Shane Coppinger is a retired US Navy veteran. He served tours as a military small arms and marksmanship instructor providing instruction to members of all branches of the US military. He has also taught courses for foreign militaries and law enforcement from Central and South America. He is focused on combining his experience with formal marksmanship and practical techniques from field competition.
Coppinger started shooting competitively in 1992, primarily in High power and Bullseye with some IPSC and IDPA on the side. He has earned Distinguished Marksman, Distinguished Pistol, and President's Hundred. He is a multiple-time "grand aggregate" winner of All Navy Rifle and Pistol Championships and has top finishes at Inter-service and National matches. Since 2005 he has turned his focus to practical long range rifle and regularly achieves top finishes.
Shane placed 2nd overall at the 2011 Steel Safari.