Not only does the U.S. Coast Guard have snipers but they are remarkably accurate and even score higher than Marines in competitions like the annual International Military Snipers Competition.
These “puddle pirates,” as they’re affectionately called by Jarheads, specialize in precision fire: shooting at small targets from moving helicopters and boats, which is incredibly difficult.
The USCG special ops team, the Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT) is based in Chesapeake, Virginia and San Diego, California. They specialize in counter-terrorism in marine environments anywhere in the world.
The USCG Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) specializes in destroying moving targets from helicopters.
The best shooters this year are the USCG Special Missions Training Detachment. They train at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and are based in National City, California.
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International Military Sniper Competition
USCG Special Missions Training