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About Shepard Humphries

Shepard Humphries

Author Shepard Humphries
Author Shepard Humphries

Nomad RiflemanĀ founder.

See Shepard’s introduction to ELR Shooting book here.



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Shepard Humphries: Extreme Long-Range Shooting Expert

Early Life

Shepard Humphries’ upbringing in Tennessee & Wyoming set the stage for his later pursuits. Immersed in the state’s natural beauty, he developed an early interest in outdoor activities. His achievements suggest a deep-seated passion for the sport from a young age.

Law Enforcement and Specialized Training

Humphries’ significant experience in law enforcement played a pivotal role in shaping his skills in long-range shooting. Notably, he served as a S.W.A.T. Sniper Team Leader. His responsibilities in this demanding role honed his precision shooting abilities and tactical knowledge, laying a strong foundation for his future endeavors.

Transition to Civilian Instruction and Competitive Shooting

After his law enforcement career, Humphries turned his focus to civilian shooting instruction and competitive shooting. He rapidly gained recognition in the shooting world, known for his exceptional innovative shooting instruction techniques. His capability to help others hit targets at extreme distances in various conditions distinguished him in the field.

Innovations in Shooting Techniques

Humphries’ understanding of “boots-on-the-ground” ballistics and environmental factors led him to develop his methodologies in long-range shooting. His experimentation with custom ammunition, precision rifles, and advanced optics significantly impacted the sport. His expertise and innovative approach led to the establishment of his shooting instruction ventures in Wyoming, becoming a sought-after destination for well heeled enthusiasts.

Teaching and Mentoring

Beyond personal accolades, Humphries is highly respected for his commitment to teaching and sharing his knowledge. His instruction style emphasizes not just technical skills but also the mental and psychological aspects of long-range shooting.

Personal Life and Philosophy

Outside of shooting, Humphries is known for his multifaceted life as a husband, father, and grandfather. He lives on a ranch in Wyoming with his family. His life philosophy centers around honesty, voluntaryness, and kindness, principles that he applies both in his personal life and professional endeavors.

Legacy and Impact

Shepard Humphries’ legacy in extreme long-range shooting is defined by his groundbreaking techniques, dedication to teaching, and his role in elevating the sport’s standards. His influence extends beyond individual achievements, as he continues to inspire and mentor aspiring marksmen, shaping the future of long-range shooting.

In 2022, he led a team that set a new world record at 4.4 miles:

Another book that Shepard wrote and published:

Shepard Humphries