Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer specialising in military and defence topics. His published work deals with subjects ranging from naval weapons to personal security and self-defence. He is author of Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, Warriors of the World: The Ancient Warrior, and Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Medieval Warrior. Dougherty has also written books on personal self defence, including Unarmed Combat (2010) and Extreme Unarmed Combat (2012).
PART 1: THE SNIPER The Role of the Sniper A Brief History of Sniping The Sniper's Place in Modern Infantry Doctrine Military Snipers, Designated Marksmen and Sharpshooters Snipers in Law Enforcement Effects of Bullet Wounds on the Human Body The Psychological Effect of Sniping PART 2: THE MAKING OF A SNIPER Psychological Requirements Basic Training and Selection Marksmanship Shooting Positions Bullet Drop Wind Conditions Moving Targets Observation Skills Concealment Skills Escape and Evasion PART 3: SNIPERS IN ACTION Sniper Tactics Target Selection Range Cards Tactical PreparationAdapting to the Terrain Open Country Forest and Jungle Mountains and the Arctic Urban Terrain Sniper Operations Sniper Teams Overwatch and Security Reconnaissance and Scouting Counter-Sniper Operations Taking the Shot Rules of Engagement Collateral Risks Specialist Applications Disabling Vehicles Anti-Materiel Shooting Hostage Situations Index