SAS and Elite Forces Sniper Guide
Only the best of the best attain a place in the world of elite military forces – and only the best of these become master marksmen. What type of personality makes the best sniper, how are they trained, and what weapons do these elite warriors use to carry out their mission? With 300 illustrations, SAS and Elite Forces Sniper Guide shows how special forces units such as the Army Rangers, Navy Seals, SAS, and Delta Force train their most elite soldiers.
Martin J. Dougherty specializes in military and defense who has written on subjects ranging from naval weapons to personal security and self-defense. He is author of Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day Unarmed Combat, and Extreme Unarmed Combat.
Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer specialising in military and defence topics. His published work deals with subjects ranging from naval weapons to personal security and self-defence. He is author of Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, Warriors of the World: The Ancient Warrior, and Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Medieval Warrior. Dougherty has also written books on personal self defence, including Unarmed Combat (2010) and Extreme Unarmed Combat (2012).
PART 1: THE SNIPER
The Role of the Sniper
A Brief History of Sniping
The Sniper’s Place in Modern Infantry Doctrine
Military Snipers, Designated Marksmen and Sharpshooters
Snipers in Law Enforcement
Effects of Bullet Wounds on the Human Body
The Psychological Effect of Sniping
PART 2: THE MAKING OF A SNIPER
Basic Training and Selection
Escape and Evasion
PART 3: SNIPERS IN ACTION
Adapting to the Terrain
Forest and Jungle
Mountains and the Arctic
Overwatch and Security
Reconnaissance and Scouting
Taking the Shot
Rules of Engagement