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POTD: So You Wanna Be A Sniper?

So you wanna be a sniper? There are a few things to consider apart from the cool pictures you see of snipers at work, just browse this page and join us in our Photo Of The Day. This is the U.S. Army Sniper School Ghillie Wash, at Fort Benning, Georgia, into week three of the […] Read More … The post POTD: So You Wanna Be A Sniper? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Sniper, Photo of the Day, Fort Benning Georgia, Fort Benning, Ghillie Wash, U S Army Sniper School Ghillie Wash


Mastering camouflage is a dirty job for US snipers, and these wild photos of mud-covered marksmen prove it

A sniper student in the mud at a recent ghillie wash at Fort Benning in Georgia. U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright, Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning Public Affairs US Army sniper school students recently went through the "ghillie wash" and the photos are wild. The event puts sniper students through their paces and their ghillie suits to the test. A clean, fresh-looking ghillie suit could get the sniper killed in combat. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stor...
Tags: Scotland, US, International, Trends, Georgia, British Army, Army, US Army, Sniper, U S Army, Camouflage, Fort Benning, Ghillie Dhu, Military & Defense, Ryan Pickrell, Marine Corps Scout Sniper


US Navy helicopters and Coast Guard snipers are firing on suspected drug traffickers 'daily,' top admiral says

US Navy destroyer USS Pinckney and an embarked US Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment conduct counternarcotics operations in the Caribbean, July 22, 2020. US Navy/MCS3 Erick A. Parsons Since April 2020, US Navy and Coast Guard ships and aircraft have been conducting enhanced counternarcotics operations. Coast Guard shooters aboard Navy vessels are engaging suspected smugglers on a daily basis. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nearly a year after deploying more ships a...
Tags: Navy, US, International, Trends, Drug Trafficking, Atlantic, Air Force, Castle, Donald Trump, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, US Navy, Central America, Caribbean, South, Drug Smuggling


3 of the 4 longest sniper kills on record have been with this kind of rifle

A sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11 shoots a .50-caliber sniper rifle at a range in Iraq, January 5, 2006. US Army/Pfc. Timothy J. Villareal Since US Marine set a record for longest sniper kill at 2,500 yards in 1967, four marksmen have bested it. Three of those snipers have used the same kind of rifle, the McMillan Tac-50, which is chambered for the same round as the legendary "Ma Deuce" .50-caliber machine-gun. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
Tags: Iraq, Trends, US Navy, Bmg, Sniper, Federal Firearms License, Ma Deuce, Sniper Rifle, Carlos Hathcock, Hathcock, McMillan Tac, Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense, News Contributor, We Are The Mighty, Harold C Hutchison


POTD: German Snipers with the G22 in .300 Win Mag

Scharfschützen – snipers in German is the theme for this Photo Of The Day. The photo above is pretty cool, with the .300 Win Mag just leaving the muzzle on its journey. From the caption, written by Elisabeth Rabe, and machine translated: It is a strategy of the military: the enemy is at the mercy of […] Read More … The post POTD: German Snipers with the G22 in .300 Win Mag appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Sniper, G22, Photo of the Day, Rifles, 300 Win Mag, Steiner Optics, Bolt Action, G22A2, Elisabeth Rabe


National Guard snipers crushed in competition, beating even elite special operations sharpshooters in a test of their skills

Staff Sgt. Bradley Beeler, Arizona National Guard, lays still as stone before sending each shot downrange with devastating accuracy as the time to true each weapon was winding down one the day before the start of the 50th Winston P. Wilson and 30th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Sniper Championships. U.S. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. Israel Sanchez Snipers from across the US military recently participated in competitions that tested almost every aspect of what it means to be a on...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Marine, Arkansas, Wilson, Fort Bragg, Sniper, Jeff, National Guard, Fort Chaffee, U S Army National Guard, Special Operations, Utah Guard, Colorado National Guard, California National Guard


Rite in the Rain Announces New 100M All-Weather Sniper Target

Rite in the Rain has a century-long history that stretches back to the Pacific Northwest’s early 20th century lumber trade. The basic question was posed, “Isn’t there a better way to record the scaling of logs and the tallying of lumber in the inclement Pacific Northwest weather?”. From that early niche application, they have grown […] Read More … The post Rite in the Rain Announces New 100M All-Weather Sniper Target appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Training, Pacific Northwest, Target, 100m, Daily News, Sniper, Other Gear & Gadgets, Product Announcement, Rite in the Rain, Milradian


