Like the rest of the country, we’ve had to make some adjustments due to the ongoing pandemic. While we still plan to hold The Gathering of Snipers, we’ve had to modify the schedule by removing the symposium portion of our program. The success of the symposium depends on the use of a reserved event space that, quite frankly, we may not be allowed to occupy when the time comes. As a result, we decided it’s in everyone’s best interest to hold off on the symposium until next year. We will still hold the FFP Benefit Precision Rifle Match and Shooting Clinics. We will continue to plan for the Rally Point Reception and the Kopfjager Feast but will not know for sure about those events until we get closer. Thanks for your support and stay tuned for updates!
The Gathering of Snipers is an annual event co-hosted by the USMC Scout Sniper Association and the Army Sniper Association. The Gathering provides a professional forum specifically designed to further the art and science of military sniping. The multi-day event includes practical instruction, a precision rifle match and a professional educational symposium. Through this event, we hope to increase interoperability and enhance the trust and camaraderie among snipers from the various Services. We also aim to engage industry and everyday Americans in supporting the military snipers who proudly serve on their behalf.
The first-ever event of its kind was held in Denver, Colorado in August 2019 resulting in a resounding success! More than 65 military snipers from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard and allied foreign nations participated. These included active duty instructors who currently work training new snipers and those who determine policy and programming at their Service level. This year, we will build on the success of our shooting clinics and add focused discussion groups and professional seminars that are sure to be of interest to shooters and leaders in the community alike.
DATES: Thursday, 9 October through Sunday, 11 October 2020
TIMELINE: Friday: Shooting Clinics & Product Demos followed by Rally Point Reception and Match Check-In
Saturday: The FFP Benefit Precision Rifle Match-Day 1 and The Kopfjäger Feast
Sunday: The FFP Benefit Precision Rifle Match-Day 2
LOCATION: Range Events: 7 Foxtrot Firearms Training Complex, Pearsall, TX
Rally Point & Kopfjäger Feast: TBD, Pearsall, TX
REGISTRATION: Coming in June 2020! Stay Tuned!
The USMC Scout Sniper Association (SSA) is the only non-profit membership organization for Marine Scout Snipers in the world. We exist to support the Scout Sniper community through programs that inspire brotherhood, encourage professionalism, and foster resiliency. Our community is comprised of those who have carried the long gun, those who have enabled our successes on the battlefield, and our families.
The Army Sniper Association (ASA) is comprised of snipers both past and present. Our organization exists to serve and support Army snipers, their families and the United States Army Sniper Course. The ASA annually supports the U.S. Army International Sniper Competition hosted by the U.S. Army Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia.