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Marksmanship in the U.S. Army

Marksmanship in the U.S. Army

A History of Medals, Shooting Programs, and Training

  • Author: William K. Emerson
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806135755
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Featuring hundreds of black-and-white illustrations of marksmanship medals, prizes, and badges, plus a special full-color section, this encyclopedia of U.S. Army shooting awards and training program rewards is a must-have for military historians and collectors. In Marksmanship in the U.S. Army, William K. Emerson details weapons training from the 1850s to the present, gathering this information for the first time in a single volume. Emerson highlights the philosophies behind army marksmanship and documents the awards, prizes, and badges bestowed upon the War Department’s most elite shooters, artillerymen, and swordsmen. Proficiency training discussed in this book includes the use of sabers, cannons, sea mines, bayonets, tank weapons, aerial gunnery, bombs, and other weapons. Emerson integrates discussion of the criteria, people, and rationale behind each award into this historical account. Emerson’s emphasis on national rifle and pistol matches, the history of selected army and NRA trophies, and significant players in the army’s weapons training development enhances the comprehensive appeal of the latest contribution to military history by this experienced author.

Phil Sheridan and His Army

Phil Sheridan and His Army

  • Author: Paul Andrew Hutton
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 0806150211
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 496
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"Paul Hutton’s study of Phil Sheridan in the West is authoritative, readable, and an important contribution to the literature of westward expansion. Although headquartered in Chicago, Sheridan played a crucial role in the opening of the West. His command stretched from the Missouri to the Rockies and from Mexico to Canada, and all the Indian Wars of the Great Plains fell under his direction. Hutton ably narrates and interprets Sheridan’s western career from the perspective of the top command rather than the battlefield leader. His book is good history and good reading."–Robert M. Utley

Our Bravest Young Men, Vol. I

Our Bravest Young Men, Vol. I

  • Author: Corinne McConnell Brulé
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1456752510
  • Category:
  • Page: 402
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This is one volume of a two-volume book. This novel is a political statement set within a story in the Vietnam War. The purpose of this book is to entertain, to educate and to give a message about the Vietnam War. The author has kept historical accuracy and realism to make this book meaningful. Inspiration for writing this book came from the author’s experience of living in America with the Vietnam War and from the author’s recollections of Soldiers who were drafted and who fought in the war. This book contains historic and well-known quotations about war that have been used in the dialogue. Some battlefield-action has been added so the reader has a balance of action scenes and political discussions on the war.

Rifle Marksmanship

Rifle Marksmanship

A Guide to M16- and M4-Series Weapons

  • Author: Army, Department of the
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1510728465
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 416
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Rifle Marksmanship is the newly revised, official guide to planning and executing training on the M16-series rifles (M16A1, M16A2, M16A3, and M16A4) and M4 carbine. This handbook is developed by the US Army for commanders, leaders, and instructors to help create training programs and materials for soldiers to complete the United States Army rifle marksmanship program. It offers a comprehensive guide to the specifics and capabilities of each weapon and an introduction to the fundamentals of marksmanship, followed by complete guidance through each of the five stages of rifle marksmanship training. Topics covered include: Weapon Characteristics, Accessories, and Ammunition Range Safety and Risk Management Preliminary Marksmanship and Mechanical Training Advanced Optics, Lasers, and Iron Sights 10-Meter Target Offsets and 25-Meter Zero Offsets Training Aids, Devices, and Scorecards Replete with information and training materials for learners and instructors, this handbook provides the guidance for all shooters, whether in combat or in hunting and recreation, to operate their rifles with deadly proficiency.

