The Complete .50-Caliber Sniper Course

Hard-Target Interdiction

by Dean Michaelis


576 pages, 8.5" x 11"
photos, Illust.

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  • Chapter List
Nowhere is the subject of using the big guns covered in more detail than in The Complete .50-Caliber Sniper Course. Before SFC Dean Michaelis (Ret.) wrote this comprehensive book on sniping, he wrote a first-of-its-kind program of instruction for the Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC) at the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne). A member of the 1st Special Forces Group, Michaelis and two other instructors taught students everything they needed to know about .50-caliber rifles and hard-target missions. Now he brings that information to you, covering every aspect of the sniper's art: the history, the equipment and the skills. Also included are reproducible forms, a military-issue .50-caliber cartridge tip color guide, and the author's exclusive Program of Instruction for Special Operations Hard-Target Interdiction Course. This book is an invaluable resource for military and civilian shooters alike.
1) Military History of Hard-Target Interdiction and Its Development in Special Operations
2) Equipment Used in Hand-Target Interdiction
3) Care and Maintenance of the Heavy Rifle
4) Introduction to the Training Environment
5) Sight Adjustment and Zero of the Heavy Rifle
6) Determining and Correcting for Meteorological and Environmental Conditions
7) Range Determination Methods and Practices
8) Training the Hard-Target Interdiction Operator
9) Application of Fire
10) Field Skills for Hard-Target Interdiction Sniper Teams
11) Target Analysis
12) Ammunition
13) Reproducible Forms and Data Pages
14) HTI Program of Instruction
15) 5000 Meter Sniper Rifle Concept
16) The Original Hard Target Interdiction Concept: November 1989
17) .50 BMG Cartridge Tip Color Guide (Military Issue)