Barrett Sponsoring 9th Annual USASOC Sniper Competition

Rachel Y
by Rachel Y

Yesterday kicked off the 9th annual USASOC Sniper Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Barrett announce they will be attending the 9th Annual USASOC Sniper Competition as a platinum sponsor. Taking place March 18-23, the event will test and honor the best sniper teams in the United States Army Special Operations Command, Naval Special Warfare Command, Marine Special Operations Command, and Allied Special Operations from around the world. The intense five-day event will be held at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Barrett team says they are proud to support current Special Operations snipers by giving back to our most worthy and demanding customers.

Participants from the U.S. military are from USASOC units and must be graduates of their service's sniper course.

About the USASOC Sniper Competition

Per the SFA 62 (Southern Pines, North Carolina) website from 2017’s competition:

The competition saw 23, two-man teams from special operations forces, government agencies and military forces from Germany, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Italy and the United States pitted against each other in events testing their abilities in 20 challenging events, events ranging from stress shoots, moving targets, night engagements and multiple long shot ranges, over the course of five days.

Each year the events change making the competition unlike any other sniper competition. The events are created by the instructors of the Special Forces Sniper Course. Not only is it tough to hit the targets every time, but the competitors are also racing against the clock. Each event has time limits ranging from three to eight minutes along with a limited amount of ammunition.

The U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Center of Excellence’s Special Forces Sniper Course Cadre administered the competition in 2017. The SOCoE is home to multiple elite training courses.

In 2017, each team was given a "wild card" at the start of the competition that they could use to opt out of an event, but still earn 50 of the 100 points possible.

About Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc.

Barrett is a family-owned and operated company and the world leader in large-caliber, long-distance, precision rifle design and manufacturing. Barrett products are used by civilians, sport shooters, law enforcement agencies, the United States military and more than 73 State Department approved countries around the world. The Barrett Quality Management System (QMS) has received the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 certification for the design and manufacture of firearms, ammunition, integrated ballistics computers, and accessories, and to provide training for those systems.

Rachel Y
Rachel Y

Rachel Young is a 4x Best Selling Author. She and her husband John co-own an FFL/SOT showroom and machine shop in Tennessee, specializing in ARs, AR parts, and AR accessories.

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