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Defensive Designated Marksman (DDM) – (Previously Precision Rifle Level I)

CLEET Number 17-0660 - 16 hours of training

The defensive designated marksman (DDM) is a team member who has received additional marksmanship training and carries equipment unique to that task. Within a team, the DDM's role is to provide an additional capability to the unit, which is the ability to engage targets at greater ranges, and with more precision, than the other members of the team. DDMs are an intrinsic part of a team and intended to lay down accurate, rapid fire at valuable targets, as needed using a telescopic sight, thus extending the reach of the team and adding to the overall firepower of the unit.

In this class we will cover: DDM equipment, optics, reticles and how to use them, zero and data gathering procedures, range estimation, target identification, DDM deployment, alternate shooting positions, use of cover and concealment, multiple target engagements and target transitions, holdovers and several other topics. This is a fast paced and intensive course designed to get shooters out of their comfort zone and teach them to make accurate shots, under stress, when it really counts. Students will shoot out to at least 500 yards and probably longer depending on the pace of the class. One MOA is the standard! If you’re not sure what that is, don’t worry, you will!

Required Equipment:

  • Semiautomatic Rifle: .223 or similar and up in caliber.
  • Scope ALREADY MOUNTED on gun. Prefer a Mil or MOA type reticle. BDC is okay too but not preferred. Please no duplex, hunting type reticles. If you’re unsure about your scope just send us an email and we’ll help you out.
  • Minimum 600 rounds of MATCH ammo.
  • Pencils or pens and paper.
  • Calculator:  You’re gonna do a little math, but just a little.
  • Lunch for both days and water. We will not be leaving for lunch. We will have water available but it’s always good to have your own.
  • Eye and ear protection. We recommend earplugs over muffs when shooting because muffs can often interfere with cheek weld.

Optional equipment:

  • Helmet, body armor and so forth; the gear you will deploy in.
  • Bipod on gun. Optional but highly recommended. Recommend mounting it using a quick detach system.
  • Shooting tripod
  • Spotting scope
  • Shooting bags
  • Shooting mat


Note: This C.L.E.E.T. Accredited course qualifies as 16 hours towards continuing education for Oklahoma Law Enforcement Officers.
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