This Green Beret had his leg shot off on a 'cursed' mission, but that didn't stop him from becoming an elite sniper

John Wayne Walding Courtesy photo John Wayne Walding lost his leg after a sniper round all but tore it off during the Battle of Shok Valley in eastern Afghanistan on April 6, 2008, but that didn't stop him. After recovering, Walding went through sniper training and became the first amputee to graduate from the Special Warfare Center and School sniper course. "You don't do what I did because you like it. You do it because you love it," Walding said. "There's a lot of people that quit becaus...
Tags: Feature, Texas, US, International, Trends, Afghanistan, Army, John, Vietnam, Sniper, Wallen, Green Beret, US Special Forces, Special Forces Group, Silver Star, Fort Bragg North Carolina


U.S. Army goes for SIG SAUER 300 Win Mag Sniper Ammunition

For whenever you want to reach out a little bit further, and strike a little bit harder the caliber .300 Win Mag is a good choice. Just ask TFB’s Austin R who recently reviewed the Barret MRAD in 300 Win Mag. In fact, he used SIG Sauer’s new Elite Hunter 300 Win Mag with very […] Read More … The post U.S. Army goes for SIG SAUER 300 Win Mag Sniper Ammunition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Austin, Daily News, Sniper, Hunter, U S Army, Sig Sauer, 300 Win Mag, M2010, MIL/LE, Barret MRAD, Remington M2010


POTD: Russian Sniper Training in Moldavia

Today we’re going to take a look at what might be hiding in the high grass, so beware. The pictures are from Russian Troops in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. Translated from Russian: Snipers of the Task Force of the Russian troops in Transnistria passed the final check Military personnel fired at emerging and moving targets […] Read More … The post POTD: Russian Sniper Training in Moldavia appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Transnistria, Sniper, Moldavia, Photo of the Day, Dragunov, Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic Translated


POTD: Snipers from Finnmark (Norway)

Today we take a look at some Norwegian soldiers from the Finnmark Land Command training with soldiers from the Home Guard. The Norwegian Army, including the Home Guard, has a very fancy taste in firearms. All that oil money needs to go somewhere… In the story below you can see the HK417 used as a […] Read More … The post POTD: Snipers from Finnmark (Norway) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Norway, Sniper, Home Guard, Norwegian Armed Forces, Photo of the Day, M107, Schmidt & Bender, Hk416, Spotter, Hensholdt, Finnmark Norway, Hhk417, Finnmark Land Command


POTD: German Snipers with the G22

In today’s Photo Of The Day here at TFB, we look at what the German Snipers have achieved during one of the exercises. As Main Battle Tanks roll across the grounds of the Munster / Bergen Training Area, side by side with allied forces of others Nations, the snipers are hiding in their well-prepared hideouts. […] Read More … The post POTD: German Snipers with the G22 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Sniper, G22, Photo of the Day, Rifles, 300 Win Mag, Sniper Rifle, Bolt Action, Munster Bergen Training Area, AI AWM-F, G22A


POTD: Spanish Snipers from Battle Group Latvia

Today we take a look at Spanish Snipers and spotters from the eFP Latvian BattleGroup, as they maintain their level of marksmanship on a range in Camp Ādaži training area in August 2019. Above you can see a sniper shooting with a tripod. This is much more difficult than it looks, at least that is […] Read More … The post POTD: Spanish Snipers from Battle Group Latvia appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Latvia, Sniper, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Schmidt & Bender, Bolt Action, Accuracy International


Budget Mag-Fed .50 cal AR Upper: McCutchen MF-50M Review (Kinda)

Brannon LeBouef, of NOLATAC Firearms Training, St Bernard Indoor Shooting Center, and the NOLATAC Veterans Training Program, takes a partial look at the McCutchen MF-50M Fifty Caliber ( 50Cal rifle ) bolt action rifle. This unique rifle has a side loading 5 round magazine and a proprietary firing pin safety. Despite a lot of troubleshooting […] Read More … The post Budget Mag-Fed .50 cal AR Upper: McCutchen MF-50M Review (Kinda) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Sniper, McCutchen, Rifle, Rifles, TFBTV, Big Bore, Bolt Action, Fifty, Brannon LeBouef, Nolatac, 50cal, Fiddy Cal, MF-50M, Budget Mag Fed, NOLATAC Veterans Training Program


