Ultimate Sniper III: The Video


with Maj. John L. Plaster USAR (Ret.); featuring Rob Furlong, Jim Gilliland and Steve Reichert

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Premier sniping authority John Plaster returns in this third installment of his best-selling Ultimate Sniper video series. Joining Plaster in this exclusive video from Paladin Press are record-holding long-range snipers Steve Reichert, Rob Furlong and Jim Gilliland. Together with Plaster, these world-class snipers show you just what it takes to win on today's battlefields. Drawing on their extensive knowledge of current tactics and techniques used by the insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, these snipers reveal the skills and mindset needed to be a successful modern-day sniper, the marksmanship fundamentals and state-of-the-art equipment used by U.S. snipers, how to design and conduct practical shooting drills for long-range accuracy, the training and strategy used by enemy forces, and the very real threats faced by U.S. sniper teams everyday. Learn how the stopping power of the .50-caliber and other precision sniper rifles, combined with the astonishing skill of this newest generation of snipers, has redefined how we fight and prevail against the forces of terror.

To further supplement your sniping knowledge, disc two contains the following PDF files titled additional materials that can only be opened on a computer:
  • .308 Extended Ballistics
  • .338 Lapua Ballistics
  • Ballistic Data Cards
  • Building a Shooting Tripod
  • Calculating Mil-Dot Holdovers
  • Countersniping in Iraq
  • Employment and Effects of Weapons
  • Getting the Most Out of Laser Rangefinders
  • Jeff Hoffman's Wind Formula
  • Making a 2,700-Yard Shot
  • Point-Blank Zero M24
  • Point-Blank Zero
  • Rifle Data Book
  • Shooting in the Wind
  • Shooting Uphill and Downhill
  • Target Knob Settings at 0.1 Mil Increments

This video is a must for any serious student of sniping or military combat. For information purposes only.
Maj. John L. Plaster USA (Ret.) served three tours in the top-secret unconventional warfare group, Studies and Observations Group, in Vietnam. As a long-range reconnaissance leader, he led tiny intelligence-gathering teams behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia before leaving SOG in late 1971. He was decorated for heroism four times and retired from the U.S. Army as a major. He is the author of The Ultimate Sniper (book and videos), The History of Sniping and Sharpshooting , Sharpshooting in the Civil War and two books on SOG .

Rob Furlong, a former Canadian soldier, held the world record for the longest .50-caliber sniper kill. While on Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan in 2002, he was credited with dispatching a Taliban fighter at 2,700 yards – or 1 1/2 miles. A veteran of Canada's Princess Patricia Light Infantry Regiment, today Rob is a police officer in Edmonton, Alberta.

Sergeant First Class Jim Gilliland, U.S. Army, is credited with the longest conventional sniper rifle (7.62mm) kill in the Iraq conflict, having eliminated an insurgent sniper at a confirmed distance of 1,367 yards. A qualified Airborne-Ranger, Jim and his "Shadow Sniper Team" were featured in a USA Today article in which the team was credited with more than 200 kills. A career soldier, Gilliland was an instructor at the U.S. Army Ranger School and is now the NCOIC at the Soldier Requirment Division, Small Arms Branch.

Steve Reichert, a former U.S. Marine sniper, is credited with the longest confirmed kill during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Steve spent eight years with the Marine Corps, serving as an infantryman, infantry platoon commander and platoon sergeant, precision weapons instructor and Marine diplomatic security guard and detachment commander, and was the driving force in implementing the DARPA countersniper and XM rifle programs in the Marine Corps. After leaving the Corps, Steve founded Long Range Services, Tier 1 Group (T1G) and High Caliber Training (HTC). T1G is a defense-related company that provides specialized services and training to the U.S. government and other agencies.
1) Shooting Fundamentals
2) Support for Shooting
3) Making and Using a Shooting Tripod
4) Distinct Levels of Shooting Practice
5) Known Distance Practice Firing
6) Preparing a Ballistics Data Card
7) Unknown Distance Practice Firing
8) Planning and Conducting Shooting Drills
9) Reactive Targets
10) Samples of Shooting Drills
11) Rifle Practice with Rimfire Rifle
12) Laser Rangefinding
13) Up/Down "Slant" Shooting and Compensation
14) Increasing role of "Heavy" Sniper Rifles
15) Extreme-Range Shooting
16) Optic Issues at Extreme Ranges
17) Surveillance to Counter IEDs
18) The Threat to U.S. Sniper Teams
19) The Terrorist Snipers We Face in the War on Terror
20) Enemy Sniper Training
21) Enemy Sniper Tactics in Iraq
22) Taliban Snipers in Afghanistan
23) Terrorist Vehicle-Borne Snipers in Iraq
24) Countering Enemy Snipers
25) Heavy rifle Anti-Material/Barrier Penetration Role
26) Heavy rifle Penetration Capabilities
27) Recent Trends in Sniper Rifles
28) Use of Short Barreled Rifles
29) Optics for Spotters and PDA use in the Field
30) Compact Periscope with Zoom Magnification
31) Greatest Counter-Sniping Success
32) Sniper Interview
(The Additional Materials folder found on Disc 2 contains 16 PDF files.)

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