized semi-auto, sling and bipod. 5.56 SPR-style rifle is acceptable. Rental guns are available for an additional charge.
Quality tactical scope with mildot or range estimation reticle and externally adjustable turrets (e.g. Nightforce ATCAR or NXS, Athlon, Vortex, Leupold Mk4, Nikon Tactical, Swarovski, Zeiss, SWFA, etc.).
Your scope must have externally adjustable turrets in order for you to participate in this class. (Click here to learn more about externally adjusted scope turrets on our blog article.)
Bring your owner’s manual.
Minimum 50 rounds of match-grade ammunition per day. (77 gr strongly recommended for 5.56 SPRs)
Cleaning kit
Rugged, comfortable clothing, suitable for all weather conditions. We will shoot in any and all weather.
Small “go bag” or ruck sack that will be with you at all times. Your bag should have binoculars, water, snacks, elbow pads, knee pads, and ammo for the task.
A shooting or exercise mat; anything that can be rolled up and moved with you.
Ear & eye protection, sunscreen, and a brimmed hat (like a boonie).
Lunch, snack food, and water.
A small calculator.
Note-taking material, including notepad, pencil, and Sharpie.
Optional items: iPad or smartphone, belt magazine carriers; rifle cover (shemagh or towel); range finder; Camelback.
While the Long-range Precision 1 class is only moderately physically demanding, we do move around on rough terrain and haul our gear short distances. The most physically challenging aspects of the experience tend to come from the weather, so please be prepared for Colorado’s rapidly changing conditions.

Long-range Precision 1 Schedule
Register for the dates that work best for you using the drop-down menu above.

Additional information


April 16,17,18 2021, July 9,10,11 2021, May 7,8,9 2021, October 8,9,10 2021, September 10,11,12 2021