The Ultimate Sniper

An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers

Author: Major John Plaster

Publisher: paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581604948

Category: Reference

Page: 584

View: 8983

Through revised text, new photos, specialised illustrations, updated charts and additional information sidebars, The Ultimate Sniper once again thoroughly details the three great skill areas of sniping; marksmanship, fieldcraft and tactics.

Illustrated Manual of Sniper Skills

Author: Mark Spicer

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473884527

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8162

This heavily illustrated manual provides a timely, in-depth review of the art of sniping in war and antiterrorist environments. Drawing on a vast, firsthand knowledge of sniper skills, former British Army sniper and sniper instructor Mark Spicer describes the role of the sniper in peace and in war, in reconnaissance and counter-surveillance, in cities, in vehicles, at night and by day. He presents crucial information about training and equipment, judgment and positioning, details of great relevance to professional marksmen, both military and law enforcement. This comprehensive manual will also be of interest to hunters, weapons enthusiasts, competition shooters, and paintball participants. The book is complimented by 280 full color illustrations, diagrams, and related information.

Sniper Training

FM 23-10

Author: U.S. Army

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9780873648295

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 8640

Here are the very latest sniper training tactics and techniques as taught by the U.S. Army. Chapters cover equipment, marksmanship, field techniques, mission preparation, sniper operations, field communications, tracking/countertracking and sustained training skills. Also includes an in-depth look at sniper weapons of the world and the M21 Sniper Weapon System.

Secret Commandos

Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG

Author: John L. Plaster

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1501183451

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 1674

Major John L. Plaster recalls his remarkable covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War in a “comprehensive, informative, and often exciting…account of an important part of the overall Vietnam tragedy” (The New York Times). Before there were Navy SEALs, there was SOG. Short for “Studies and Operations Group,” it was a secret operations force in Vietnam, the most highly decorated unit in the war. Although their chief mission was disrupting the main North Vietnamese supply route into South Vietnam, SOG commandos also rescued downed helicopter pilots and fellow soldiers, and infiltrated deep into Laos and Cambodia to identify bombing targets, conduct ambushes, mine roads, and capture North Vietnamese soldiers for intelligence purposes. Always outnumbered, they matched wits in the most dangerous environments with an unrelenting foe that hunted them with trackers and dogs. Ten entire teams disappeared and another fourteen were annihilated. This is the dramatic, page-turning true story of that team’s dedication, sacrifice, and constant fight for survival. In the “gripping” (Publishers Weekly) Secret Commandos, John Plaster vividly describes these unique warriors who gave everything fighting for their country—and for each other.

100+ Sniper Exercises

Author: Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781610048590

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 9662

A professional sniper needs to accomplish three things to do his job: be predictable, repeatable, and precise! To help achieve that goal, veteran sniping instructor and competitive long-range shooter Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta has collected dozens of exercises from elite military and police sniping programs and organized them into a complete training course. Now, snipers, instructors, and even civilian long-range target shooters can develop and assess their performance, individually or as a unit, and meet the standards of the best snipers in the world. The exercises in this book—from the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army, U.S. Navy SEALs, Spanish Foreign Legion, Swedish Marines, Gunsite, Snipercraft, and many other top sniping programs—cover the entire spectrum of the professional sniper's skill set, including: close-range and known-distance shooting—testing cold-bore zeros, target identification, knowing your limits . . . long-range shooting—range estimation, ballistics and wind reading, hard-target interdiction . . . complex and skills-oriented exercises—accuracy under stress, simultaneous engagements, shooting through glass, angle shooting, shooting through loopholes . . . nonshooting requirements—communications, camouflage and observation, land navigation, tactical medicine, survival and tracking . . . The author wraps up with his recommendations for sniper competitions, schools, instructors, and equipment. Whether you need stand-alone training drills or a complete course in tactical marksmanship, you will get it with the exercises in this book.

Sight Alignment, Trigger Control & The Big Lie

Author: Jim Owens

Publisher: Loose Cannon

ISBN: 1939812283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 194

View: 3764

Updated 2013 ebook version The power-packed book that helped hundreds of shooters improve their groups and scores, some by as much as forty or fifty points. Written by Master Sergeant Jim Owens, his 20+ years of Marine Corps Shooting Team experience will give you the skills and insights to excel in any type of rifle competition. Jim’s book covers the core basics, in-depth as only he can. With his tips you will master breathing, natural point of aim, sight alignment, sight picture, focus and trigger control. Includes additional sections on mental conditioning, marking your sights, zeroing, normal come ups, light effects, damage to the crown, care in cleaning, throat erosion and way more. Jim's advanced theory section has been praised by High Masters and numerous National level competitive marksmen. Keywords: marksman,rifle,competition,training,high power,score,sight picture,technique,trigger squeeze,trigger control,stance,position,ammunition

Long Range Shooting Handbook

A Beginner's Guide to Precision Rifle Shooti

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999417300

Category:

