Wolf Den was founded to provide cutting edge skills-based training applications for SOF and military snipers, government and law enforcement operators, and civilian shooters. Foundational and advanced skills-based training is achieved through interwoven accelerated learning methodologies and approaches.​​

We utilize our operational experience and skills to provide highly flexible, relevant, and effective training solutions for the warfighter and competitive shooter. We continuously update our training methods to refine learning effectiveness and to better serve client training needs.

Wolf Den builds each program of instruction from scratch because no client training goals are exactly the same. We tailor each program to ensure the training outcomes are fully conducive to your needs. In addition to clinics, Wolf Den instructors provide consultant services for video call Q&A, product field testing, as well as mapping and design establishment of shooting ranges.

Because we feel passionately about what we do, we've also partnered with numerous companies who share our passion for delivering high quaility products and training.​​
Our Partners



Chris Wiencke grew up shooting, hunting, and tracking in the hills of rural South Australia. His pastime quickly developed into a lifelong passion, which led him to a decade-long career as an Australian Army sniper. He deployed as a lead scout and section marksman to Uruzgan, Afghanistan. He has completed advanced courses in sniping, tracking, surveillance photography, combat communications, close protection, and wilderness medicine. Chris reached the height of his sniping career as a sniper supervisor, tactically and administratively managing six sniper teams. As the unit sniping subject matter expert, he concurrently planned, coordinated, and oversaw numerous sniper courses. His forward-thinking management and use of enhanced learning processes led to increased sniper qualification of hard-to-fill roles and an unprecedented level of overall sniper cell capability. These achievements were formally recognized with the prestigious Hassett Award.

Chris returned to Afghanistan as a government contractor, where he was responsible for close protection of the Australian Ambassador and embassy personnel.  In 2017, he obtained a Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning). Chris then went on to refine his expertise in ballistics, trajectory prediction software, and research development processes while managing the training arm of Applied Ballistics®, where he designed and delivered long range training programs, including ELR sniper contracts for government clients.

In 2021, he founded Wolf Den LLC, where he continues to share his expertise with shooters in both the government and private sectors. Chris has trained and worked alongside some of the world's top tier Special Operations and conventional sniper teams. He has spent several years providing training in support of the Global War on Terror and improving military sniper capabilities across the globe. Chris continues to advise various sniper units and government organizations by leveraging his extensive skills, knowledge, and experience.


Nicole is the Director of Operations and a Member of Wolf Den LLC. Nicole oversees all administration, daily operations, and marketing functions for the company. She has a passion for the outdoors, and all things hiking, camping, and climbing.

In addition to being a co-founder of Wolf Den LLC, she also works as a financial analyst in the aerospace industry and was previously a due diligence background investigator and Chief Warrant Officer in the US Army. She has over a decade of military experience as a senior intelligence analyst and training manager, and has worked within Special Operations, US Central Command, rotary wing aviation, and information operations teams. She has expertise in team management, business administration, and cost analysis.

Nicole obtained a Master of Business Administration and a Business Analytics Certificate from Texas Christian University, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Art summa cum laude from Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Her goal is to travel on all seven continents, and she only has 3 to go.


Wolf Den advocates a practical learning methodology and hands-on approach to training. We strive to ensure that each learning objective and training outcome is achieved to the highest standard, and that the skills learned can be executed at that standard once the training event has concluded.

We have found that the most successful learning cycle consists of four key steps; Understanding & Foundations, Practice & Confirmation, Repetition & Reinforcement, and Retention & Transfer. In our clinics, learning objectives are continuously revisited throughout training for continued reinforcement of skills development. This methodology towards learning ensures the development and embedding of higher level skills are achieved more quickly than traditional training methods, and has been shown to prevent newly aquired skills from deteriorating or breaking down. 

We meet you at your skill-level. We tailor training to student profiency. We train each skill to a high standard.


Wolf Den employs a comprehensive learning cycle in conjunction with accelerated learning methods. This ensures students are provided a systematic approach to understanding and aquiring knowledge while building psychomotor skillsets:

    The first stage during new skill aquisition requires the initial understanding of the principles and aspects behind why the skill must be executed in a particular way. Once the principles are understood, the mechanical foundations of skill performance can be developed.

    The second stage involves practice, refinement, and confirmation of the newly aquired skill. The practice and refinement portion of skill aquisition is essential to the attributes of skill performance, while the confirmation portion provides the student with feedback that the skill is indeed being practiced and executed currectly in the intial stages. 

    A skill must be practiced correctly to be performed with the correct execution in the future. Throughout this stage, the correct execution of the newly aquired skill is reaffirmed through repetition and coaching. This ensures training scars are not developed and incorrect practices are not adopted while the skill is still being reinforced. This stage is achieved via distributed practice throughout a program of instruction.

    Once the skill has been correctly learnt and adopted, the skill and it's processes must continue to be internalized through repetition of mental and physical performance to allow the skill to become second nature. The skills can be retained and transfered as psychomotor skill with continued performance.

    The most important factor in skill retention is the degree of initial proficiency taught. Wolf Den places high importance and value on our learning cycle and methodologies for this reason.
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