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: 2959

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: 907

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: 5328

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 and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684856735

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 1476

A Vietnam commando unit leader shares the story of secret operations along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos and Cambodia, describing the efforts of small teams to capture enemy officers, rescue pilots, and collect intelligence.

100+ Sniper Exercises

Author: Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781610048590

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 3953

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.

Trigger Men

Shadow Team, Spider-Man, the Magnificent Bastards, and the American Combat Sniper

Author: Hans Halberstadt

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429971812

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6327

Combat veteran and author Hans Halberstadt takes readers deeper inside the elusive world of snipers than ever before, from recruitment and training to the brutality of the killing fields. Shadow Team is probably the most productive sniper team in American military history, accounting for 276 confirmed kills in a six months span with no casualties of their own. Their leader made what was, and may still be, the longest range kill with a 7.62mm rifle. For the first time ever they explain what it's like to kill a man and what it takes to become one of the elite. The tragic tale of Headhunter Two is altogether different. This four man sniper team from a regiment known within the Corps as the Magnificent Bastards was killed in 2004 in Ramadi, Iraq. Their deaths not only caused a reevaluation of sniper tactics and techniques, but created a desire for vengeance that was exacted nearly two years later in dramatic fashion. Based on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews, Halberstadt gets inside the sniper mind and shows how they think and interact with each other, how missions are planned and executed, how the weapons work, and even what happens when a bullet finally strikes its target. There are only a few hundred snipers from all the services put together in combat at any one time, making this true inside story a rare and important event. Both a uniquely intimate look at what makes a sniper tick and a harrowing read filled with dramatic war tales, Trigger Men is a book about killers and killing, without apology and without remorse.

The 21st Century Sniper

A Complete Practical Guide

Author: Brandon Webb

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628732903

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

View: 2782

The twenty-first-century sniper is a mature, intelligent shooter who leverages technology to his deadly advantage. He has spent thousands of hours honing his skills. He is a master of concealment in all environments, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the crowded streets of Iraq. He is trained in science and left alone to create the unique art of the kill. To the sniper, the battlefield is like a painter’s blank canvas. It is his job to simultaneously utilize tools, training, and creativity to deliver devastating psychological impact upon the battlefield. And it is he alone who is left with the intimacy of the kill. A complete practical guide for any modern sniper, former Navy SEAL and military sniper Brandon Webb reveals the tips and basic training necessary to become an efficient marksman. Webb is an international authority on sniping, and after serving multiple missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, he ran the Navy SEAL sniper course, which is arguably the best sniper qualification course in the world. Including details on advanced sniper training for maritime, helicopter, and urban sniper operations, The 21st Century Sniper also touches on the latest research, development, testing, and evaluation of sniper weapons systems and optics. From trajectories and wind speed to camouflage and best vantage points and targets, Webb covers everything an expert sniper needs to know. This book is suitable for gun enthusiasts, outdoorsmen, the beginning sniper, and those with military backgrounds.

Sniper

Author: Peter Brookesmith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781862271074

Category: Police patrol

Page: 192

View: 351

"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.

Special Forces Sniper Skills

Author: Robert Stirling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782007652

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 382

Special Forces Sniper Skills is a hard hitting account of the men, weapons and techniques used to coldly eliminate high value targets on the battlefield. Though many books have become best-sellers through telling one side of the story – a sniper's experiences, a training manual or a weapons catalogue – none before have combined the whole spectrum of a sniper's life and skills into one gripping book. This book examines the role of the sniper, and the unique skills employed, when serving as part of a Special Forces unit including the British SAS, the US Navy Seals and the Russian Spetznaz. The book is illustrated with photographs of every aspect of the sniper's trade and stories from the real-life experiences of the author's comrades: men who have served in almost every overt and covert conflict since World War II.

The Ultimate Optics Guide to Rifle Shooting

A Comprehensive Guide to Using Your Riflescope on the Range and in the Field

Author: CPL. Reginald J.G. Wales

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460273370

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

View: 1281

The Ultimate Optics Guide to Rifle Shooting walks you through each step of the process on how to use your optical rifle scope to its maximum potential. A complete and comprehensive guide to using your rifle scope in the field or on the range. The optical rifle scope has been in use for more than one hundred years, but it's not until now that a book has come along to teach the shooter how to truly use it. Law Enforcement and Military Snipers, competition shooters and hunters, this book will raise your shooting skills to a whole new level of effectiveness. With illustrations and full description of each facet of the operation of the rifle scope this book is a must for anyone who uses an optic on a firearm. The author speaks to you in a language that every shooter can understand and gives you real world examples of its uses....