Page: 330

View: 8189

This book is the complete beginner's guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it's easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from my years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor. If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will be a resource covering the principles and theory of long range shooting. This is the preliminary book to help you understand fundamental concepts such as MOA vs Mils and external ballistics, that can be like a trusted resource at the range.Learning to shoot long range isn¿t that difficult. Once you understand the basics, you can start to master your technique and you¿ll be hitting targets in no time. The author has a series of online instructional videos known for their ability to take seemingly complex areas of long range shooting and breaking them down so that they're easy to understand. This book was motivated by the feedback from those videos. The handbook is broken down into three main categories: What it is/How it works, Fundamentals, and How to use it. "What it is/How it works" covers equipment, terminology, and basic principles. "Fundamentals" covers the theory of long range shooting. "How to use it" gives you practical advice on how to implement what you've learned so far to make you a long range shooter.

Sniper

Author: Peter Brookesmith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781862271074

Category: Police patrol

Page: 192

View: 1284

"The researched text also includes firsthand accounts from the snipers themselves and some of the most extraordinary reports from the annals of sniping: tales of courage, endurance and skill, of the bizarre and the hair-raising, the farcical and, even, the grotesque. Illustrated throughout with 120 black-and-white and colour photographs and artworks, Sniper is for aficionados of the subject and an introduction to anyone with a more general interest in military history."--BOOK JACKET.

SOG

The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam

Author: John L. Plaster

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 150118346X

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1768

John Plaster’s riveting account of his covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War is “a true insider’s account, this eye-opening report will leave readers feeling as if they’ve been given a hot scoop on a highly classified project” (Publishers Weekly). Code-named the Studies and Observations Group, SOG was the most secret elite US military unit to serve in the Vietnam War—so secret its very existence was denied by the government. Composed entirely of volunteers from such ace fighting units as the Army Green Berets, Air Force Air Commandos, and Navy SEALs, SOG took on the most dangerous covert assignments, in the deadliest and most forbidding theaters of operation. In SOG, Major John L. Plaster, a three-tour SOG veteran, shares the gripping exploits of these true American warriors in a minute-by-minute, heartbeat-by-heartbeat account of the group’s stunning operations behind enemy lines—penetrating heavily defended North Vietnamese military facilities, holding off mass enemy attacks, launching daring missions to rescue downed US pilots. Some of the most extraordinary true stories of honor and heroism in the history of the US military, from sabotage to espionage to hand-to-hand combat, Plaster’s account is “a detailed history of this little-known aspect of the Vietnam War…a worthy act of historical rescue from an unjustified, willed oblivion” (The New York Times).

21st Century Sniper

The Complete Guide

Author: Brandon Webb,Glen Doherty

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616080019

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 2737

Twenty-first-century sniping tactics by Navy SeAL military sniper Brandon Webb.

U.s Marine Corps Scout/Sniper Training Manual

Author: Desert Publications

Publisher: Desert Publications

ISBN: 9780879470944

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 7010

This sniper training manual -- used by the Marksmanship Training Unit of the Marine Corps Development and Education Command in Quantico, Virginia -- is packed with information on every aspect of the art and science of sniping. It outlines lessons on sniping, care and cleaning of the M40A1 sniper rifle and equipment, sights, camouflage, the effects of weather, range-estimation techniques, target detection and selection, offensive and defensive employment, construction and occupation of hides, mental conditioning and more. Samples score cards, observation logs and range estimation score sheets.

Seal Sniper Training Program

Author: U.S. Navy

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9780873646833

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7331

This highly sought manual - until now available only to this elite cadre of specially trained SEALs - contains the complete program by which SEAL snipers train, equip and operate. Included are precise instructions and exclusive, clear photos for target sighting, aiming, trigger control, aircraft takedown, range estimation, helo insertion, ship boarding, stalking, marksmanship and more.

U.S. Army Special Operations Target Interdiction Course

Sniper Training And Employment

Author: U.S. Army

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581600438

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 9862

This is the official manual used by the U.S. Army to train snipers in support of Special Operations Forces (SOF) missions. It covers sniper team selection, organizationa dn employments; equipment requirements; marksmanship training; field skills; terrain considerations; ammunition and more.

The Sniper Anthology

Snipers of the Second World War

Author: Tom McKenney

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781455616824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 3587

Dramatic first-hand accounts of daring sniper missions. Revered by some as the ultimate warrior and condemned by others as ruthless assassins, the combat sniper is more than just a crack shot. This collection of biographies, written by leading military historians, explores the careers of the top snipers of World War II. Remarkable resources including firsthand accounts provide the authors insight into the snipers' skill and personae. These gripping, in-depth narratives go beyond the cursory treatment in existing histories and are essential reading for anyone wanting to learn about the role and technique of the sniper during the Second World War.

