Posts Tagged sniper

Canadian Breaks World Record Sniper Shot

From The Globe and Mail:

“The Canadian Special Operations Command can confirm that a member of Joint Task Force 2 successfully hit a target at 3,540 metres,” the forces said in a statement. “For operational security reasons and to preserve the safety of our personnel and our Coalition partners we will not discuss precise details on when and how this incident took place.”

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ISIS Leaders Killed By Mysterious Sniper

From The Daily Mail:

According to unconfirmed social media reports, ISIS fighters are now sweeping the city for the man ordinary Libyans are said to be dubbing ‘Daesh hunter’. 

The reporter also urges caution in believing what could be nothing more than ‘wild rumours’ on his Twitter account. 

Even so, social media is ablaze with reports of rumours of the sniper, who has become somewhat of a hero to those living under the control of the evil terror group, according to the Libya Herald.

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Cops Shot At In Florida

From The Daily Mail:

The shooting took place at approximately 3:30am in the Northside Baptist Church parking lot, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

The news comes one week after NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot and killed in broad daylight. Police officer Charlie Kondek was also shot and killed in Tarpon Springs, Florida, last Sunday.

The Dade City shooting also comes after the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office asked for help from the public on Friday in connection with a graffiti message that spelled ‘Shoot MP Cop.’

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Sniper Kills Sucide Bomber And Five Others With One Bullet

From The Telegraph:

The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing the suicide bomber and five others around him caught in the blast.

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Most Successful Marine Sniper

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WWII Vet Shoots With US Army Snipers

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Mosin-Nagant Sniper

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Spring Sniper Match – Tac Pro Shooting Center

From XS-Info

Tac Pro Shooting CenterSaturday, March 10th and Sunday, March 11th Tac Pro is hosting their 2012 Spring Sniper Tournament in partnership with Precision Rifle Series

Call 254-968-3112 or email@tacproshootingcenter.com for all the details. Click here for Entry Form!

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Bolt Gun vs. Gas Gun for LE Operations By Paul Howe

Bolt Gun vs. Gas Gun for LE Operations
By Paul Howe

From CSAT

I’ve have started to teach Urban Marksman (Sniper) courses to Law Enforcement personnel and wanted to address the issue of whether to use a Bolt Action Rifle (Bolt Gun) or Semi-Automatic Rifle (Gas Gun) for law enforcement applications. I think both have their pros and cons, but I want to go over them with you. Here are a few topics I wish to discuss:

  • Safety
  • Accuracy
  • Reliability
  • Training Time
  • Cost
  • Courses of Fire
  • Conclusions

While assigned to Special Operations in the 90’s, I served two years as a sniper. In the “old days,” I used a bolt action platform which fired a .300 Winchester Magnum cartridge and a gas operated platform, the .308 M1A magazine fed rifle. Since that time, a variety of both bolt and gas guns have hit the markets, from custom makers to major manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

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DARPA Ultimate Scope

Wired’s Danger Room has a great article on a program to enhance the ability of US snipers. This is on the heels of a British soldier who took out the enemy at over 1.5 miles.

Darpa, the Pentagon’s way-out research arm, is hoping to use lasers and advanced optical systems to make other snipers Harrison-accurate, even when the winds are howling. The agency is looking for 15 ultraprecise sniper scopes to put in shooters’ hands by next year.

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Sniper: Inside The Crosshairs

Last night The History Channel aired one of the finer programs that I have seen on that channel. The program was two hours of real world stories of snipers from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan. The program showed some of the longest shots in sniper warfare and discussed the force multiplier effect of a sniper on the battlefield. I highly recommend this show for anyone slightly interested in the subject.

Sniper DVD

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