Snipers ~ military & police
At the start of the war in Vietnam, the United States had no
snipers; by the end of the war, Marine and Army precision marksmen had killed more than
10,000 NVA and VC soldiers -- the equivalent of an entire division -- at the cost of under
20,000 bullets, proving that long-range shooters still had a place in the battlefield.
An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers
by John L., Major Plaster
This book is a valuable resource for the novice to
intermediate level rifleman or sniper. I found a credible amount of useful
information within it. The ballistics tables are real-world -- unlike the dry,
theoretical tables found in reloading manuals. Major Plaster sticks to the
heart of the subject matter; he doesn't go off on those lame, sorry "soldier of
fiction'" tangents that many authors do. He even authorises the reader to
photocopy range cards, practice targets, etc.. as long as the credit line is not removed.
You can't get much fairer than that. If I mentioned every good
thing about this book, I would exceed the 1,000 word maximum that Amazon has limited me
to. Robert, 11B/EIB, U.S. Army, 1981-1984
S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper Training Manual
by USMC Development Education Command Staff
USMA Scout-Snipers in Vietnam
by Peter Senich
A Top Shelf - Must Have Book for Long Arm Enthusiasts!
This book is an exceptionally well-done guide to Marine Scout-Snipers in Vietnam.
Unlike others who merely repeat a story or two that they've heard, Mr. Senich
examines the tactical and technical side of sniping and provides for the reader a look at
both the evolution of the sniper's weapon and the revolution in his employment.
His research into patents, optics, rifles and sniper employment is
unparalleled and far superior to the mishmash of gimmicky sniper guides you find written
by snake oil salesmen these days. If you want to know about Sniping, buy this
Long-Range War: Sniping in Vietnam
by Peter Senich
To provide insight into the use of American snipers in
Vietnam, Lanning interviewed men with combat trigger time, as well as their instructors,
the founders of the Marine and U.S. Army sniper programs, and the generals to whom they
reported. Backed by hard information and first hand accounts, the author
demonstrates how the skills these one-shot killers honed in the jungles of Vietnam
provided an indelible legacy that helped save American lives in Grenada, the Gulf War, and
Somalia and continues to this day with American troops in Bosnia.
Provides history on the development of the concepts, weapons, and the teams and training
programs that make up what the snipers and their group do today. Some
interesting details in the history of the development of the snipers, but few first-hand
accounts included. Also provides a great review of past and current
sniper-related books and manuals, as well as detailed appendices concerning the
employment, weapons, and training schedules for snipers.
Police Sniper: A Complete Handbook
by Burt Rapp
"Professionals and interested laymen should not be
without it." -The Official Cop Catalog-
Reprinted or reworked military texts don't give the police sniper a realistic outline of
what he needs to know. This exciting book examines that police sniper's role,
since his duties will determine his equipment and tactics. Every phase of the
police sniper's mission, from selection and training to actually shooting people is
examined. Covers a variety of realistic situations in illustrated detail.
Very informative for the police sniper, good all around info. As a current
police sniper I found the information in "The Police Sniper" to be very useful
as a training aid as well as an administrative guide. The book is in every day terms
and reads fast. For anyone interested in getting as much knowledge as possible
on police sniping this book should be one that is in there collection.
by Wayne Van Zwoll
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