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    Training:





    91Kb
    This is a photo of me and my Marine Scout Sniper School partner and my FFP window. We made three shots under observation from this position without being detected. My Name is Cpl S, Karl V. And my partner was Sgt S. We were with 1/3 Scout Sniper Platoon 93-95.
    (Posted 13 March 2006)

    36Kb
    Sniper training in Iraq - 2005
    Courtesy of IMY
    (Posted 13 March 2006)

    92Kb
    TXNG Sniper team gathering Data for Uknown Distance targets.
    Photo by SFC P.Carpentier JR TXNG
    (Posted 30 October 2005)

    96Kb
    SFC P.Carpentier JR Txng on the "Big Eye" spotting for sniper teams
    Photo by SFC P.Carpentier JR TXNG
    (Posted 30 October 2005)

    74Kb
    TXNG Sniper teams shooting moving targets at the 500 yard line
    Photo by SFC P.Carpentier JR TXNG
    (Posted 30 October 2005)

    176Kb
    Finish sniper showing his camouflage in Finland, Pori
    (Posted 29 October 2005)

    157Kb
    Finnish Coastal Jaegers on exercise in archcipelago surrounding the capital
    (Posted 29 October 2005)

    131Kb
    Finnish Coastal Jaegers on exercise in archcipelago surrounding the capital
    (Posted 29 October 2005)

    141Kb
    Finnish Coastal Jaeger sniper group
    (Posted 29 October 2005)

    Before 2005

    27Kb
    A little stress is good for the soul. An SMTC instructor provides a student with a lesson in concentration.
    23Kb
    Sniper students at the serious business of developing their data books.

    26Kb
    A night shoot proves to the students that light security means life or death.
    79Kb
    A student prepares for a land nav exercise.

    22Kb
    Early morning after a 38 Km E&E FTX through the Mountains of the Sauerland near Kassel in Germany. Courtesy of Torsten

    35Kb
    Unteroffizier and Feldwebel preparing for a winter FTX, note uncovered KIMS game on table behind them as well as model of training area in background. Overwhites are in background somewhere. Courtesy of Torsten

    73Kb
    Shooting out of trench mock ups at the 300 Meter range in Coesfeld Germany. Courtesy of Torsten

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    Shooting out of trench mock ups at the 300 Meter range in Coesfeld Germany. Courtesy of Torsten

    39Kb
    Ammo resupply at the Daaden Ranges, just over the top leftmost box is the hill with the 500 Meter pop up targets.  Note "ghillied" spotting scope left of ammo. Courtesy of Torsten

    62Kb
    German Army Reserve Sniper waiting for the red flag to commence firing at the 2000 Meter Range facing the Ostsee in Todendorf Germany. Rifle is a Mauser 86 SR. Also note use of tracer rounds to mark key targets for MG 3 on field mount that was shooting off to the right. Courtesy of Torsten

    12Kb
    Speaking of large Rucks…The soldier on the right is leaning forward just to stay upright.

    46Kb
    MOUT training in the UK. "We wear DPM camo, somewhat different from the British pattern." The binoculars are 6x42 and made by Ednar. Large bag on the left hip is the gas-mask of course. The pouch on his left shoulder doesn't contain his bandage -- it has his rifle cleaning materials in it.  Bandage is in the small pocket on his right leg

    51Kb
    After a tiring day of MOUT training, a troop listens to a CD. Flash!  Bye bye night vision! - Courtesy SniperHide

    28Kb
    MOUT operations. With the increasing world tensions and "small" brush fires, snipers will find themselves frequently and increasingly in this environment.

    34Kb
    Hard Target Interdiction course run by 1st SFGA with .50 BMGs

    44Kb
    Hard Target Interdiction course conducted in 1996 at Yakima Washington.  The target behind the class was engaged by .50 caliber rifle fire from a little over 1400 meters.  Note the group size.  Winds were 6-14 knots depending on the angle of attack on the targets.  Temperature was 110 degrees at a little over 3000 ASL.  Rifles are a mix of Barret  M82A1 and SR-25 Suppressed guns.

    36Kb
    These two operators are Rangers from the 75th Regiment, 2nd Ranger Battalion in the HTI course in 1996. 
    Weapons are a suppressed SR-25 and the Barrett M82A1 again.  Slung over the heavy shooter's back is a Suppressed CAR-15 with an OPSINC suppressor.

    25Kb
    Israeli snipers training with M-14 sniper rifles in the 1980s. With permission of the Israeli Civil Guard Sharp Shooters Ass.

    69Kb
    The late Israeli sniper legend, Shem-Tov Alony.  With permission of the Israeli Civil Guard Sharp Shooters Ass.

    51Kb
    Swiss Army Sniper - Oktober '98 Grenadierschool of Isone. A Part of his enviroment.  Courtesy of Phillip.

    46Kb
    Swiss Army Snipertroop - Oktober '98
    Grenadierschool of Isone.  Courtesy of Phillip.

    70Kb
    This is a rare photo because in this photo the Polish army dressed up in U.S clothing for a training mission, the mission was similar to the SOG or LRRP missions during the Viet Nam war. The reason for this training was to prepare for the soldiers for the Cold war and use them as spies just like the Germans did in World War II.

