Spring Shootout


This year’s Spring Sniper Shootout celebrated its 20th anniversary of hosting another extremely competitive event that brought out the best snipers from law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Florida. It was very apparent that these individuals have trained hard during the past year as their skill set levels have greatly improved and the accuracy they were able to maintain while running the shootout’s demanding courses of fire definitely stood out.

FSA also had the privilege of bringing Sergeant Steve Fisher from the Greeley (CO) Police Department to conduct a Debrief on an incident his SWAT team was involved in last summer (June 2023) involving an armed, barricaded subject. Critical knowledge on the different techniques used for this situation was presented and we thank Sergeant Fisher for taking time out of his busy schedule to attend our event.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jovani Santos and Nick Cockriel of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (Team 1) for taking the team win in the 2024 Spring Sniper Shootout! Second place team winners were Daniel Levanti and Ben Smith of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

CONGRATULATIONS to Bryan Gubba of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, who took the honor of winning First Place in the Individual Top Sniper Award. Nick Cockriel of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (Team 1) took second place in the individual sniper event.

I would like to thank our amazing sponsors for their donations to our event. Without their continued support, this event would not have been possible:

  • Florida Bullet
  • SSD International, Inc.
  • Springfield Armory
  • Ruger
  • 5.11
  • Condor
  • Vortex
  • ESS Eyewear
  • Sicarios Gun Shop
  • Simpson Sales
  • Trijicon
  • Staccato 2011
  • Danner Boots
  • Duke Energy
  • SureFire
  • Springfield Suites, Orlando Lake Buena Vista Palm Parkay
  • International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Fun Spot America - Orlando

As in years past, the following agencies provided manpower to support the Spring Sniper Shootout by helping put the course events together and judging the events: Orlando Police Department, Lakeland Police Department, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Their continued presence helped make this year’s event live up to its reputation.

A huge thank you to all the agencies that participated in this year’s sniper shootout. I look forward to seeing you throughout the year at FSA’s great training courses, at SWAT Round-Up and at next year's 2025 Spring Shootout!

Stay safe!

Nick Brown
Florida SWAT Association

Chairman-Nick Brown , Orange County SO
Committee Members:
Brent Addison, Lakeland PD
Preston Hale, St Johns County SO
Tom Beagan, Citrus County SO
Rick Duenas, Orlando PD

Results by Year
2024 Team Individual
2023 Team Individual
2022 Team Individual
2021 Team Individual
2020 Team Individual
2019 Team Individual
2018 Team Individual
2017 Team Individual
2016 Team Individual
2015 Team Individual
2014 Team Individual
2013 Team Individual
2012 Team Individual
2011 Team Individual
2010 Team Individual
2009 Team Individual