- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1st edition (March 6, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1620871963
- ISBN-13: 978-1620871966
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 7.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Navy SEAL Sniper: An Intimate Look at the Sniper of the 21st Century 1st Edition
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About the Author
Glen Doherty (1970–2012) was a combat-decorated SEAL who served in the U.S. Navy for nine years. He worked extensively as an independent security specialist throughout some of the most dangerous places on the planet, all in support of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Glen was KIA in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012, when his team came to the rescue of the U.S. Ambassador and State Department personnel after their safe house was attacked by an overwhelming force and under intense fire. Glen believed in working hard and playing harder; before giving up his life, he was frequently found skiing in Utah or surfing at his home break in Encinitas, California.
Brandon Webb is a former combat decorated U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer. He served combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. His last tour of duty was as the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Course Manager, the same course that graduated Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle, where he graduated over three hundred SEAL sniper students. Glen and Brandon served together at SEAL Team 3 and trained together in the SEAL sniper program, where they became lifelong friends. Brandon is author of the New York Times bestseller The Red Circle. He lives in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where he runs SOFREP.com and continues to write.
SEAL Team 3 Chief Chris Kyle (1974–2013), author of the New York Times bestseller American Sniper, served four combat tours in Iraq and elsewhere. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. Following his combat deployments, he became chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter-Sniper teams, and he authored the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, the first Navy SEAL sniper manual. A native Texan, he devoted much of his spare time to helping disabled veterans. Chief Kyle is survived by his wife and their two children.
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Top Customer Reviews
Two of the three men on the cover have been called home for other good works but they passed as true heroes..helping their fellow men in need.
Glen Doherty ran to the sound of violence in the finest tradition of men since the dawn of time on 9/11/2012. With time his heroism will be fully recognized and the nations highest honors will be bestowed on this man. His writing held within this work will be the trusted truth cherished by firearms enthusiasts and men of honor for eternity.
Chris Kyle, arguably one of the most beloved SEALs in history passed while helping a troubled fellow veteran - his foreward is fitting and a reminder to all of us that a lighted torch must be carried by all.
And as to Chief Brandon Webb - it is sometimes harder for those left behind to carry forward but it is vital that those who remain with us, before they are called home, must carry on the good works. Now for content.
The writing style is nice easy prose and does not get get bogged down in minutia and technical jargon. The work takes us through the history of sniping in a summary form with highlights to carry the day - who can't be in awe of a simple Finnish man defending his country as only he can do best.
The details to look for on any great shoointg piece are straightforward - a simple bill to see if your barrel is free of the fore end of the stock is a prime example of great, easy to understand writing. Even a novice can understand all the details as we work through. I will leave it to the reader to explore deeper - it is all there, in simple writing.
The various types of rifles and their strengths and weakness get presented - in a very well layed out work with plenty of good photos and diagrams (yes we do get some cameo shots of Green Beret/Ranger Sniper Jack Murphy with his various rigs...) that makes it all easy to pull together. The highlight for ballistics geeks comes with the CheyTac descriptions, comparison charts and test examples...just enough data to wet your whistle if you desire to dive deeper into all levels of firearms ballstics. But with this book you do not need to, there is enough in the pages to get you rolling.
"Sniper" finishes off with some great summary explanations of optics, ballistic modifiers and the way forward with technologies working in the field with IR, ballistic computers and laser rangefinding. It closes out with a good discussion on the morality of killing - in an era where nations can kill hundreds of millions in the blink of an eye - the simple sniper can make all the difference in the world and prevent such holocausts. We would all do well to take heed as evil still exists out there.
Well done men. I love the book.
and Brandon Webb"
"Foreward by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle"
I should leave the review right there.
That's more than enough.
But for anyone new to these names,
Glen Doherty fell during actions that define "Hero". He made some of the most famous shots in history, though his name was not uttered in the media.
Webb went from SEAL Sniper, to rebuilding the storied Navy SEALs Sniper School.
Chris Kyle needs no introduction.
I know these three Tier One Operators would never leak secrets that could endanger fellow Operators. But the tactical details, photos, illustrations, and explanations in this volume
are full bore.
I have to think this will become the unofficial
I've just purchased more copies to give as gifts.
You've got the best in the world explaining the science and art in fresh, modern language, making the technical easy to read.
It's a privilege to own and read this.
After rereading Red Circle, I decided to get on this one next.
I've read many, many books out of the Long Range Shooting community...I shoot Long Range myself, non-competitively.
I must say that this book is a "must read" before you buy any other book on the subject, especially if you are a young/new shooter.
Brandon and Glen have touched on just enough of the right subjects to keep the reader engaged and not bogged down with too much information (or often the case, extraneous information) making the subject matter seem burdensome or overwhelming.
This would have been a great book to have had 30 years ago but I've walked away from it having learned quite a bit without having felt like I was being lectured.
To me, the book was like sitting down with a friend and a 12 pack, then talking about what works for him....Come to think about it, I think he said something like that in the intro.