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By Gunwerks on May 8, 2018

Gunwerks, LLC announced today the addition of Phillip Velayo as Lead Shooting Instructor. “We’re excited to welcome Phillip to our team.” said Aaron Davidson, Gunwerks Founder and CEO. “Phillip has a lot to offer, bringing his in-depth experience as a USMC Scout Sniper and Instructor to our team. He’s a perfect fit to be teaching our Long Range University Courses, not just because of his experience, but his personality and teaching style are what set him apart. We couldn’t be happier to have him on board.”

Velayo is a 10-year Marine Corps veteran having served his whole career in the Scout Sniper community. During his time, Phillip completed 4 overseas deployments and served in all billets available to a Scout Sniper, to include Scout Sniper Team Leader, Chief Scout Sniper, and Scout Sniper Instructor. His last three years of service were spent at the 1st Marine Division Scout Sniper School as the Primary Marksmanship Instructor. Phillip has attended all follow-on formal Scout Sniper courses, having graduated with honors and recognized as ‘High Shooter’ from all. In 2016, Phillip was nominated for Scout Sniper Instructor of the Year for his meticulous instruction that resulted in institutional changes in the training of Marine Scout Snipers in both formal schools and unit level training. Phillip is also well known as a nationally ranked precision rifle competitor in the Precision Rifle Series and National Rifle League circuits.

Velayo will be leading instruction for Gunwerks Long Range University courses taught May-October in Cody, WY as well as a variety of on-site trainings and shooting experiences held throughout the US. Visit for registration and a list of dates and courses.

Gunwerks, LLC is a Cody, Wyoming based manufacturer and provider of premium long range rifles, optics, training and accessories. Learn more at

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