The Operator Challenge

Become the Top Operator

“Operator” — one of the most coveted titles in the U.S. military. It is given only to the most experienced of our armed forces— Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, and MARSOC and Recon Marines. They train with many weapons and tactics to ensure mission accomplishment. Do you have what it takes to succeed at the Operator Challenge?

How we Operate

The Challenge

In partnership with SigSauer Firearms, the San Clemente Marine Corps Group and Socks for Heroes presents a unique shooting experience, where participants get an opportunity to shoot the latest Sig Sauer Combat Platforms.

The format is a 5 gun shoot where each participant fires 10 shots from a Sig Sauer 516 Patrol Rifle, MCX Carbine, MPX Carbine, MK25 Pistol (the same model the SEALS use) and 8 shots from a P220 Combat Pistol. Each participants scores are tabulated and the top two shooters per hour will be given an opportunity to compete for the “Top Operator” prize.

The Top 5 Shooters from each event will be invited to participate in our final California Shoot of the season to determine the State Champion!

Registration Info

To register, please make a donation equal to the amount of the registration level you desire. Under the instructions section please make note of:

  • Your registration level
  • If you’re sponsoring a shooter
  • Preferred time to shoot (if you are pre-registering)

You may register multiple times or sponsor multiple shooters. We will confirm your donation via email, and a final confirmation will be sent the week of the event.

Dual Event Shooter – $75
Get a discount when you register for both Shoot Your Socks Off and The Operator Challenge V.

Standard Registration

  • Single Shooter: $45
  • Sponsor a Shooter: $45
  • Squad Discount: $175
  • Active Duty: $15

Volume Shooter

  • Shoot 3 times – $105
  • Shoot 5 times – $150

Sponsor Packages

  • Round Sponsor $250 – Five entries
  • Prize Sponsors $500 – Ten entries
  • Event Sponsor $1,000 – Twenty entries

Event Registration

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All net proceeds go towards Socks for Heroes and the San Clemente Marine Corps Support Group’s other programs to support Marines and their dependents.

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