DM Designated Marksman - Alfa Metal training center

DM Designated Marksman

DM Designated Marksman course is dedicated to Military and Government authorities members, Private Military Contractors (PMC) and other armed operators, whose main task is to neutralize and eliminate threats in the form of static or moving targets via precise fire at a distance of 200-500m.

This training course is designed to teach the differences between Designated Marksman and a Sniper and is perfectly suited for the preparation of operators, willing to further develop their skills as Snipers.

Stressful situations, team and night shooting drills will be used as part of the course to further increase shooter’s capabilities.

The course can be adapted to students, willing to use their own rifle platforms. The whole training is led and supervised by highly qualified Alfa-Metal instructors, extremelly well trained with combat experience in modern warfare theaters and members of Special Operations teams from Bulgaria, Israel, Russia, United States and others.


15 February - 17 February, 2022
25 April - 27 April, 2022
24 August - 26 August, 2022
7 November - 9 November, 2022
7 December - 9 December, 2022

Course duration & Methods

3 Days | Theory and practice drills

Topics covered

  • DM Rifles and effective rifle manipulation
  • Difference between DM and Sniper
  • DM fundamentals, task and roles
  • Shooting position according to body type
  • Grouping and zeroing techniques
  • Adjustments for wind and moving targets
  • Supported and unsupported firing positions
  • Single and multiple target engagements
  • Range estimation and target detection
  • Camouflage and stalking
  • Ballistics
  • Techniques for speed and accuracy
  • Shooting tempo and shot placement
  • Low light / No light shooting
  • Weapon maintenance and cleaning

Training facilities

Weapons used

  • AK-47/Arsenal
  • M4 Carbine
  • SVD Dragunov – 25
  • Optics

Ammunition per student

  • According to training program requirements

Group required for course

Min 5 students

Prerequisite skills

Intermediate competency level in use of weapons is recommended prior to enlisting


  • Professional qualification “Security Officer”
  • Vocational training – “ Practical Shooting”
  • Europass Supplement

Note: Alfa-Metal issued certificates are recognized worldwide by all reputable organisations and professionals in the security sector.

Own equipment

Student to bring:

  • Suitable clothing depending on season
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Tactical belt
  • Safety Goggles
  • Track suit/Sports clothing
  • Own weapon system ( if applicable )

Price and terms

  • € 1078.00 per student
  • 30% Deposit required upon enlisting

  • Catering and accomodation is not included
  • Payment method: Bank transfer


15 February - 17 February, 2022
25 April - 27 April, 2022
24 August - 26 August, 2022
7 November - 9 November, 2022
7 December - 9 December, 2022

If you require us to conduct training in your country, get in touch with us.

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