The Sniper Anthology

Snipers of the Second World War

Author: Martin Pegler

Publisher: Frontline

ISBN: 9781848326255

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1341

For the first time, leading Second World War authors from around the world have collaborated on a definitive anthology of the greatest snipers of the war. Each author supplies full details of their chosen sniper, including illustrations that have never been published before, to construct a complete and varied picture of sniper warfare. The biographies of these exceptional soldiers include remarkable first-hand accounts of wartime service that provide a graphic insight into a sniper's lethal skill and vividly illustrate the backdrop of the war. These gripping narratives will be fascinating reading for any one who is keen to learn about the role and technique of the sniper during the Second World War and go beyond the cursory treatment in existing histories. The contributors include Charles Henderson writing on the myth of Major Koenig, Mark Spicer on Harry Furness, Martin Pegler on Vassili Zaitsev, Charles Strasser on Pavlichenko, Adrian Gilbert on Sepp Allerberger, Leroy Thompson on Captain C Shore, Dan Mills on Private Delvin and Roger Moorhhouse on Simo Haya. Nigel Jones will also contribute.

Elite Forces

Author: R M Bennett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753547643

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 304

View: 7012

The invincible reputation of specialist military units such as the USA's Delta Force, Israel's IDP, and of course, Britian's SAS has grown steadily in recent years. Thanks to a number of successful campaigns and anti-terror operations, from London's Iranian Embassy siege in 1980 to the second Gulf War, in which they played a crucial role, it's now assumed that special forces are ideal for our world of small, localised conflicts - and especially George W Bush's war on terror. Elite Forces: The World's Most Formidable Secret Armies: - Contains over 500 compelling entries that cut through myth and secrecy. - Details the history, selection and training procedures and orders of battle of every major elite fighting force in the world today. - Is packed with hair-raising examples of individual heroism, endurance and courage in adversity. - Is fully up to date and includes recent coalition operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. - Takes an objective look at what happens when things go wrong, as they did most famously during the Gulf War of 1991 and in America's intervention in Somalia in 1993. - Explores the hidden links between elite forces and governments, intelligence organisations and business, and their controversial lack of accountability. - Examines how new technologies have come to the aid of the elite soldier. This is the first book of its kind to examine all aspects of the overlap between elite forces and the hidden worlds of intelligence and counter-terrorism, and takes an objective look at the secret, controversial role of special forces and 'Freelancers' in covert, deadly operations around the world. Elite Forces is a compelling, revealing - and occasionally shocking - read, and an authoritive and easy-to-use reference resource.

The History Of Sniping And Sharpshooting

Author: John Plaster

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581606324

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 6978

Thirty-six months in combat. Twenty-four years as a sniping instructor. Twenty years of exhaustive research, including decades spent seeking out hundreds of historic volumes long out of print, test-firing historic firearms, walking Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields with a laser rangefinder, and visiting military museums in the United States and Europe. Only Major John Plaster, author of the highly acclaimed The Ultimate Sniper, has the background and knowledge to bring you this authoritative history of sniping and sharpshooting – the first such book from a combat rifleman's unique perspective. In The History of Sniping and Sharpshooting, John Plaster has assembled the most comprehensive combat history ever published on the subject. It begins in the 15th century, with the first use of "precision" musket fire in Europe and continues into the 21st century with the significant role sniping is playing the Iraq and Afghanistan and the global War on Terror. Detailing major engagements and minor skirmishes over five centuries of warfare, Plaster has unearthed hundreds of incidents where calculated precision rifle fire has changed the course of battles – and, sometimes, history. He fittingly addresses well-known sharpshooters and snipers – Hiram Berdan, Vasili Zaitsev, Carlos Hathcock – but also pays tribute to forgotten riflemen such as John Burns, Benjamin Forsyth and Arthur Wermuth, to name but a few. He also explains how the evolution of firearms and optical technology has intertwined with sniping on the battlefield and how it has influenced tactics, organizations, and capabilities – a subject that has never before been address adequately.

U.S. Army Sniper Training Manual

Author: U.S. Army

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9780873641203

Category: History

Page: 196

View: 9691

With the help of this sniper's bible, the famed U.S. Army snipers killed 1,187 Vietcong in one five-month period and expended only 1.37 rounds per kill. This manual is also an excellent tool for honing hunting and target skills.

Precision Rifle

A Training Manual for Police and Military Snipers

Author: Craig Roberts

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981370788

Category:

Page: 84

View: 4233

A manual for training police and military snipers that presents training, equipment, range firing, and mission essential descriptions of the many phases of training and employing police precision marksmen and military snipers.

Police Sniper

Author: Craig Roberts

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 9781476798554

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

View: 4118

The coauthor of One Shot--One Kill hits the mark with a profile of some of law enforcement's most elite officers. When a desperate criminal takes innocent hostages, patience and negotiations often fail. That's when the deadly cool of the police sniper must put an end to the terror.