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: 1656

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.

Seal Sniper Training Program

Author: U.S. Navy

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9780873646833

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3138

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.

Long Range Shooting Handbook

A Beginner's Guide to Precision Rifle Shooti

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999417300

Category:

Page: 330

View: 2436

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.

U.s Marine Corps Scout/Sniper Training Manual

Author: Desert Publications

Publisher: Desert Publications

ISBN: 9780879470944

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 9736

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.

Maritime Sniper Manual

Precision Fire from Seaborne Platforms

Author: Frederik C. Jonsson

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581607406

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

View: 9939

"This manual is a necessity for any unit attempting to combat piracy or undertake any maritime operation." –Chief Chris Kyle, former Navy SEAL sniper/instructor "I strongly recommend adding this book to your training resources." –Sgt. Major Mark Spicer, retired British Army sniper instructor. For the professional sniper, engaging a target on the high seas is one of the most challenging assignments of all. Erratic movement introduced by waves, vessel speeds, and engine vibrations; short, sudden windows of opportunity; and a host of unique environmental factors make the shot that much more demanding for even experienced marksmen. Now, master sniper Fredrik Jonsson has written what is destined to become the classic manual on precision fire from seaborne platforms. Jonsson combines his vast experience in sniping deployment and instruction, specialized operations in troubled waters around the world, and competitive shooting to instruct dozens of specialized skills, including: timing shots for wave harmonics firing from one moving vessel at targets on another moving vessel firing through shipboard glass determining range and reading the wind in the tricky ocean arena establishing a suitable shooting platform on a vessel at speed conducting sniper-specific training at sea maintaining weapons and optics in the harsh saltwater environment The maritime sniper plays a vital role in combating piracy, providing cover for vessel- and GOPLAT-boarding teams, protecting high-value vessels, and many other missions. To hope that the sea will be calm the day you will have to take that crucial shot is simply not an option. Master the skills of seaborne sniping with Maritime Sniper Manual, called by John Plaster, author of The Ultimate Sniper, the "best thing out there on this subject."

The Sniper Mind

Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions

Author: David Amerland

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250113687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 6503

Snipers are exceptional. The trained sniper is a complex fusion of hard skills such as weapons knowledge, situational awareness, knowledge of ballistics and physics, and soft skills such as emotional stability, empathy, and a stoic acceptance of the hardships associated with a particular set of circumstances. There are countless instances where a single sniper, embarking on a secret mission, would have to improvise, operate beyond any hope of support, and yet still manage to carry out the mission and get back home unharmed even though the enemy was actively hunting him. For the first time ever, The Sniper Mind reveals the practical steps that allow a sniper’s brain to work in this superhuman precise, calculated way. It teaches readers how to understand and apply these steps, whether they are stuck in a cubicle facing mounting piles of work or sitting in a corner office making industry-defining decisions. Through the explanation of advanced military training techniques and cutting-edge neuroscience, David Amerland's book provides concrete strategies and real-world skills that can help us be better: -At our jobs -In our relationships -In our executive decision making -In the paths we choose to take through life By learning how snipers teach their minds to eliminate fears and deal with uncertainty we can also develop the mental toughness we need to achieve the goals that seem to elude us in business as well as in life.

The Sniper Anthology

Snipers of the Second World War

Author: Tom McKenney

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781455616824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 979

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.

SOG

The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam

Author: John L. Plaster

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501183461

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5344

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).

U.S. Navy SEAL Sniper Training Program

Author: U.S. Navy

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626369437

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 6521

“From 1962 when the first SEAL teams were commissioned to present day, Navy SEALs have distinguished themselves as an individually reliable, collectively disciplined and highly skilled maritime force. Because of the dangers inherent in Naval Special Warfare, prospective SEALs go through what is considered by many military experts to be the toughest training in the world.” —U.S. Navy Once used only by authorized SEALs, U.S. Navy SEALs Sniper Training Program is now available to the historian, the military enthusiast, and the curious civilian. Covering all points from position selection and range estimation to exercises and mission planning, this manual is exhaustive. It will teach you what equipment SEAL snipers need, how they camouflage themselves, and when and how they apply fire.