    32Kb
    HTI Operator using a 2" Theodolite to determine the range to a target. A degree of accuracy of 1.4 meters at 1600 meters is possible when using a Theodolite.  The systems are passive and are therefore not detectable.

    14Kb
    National Guard Scout Sniper course that 
    was conducted at Hastings NE June 1999.
    Several students conducting a rangefinding test using 3 methods.  First, naked eye.  Second, using the binos with the artillery mil scale.  Lastly, using the Leupold M-4 scope.  Exercises were timed and not 
    at all easy.  With permission of Hastings Tribune.

    80Kb
    Sgt. Pekkala (to the far left) and his spotter (Sgt. Kalla) after their successful qualification to Sniper Instructors in 1997.
    They also have two riflebearers with them.  Courtesy of Sgt. Pekkala

    33Kb

    Israeli Civil Guard Sharp Shooters on police competition in Adam Base.  The rifle is IMI Mauser Mod 98 with Weaver  T10.  With permission of the Israeli Civil Guard Sharp Shooters Ass.

    28Kb
    Guess what he is training to be!  A Chechin refugee child.    From Excite.com

    41Kb
    Printout from new SIUS ASCOR computer system used in the Bundeswehr.  This is what the shooter sees and also the printout for the keeper of the rangebook were they keep track of the ammo and scores.
    Plus you get to take it home to mama to show off.  Courtesy of Torsten

    64Kb
    "Go! Go! Go!"  A rather annoyed Crew Chief shouts as snipers insert to the stalk area from a Nebraska Air National Guard Blackhawk at Hastings, Neb.  WWII era ammunion bunkers are visible in the background.  Nebraska National Guard Scout-Sniper School, June 1999.  Courtesy of DakotaAviator

    63Kb
    In this two photo panel, snipers exit the helo and seek cover to the rear of the unknown distance range after helo insertion from the bivouac area.  Nebraska National Guard Scout-Sniper School, June 1999.  Courtesy of DakotaAviator

    64Kb
    Snipers low crawling up to the firing line at the unknown distance range to shoot their cold-bore shot after the helo insertion.  Nebraska National Guard Scout-Sniper School, June 1999.  Courtesy of DakotaAviator

    64Kb
    Major B. the OIC of the course with the "Big-Eye".  Ghillie suit tops are laid out to dry in the background as an early morning stalk was conducted prior to shooting the unknown distance range.  Nebraska National Guard Scout-Sniper School, June 1999.  Courtesy of DakotaAviator

    42Kb
    SFC Carpentier and SP/4 A. Donaldson TXNG on a stalking exercise.  Photo courtsey of SFC Pete Carpentier jr TXNG.

    36Kb
    Sniper teams shooting the Unknown Distance Match at the 2000 Winston P. Wilson National Guard Championship.  Photo courtsey of SFC Pete Carpentier jr TXNG.

    49Kb
    United States Navy Naval Coastal Warfare (NCW) Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit (MIUWU), Long Range Rifleman graduating class.

    76Kb
    Service Rifle - Standing from the 100m.  Weapons are a C7A1 and M4A1.  Courtesy of Kevin B.

    29Kb
    Ghillie and Jerry Rice Nighthawk.  Courtesy of Kevin B.

    23Kb
    Petawawa 1990 C7 - taking a break for a photo op (dumped webbing and Helmet) - non live fire.  Note BFA.  Courtesy of Kevin B.

    29Kb
    Tactical Training Benelli M3, H&K MP-5A2 and Sig P226's.  Courtesy of Kevin B.

    16Kb
    CQB training with the FN-P90.  Courtesy SniperHide

    41Kb
    This a sniper with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections training at a National Guard base.  Checking zero.  Courtesy Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections

    24Kb
    Sometimes things are done a little bit differently...

    37Kb
    What more can I say?

    45Kb
    Now you see them...

    28Kb
    Hey, where's that little bugger gone to!?

    29Kb
    Aha!  There you are!

    48Kb
    "What are you shooting at sniper!" A sniper being put under a little stress.  Photo by SFC P. Carpentier jr TXNG  
    The four following pics were taken during a week long FBI sniper school the second week of August, 2001.  The head instructor was Ted Hollibaugh.  Pics are from the 200 yd line.  I'd have liked to taken more pics, but there just wasn't any time.  Photos courtesy of Sgt. Lance Johnston

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    Sgt. Lance Johnston from Reading City Police Department in Michigan behind his TBA M40A1.  Photo courtesy of Sgt. Lance Johnston

    37Kb
    Sgt. John Reed of Hillsdale County Sheriff's Department in Michigan behind his Remington PSS. Photo courtesy of Sgt. Lance Johnston

    38Kb
    Three shooters preparing for a timed shot.  Ted Hollibaugh is in the brown shirt with his hand on his chin.  Photo courtesy of Sgt. Lance Johnston

    23Kb
    Enjoying a brief rest.  There weren't too many of those.  Photo courtesy of Sgt. Lance Johnston

    53Kb
    Member of Italian Alpine troops armed with a Beretta AR70/90 shotgun during camouflage training in woody environment. Courtesy of Special Equipment - Italy



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