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  • Feared Iraqi Sniper who Killed more than 300 ISIS Fighters Dies

    10/10/2017 4:44:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/10/2017 | B Seay
    An Iraqi fighter known as “the sheikh of snipers” was killed last weekend in a battle with the Islamic State. Abu Tahsin al-Salhi had been fighting for more than four decades in the region, beginning with the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. He was killed in northwestern Iraq while trying to reclaim the town of Hawija from ISIS fighters, according to the Daily Mail. Tahsin had a grey beard, wore fingerless gloves, rode an off-road motorbike, and used an Austrian-manufactured Steyr rifle. Read the rest of the Iraqi sniper story here.

    10/03/2017 6:44:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 168 replies ^ | October 2, 2017
    STEPHEN PADDOCK Born on April 9, 1953 Birth Name Stephen Craig Paddock Occupation Accountant / Auditor Net Worth $5,000,000 USD Hometown Sun Valley, California Parents Benjamin Hoskins Paddock(father) Girlfriend Marilou Danley Cause Of Death Suicide Siblings Eric Paddock (brother) Bruce Paddock (brother) Profiles Stephen Paddock Instagram Stephen Craig Paddock (April 9, 1953 - October 1, 2017) was an American mass murderer who committed a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017, that left over 58 people dead and over 515 others injured. He resided in Mesquite, Nevada and was the partner of Marilou Danley Las Vegas Mass...
  • Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter

    08/14/2017 10:19:31 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 72 replies
    FOXNews ^ | Michael Obel
    A Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq. Shooting experts say the fatal shot at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The feat, pulled off by a special forces sniper from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2, smashed the previous distance record for successful sniper shots by some 3,280 feet, a record set by a British sniper. The new record was set using a McMillan TAC-50, a .50-caliber weapon...
  • VIDEO: Kurdish Female Sniper Laughs off ISIS Bullet That Missed Her

    07/02/2017 10:05:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 30 June 2017
    A Kurdish female sniper was almost killed on Tuesday when a sniper from the extremist organization in the city of Raqqa in the north of Syria whizzed past her. The bullet missed her head by a few centimeters but she appeared unfazed. In fact, she did not let the incident bother her and laughed off what just happened. As many as 7,000 young Kurdish women form the “Protection of Women” unit, which has been engaged in fighting against ISIS. The sniper was exchanging fire with ISIS members when one shot was aimed at her head. However, the bullet missed the...
  • Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter

    06/22/2017 3:09:08 PM PDT · by Hadean · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2017 | Michael Obel
    A Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq. Shooting experts say the fatal shot at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The feat, pulled off by a special forces sniper from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2, smashed the previous distance record for successful sniper shots by some 3,280 feet, a record set by a British sniper. “ ... the true challenge here was being able to calculate the actual wind speed...
  • A great sniper shot at link, no one hurt

    05/22/2017 9:54:07 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Video at link.
  • Report: Brit Special Forces sniper takes out ISIS sniper 1.5 miles away(.408)

    05/22/2017 5:41:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 5/22/2017 | thomas lifeson
    Imagine firing a gun and taking out a sniper so far away that the bullet takes 3 seconds to arrive, traveling at supersonic speed. With one shot! But an unnamed British SAS Special Forces sniper is reported to have done just that. The UK Daily Star has the story: The long-range shot took place almost two weeks ago as part of a counter-sniper operation during the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul. The SAS soldier, a sergeant who was a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hit the Iraqi in the throat as he left a burned-out...
  • US Army to Search for New 7.62mm Rifle

    04/28/2017 4:07:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 68 replies ^ | 27 Apr, 2017 | Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army soon will begin searching for a 7.62mm rifle to become its formal squad designated marksman rifle for combat platoons and squads. A recent directed requirement from Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn prompted Army weapons officials to write a new requirement, and most likely they will conduct a competition that will result in the service equipping each combat arms squad with a new 7.62mm squad designated marksman rifle, Matt Walker, deputy for the Lethality Branch at the Maneuver Center for Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia, told Equipping units with SDM rifles so they can shoot...
  • SOCOM Looks to Ditch 7.62 NATO For Better Long Range Performance

    04/19/2017 5:08:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 72 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 19 Apr, 2017 | Bob Owens
    SOCOM has seen the light, and is finally looking to drop the 7.62 NATO in favor of a lighter and better-performing rifle in a 6.5 short-action caliber. Special Operations Command is exploring a new caliber for its semi-automatic sniper rifle needs and upgrading one of its bolt-action sniper rifle systems. Maj. Aron Hauquitz told Military Times Tuesday that SOCOM is in the preliminary stages of exploring a sniper rifle chambered in the 6.5 mm caliber. The two commercially available rounds being evaluated are the .260 Remington and the 6.5 mm Creedmoor. Research shows that both rounds will “stay supersonic longer,...
  • Chavista Sniper Identified & Name Spread on Twitter

    04/11/2017 10:30:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    Self | April 11, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    Talk about being in a world of sh*t! That today is the situation for one Oliver Yamarte. That is the name of a Chavista sniper who has been identified and had his name spread on Twitter for the past day. Not only can you see videos of him firing into protestors HERE but they even have his official voter ID up including his registration number. His days of anonymity are OVER. The only possible future he has is as a refugee in Cuba but if he stays in Venezuela, he will have to face justice in the not too distant...
  • ISIS Puts $1 Million Bounty On Danish Student’s Head For Killing 100 ISIS Militants (Photos)

