Navy SEAL Sniper: An Intimate Look at the Sniper of the 21st Century

Navy SEAL Sniper: An Intimate Look at the Sniper of the 21st Century


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The sniper is a battlefield threat second to none. Mastering the art of marksmanship is critical but is only part of what makes a Navy SEAL sniper. Snipers must be able to apply the craft in an urban environment or alone on a hostile mountain top with equal effectiveness. Today’s sniper must not just leverage technological advances but also have the foreknowledge to select the best rifle and gear for the mission. Increasingly, he must have the mental toughness to adapt to a constantly changing environment, gather intelligence, and truly act as a force multiplier.

In this comprehensive look through the eyes of former Navy SEAL sniper instructor Brandon Webb and fellow Navy SEAL snipers Chris Kyle and Glen Doherty, the authors reveal not just the fundamentals of marksmanship but also the science of shooting, stalking, and camouflage and how technological advances have changed the training and increased the effectiveness of the modern sniper. Including maritime, helicopter, and urban sniper operations, this updated edition also goes into detail on the latest research, development, testing, and evaluation of weapons and optics. From the basics like compensating for wind and bullet drop, to camouflage and placing yourself or your team in the best position to take a photo or pull a trigger, Webb and Doherty cover the critical elements that comprise the twenty-first century sniper.

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ISBN-13: 9781510714151
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 512,157
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Glen Doherty was a combat-decorated SEAL who served in the US Navy for nine years. He was KIA in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012, when his team came to the rescue of the US ambassador and State Department personnel.

Brandon Webb is a former combat-decorated US Navy SEAL chief petty officer and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Red Circle. He lives in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Chris Kyle, SEAL Team 3 chief, was the author of the New York Times bestseller American Sniper and served four combat tours in Iraq and elsewhere. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. He passed away in 2013.

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