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Sat, Dec 09


The SawMill Training Complex

Operation SHOOTER 2023

Based on the British Royal Marine Commandos

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Operation SHOOTER 2023
Operation SHOOTER 2023

Time & Location

Dec 09, 2023, 7:00 AM – Dec 10, 2023, 5:00 PM

The SawMill Training Complex, 8524 Neely Ferry Rd, Laurens, SC 29360, USA

About the Event

Operation SHOOTER

Event Start Time: Saturday 9 December 2023 at 0700 hrs Briefing

Start Location: The SawMill Training Complex, SC

Event Finish Time: Sunday 10 December 2023 at 1700 hrs

Finish Location: The SawMill Training Complex, SC


Operation SHOOTER is a collaboration between Green Beret Fitness, The SawMill Training Complex, Born Primitive Tactical, and MTN Tough Fitness. The original event was based on the famous British Royal Marines Commando Test, the Endurance Course. Operation SHOOTER has progressed since then.

Candidates will require all their own equipment and ammunition.


This event will place you, the candidate, in a more realistic and demanding environment than any other shooting event in the USA.

  • Events are based on realistic operational situations.
  • Events will not be revealed until the day - just like real life, we train for every scenario.
  • No barbells. No weights. No games.
  • You’ll get wet. You’ll get dirty. You’ll get frustrated. Can you remain calm?


Candidates must complete seven events over two days (Saturday and Sunday). The scores for each event will be added to get a total score.

The Events

Event 1. The Endurance.

Event 2. The Obstacle.

Event 3. The Rope.

Event 4. The Run.

Event 5. The Carry.

Event 6. The Regain.

Event 7. The Peace.


These events are based on the famous Royal Marines Commando Course. Candidates will complete events while carrying 25 lbs in a backpack (not including water, food, and firearms).

The courses will be well marked and will consist of off-road, on track, and water obstacles. Candidates should ensure their kit is fully waterproof.

Between events, candidates are encouraged to hydrate, rest, and maintain their equipment.


There will be a Male and Female winner for each event, and an overall Male and Female winner.

Service Support

- Timings.

Friday 8 DEC 23

  • 1700 Candidates are welcome to arrive at The SawMill Training Complex.

Saturday 9 DEC 23

  • 0800-0830 Q&A with GBF and The SawMill staff
  • 0830-0900 Operation SHOOTER introduction and Saturday brief.
  • 0900-1200 Morning Activity
  • 1200-1300 Lunch
  • 1300-1700 Afternoon Activity

IMPORTANT: there may be events during the night Saturday. Stay on location / very close.

Sunday 10 DEC 23

  • 0800 Operation SHOOTER Sunday brief.
  • 0830-1200 Morning Activity
  • 1200-1300 Lunch
  • 1300-1700 Afternoon Activity

- Route. The route will be well marked on the day. The route is predominantly on non-paved roads, but some sections are wet, rocky and muddy. There is water on part of the route.

- Dress. Candidates' dress will be a personal choice but they are reminded this is a rural event with sharp bushes and foliage.

- Equipment.

This list is mandatory:

- Water. There will be water available at the SawMill. Candidates are advised to use hydration bladders.

- Medical. A personal medical kit is required by every candidate. GBF Staff must be made aware of any medical conditions prior to starting the event. If any GBF staff deems a candidate is medically unfit to continue, they may be withdrawn from the event for their own safety.

- Accommodation. The SawMill Training Complex has a new on-site accommodation block with 2-man and 4-man rooms with en suite bathrooms. They are offering a great deal to candidates staying Friday and Saturday evening. GBF encourages candidates to make use of this excellent facility with kitchen, gym, and outdoor space.

Please book early and directly with The SawMill to avoid disappointment. Book HERE.

- Transport. Transport to and from the event will be at candidates' own arrangements. There is plenty of on-site parking.

- Weapon. The weapons required will be a rifle (5.56 or 7.62) and a pistol (9mm). If you’re unsure if your weapon is allowed, please email

Candidates may use any sights they wish but Green Beret Fitness and The SawMill are not responsible for any damage caused by water or impact.

- Targets. The targets will be a mix of steel, wood or paper, including NATO Figure 11 target or similar. You will be given the exact target size on the morning of the event.

Command and Signal

GBF HQ - 9419939432

Weight - candidate’s kit must weigh 25 lbs without water, food, or firearms.

Numbers - Maximum number of candidates 50. Minimum number of candidates 10.


Until 1st May $245

Until 1st July $265

Until Event Day $285

Refunds - Refunds will be in the form of a GBF voucher for future events. Refunds within 30 days of an event will not be possible.


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