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Contrary Action: Defending Your AO Against Hostiles
« on: September 18, 2011, 12:37:15 PM »
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Contrary Action: Defending Your AO Against Hostiles



LINK: http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/contrary-action-defending-your-ao-against-hostiles/

Guerrilla Sniper Rifle Project

The Case for the Guerrilla Sniper Rifle

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My personal view is that in any coming maelstrom, most individual level ?misbehavior? will very likely manifest itself in the form of small encounters, systems disruption, and ?Clinton Rules? engagements. While small unit action is possible and may happen in some instances, I think that it will be the aberration and the rule will be the small, individual action. This is the territory of the guerrilla ? individual, self supporting, and operating in their home AO.

For much of this type of activity, a reasonably accurate, potent, robust, and above all portable rifle is the most desired and efficient tool possible (especially for many of the ?semi hard? targets that systems disruption activity must deal with).

Enter the Guerrilla Sniper Rifle

While the concept is not new, the modern use of the term has recently been popularized on Gabe Suarez?s ?Warrior Talk? forum. More specific references to this site are found in the ?Sources For Further Study? section of this document. There is a large amount of good information on Warrior Talk and I strongly suggest any serious student go there and digest it. It should help you sharpen your thoughts on the concept, as should the other resources referenced. Additionally, I end this document with a ?Sources For Acquisition? section that may help those interested in a similar project.

Through my own research and much supporting material gleaned from other sources (Warrior Talk being one of the primary ones), I decided on the components necessary to build a couple of rifles as proof of concept vehicles. I focus on one specific example here, but many other variations and implementations could be equal or better solutions. Experiment and find what works for you ? just make sure that you test it so that you know it works and can prove it on demand.


A ridiculous amount of good information here, much much more at link:  http://westernrifleshooters.blogspot.com/2010/07/guerrilla-sniper-rifle-project_22.html

LINK to Warrior Talkhttp://www.warriortalk.com/



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The .243 Urban Varmint Rifle



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The goal of this exercise is to find a commonly available but very effective caliber for use out to a maximum one thousand yards from a very compact and lightweight bolt-action rifle.

How compact? With a folding stock and a short barrel - perhaps even 16 inches - so that it meets the BATFE overall length regs and still fits into a gym bag or a back pack for urban and suburban toting convenience. Let?s face it, some days you might not want to stroll around town with your Remington 700 slung over your shoulder.

You can select many fine calibers, from .223 to .338 or beyond, and everybody has their favorites. But the goal of this caliber is not to stop elk or moose or military APCs in their tracks or to bust through cinderblock walls, so smaller is better in terms of recoil and the weight of the rifle platform. At the upper end of modern varminting we?re talking about 200-pound feral hogs, wild dogs and in some places even whitetail deer, among other highly destructive pest species, so that is what the caliber must be made for. Nothing much bigger than that.

Now in the end, we want the projectile leaving the barrel at over 3,000 fps, or you?re just not in the league you need to be in for true long range excellence. We want all three sides of the ballistic triangle: high muzzle velocity, high ballistic coefficient, and great accuracy. For a high ballistic coefficient make the bullet (the part that flies through the air, not the entire cartridge) l-o-n-g. (Ballistic coefficient or BC: the difference between bowling balls and javelins of identical weight thrown at the same speed. If you can?t guess which will fly further, stop reading now.)


Much Much more reading here, just another ridiculous amount of knowledge and information on rifles:  http://westernrifleshooters.blogspot.com/2010/08/243-urban-varmint-rifle.html

Scoped Hunting Rifles as Long-Range Rifles

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...Something else you come to realize when you start studying the subject is that most sniper casualties are inflicted from 300 to 500 yards, shorter distances being the exception in MOUT operations and of course the proverbial 1000-yard shots in the desert wars. The fact remains that under practical conditions (that includes current efforts) the shots are in the 300 to 500 yard slot. The reason being is simple - it's not that the rifles lack precision or the rifleman lack the skill. It's simply the fact that folks don't make themselves easy targets in combat theaters.

I could keep going, as this is a pet subject, but I'm going to stop and hope I've made a case for the "why".

Now to the meat of things with the "how". Pretty simple really: just jock the rifle's zero to take advantage of the distances shot the most. With a 500 yard zero you can use simple on target hold offs to compensate for the range and since a picture is worth a thousand words, I have included a picture of a chart from a vintage training manual....


