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Sat, Dec 07


The SawMill Training Complex

Operation SHOOTER 2024

The Toughest Civilian Shooting Competition in the USA

Operation SHOOTER 2024
Operation SHOOTER 2024

Time & Location

Dec 07, 2024, 7:00 AM – Dec 08, 2024, 4:00 PM

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

About the Event

Operation SHOOTER 2024

Event Start Time: Saturday 7 December 2024 at 0700 hrs Briefing

Start Location: The SawMill Training Complex, SC

Event Finish Time: Sunday 8 December 2024 at 1600 hrs

Finish Location: The SawMill Training Complex, SC


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

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.
  • You’ll get wet. You’ll get dirty. You’ll get frustrated. Can you remain calm?


Candidates must complete seven events over two days, and one night. The scores for each event will be added to get a total score. You will not be given your score until the very end.

The Events (subject to change)

Event 1. The Endurance.

Event 2. The Obstacle.

Event 3. The Rope.

Event 4. The Run.

Event 5. The Carry.

Event 6. The Omelette.

Event 7. The Peace.


Candidates will complete events while carrying 25 lbs in a backpack (not including water, food, and firearms).

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.


Scores will be taken from both the fitness and shooting elements. You will not know where you place until the end of the event. There will be an overall Male and Female winner. 

Service Support

- Timings.

Friday 6 DEC 24

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

Saturday 7 DEC 24

  • 0700 Opening Brief

IMPORTANT: there will be events during the night Saturday. Stay on location.

Sunday 8 DEC 24

  • 1600 Closing Brief

- Route. The run / ruck 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. Born Primitive Tactical has all the best clothing for this event.

- 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 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. You will be given the exact target prior to 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 40. Minimum number of candidates 10.

Cost $299

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.


  • Operation SHOOTER 2024

    Tax: +$24.43 Tax



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