    02/09/2017 8:18:35 AM PST · by Bratch · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 9th, 2017 | Ryan Saavedra
      Stunning 23-Year-Old Kills 100 ISIS Militants Meet Joanna Palani, the gorgeous 23-year-old Danish student who burst onto the world stage after reports of her combat performance began to surface. While women in the United States were busy mocking President Trump by wearing pink “pussy hats,” Palani was busy killing ISIS militants. Just how many militants are we talking about? According to the Mirror, she has killed 100 militants in her role as a sniper while fighting in Iraq and Syria. The Mirror also reports that she believes that she has a $1 Million bounty on her head from ISIS as a result. Vice reports that Palani is an...
  • Chelsea Clinton’s dig at Kellyanne Conway sparks Twitter feud

    02/03/2017 4:57:24 PM PST · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/3/2017 | Rob Fredericks
    <p>Chelsea Clinton and Kellyanne Conway traded sharp Twitter jabs Friday — with the former first daughter mocking President Trump’s counselor for inventing a terror attack and the White House aide firing back about how the Clintons “lost the election.”</p> <p>“Very grateful no one seriously hurt in the Louvre attack … or the (completely fake) Bowling Green Massacre. Please don’t make up attacks,” Clinton tweeted Friday morning, the day after Conway appeared on MSNBC to defend Trump’s immigration order.</p>
  • SAS sniper racks up 100th ISIS kill during battle for Mosul

    12/04/2016 7:22:30 AM PST · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Express-UK ^ | December 4, 2016 | Tom Batchelor
    AN SAS sniper has picked off his 100th Islamic State militant during fighting for the Iraqi city of Mosul. The impressive tally makes him one of the most successful snipers in the British armed forces. His latest kill is said to be a “high valued target” in the terror group, which has put up fierce resistance as the US-backed coalition attempts to recapture Iraq’s second city from the extremists. . . . Taking his position outside a compound that was once a base for former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the sharpshooter needed just a single bullet to punch through the...
  • Southwest employee dead in Oklahoma airport shooting as 'sniper's nest' reported in parking garage

    11/15/2016 2:30:28 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 15 Nov 2016 | Christopher Brennan
    No posting due to souce.
  • Tech company CEO fired after threatening to kill Trump

    11/15/2016 8:05:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    News 96.5 WDBO ^ | 11-15-16 | Joe Kelley
    A California-based network security company has accepted the resignation of their CEO of he threatened to kill President-elect Donald Trump.  Matt Harrigan, the now FORMER CEO of PacketSled, went on a Facebook tirade on election night. The series of angry messages were part of a private thread that someone exposed through a series of screenshots.  In those posts, Harrigan made quite clear the intent to kill Mr. Trump: I’m going to kill the president. Elect.”  “Bring it secret service.” "In no uncertain terms, f*** you America. Seriously. F*** off.” 
  • 'Sniper of Mosul' strikes fear in hearts of ISIS fighters

    10/25/2016 7:51:20 AM PDT · by kimtom · 30 replies ^ | October 25, 2016 | Sun
    A renegade sniper has been striking fear into the hearts of ISIS thugs in Mosul — picking them off one-by-one, reports claim. The mysterious marksman — dubbed the “Sniper of Mosul” — is believed to be behind shootings in four separate neighborhoods in Iraq’s second largest city. ISIS UNLEASHES 'HEAVY RESISTANCE' OUTSIDE MOSUL, PENTAGON REPORTS But officials think the resistance fighter could be receiving help from other gunmen, according to the Daily Star.
  • Sniper takes out ISIS executioner from a mile away

    09/12/2016 8:04:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/11/2016 | Emily Saul
    A sharpshooter killed a top ISIS executioner and three other jihadists with a single bullet from nearly a mile away — just seconds before the fiend was set to burn 12 hostages alive with a flamethrower, according to a new report. The British Special Air Service marksman turned one of the most hated terrorists in Syria into a fireball by using a Barett .50-caliber rifle to strike a fuel tank affixed to the jihadi’s back, the UK’s Daily Star reported Sunday. The pack exploded, killing the sadistic terrorist and three of his flunkies, who were supposed to film the execution,...
  • SAS sniper hero 'killed an ISIS terror leader who was about to incinerate hostages [tr]

    09/11/2016 5:42:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 11, 2016 | Alexander Robertson
    A British sniper took out a feared ISIS executioner as he prepared to murder several hostages by shooting a fuel tank on his back and incinerating him. The SAS marksman fired a single round from his Barrett .50 calibre sniper rifle at the terrorist, who was about to use a flame thrower to kill 12, from 1,500m. The bullet hit the flame thrower's fuel tank and caused a huge fireball, also killing three other ISIS members who were ready to film the execution.
  • Head shot: SAS sniper kills ISIS decapitation boss with single bullet to the head - TomoNews

    09/10/2016 11:54:30 AM PDT · by gsm31 · 45 replies
    Tomo News ^ | 16-Feb 15 2016 | TomoNews US
    ISIS decapitating instructor loses head to SAS sniper.
  • Kalashnikov Reveals a Replacement for Its Famed Sniper Rifle

    09/07/2016 6:22:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 7, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    For more than 50 years, the Russian army has fielded a beastly semi-automatic sniper rifle called the Dragunov. Now the rifle’s developer has pulled back the curtain from its potential replacement, the SVK, at a major Moscow arms show. The SVK is a semi-automatic 7.62 x 54R-millimeter weapon designed to support infantry on the battlefield. Kalashnikov Concern — which absorbed Dragunov maker Izhevsk in 2013 — claims the SVK “was designed with input from active duty snipers of several Russian Special Forces units.”