crosswind precision

real-world long-range marksmanship training

Technical Precision For Extreme


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Crosswind Precision is a rifle training school in Western Colorado offering a carefully crafted portfolio of courses and an outstanding team of knowledgeable and experienced instructors to deliver a step- by-step education in real-world long-range marksmanship.

It’s pretty hard to tell your family and coworkers you are going to spend a long weekend learning military sniper skills without getting some funny looks. Many find the world of long-range marksmanship to be intimidating, unapproachable, or even reserved for the military elite. Yet, we understand your passion for the technical challenge and thoughtful, strategic nature of learning to shoot targets out to one mile.

Whether you’re brand new to long-range shooting, want to extend your hunting range, learn fieldcraft skills, or compete in precision rifle matches, we provide practical, hands-on training to help you meet these needs. Crosswind Precision takes the complex and demanding training of a military sniper school and breaks this teaching down into understandable, real-world skills and practices. The experts at Crosswind Precision take the time to explain each step and every detail needed to help students become intelligent, technically-knowledgeable, and competent in the effective use of high-power rifles.

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rifle training for all levels

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Approachable and Practical Classes

From introductory long-range shooting classes, to advanced precision rifle and fieldcraft courses, Crosswind Precision is dedicated to helping you learn the tools and skills to help you extend your shooting distance with confidence.

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the perfect setting

Being able to put theory into practice is an absolute necessity for learning long-range precision rifle shooting.

Crosswind Precision is location in western Colorado, with all of the elements necessary to give our students a premier training experience: easy access, mild climate, 300 days of sunshine, high altitude, high angles, and of course, long distances.


It’s easy. Crosswind Precision is based just west of Grand Junction, Colorado, and our private range is an easy 40-minute drive south from downtown. We’re about 4 hours west of Denver and 4 hours east of Salt Lake City. If you’re flying, Grand Junction Regional Airport hosts several large air carriers and has many flights every day. Click the button to learn more about our facility.

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Crosswind Precision Instructors

Our instructors are carefully selected not just for their training and real-world experience, but for their ability to connect, communicate, and skillfully instruct students to become exceptional marksman.

You won’t find any arrogance, self-importance, or machismo here; just quiet, calm, and communicative instruction.

  • Dean Cork
    Dean Cork Owner

    Dean is the owner/founder of Crosswind Precision Marksmanship Academy as well as the Lead Instructor.  Dean is a former Police Officer and SWAT team member as well as a Field Training Officer, Law Enforcement Driving Instructor, and Firearms Instructor for approximately 16 years.  Dean is a certified Sniper/Counter Sniper Instructor and has worked on contracts in Afghanistan and other areas of conflict around the world.  Currently, Dean is an instructor on the East Coast for an agency that trains and vets the best security operators in the world.  Dean has a passion for quality instruction and proves it every day.

  • Adam Winch
    Adam Winch Instructor

    Adam is a certified Firearms Instructor and Designated Defensive Marksman Instructor. Adam is a former Policer Officer and SWAT team member. Adam is a military veteran with overseas deployments. Adam has instructed thousands of students in handgun, tactical handgun, CCW, tactical carbine, and many other forms of firearms training.  Adam brings years of teaching experience to the classroom and range every day.

  • Josh Warner
    Josh Warner Instructor

    Josh is a military veteran and retired SWAT Sniper, and has been instructing snipers for over a decade. He is a former Police Academy Instructor and University Professor. He currently is an international security contractor, instructor, and instructional designer.  He is an expert consultant in various private and public safety, medical, training, and legal fields.


What Our Students Say

  • Crosswind Precision Marksmanship Academy is without a doubt the highest quality and most intense civilian training I have ever received. I’ve been to other shooting schools, but none of them can compare to the quality or breadth of training I received at Crosswind. The instructors have been there, done that, and their instruction validates their knowledge. I highly recommend Crosswind Precision to anyone who wants to learn more about long-distance shooting and fieldcraft. This is world-class training by guys who have been in action in the most dangerous places in the world!

    Mike D LRP 1&2, Fieldcraft 1&2
  • I was originally looking for just a simple long range shooting class. However, when I came across Crosswind Precision Marksmanship Academy I was intrigued. I am so glad that I found this class. The training was phenomenal! The instructors are true experts in their field. Additionally, (and perhaps more importantly) they are excellent teachers. Not everybody who is an expert can help someone else learn that skill/knowledge. Dean and his staff can. They did an excellent job translating classroom work to field training. This course was easily worth twice what they charge and probably more. I look forward to attending additional classes from this group.

