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Preparing Today's Leaders for Tomorrows Challenges

Precision Rifle Symposium

San Luis Obispo, CA - March 8-10, 2023

Back Again for Year Two!
Join us for CATO’s 2nd annual PRECISION RIFLE SYMPOSIUM. Experience one of the most exciting training sessions available from CATO.

Test your skills in numerous courses of fire—all designed to replicate real-life deployment conditions that require a variety of skill sets and positions.

Network with other professionals, check out the hottest products on the market and get the latest critical incident debriefs involving precision rifle deployments. 

Last year’s event was action-packed and wildly successful—and the venue is ideal!

Only 80 spots available, so it’s guaranteed to fill up fast.

Know a vendor who shares our passion and values?

Booth space is FREE for all participating vendors who donate raffle prizes.

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Precision Rifle Symposium

March 8-10, 2023 | San Luis Obispo, CA

Participants will be tested in numerous courses of fire designed to replicate deployment conditions using a variety of skill sets and positions. All courses of fire will be completed as a 2-person team, and a winning team will be established during the event based on overall demonstrated performance. Most events will be conducted at 200 yards or less, but an extended distance event may be included. Attendees should bring a minimum of a scoped rifle, backpack, deployment gear, 100 rounds of factory-grade ammunition, a gas mask, spotting scope or binoculars, and a tripod.  


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