POTD: Team Italy in Best Sniper Team Competition 2019

    Above you can see a rather unusual Beretta, used by an Italian sniper as he engages targets during the stress shoot event of the European Best Sniper Team Competition at Grafenwoehr, Germany in July 2019.

    The European Best Sniper Team Competition is a U.S. Army Europe-directed / 7th Army Training Command (7ATC) hosted contest of skill that includes 17 participating NATO allies and partner nations at 7ATC’s Grafenwoehr Training Area.

    As usual, the competition is designed to improve professionalism and enhance esprit de corps.

    Below: An Italian sniper team receives a briefing from U.S. Soldiers. As you can see they are trying to hit pizzas of various sizes.

    Below: An Italian sniper runs with a U.S. Soldier assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade during the stress shoot event.

    Below: An Italian sniper engages targets with his pistol during the stress shoot even.

    Below: Sako TRG-42 with optics from Nightforce.

    SEND IT! (not sure what that sounds like in Italian)

    Below: Italian snipers discuss their performance.

    Below: An Italian sniper loads a magazine into his weapon during the stress shoot event.

    Engaging targets.


    All photos by U.S. Army, Gertrud Zach.