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  • Sealed Hearings: Breaking News Special Report from Washington Representative Matt Shea

    12/15/2017 7:51:54 AM PST · by elephant · 5 replies
    Redoubtnews ^ | December 15, 2017 | Shari Davole
    Sealed Hearings: Breaking News Special Report from Washington Representative Matt Shea Bundy Trial news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM9Ok0SZg0o
  • History of the Sniper

    12/13/2017 5:38:30 AM PST · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/13/2017 | F Jardim
    The sniper is an incredibly efficient fighter, compared to the typical infantryman. Consider that in World War II, American infantry units fired 25,000 rounds to kill just one enemy soldier. By the Korean War, that figure jumped to 50,000 rounds, and the select-fire M14 and M16 infantry rifles of the Vietnam War only seem to have produced more misses, requiring the expenditure of 200,000 rounds to kill one enemy combatant. It is ironic that a country built on a tradition of rifle marksmanship took nearly 200 years to formally embrace the sniper, the man that represents the military apex of...
  • The magnificent flying machines of WWII and their deadly payloads: Colourised images

    12/07/2017 7:03:42 AM PST · by mairdie · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 December 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Striking images of fighter planes and bombs used during the Second World War have been brought into the twenty-first century after being expertly colourised. The vivid colour images show crashed aircraft engulfed in flames, captured Nazi prototype planes, and military troops working to get jets and bombs into working condition.
  • Mali’s Desert Elephants, on Edge of Annihilation, Get a Fighting Chance

    10/29/2017 9:33:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/29/2017 | MARK RIVETT-CARNAC
    Mali’s elephants, Africa’s northernmost herd and adapted to life in the country’s harsh desert, were in desperate need of protection. The animals live in an unforgiving landscape southeast of Timbuktu, enduring sandstorms and blistering temperatures. To survive, they trek in search of food and water across what is thought to be the biggest migratory range of their species, more than 12,400 square miles. But it wasn’t only climate change endangering the elephants. It was also poachers. They were being slaughtered in staggering numbers as ivory traffickers took advantage of a security vacuum in the region, with 163 killed since 2012,...
  • Mayor of Venice says ANYONE who shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in his city will be shot by snipers

    08/24/2017 4:29:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8/24/17 | Stephen Jones
    Luigi Brugnaro claims the Italian tourist hotspot is safer than Barcelona - where 14 people died being run down by a terrorist - saying that 'in contrast, we keep our guard up' Cops in Venice have been ordered to take no risks - and fire on suspected terrorists. Speaking at a conference in Rimini, north east Italy, he further revealed the extraordinary order he has given to armed police at one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe. “If anyone runs into St Mark’s Square shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar’, we will take him down. Video has subsequently emerged of the...
  • Find the Sniper before its too Late

    07/25/2017 10:19:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/25/2017 | C Buckner
    We’ve got a little test for you. Can you find the sniper in the video before he gets a shot off at you? We’ve found a good test for you today. The following clip has a sniper hidden somewhere in the woods and waiting to take the shot. Your challenge is to find the sniper before it’s too late and he manages to squeeze the trigger and take the shot. Will you survive? A good sniper like this one is only seen if you happen to be looking right near the weapon at the time the shot is fired, and...
  • 6 Longest Sniper Shots in History

    07/25/2017 5:30:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/25/2017 | J McAdams
    All but one of the top six longest sniper shots in history have taken place in this century. Check out the six longest sniper shots of all time. All six of the longest sniper shots of all time have taken place in the 21st century and all were taken at distances over 1 1/4 miles. Training, natural shooting ability, quality equipment, great observers and a little bit of plain old luck are necessary to consistently make such long range shots under demanding conditions. Long range shooting has dramatically evolved since the invention of the gun. Just 200 years ago hitting...
  • 86 Year Old WWII Vet Makes the 1000 Yard Hit

    07/13/2017 5:50:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/13/2017 | J Hines
    This retired sniper is about to make a shot that you wouldn't believe without seeing it. Veteran Ted Gundy served as a sniper in the U.S. Army during the Second World War. He saw action during some of the war’s most brutal offensive campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge. At age 86, Gundy received the Black Hat, one of the highest honors from the United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU). As part of the honor, Gundy was given a replica of the army-issue Springfield 1903 A4 he used during the war. After receiving the replica rifle, Gundy used it...
  • Barrett .50 BMG

    07/06/2017 6:41:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/6/2017 | J Hines
    A Brief Historical look at a Rifle that strikes Fear into the minds of the AdversaryThe Barret .50 BMG Rifle was developed in the 1980’s by a man known as Ronnie Barrett. Barret M82 was completed in 1982 and was the first working version to be released. The .50 BMG is a powerful cartridge that has been used since the 1920’s. It is capable of destroying explosive ordnances and vehicles and is best used for long-range shooting. Typically, it is used for shooting from distances of over 300 yards. The first use of the .50 BMG cartridge was in the...
  • How would you React after a Bullet Narrowly Missing your Head?