POTD: The Sniper’s Nest

Today’s Photos brings us to a place you really want to avoid in time of a conflict, the Sniper’s Nest. The pictures are taken during the culminating event, after three weeks of a screening that every scout sniper candidate must complete before attending scout sniper school. Adjusting, the getting ready to Send It. A great […] Read More … The post POTD: The Sniper’s Nest appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, US Marines, Sniper, Photo of the Day, Rifles, M110 SASS, Barret M82, TCCC


POTD: Watermelon in Army Sniper School

Normally we try to fill TFB with a cool photo of a firearm every day, but today is “greener” and different. Today’s Picture is of a watermelon shot by an unspecified sniper rifle from 400 feet away. This happened at Army Sniper School, on a range at Fort Benning, Georgia, and serves as a warning […] Read More … The post POTD: Watermelon in Army Sniper School appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Sniper, Ft Benning, Photo of the Day, Trick Shots, Fort Benning Georgia, Gun tricks, Army Sniper School


POTD: United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition 2019

Did you ever try target shooting with tracers? It was fun, wasn’t it? Add tracers to a fully automatic weapon system – and darkness – and you have the potential for some real fun. (By the looks of it someone else paid too.) That is the subject for Today’s Picture(s) Of The Day. Competitors in […] Read More … The post POTD: United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition 2019 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Sniper, Photo of the Day, Tracer Rounds, United States Army Special Operations Command, M134 Minigun, International Sniper


313th Brigade’s Remote SVD mount in Syria (FSA)

Welcome to another installment about some of the armaments in the Syrian war theater; specifically around locally made, and improvised, firearms and equipment.  This latest is a video released from the 313th Brigade demonstrating their locally made and assembled SVD Remote Controlled mount.  The 313th Brigade is one of the Free Syrian Army divisions that […] Read More … The post 313th Brigade’s Remote SVD mount in Syria (FSA) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Syria, Military, Militia, Editorial, Misc, Sniper, Free Syrian Army, Syrian Civil War, SVD, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Other Gear & Gadgets, Dragunov, Remote Controlled


Results: 2018 International Sniper Competition

The 18th annual International Sniper Competition opened at Fort Benning, Georgia, during a ceremony at the Sniper Compound earlier in October and the results are now in. No less than 30 two-person teams from across the Army, the Department of Defense and civilian law enforcement agencies and from around the world competed in various events […] Read More … The post Results: 2018 International Sniper Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Department Of Defense, Army, Press Releases, Daily News, Sniper, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Fort Benning Georgia, M4 carbine, M110 SASS


POTD: Iraqi CT Sniper in Comfy Action

An Iraqi sniper from a counter-terrorism unit is operating against Daesh with his Steyr HS.50 or it’s Iranian derivative Sayyad heavy sniper/anti-material rifle. The dude is heeled, imagine your self assigned in a CT task and you are so lucky to take a position for your sniper nest in a bedroom where you literally take […] Read More … The post POTD: Iraqi CT Sniper in Comfy Action appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Iraq, Daesh, Sniper, Steyr, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Scopes, Steyr HS .50 BMG, Sayyad


Snipers on Unstable Platforms

The words “unstable” and “sniper” are two things you really don’t want to combine in one sentence, however in real life that choice may not be yours. On top of that you have the weather, temperature and wind to take care of. Shooting on the move can mean so many things. Just scroll down and […] Read More … The post Snipers on Unstable Platforms appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Optics, Editorial, Sniper, Trijicon, Aimpoint, Rifles, Scopes, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Leupold, Spuhr, Schmidt & Bender, Bolt Action, HK417, AR Patterned


Snipers on Unstable Platforms

The words “unstable” and “sniper” are two things you really don’t want to combine in one sentence, however in real life that choice may not be yours. On top of that you have the weather, temperature and wind to take care of. Shooting on the move can mean so many things. Just scroll down and […] Read More … The post Snipers on Unstable Platforms appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Optics, Editorial, Sniper, Trijicon, Aimpoint, Rifles, Scopes, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Leupold, Spuhr, Schmidt & Bender, Bolt Action, HK417, AR Patterned


Burmese MA-Sniper Modified for AARM Marksmanship Competition

In two previous articles on TFB we looked at the Burmese MA-Sniper in-depth while being used in the field by Tatmadaw Infantrymen. If readers recall there were a number of different variants of the MA-Sniper, to include early attempts at modifying MA-2 Light Machine Guns with optics. An interesting twist in this history is that […] Read More … The post Burmese MA-Sniper Modified for AARM Marksmanship Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Burma, Myanmar, Daily News, Sniper, Tatmadaw, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Machine Guns, Semi-Auto, AARM


Europe Best Sniper Team Competition 2018 (Part 2)