The Marksmanship Instructors' and Coaches' Guide

The Marksmanship Instructors' and Coaches' Guide

  • Author: United States Army Marksmanship Unit
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781589639874
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 620
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Acquiring the ability to shoot accurately is no simple matter. One should not assume that the art of advanced marksmanship is fully realized upon reading a training manual. It cannot be complete understood even after hours of advice and instruction from a qualified marksmanship coach or target shooter.To become a qualified shooter and be able to produce consistently high scores, one must learn to perform all the fundamentals of shooting, acquire certain definite habits, flawless coordination - and above all - have a capacity for the intense concentration essential to exercising a high degree of mental control. For this, one must train.It is difficult, if not impossible, to establish a universal system of training in marksmanship which will cover all cases, that is, one that can be adapted to every shooters technique or special need. Training shooters requires an individual approach. For this reason, knowledgeable coaches take the peculiarities of an individual - such as experience, degree of preparation and physical fitness - and other factors into account. Relying on their own experience, they devise a training program which allows special considerations for each shooters capabilities. In spite of the difference in details, technique or method, there is much that is common to the training of advanced marksmen. This manual endeavors to present, in a detailed, comprehensive manner, these universal applications. Advanced marksmanship training must of necessity, avoid the involved and exceedingly complex because it is an activity whose participants form a great cross-section of our national life, and the average citizen is its greatest asset.

Records of North American Big Game

Records of North American Big Game

  • Author: Boone and Crockett Club
  • Publisher: Boone and Crockett Club
  • ISBN: 9780940864511
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 904
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This is the one collectors of big game hunting books have been waiting for! Records of North American Big Game is a one-of-a-kind big game records book that lives up to its longstanding reputation as "The Book" of native North American big game trophies. In its twelfth edition since the original book was published nearly seventy-five years ago, this latest edition has over 800-pages filled with valuable information for today''s hunters, outdoorsmen, and game managers. A total of thirty-eight different categories of North American big game are recognized and, as a testament to the success of today''s conservation and big game management efforts, a record-setting twelve new World''s Records are featured in this edition. Photographs and the stories behind these new World''s Records are included along with the photographs and stories about the other twenty-six World''s Records that the Club currently recognizes. New to this edition is a focus on showing as many of top-scoring trophies dating back to 1932 as possible. We''ve raided the Club''s records-keeping archives and found hundreds of photographs of top-scoring trophies that haven''t been published for decades. Before each category''s trophy list, readers will be delighted to view these photographs from history and track their individual measurements in the listings that follow. The Boone and Crockett Club has also put together an image-packed CD-ROM that includes desktop pictures featuring the top trophies, screen savers, downloadable score charts and more. Along with the detailed listing of over 22,000 trophies ranked by their all-time scores, this book also includes eight chapters by some of today''s most popular outdoor writers including Bob Robb, Gordon Whittington, Wayne Van Zwoll, and Jim Shockey. Hunters who pick up this book will enjoy reading about memorable hunting experiences, why and how antlers grow, along with chapters about the Sagamore Hill Award (the highest award given by B&C), the National Collection of Heads and Horns, and more. Records of North American Big Game is much more than a book of records-keeping statistics, it is a history book of big game animals in North America. Informative chapters, hunting stories, and hundreds of portrait and field photographs make this book an exceptional resource for hunters and sportsmen and provides hours of reading enjoyment.

Sniper & Counter Sniper Tactics - Official U.S. Army Handbooks

Sniper & Counter Sniper Tactics - Official U.S. Army Handbooks

Improve Your Sniper Marksmanship & Field Techniques, Choose Suitable Countersniping Equipment, Learn about Countersniper Situations, Select Suitable Sniper Position, Learn How to Plan a Mission

  • Author: U.S. Department of Defense
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026876164
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 193
  • View: 680
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Learn how to fight as a sniper and to defend yourself against the enemy sniper - Find out the sniper & counter sniper tactics formulated and used by the U.S. Army. Let professionals teach you how to choose suitable countersniping equipment, select sniper position, observation techniques and how to plan a mission. This e-book will help you improve your riffle marksmanship and field techniques, how to notice typical countersniper situations and react in a split second. Content: Sniper Training: Equipment Marksmanship Field Techniques Mission Preparation Operations Communications Tracking/Countertracking Sniper Sustainment Training Sniper Weapons of the World M21 Sniper Weapon System Counter Sniper Guide: Ammunition Rifles Sights Noise and Muzzle Flash General Notes Trajectory of 222 Cartridge Description of Epoxy Impregnation of Stock Firing Positions Typical Countersniper Situations Suitable Countersniping Equipment

