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Overview

Our course value is not in the individual instructor, or the furthest target you can hit.  We’ve engineered a progressive learning experience that teaches unique concepts as building blocks for understanding and applying the fundamentals of long range shooting.  We teach cutting edge process for long range civilian marksmen.  We are not training techniques tailored for Infantry or combat.  

When you immerse yourself in our curriculum, you will be exposed to the only the best methodologies, processes, techniques and equipment.  We’ve led the long range revolution with pioneered products like the Ballistic Turret and the G7 BR2 ballistic rangefinder.  Our course is no different, we have pioneered new ways to learn and apply the science of long range shooting.

Level 1

Level 1 is not a beginners course.  L1 content is foundational knowledge necessary for mastery of the shooting discipline.  Whether you are studying Long Range Shooting, Reloading, or Long Range Hunting Preparation, when you complete a Level 1 course you will have the skills and techniques required to progress.

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Level 2

Level 2 courses are designed to build on the foundation established in Level 1.  The topics are advanced.  Generally, you will leave a Level 2 course with a high degree of technical capability.  Level 2 courses combine equal parts of classroom and practical training.  Completion of Level 2 signifies a significant step in your progression in mastery of discipline.

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Level 3

Level 3 courses are designed around in situ training scenarios packaged to enhance the training experience.  In Level 3 we try to avoid the classroom and perform in-field debriefing and instruction.  L3 classes will require completion of prerequisite course material.

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The Shooting Platform.  Stable and adjustable benches combined with correct shooting equipment are the foundation for precision and a fundamental for accuracy.

The Target Range.  Our known distance range has targets out to 1400 yards.  Big AR500 targets are expensive, but they mark strikes that help a shooter learn.

The Training Room.  Comfortable. Convenient. A classroom close enough to the range you can be shooting in a couple minutes.  

Aaron Davidson

Course Instructor. Aaron has directed the Gunwerks team’s efforts to develop the most comprehensive long range shooting curriculum available in the industry today. Aaron founded Gunwerks in 2006. With a background in Mechanical Engineering, Aaron has been at the center of industry advancements in long range shooting over the last decade, and is known by many in the industry as the authority in all things long range. This title was earned through years of dedicated research and development efforts by himself and his company. Informative, innovative and dedicated, there is no doubt that graduating from his long range university is a true achievement.

James Eagleman

Course Instructor.  James is our Director of Shooting Instructions and newest member, but his experience is superior.  He’s a recently retired First Sergeant, Army Recon Scout Sniper with 26 years of exceptional service worldwide.  We brought him on as a full time instructor because he wasn’t just an operator, he has a very impressive resume of training and managing training courses and curriculum.  His capabilities as an instructor are derived from his first hand knowledge and experience relating to weapons, ammunition, ballistics, shooting techniques, training exercises and operations.  He has a passion for developing and mentoring our students as they progress through our training curriculum.

Jeremy Winters

Course Instructor.  Jeremy is our gear guy.  He personally handles all of the rifles and gear our customers send through our facility.  When something new hits the market, Jeremy is the first to figure out what it is and how it can benefit our customer.  Jeremy has served as a range instructor since the first Gunwerks LRU event, and for the past several years has developed his skill as a course instructor, personally teaching over 500 students in the classroom.  Jeremy’s experience in teaching, hunting, shooting, and gunsmithing create a unique combination of talents well suited for instructing long range courses.

Mike Davidson

Range Instructor.  Mike is our Production Supervisor.  That means he really understands our product.  From scheduling to shooting, he’s immersed in precision firearms and shooting on a daily basis.  He’s the guy we go to when we want to know how a gun is shooting.  He also has an extensive resume of long range hunts around the world.  He knows the gear, and he understands the situations a hunter will encounter in the field.  When you combine that experience with a personable demeanor and passion for what we do, you have a great instructor.

Garrett Wall

Range Instructor.  Garrett is our Director of Sales and Marketing.  He’s handled everything from the logistics of teaching our long range shooting curriculum internationally to the details of instructing a shooter on the line.  Garrett’s detail oriented focus helps him analyze a student’s performance and offer very specific suggestions for improvement.  His communication is precise and easy to follow.  Those two skills allow him to be a particularly effective instructor, but add in the ability to relate to the learning process a customer goes through and Garrett is the instructor you want at your station.

Kregg Thomassen

Range Instructor.  Kregg heads up our inside sales department.  His head is the game every day.  He understands what our customers are looking for and he knows how to fit them in the perfect Gunwerks product.  His skill with people suits him well in the training environment.  He has a special talent assisting the student that’s a little behind the curve, to bring him up to speed with the class progression.  He’s the guy that likes to keep things simple, so he can really repackage technical content in understandable terms.

Paradigm Shift

I was intrigued by but slightly hesitant about the concept of long range hunting and decided to attend the Level 1 Course and familiarize myself with the techniques and equipment Gunwerks has become well known for. First and foremost, the educational material itself is worth every penny. But when we hit the range and I started nailing the 600 yard bulls-eye within a few shots and the 840 yard target became a gimme within less than an hour of putting their techniques and equipment to work I can officially say I was convinced. This course is absolutely necessary for anyone looking to hone their bench shooting techniques and navigate the murky waters of long range optics and firearms. These guys are as legit as they come!

 Adam Janke - Journal of Mountain Hunting

 

Knowledge is Power!

The information that was passed on to me by the Gunwerks staff, during the 2 day course has been invaluable. I have used a piece of information on each one of my big game hunts this fall. Whether it was adjusting parallax, doping the wind, loading the bi-pods or something as simple as mounting the rifle in the shoulder pocket. Having the knowledge enabled me to make the shot!

Jeff Watt

 

I've been a Gunwerks customer for a long time and own several rifles.  The customer service is excellent!  The Long Range University Curriculum presents a very technical step by step process to develop your knowledge and skill for long range shooting.  The Level 3 course is perfect for the advanced shooter, or the hunter spending the big bucks on hunts with extreme mountain terrain.

James Mathisen

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LRU Level 1 Video

Garrett Wall spills the beans about what you can expect from a level 1 course from Long Range University.

LRU Level 2 Video

L2 really is the place where you get indepth knowledge about things like doping the wind and challenging field shooting positions and conditions.

LRU Level 3 Video

L3, the masters course in Long Range Shooting. Here is where your skills are put to the test and weaknesses are exposed and then strengthened by your instructors.

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