Last week we enjoyed looking at a number of pictures from Europe’s Best Sniper Team Competition. As you can see in the pictures, you need to be able to handle a variety of situations and firearms to score and win. Everything from medical care to shooting at targets with a pistol or sniping at long […] Read More … The post Europe Best Sniper Team Competition 2018 (Part 2) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Europe, Guns, Defense, Editorial, Sniper, Scopes, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Spuhr, FN SCAR, Bolt Action, Best Gear, Accuracy International, SAKO TRG M10, AR Patterned, Heckler & Koch HK417, Hensholdt


Black Snake Slithers Over Sniper’s M110 SASS

This photograph was recently posted to the Facebook page of the Alabama National Guard. It features an Army Guardsman Sniper during a stalking course while in training. It appears that a combat cameraman (Staff Sgt. William Frye) was present during the stalking exercise held at Eglin AFB in Florida, possibly walking around and was able […] Read More … The post Black Snake Slithers Over Sniper’s M110 SASS appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Florida, Guns, Defense, Stalking, Editorial, Sniper, Eglin Afb, Alabama National Guard, Rifles, Semi-Auto, M110 SASS, Army Guardsman Sniper, William Frye


Giant LS3 Intake Manifold Dyno Shootout!

Way back in 2015, we performed the mother of all LS intake tests by running 20 different intakes designed for cathedral-port heads . That test included every cathedral-port intake we could get our hands on, including the various factory versions. The problem with doing the mother of all intake tests for the cathedral-port guys is that it left out the LS3 owners. GM eventually replaced the cathedral-port heads with high-flow, rectangular-port heads when they introduced the LS3, L92, and L76 motor...
Tags: EFI, Engine, Gm, Victor, Sniper, CNC, HOLLEY, Edelbrock, Afr, Edelbrock Super Victor, Edelbrock Victor Jr, Super Victor, Victor Jr, Holley Sniper, Mast Motorsports, Comp Cam


The Polish Army using their new suppressed SAKO TRG M10 sniper rifles

Here you can find a nice array of photos (from Bartosz Różański) from the Polish Snipers of the 21:st Brigade. As you can see they are using their new SAKO TRG M10 sniper rifles. As TFB reported before, Poland have bought 150 TRG M10 rifles, which they now seem to have painted to blend into […] Read More … The post The Polish Army using their new suppressed SAKO TRG M10 sniper rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Poland, Optics, Editorial, Sniper, Steiner, Polish Army, Rifles, Scopes, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Spuhr, Schmidt & Bender, Bolt Action, ASE Utra, SAKO TRG M10


Army Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR) Requested in FY2019 Budget Justification

The US Army wants to give its soldiers more punch and reach: In the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Estimate Justification Book for the United States Army, the service outlined its strategy for procuring M110A1 Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) rifles from Heckler & Koch to outfit its squads with a 7.62mm precision semiautomatic rifle, called […] Read More … The post Army Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR) Requested in FY2019 Budget Justification appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Army, Precision, US Army, Daily News, Sniper, Heckler Koch, United States Army, DMR, Rifle, Rifles, Other Gear & Gadgets, Guns & Gear, Semiautomatic


[SHOT 2018] Long Range and Cutting Edge with Noreen Firearms

At Shot Show 2018, TFBTV’s Corey Wardrop is stopped cold walking by a very unusual booth, with some very interesting firearms. Peter Noreen explains some of the background of Noreen Firearms. Noreen primarily works in the long-range semi-auto and bolt action rifle market – as well as offering services to the military and law enforcement […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2018] Long Range and Cutting Edge with Noreen Firearms appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Sniper, Ar-15, SOCOM, SHOT Show, Rifles, TFBTV, Guns & Gear, 300 Win Mag, Long Range, 30-06 Springfield, SHOT 2018, SHOT Show 2018, Corey Wardrop, 408 CheyTac, Noreen Firearms


[SHOT 2018] Cadex’s Sheep Dog Rifle and Innovative M2 MG Mount

Miles starts by examining the Cadex M2 Cradle Mount, designed for the Browning M2. On inspection of the mount we see the zero gravity capability and the ease of use provided for manipulating the Browning M2. On top of the Browning we notice the Cadex Kolos mount integrating a recoil mitigation system and a powered […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2018] Cadex’s Sheep Dog Rifle and Innovative M2 MG Mount appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Dog, Shooting, Guns, Defense, System, Light, Companies, Action, Competition, Platform, Show, 2018, Throw, Gravity, Closed, Sheep