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U.S. Army Special Operations Target Interdiction Course: Sniper Training And Employment


This is the official manual used by the U.S. Army to train snipers in support of Special Operations Forces (SOF) missions. It covers sniper team selection, organizationa dn employments; equipment requirements; marksmanship training; field skills; terrain considerations; ammunition and more.
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This is the official manual used by the U.S. Army to train snipers in support of Special Operations Forces (SOF) missions. It covers sniper team selection, organizationa dn employments; equipment requirements; marksmanship training; field skills; terrain considerations; ammunition and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581600438
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 1,063,803
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - The Special Operations Sniper
1-1 Purpose
1-2 Scope
1-3 General
1-4 Mission
1-5 Selection of Personnel
1-6 Qualifications of SOTIC graduates
1-7 The Sniper Team
1-8 Sniper Team Organization
Chapter 2 - Special Operations Sniper Equipment
2-1 Sniper Weapon Systems
2-2 Telescopic Sights
2-3 Ammunition
2-4 Observation Devices
2-5 Night Vision Devices
2-6 Standard Mission Equipment
2-7 Special Mission Equipment
2-8 Care and Cleaning of the Sniper Weapon Systems
2-9 Troubleshooting the Sniper Weapon System
Chapter 3 - Marksmanship Training
3-1 Overview
3-2 Shooting Positions
3-3 Team Firing Techniques
3-4 Sighting and Aiming
3-5 Breath Control
3-6 Trigger Control
3-7 The Integrated Act of Firing One Round
3-8 Detection and Correction of Errors
3-9 Application of Fire
3-10 Ballistics
3-11 Sniper Data Book
3-12 Zeroing the Rifle
3-13 Environmental Effects
3-14 Slope Shooting
3-15 Holdoff
3-16 Engagement of Moving Targets
3-17 Engagement of Snap Targets
3-18 Shooting Through Obstacles and Barriers
3-19 Cold Bore First Shot Hit
3-20 Limited Visibility Firing
3-21 NBC Firing
Chapter 4 - Field Skills
4-1 Camouflage
4-2 Cover and Concealment
4-3 Individual and Team Movement
4-4 Tracking and Counter-Tracking
4-5 Observation and Target Detection
4-6 Range Estimation
4-7 Selection and Preparation of Hides
4-8 Sniper Range Card, Observation Log, and Military Sketch
4-9 KIM Games
4-10 Night Operations
Chapter 5 - Employment
5-1 Employment Considerations
5-2 Organization
5-3 Command and Control
5-4 Target Analysis
5-5 Mission Planning
5-6 Special Forces Missions/Collateral Activities
5-7 Unconventional Warfare
5-8 Foreign Internal Defense
5-9 Direct Action
5-10 Special Reconnaissance
5-11 Counterterrorism
5-12 Combat Search and Rescue
5-13 Countersniper
5-14 Conventional Offensive Operations
5-15 Conventional Defensive Operations
5-16 Civil Disturbance Assistance
Chapter 6 - Sniper Operations on Urbanized Terrain
6-1 Urban Operations
6-2 Sniper Employment in Urban Operations
6-3 Urban Hides
6-4 Weapons Characteristics in Urban Terrain
6-5 Engagement Techniques
6-6 Urban Tricks of the Trade
Chapter 7 - Selecting and Tailoring Ammunition
7-1 General
7-2 Components of the Rifle Cartridge
7-3 Reloading
7-4 Battlefield Recovery of Ammunition
Appendix A Tricks of the Trade
Appendix B Ballistic Charts
Appendix C Range Estimation Tables
Appendix D Sniper Range Layout
Appendix E Sustainment Program
Appendix F Sniper Training Exercises
Appendix G Mission Essential Task List (METL)
Appendix H Foreign/Non-standard Sniper Weapon Systems Data
Appendix I Sniper Rifle Telescopes
Appendix J SOTIC POI
Appendix K Sniper's Log Book
Appendix L Sniper Team Debriefing Format
Appendix M Mission Packing List
Appendix N Reproducible Forms
Appendix O Glossary
Appendix P References
Appendix Q Index
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