2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Top Sniper On The Military Channel

Just finished watching 2 episodes of this program about an international sniper competition the Army holds for teams from around the services and world each year down at Ft. Benning. In one word: Awesome. If the displayed skill of these shooters isn't enough to impress you, their professionalism and esprit de coprs should do the trick. I especially like to see how the teams from other nations compare to our troops just not in terms of skills but also in some of the equipment they use. One of the teams (Denmark?) was using a rifle in .338 Lapau which is reportedly one of the best anti-personnel and anti-material rounds out there short of the .50 caliber. And then to see them shoot these rifles with skill is adding awsomeness on top of awesomeness. Anyone who's sole experience with discrete shooting is from using the .50 sniper rifle in Battlefield 2 or some other video game, its not just as simple as putting the dot on the target and going boom. Dedicated snipers are skilled at many different field crafts in addition to advanced marksmanship. Add to this the fact that, in order to be effective, most snipers work in small 2 man teams out in front or away from allied troops on the battlefield in order to enhance the element of surprise and you'll easily see why these marksmen earn the right to call themselves elite.

Top Sniper on the Military Channel.

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