    07/03/2017 6:29:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/3/2017 | J Hoffman
    This is what happened to this Kurdish female sniper. This insane video footage shows how truly badass one Kurdish lady sniper is. Would you find it funny if a bullet came within inches of ending your life? This female Kurdish sniper, a member of the Women’s Protection Units, laughs in the face of danger–and the astonishing act was all caught on tape. (And if that’s not crazy enough, she’s wearing pink socks and sandals to boot). The incredible footage comes from Raqqa, in the north of Syria, and shows the awesome response a sharpshooter has to an incoming bullet fired...
  • Record Shattered Longest Sniper Kill

    06/28/2017 11:43:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/28/2017 | C Bolton
    Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq and the distance is astronomical. Movies and Hollywood have made snipers a folklore and myth that brings fear into the minds of their enemies. But this sniper shot is 100% real and it is unbelievable to comprehend. A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces has obliterated the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot ever. An other wordly distance of 3,540 meters long. That is 2.19964 miles away. Let your brain think on that one for a little bit. Read the rest of the longest shot story here.
  • 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...
  • Lady Death brought to life: Colourised images show deadly female Russian soldier [tr]

    04/19/2017 6:25:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2017 | Julian Robinson
    Stunning colourised portraits have emerged showing the lethal Russian female snipers of World War Two - including one dubbed Lady Death after picking off 309 Nazis. Pictures of the fighters were brought to life by translator Olga Shirnina, from Moscow, Russia, and show women posing with their sniper rifles. They feature portraits of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, considered the most successful female sniper in history. In one image Pavlichenko, dubbed Lady Death after taking out more than 300 Nazis, stands proudly with her weapon. In another portrait she is pictured wearing full uniform beneath a framed picture of Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin....
  • DIA: North Korea Planned Attacks on US Nuclear Plants

    12/18/2014 8:11:16 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 49 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Dec 18, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Five commando units trained for strikes, sabotage North Korea dispatched covert commando teams to the United States in the 1990s to attack nuclear power plants and major cities in a conflict, according to a declassified Defense Intelligence Agency report. The DIA report, dated Sept. 13, 2004, reveals that five units of covert commandos were trained for the attacks inside the country. According to the report, the “Reconnaissance Bureau, North Korea, had agents in place to attack American nuclear power plants.” The document states that the North Korean Ministry of People’s Armed Forces, the ministry in charge of the military, “established...
  • Are Snipers the Ultimate Cool Soldier?

    03/21/2017 12:26:34 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/21/2017 | J Hines
    In a segment from National Geographic Ultimate Soldiers we look at one of snipers attribute, that is “mind control“. A well-trained sniper uses mind over matter to control his own physiology. A situation that many snipers find themselves in the middle east is operating in a hot climate. In this test to highlight a long range precision shooter ability to shoot between heartbeat. Researchers build a sniper coffin with a gun port, 100 feet away sits a target. Increasing the heat temperature is another simulation to increase the stress on the sniper. Increased heat can raise your heart rate and...
  • Sniping The ‘Mythical Head Shot’ and why is So Deadly

    02/18/2017 10:28:39 AM PST · by w1n1 · 30 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/18/2017 | J Hines
    Anyone that has trained as a marksman in the military or law enforcement will remember that to quickly neutralize a bad guy. Was to aim your weapon at their facial area inside the T area. Firing any caliber in the T area of the face will pretty much shut you down. This T section wasn’t just taught to only snipers but to operatives and street cops, using your assault rifle and handguns. Drills were devised called “double tap” to the T box to quickly stop the threat. One drawback from this type of implementation is that it is an extremely...
  • How the Baker Rifle shaped the way we Fight with our Rifles

    01/03/2017 12:27:14 PM PST · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/3/2017 | J Hines
    It all started with the Baker Rifle and the British 95th Rifle Regiment The defining moment for rifles in the western world was when Rifleman Thomas Plunkett serving with the British 95th Rifle regiment took a shot with his Baker rifle towards the end of the Battle of Cacabelos in 1809. Rifleman Plunket laid flat on his back in the snow took a shot at the French General Auguste-Marie-François Colbert. While he lay on the ground, Plunket inserted his foot into the sling of his Baker .705-caliber rifle to stabilize the weapon, the butt of his rifle flushed into his...
  • Dallas police shooting: 'Black Power group' claims responsibility

    07/08/2016 6:52:37 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 85 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 7/8/16 | Richard Wheatstone
    "More Will Be Assassinated In The Coming Days! Do You Like The Work Of Our Assassins? Get Your Own Sniper" read a post on the Black Power Political Organisation Facebook account A self-proclaimed black power group appears to have claimed responsibility for the assassinations of five police officers at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas. Five officers were gunned down by at least two shooters who picked out officers from an 'elevated position' - believed to be a multi-storey car park. It came in the week of public outrage over the deaths of two black men shot by police....
  • Hillary Received Memo From David Brock About How to Impeach Clarence Thomas

    09/01/2015 9:46:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    David Brock is a longtime Clinton ally, self-described liar and the paranoid founder of Media Matters. Some background on him:David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs. Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe. The threat he faced...
  • Serial Snipers in 6 states... AZ, CO, IL, MI, NC, and OH (coincidence?)

    09/02/2015 8:08:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    09/02/15
    Please see the the following links below. Just a coincidence or what? http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2015/08/24/windshield-shatters-on-i-25-in-fort-collins/32283265/ http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/shootings-arizonas-i-10-put-drivers-alert-n419291 http://www.youngcons.com/sniper-suspected-of-shooting-at-cars-on-two-interstates-in-michigan/ http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2015/09/akron_highway_shooting_mirrors.html#incart_m-rpt-1 http://kwqc.com/2015/09/01/henry-county-ill-vehicles-targeted-sheriff-investigates/ http://www.wsoctv.com/photo/news/local/shots-fired-car-waiting-east-charlotte-intersectio/pCpx5Q/