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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581604948
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 584
  • Sales rank: 281,763
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


John L. Plaster served three tours in the top-secret unconventional warfare group, Studies and Observations Group, in Vietnam. As a long-range reconnaissance leader, he led tiny intelligence-gathering teams behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia before leaving SOG in late 1971. He was decorated for heroism four times and retired from the U.S. Army as a major.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments - i
Preface - ix
Chapter 1:Sniper Unit Organization and Equipment - 1
Chapter 2:The Sniper's Rifle - 37
Chapter 3:Sniperscope Basics - 79
Chapter 4:Using a Sniperscope - 105
Chapter 5:Bullets and Ballistics - 129
Chapter 6:Basic Sniper Marksmanship - 17
Chapter 7:Advanced Sniper Marksmanship - 203
Chapter 8:Special Shooting Situations - 231
Chapter 9:Heavy Rifle Sniping - 263
Chapter 10:Binoculars and Spotting Scopes - 291
Chapter 11:Spotting and Target Detection - 305
Chapter 12:Range and Wind Estimation - 337
Chapter 13:Camouflage for Sniping - 361
Chapter 14:Stalking and Movement - 389
Chapter 15:The Sniper's Hide: The FFP - 401
Chapter 16:Mantracking - 415
Chapter 17:Basic Offensive and Defensive Tactics - 425
Chapter 18:Sniping in an Urban Environment - 443
Chapter 19:Countersniping Tactics and Techniques - 459
Chapter 20:Countersniping in Iraq - 483
Chapter 21:Special Sniping Operations - 503
Chapter 22:Night Sniping Operations - 519
Chapter 23:Special Sniping Environments - 537
Appendix I:Glossary of Sniping and Marksmanship Terms - 551
Appendix II:Current U.S.-Based Training Programs - 563
Appendix III:References - 569
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