From the point of view of a sportsman rather than a pro, I have to tell you that the whole Badlands experience has been one of the most satisfying adventures I’ve ever enjoyed. The Long Range Hunting course led to Basic LR Precision Rifle, Advanced Phase 1, some personal pistol instruction and the Sniper Quest and Individual matches. Each and every one of these has been an eye-opening, challenging and memorable vacation. They took me from point-blank-range deer hunting to the world of 1000-yd competition, gave me an enjoyable pastime in shooting and handloading, and threw me together with some of the greatest guys I’ll ever have the privilege to call bud. The atmosphere is friendly – only the subject matter is intimidating. The instructors have got it all together in one sock, so there is no need for glitzy packaging. You just come away from it able to do and understand a whole bunch of stuff you never even knew was involved. Few things in life can make one more grateful.