The 21st century sniper is a mature, intelligent shooter who leverages technology to his deadly advantage. He has spent thousands of hours honing his skills. He is a master of concealment in all environments, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the crowded streets of Iraq. He is trained in science and left alone to create the unique art of the kill. To the sniper, the battlefield is like a painter’s blank canvas. It is his job to simultaneously utilize tools, training, and creativity to deliver devastating psychological impact upon the battlefield. And it is he alone who is left with the intimacy of the kill. A complete practical guide for any modern sniper, former Navy SEAL and military sniper Brandon Webb reveals the tips and basic training necessary to become an efficient marksman. Webb is an international authority on sniping, and after serving multiple missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, he ran the Navy SEAL sniper course, which is arguably the best sniper qualification course in the world. Including details on advanced sniper training for maritime, helicopter, and urban sniper operations, The 21st Century Sniper also touches on the latest research, development, testing, and evaluation of sniper weapons systems and optics. From trajectories and wind speed to camouflage and best vantage points and targets, Webb covers everything an expert sniper needs to know. This book is suitable for gun enthusiasts, outdoorsmen, the beginning sniper, and those with military backgrounds.
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I was hooked on this book after the first chapter. If you appreciate history and learning something new, then this book will be enjoyable for you. I was fascincated by the history and science of sniping, and the authors do an excellent job of keeping it interesting and even funny at times. The authors also did a good job of giving credit to all snipers and not just focusing on their SEAL background, although their own stories are some of the best. For the price, this audiobook is a steal.
Excellent book, but not sure the narrator...
Excellent book but not sure the narrator has ever even seen a gun, let alone has any knowledge of them whatsoever. Bought the audiobook but only made it half way through before I was so distracted by his lack of vernacular understanding that I had to turn it off.
Ex- "shooting a common round, the seven dot six two ex 54"
Just buy the print version.
Well done book
This book goes over the history, the tools of the trade and where sniper will fit in the furture. It a good over view