Designated Marksman Rifle

The Designated Marksman is a three-day rifle course geared towards the REC7 and REC10 platform (no pistols are allowed).  Target engagement will range from 600 yards inward, challenging shooters with a carbine rifle experience but stretching the boundaries of a 5.56 or .308.

This class is for the Barrett REC7 and REC10. Rental rifles are not available for use during this course.   Low powered variable optics are the MINIMUM for this course, but a larger magnified optic will be recommended.  Bipods are not mandatory but will certainly give a great advantage and are highly encouraged. This course will require students to carry gear at least 100-200 yards to a shooting position.

Tuition: 750.00

Class begins each day at 8:30 a.m. and generally lasts until 5:30 p.m. (If you plan to travel home by air on the last day, please be prepared to stay in class until 5:30 p.m.)

Course topics:

  • Kestrel Introduction and Data Entry
  • Tripod uses
  • Wind estimation
  • Positional shooting

Equipment List:

  • A minimum of 500 rounds of ammunition
  • Quality Scope with a ranging reticle
  • Kestrel
  • Laser Range Finder
  • Sling
  • Shooting mat
  • Notebook and pencil/pen
  • Calculator (cell phone)
  • Cleaning equipment (solid rod, solvent, patches, lubricant)
  • Hearing and eye protection
  • Drinking water
  • Weather appropriate clothing including rain gear (We shoot rain, shine, cold or hot.)
  • Hat, sunscreen, SPF lip balm
  • Sandbag
  • Sand sock/ Rear bag

As with all our training, you can also contract Barrett to hold courses at your facility. Private and custom courses are also available for military/police entities. For more information, contact

Lodging is not provided. Lunch is provided for our courses and is included with the tuition.  Lodging is available at the NRA Whittington Center or at Arena Training Facility but is subject to availability and you will need to contact them directly.