The Gathering of Snipers 2021 is in the books! We had a great weekend of training, shooting and camaraderie. Nearly 60 snipers from the Marine Corps and Army were able to connect and share their experiences with one another at our HOGs Call. Nearly 100 shooters and other participants came to experience the Guardian Long Range Competition. It’s one of the best matches out there, and #Its4TheKids!

The Gathering of Snipers 2022 is scheduled for 3-6 November 2022! Guardian Long Range is hosting our precision rifle match again, but this time we’ll be at Arena Training Facility in Blakely, GA! Keep up with event details on Facebook.

We are actively seeking Scout Snipers to speak or present on topics of interest to our community! Contact us if you’re interested so we can get you on the schedule.

Stay tuned for more details!

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8th ANNUAL ROB’S RIDE – 13 August, 2022

To honor the life and memory of fellow Scout Sniper Rob Richards, we are supporting the 8th Annual “Rob’s Ride” again in 2022. If you ride on two wheels, you need to be here. If not, you still want to come and show your love for an American hero.

The ride is hosted by the American Infidels VMC North Carolina in Jacksonville, NC on 13 August, 2022. Kickstands up at 11:15!

Keep an eye out here for updates!

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– New Events Coming Up!

Hog’s Calls are planned and organized by and for our members with financial support from SSA. If you’re interested in hosting a HOG’s Call in your neck of the woods, let us know!

SSA will market the event and provide substantial funding to make it a success. We’ll also make every effort to send an SSA representative to the event.

You can contact your SSA leadership HERE.

13 April 2022 noon-TBD

Held at VFW Post 9983 (188 Hines Stump Sound Church Road, Holly Ridge, NC, 28445)

Hosted by SgtMaj Paul Schuster

The event will begin at 1000 at the MARSOC Regiment headquarters.  This is where SgtMaj Paul A. Schuster will take over as the Raider Regiment Sergeant Major.  After the ceremony, we will go to the VFW in Holly Ridge.  There can be a “fun shoot” on the VFW pistol range.  Bring your own gun and ammo and after the range shoot, we will have “beer and brotherhood” time at the VFW.  I will have some raffle items, a DJ, and food will be provided.

Hit me up with any questions/concerns – Paul Schuster, 703-600-9003


23-24 April 2022

Hosted by SSA Member #6, Carl Taylor, at his place near Colville, Washington.

Reach out to him directly by email at


18 August 2022

Hosted by SgtMaj Paul Schuster, SSA VP for Scout Sniper Support


This event is held in conjunction with graduation of Class 2-22, SOI-East SSBC, which is the following morning, 19 August at Camp Geiger. The HOG’s Call will be at Salty Turtle, starting at 18:00 on the 18th.

Call Paul Schuster directly for details: (703) 600-9003

THIS RAFFLE HAS ENDED – 13th Annual 0317 Day Rifle Raffle

UPDATE: We’d like to express our sincerest appreciation to everyone who bought a ticket for the raffle! Without you, we could not have exceeded our fundraising goal like we did!

We held the drawing via Facebook Live on 17 March 2022, and the winning ticket belongs to Bret from Ohio! Bret has already been informed, and he’s super excited to get his hands on his new rifle!

We raffled an amazing clone of a Vietnam-era Winchester M70 USMC Sniper Rifle! This unique rifle is built with all ORIGINAL take-off parts by a USMC 2112 Precision Weapons Repairman. All the original components were taken off Marine Corps M70 Sniper Rifles (minus the action) that came back from Vietnam as the new M40 began to be fielded in country. Each component is a collectors item in itself. Combined into a shooting rifle, this is a one-of-a-kind rifle that will make for an amazing piece of living history!

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2022 USMC Scout Sniper Association 0317 Day Rifle Raffle


Help us honor the Marine who is known as “Father of the Modern Marine Scout Sniper Program” – Major Jim Land!

Black Bear Shooting Club is holding the inaugural Major Jim Land Sniper’s Cup match 8-9 October, 2022 in the mountains of Central Virginia. For details, click the link to the PDF flyer below.

Major Land Sniper’s Cup Flyer

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