    Jeff W LRP 1 & Fieldcraft 1
  • Excellent training from instructors with many years of real-word experience. Crosswind Precision has brought my shooting and fieldcraft skills to a new level. As a PRS-style competitor, I've found this type of formal training hard to come by in the Rocky Mountain region, but Crosswind has exceeded my expectations of quality and value. I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in improving their match scores, feeling greater confidence on their hunt, or learning the fieldcraft fundamentals of evading detection.

    Andrew B LRP 1&2, Fieldcraft 1&2
  • I attended the latest LRP 1 & Fieldcraft 1 course at Crosswind Precision Marksmanship Academy. What I learned there was beyond all of my expectations. We received so much information it was difficult to absorb it all. That information didn’t stop at long-range shooting; we spent time on maps, navigation skills, ranging skills, range mathematics, camouflage, stalking, hiding, and Ghillie suit construction. The course culminated in a live-fire exercise that left me wanting to come back for more. Dean, Grizz, and Adam all make you feel welcome regardless of experience. If you think you’re ready to expand your shooting and hunting craft, there is no better opportunity than the one offered at Crosswind Precision.

    Scott F LRP 1 & Fieldcraft 1
  • I recently attended a [long-range precision rifle and fieldcraft] class at Crosswind Precision Marksmanship Academy and was very impressed. All the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and competent, and worked to ensure that the students understood the concepts and principles of long-range shooting being taught. My shooting skills improved greatly, and by the end of the class all the students were consistently hitting targets at 1500 yards. This is not a simple bench rest target shooting course. It covers everything from long-range shooting principles to camouflage, to stalking, and culminates in a live-fire stalking exercise that highlights the difference between theory and practice. If you have any interest at all in long-range shooting or fieldcraft, you cannot go wrong attending Crosswind Precision Marksmanship Academy.

    David C LRP 1 & Fieldcraft 1
  • What a great class! I learned a ton, worked my butt off, and had a blast doing it! I was able to hit steel at 1500 yards (with a .308), learned how to get distance measures just from my scope, and more. Looking forward to the next class.

    Matthew B LRP 1 & Fieldcraft 1
  • I attended Crosswind Precision LRP 1 and was blown away. The instructors Dean, Adam, and Josh know their stuff and are experts on techniques and equipment. They have so much knowledge and are able to teach everyone from beginner to expert. I went to this course as a beginner shooter. I had some experience hunting but really wanted to learn to shoot out past 500 yards. By the end of the course, I was consistently hitting targets at over 1,200 yards and even hit a target at 1,790 yards. I never thought shooting these distances was possible. This course exceeded my expectations and now I have already registered for the LRP 2 course. I would recommend this course for any shooter or hunter looking to improve their skills and wanting to feel more comfortable shooting long distances.

    Colton B LRP 1 & Fieldcraft 1
  • There was so much to say about the shooting experience, but none of it would have been meaningful if it wasn’t for the capability of you and your staff. You were able to convey shooting concepts effectively to both me, a hand gun guy and my son a far more experienced rifle guy and overall gun enthusiast. Dean, there is no doubt that we left your class far better shooters than we were when we entered. Kudos to you for what you have developed at Crosswind Precision.

    Stephen F LRP 1
  • While looking for a course geared towards hunting, I found Crosswind Precision and their long range hunting class.  The number of available dates and price made it an easy choice.  Entering the course with little knowledge of long range shooting, no hunting experience and not knowing what to expect from a class of this nature was a little intimidating. The instructors, Dean and Mark, were phenomenal and made the experience enjoyable.  They create a perfect environment for beginners and encourage questions. After the two days I felt much more confident in my ability to make ethical shots at longer ranges than before taking the class.  I highly recommend taking any course from Crosswind Precision. I'll definitely be back early next year to take the Long Range Precision One bundle, cannot wait!

    Eric L. Long-Range Hunting
  • On my 3rd day of my Long Range Precision Shooting class Crosswind Precision Marksmanship Academy, I found my first shooting position to be 1329 yards. But there's a problem, my scope is maxed out which means there is no more height adjustment left on the turret and I'm having to use the elevation marks inside the scope. Eight shots to dial it in and get my hit with some shaking wind conditions. Since the target (18×30" steel plate) was at the very bottom of my scope with very little elevation left we figure this was it for me & my .308, but the 6.5 Creedmoor & 300 Win-Mag people would be going on from here. The instructors had me using my scope to spot for my partner (help read the wind) when I realized that the ranging techniques they had taught us the day before could help me make the next range of 1479 yards. So when I asked my spotter if I could attempt that range he looked funning at me but gave the OK to proceed. 6 rounds later I had a direct HIT @ 1429 Yards! The rest of the class with their equipment hit 1790 yards (OVER A MILE)!

    What a 3-day class!!!!!!!
    Randy W. LRP 1
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