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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.

The Ultimate Sniper:
An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers

by John L., Major Plaster
Paperback  (1993)

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

U. S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper Training Manual
by USMC Development Education Command Staff
Paperback (1989)

One-Round War:
USMA Scout-Snipers in Vietnam

by Peter Senich
Hardcover (1996)

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 book.

The Long-Range War: Sniping in Vietnam
by Peter Senich
Hardcover (1994)

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.

The Police Sniper: A Complete Handbook
by Burt Rapp
Paperback (1988)

"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.

America's Great Gunmakers
by Wayne Van Zwoll
Paperback (1993)

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