Sniper World Cup '09

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Sniper World Cup is an sniper competition for police and military snipers held annually in Budapest, Hungary. The name is somewhat of a misnomer as the competition seems to be primarily made up of European teams, but it is open to all countries.

This year Russia won with the Ukraine coming second and Macedonia third. It is quite an achievement for Macedonia which has a population of only 2.1 million.

These photos are of the competition in 2007:

The range officers are armed … just in case of international incidents I suppose 😉

This photo was from the 2008 competition. Interesting position.
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • DN308 DN308 on Nov 25, 2011

    Hi there,

    is there anyone aware of 2012 competition organisation? I'm actually trying to get someone able to give me some serious information about registration

  • Wahjudi Wahjudi on Jan 27, 2012