The 21st Century Sniper: A Complete Practical Guide

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616080013
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/8/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 532,000
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Brandon Webb
Brandon Webb is a former combat decorated U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer. He served combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. His last tour of duty was as the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Course Manager, the same course that graduated Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle, where he graduated over three hundred SEAL sniper students. Glen and Brandon served together at SEAL Team 3 and trained together in the SEAL sniper program, where they became lifelong friends. Brandon is author of the New York Times bestseller The Red Circle. He lives in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where he runs SOFREP.com and continues to write.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Disappointed

    The title suggests that this is a "complete practicle guide". The reality is that it is half history book and half basic information on current systems. For more in depth information, the authors direct you to other books. I can understand not revealing SEAL secrets, but there just isn't a lot of marksmanship or sniping technique offered in this book. I am not sure if it was a NOOK issue, but the book was very poorly edited, with several paragraphs duplicated and image placeholders instead of the actual graphics, almost as if they published a draft version.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Great read for the sniper enthusiast!

    This book offers tons of info on the history of snipers and their current roles and effectivness on the battlefield. Also explains in good detail about ballistics and trajectories. I only wish they could write more about their training!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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