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Special Forces Sniper Skills

By Robert Stirling

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Format: Hardcover, 221 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 December 2012
Special Forces Sniper Skills is a hard hitting account of the men, weapons and techniques used to coldly eliminate high value targets on the battlefield. Though many books have become best-sellers through telling one side of the story - a sniper's experiences, a training manual or a weapons catalogue - none before have combined the whole spectrum of a sniper's life and skills into one gripping book. This book examines the role of the sniper, and the unique skills employed, when serving as part of a Special Forces unit including the British SAS, the US Navy Seals and the Russian Spetznaz. The book is illustrated with photographs of every aspect of the sniper's trade and stories from the real-life experiences of the author's comrades: men who have served in almost every overt and covert conflict since World War II.

Table of Contents

Inside The Sniper's Head: Cold blooded murderer or professional killer? The History Of Sniping: From Roman heavy crossbows to the rifle they call "Long Range Death" Death From The Middle Distance: How to choose your long range rifle. The Shooting Gallery: Our best weapons - and theirs. Seeing The Enemy First: Choosing telescopic sights for your rifle and binos for your spotter. One Shot One Kill: How to kill efficiently at long range. A Tiger Waiting Unseen: How to become the ultimate ambush predator. Controlling An Area: Selecting a target for termination. Extending Your Reach: The sniper on patrol. The Hunting Club: High value targets, special operations, assassination and working with spooks. Incoming Fire: Defending against and catching enemy snipers. Ray Guns, Rail Guns & Drones: Sniping weapons of the future.

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With unique access into the murky, unknown world of the professional military sniper, this is a scintillating account of a dangerous but vital profession.

About the Author

At the age of 16, Robert Stirling joined the British Army as a Junior Leader Paratrooper. Entering adult service and passing P Company, the Parachute Regiment selection, led to four tours in Northern Ireland. He was probably the second youngest soldier ever to pass selection for the SAS at 19 years of age. Robert left the British Army and joined the Rhodesian Army towards the end of the Bush War. Here he led a unit of 200 men including a number of ex-French Foreign Legionnaires. He was in constant action and wounded twice. Besides extensive combat experience in numerous conflicts, Robert has been contracted to recover stolen diamonds, work undercover against mercenary operations, teach unarmed combat to riot police, provide close protection to VIPs and other secretive roles. Based in southern Spain, he travels widely and accepts some consultancy work. He has recently trained the Austrian Officer Corps and Special Forces in unarmed combat and the Greek Special Forces. He is now running a covert operation in Afghanistan.

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...provides an excellent account of the men and weapons used to eliminate targets on the battlefield, and provides a wide-ranging analysis of the making of a sniper ... The result is a military analysis that is suitable for any military collection looking for specifics oon the training ond applications of the sniper in a military operation -- a pick for any collection strong in special forces development. "The Midwest Book Review (April 2013)"" ..".provides an excellent account of the men and weapons used to eliminate targets on the battlefield, and provides a wide-ranging analysis of the making of a sniper ... The result is a military analysis that is suitable for any military collection looking for specifics oon the training ond applications of the sniper in a military operation -- a pick for any collection strong in special forces development." --The Midwest Book Review (April 2013) ..".provides an excellent account of the men and weapons used to eliminate targets on the battlefield, and provides a wide-ranging analysis of the making of a sniper ... The result is a military analysis that is suitable for any military collection looking for specifics oon the training ond applications of the sniper in a military operation - a pick for any collection strong in special forces development.""- The Midwest Book "Review(April 2013)" ."..provides an excellent account of the men and weapons used to eliminate targets on the battlefield, and provides a wide-ranging analysis of the making of a sniper ... The result is a military analysis that is suitable for any military collection looking for specifics oon the training ond applications of the sniper in a military operation - a pick for any collection strong in special forces development.""- The Midwest Book "Review (April 2013)

EAN: 9781780960036
ISBN: 1780960034
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Dimensions: 24.41 x 16.28 x 2.34 centimetres (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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