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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.

The Advanced Pistol Marksmanship Instructor's Manual

The Advanced Pistol Marksmanship Instructor's Manual

  • Author: United States Army Marksmanship Unit
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781410100337
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 300
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Acquiring the ability to accurately shoot a pistol is no simple matter. One should not assume that the art of advanced pistol marksmanship is fully realized immediately upon reading a training manual on the fundamentals and techniques of pistol shooting; nor completely understood after having received a few hours of advice and instruction from a qualified coach or expert shooter.To become a top pistol shooter and able to produce consistently high scores, one must learn to perform all the fundamentals of shooting, acquire certain definite habits, achieve 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 pistol marksmanship which will cover all cases - one that can be adapted to each shooter's technique or special need. Training pistol shooters requires an individual approach. There is no single pattern or system for the organization of training that will entirely meet the individual requirements of all competitors, nor can one ever be expected. This is the reason knowledgeable coaches take the peculiarities of an individual - such as experience, degree of preparation and fitness, and other items - into account. They use these, and by relying on their own experience, devise a training program which allows special consideration for each shooter's capabilities. In spite of the difference in details, technique or method, there is much that is common to the training of advanced marksmen, that - in the opinion of leading coaches and shooters, applies to everyone, without exception. This manualendeavors to present, in a detailed, comprehensive manner, these universal applications.Advanced pistol 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 nation

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.

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.

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

Field Manual Fm 3-22.9 Rifle Marksmanship M16- and M4- Series Weapons W/Change 1 February 10, 2011 US Army

Field Manual Fm 3-22.9 Rifle Marksmanship M16- and M4- Series Weapons W/Change 1 February 10, 2011 US Army

  • Author: United States Government Us Army
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781475198294
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 418
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This manual provides guidance for planning and executing training on the 5.56-millimeter M16-series rifle (M16A1/A2/A3/A4) and M4 carbine. It is a guide for commanders, leaders, and instructors to develop training programs, plans, and lessons that meet the objectives or intent of the United States Army rifle marksmanship program and FM 7-0.This manual is organized to lead the trainer through the material needed to conduct training during initial entry training (IET) and unit sustainment training. Preliminary subjects include discussion on the weapon's capabilities, mechanical training, and the fundamentals and principles of rifle marksmanship. Live-fire applications are scheduled after the Soldier has demonstrated preliminary skills.Ch1 – Marksmanship TrainingCh2 – Weapon Characteristics, Accessories, and AmmunitionCh3 – Troubleshooting and DestructionCh4 – Preliminary Marksmanship and Mechanical TrainingCh5 – Downrange FeedbackCh6 – Field FireCh7 – Advanced Rifle MarksmanshipCh8 – Advanced Optics, Lasers, and Iron SightsA – Training Aids, Devices, and ExercisesB – ScorecardsC – Night FiringD – Range Safety and Risk ManagementE – Range Procedures and Range Operations ChecklistF – 10-Meter Target Offsets and 25-Meter Zero OffsetsThis manual was revised to include references to new materiel and systems. This revision includes—- The new Army total marksmanship training strategy, to include specific strategies for the United States Army Reserve (USAR) and the Army National Guard (ARNG).- Information about the advanced combat optical gunsight (ACOG), the AN/PEQ-15 advanced target pointer/illuminator aiming light (ATPIAL), various thermal sights, and the MK 262 round.- Information about the alternate qualification record fire courses (known distance [KD] record fire, 25-meter scaled target alternate course, 15-meter scaled target alternate course).- Information about the rapid magazine change and barricade transition fire for short-range marksmanship (SRM).- Changes to all of the scorecards.- Updated terminology.

Beyond Hell and Back

Beyond Hell and Back

How America's Special Operations Forces Became the World's Greatest Fighting Unit

  • Author: Dwight Jon Zimmerman,John D. Gresham
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466858427
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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An inside look at seven of the most harrowing and significant Special Operations missions ever. Courage beyond reason. Loyalty beyond faith. Perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity. These are just some of the qualities of the members of the U.S. Special Operation Forces. BEYOND HELL AND BACK details the seven defining Special Ops missions that have made the Special Operation Forces the best fighting unit in the world, including: *THE RESCUE OF BAT-21: The largest and longest Combat Search and Rescue mission in the Vietnam War lasted 17 days and cost the lives of 13 Americans—all to rescue one man and the invaluable knowledge he alone possessed. * TASK FORCE NORMANDY: Planned in secrecy and executed with flawless efficiency, Task Force Normandy was an Army/Air Force Special Operations joint op that fired the opening shots behind enemy lines in Operation Desert Storm. *OPERATION EAGLE CLAW: The devastating Special Forces operation mounted to retrieve 52 American hostages in Iran resulted in the deaths of eight members of the rescue team. This failure ultimately led to the creation of Special Operations Command. *BASHER 52: Captain Scott O'Grady was shot down over the "no fly" zone above Bosnia, and his daring rescue was one of the Marine Corps' finest operations ever. These are a few of the dramatic true tales that represent the defining moments that helped shape the operational methods, planning, and deployment for all future Special Ops missions. BEYOND HELL AND BACK is the greatest collection of Spec Ops missions ever assembled.