Basic Rifle Marksmanship Training with the Laser Marksmanship Training System

Basic Rifle Marksmanship Training with the Laser Marksmanship Training System

  • Author: Joseph D. Hagman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Laser beams
  • Page: 12
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How to Shoot the U. S. Army Rifle

How to Shoot the U. S. Army Rifle

A Graphic Handbook on Correct Shooting

  • Author: Arthur Goodfriend
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781985328891
  • Category:
  • Page: 124
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How to Shoot the U.S. Army Rifle, first published in 1943, was the official manual for new infantrymen on holding, sighting, and shooting the legendary M1 Garand .30 caliber rifle. The manual incorporated everything the new soldier needed to know to become a proficient marksman with the M1. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings, the book remains a useful reference for anyone wanting to learn more about using the M1 and for rifle shooting in general. From the Foreword:The U.S. Army Rifle-be it the M1903 (Springfield), M1917 (Enfield), or M1 (Garand)-has the range, caliber, power, and accuracy to kill the enemy. All that is required is a soldier well enough trained in rifle marksmanship to hit the enemy in the right places. The U.S. Army believes in this training. Its rifle marksmanship course is the most thorough in the world. In the last war, the deadliness of American marksmanship amazed both our Allies and our enemies. In this war, reports from far-flung battlefields reveal that the hours of marksmanship training in our camps have not been spent in vain. Deadly marksmanship depends on correct shooting habits. In stress of battle, you must do the right things without thinking about them. You must know the correct sight picture. You must take a rock-steady position. You must squeeze the trigger. You must shoot rapidly. And all the while, your sights must be correctly set for range, wind, and weather. How to do these things the right way is shown on the following pages. Pictures and text are taken from the U.S. Army's graphic portfolio on rifle marksmanship. They apply, with minor modifications, to the M1903, M1917 and M1 rifles. The method is that developed by The Infantry School for the semiautomatic M1 rifle, a method that enables you to get the most out of any rifle you may ever have to shoot. Put aside your own ideas on rifle shooting for the duration of the war. Where life and death, victory or defeat, depend on the result, it is wise to follow this method. It is based on countless hours of test and trial, on the range and the battlefield. Every detail in these pictures is important. Study them carefully. A few minutes with this book in your bunk before going out on the drill field will make your work easier. A little time spent on review before firing on the range will mean more bull's-eyes. Later these lessons, well learned, will cause many a Nazi and Jap to echo the words of that German in the last war who, dying, wrote: "God save us from these Americans. They shoot like devils . . . They are the best marksmen in the world."

Modern American Snipers

Modern American Snipers

From The Legend to The Reaper---on the Battlefield with Special Operations Snipers

  • Author: Chris Martin,SOFREP
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466876239
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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Most people think of snipers as shooters perched in urban hides, dealing out death unseen from a considerable distance. But this description barely scratches the surface. Special operations snipers are men with stacked skill sets who have the ability to turn the tide of battles, even when they aren't pulling the trigger. Snipers have played an outsized role in the War on Terror that has earned them the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, and countless other honors. These are the most experienced warriors on the battlefield, oftentimes the units' best assaulters with years of door-kicking under their belt. These are the men who run ops in small teams across borders, or dress like locals and pull off high-risk vehicle reconnaissance and singleton missions in non-permissive environments. MODERN AMERICAN SNIPERS tells the inside story of some of the most heroic patriots in recent American history by the friends and colleagues who knew them best, including: * The Legend – Chris Kyle, SEAL Team 3 Chief and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history * The Reaper – Nick Irving, the first African American to serve as a sniper in the 3rd Ranger Battalion, and its deadliest, with 33 confirmed kills * Robert Horrigan, Delta sniper who played a critical role in Operation Anaconda * Don Hollenbaugh, Delta Operator who earned the Distinguished Service Cross while embedded with a Marine platoon in the First Battle of Fallujah * And many more