Much more reading here as well:  http://westernrifleshooters.blogspot.com/2009/05/repost-scoped-hunting-rifles-as-long.html



Fry The Brain:  The Art of Urban Sniping and its Role in Modern Guerrilla Warfare

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'Fry The Brain' is a detailed, original study of urban guerrilla sniping and its employment in modern unconventional warfare. 'Fry The Brain' strives to educate the interested reader in all aspects of modern urban guerrilla sniping. As such, 'Fry The Brain' is a unique, relevant work that is a must read for all students of contemporary guerrilla warfare.


Link to book:  http://www.amazon.com/Fry-Brain-Sniping-Guerrilla-Warfare/dp/0971413398/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269280023&sr=1-1

How To Defend A City From Invasion Using Civilian Snipers

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"........all that really matters is that everybody knows that the invaders have committed themselves to a raid. Then, each civilian sniper individually rolls a six sided dice. (die) If they are disciplined, and they must be to trust their fate to chance, they will attack as follows:

Die Roll
   Action
1
   Attack the target from the NW
2
   Attack the target from the NE
3
   Attack the target from the SW
4
   Attack the target from the SE
5
   Attack the nearest freeway offramp from the lef
6

   Attack the nearest freeway offramp from the right

The purpose of using dice is to get the civilian snipers to completely surround the target, regardless of local conditions. You can't just tell them to spread out. There must be some mechanism in place that automatically results in the snipers distributing themselves evenly around the target. Unless they roll dice, civilian snipers will invariably do one of two things"


http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2011/04/repost-how-to-defend-city-from-invasion.html

How To Defend A City From Invasion Using Civilian Snipers as an Auxiliary to the Regular Army

Outline of Sniper Tactics

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"When you've got the best of it, make the most of it." ? Mason Malmuth

A. Timing. Psychologically, soldiers are weakest immediately after a win.

  1. When soldiers are fleeing, you can kill them as fast as you can fire.
  2. Victorious soldiers are focused only on raping, looting and sleeping.
  3. Let invaders pass by, then attack them from behind after the battle.


B. Position. Select neither a panoramic view nor a tiny loophole.

  1. Positions with a wide view are easily identified and targeted early.
  2. Positions with a wide view are elevated and thus easily encircled.
  3. If you are too hidden, nobody will walk in front of your loophole.
  4. If it is hard for the invaders to find you, it is hard for you to scram.
  5. There are many semi-concealed hides; quantity makes them obscure.


C. Elevation. Stay in the basement or first floor of most buildings.

  1. No Russian vehicle can depress its main gun below -6?.
  2. If the ground is frozen, basements will protect one from artillery.
  3. The roof and top floors of buildings will be destroyed by artillery.
  4. Avoid skyscrapers; they are easily encircled and have solid windows.
  5. Apartments and hotels are wider and have windows and balconies.
  6. Only go into upper stories if all the nearby buildings are multi-story.


Much Much More at this link here, a ton of good information:  http://www.sniperflashcards.com/tactics.php

Aguilar System for Medium-Range Sniping

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Step 1:
   Preparation. Buy a non-magnum bolt-action deer rifle larger then .22 caliber and install a scope with a mil-dot reticule and finger-adjustable dials. On non-German scopes the mil-dots are only accurate at the highest power, so you may want to tape the power dial (duct tape use #857) so it cannot be turned down. Sight the weapon in to hit dead-on at 300 yards.
Step 2:    Measuring Angles. Just as mechanics must be familiar with both English wrenches calibrated in fractions of an inch and metric wrenches calibrated in millimeters, snipers must be familiar with both the English measure of angles, minutes of angle (MOA), which are one sixtieth of a degree, and the metric measure of angles, milliradians (mils), which are one thousandth the distance out to the target. However, unlike automobiles which require either an English or a metric set of wrenches, but not both, the dials on your scope are calibrated in MOA while the reticule measures mils. A mil is about three times bigger than an MOA.


Click here to learn about the Aguilar System for Medium-Range Sniping, MUCH MUCH more here:  http://www.sniperflashcards.com/instruction.php

First Battle of Grozny

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The First Battle of Grozny was the Russian Army's invasion and subsequent conquest of the Chechen capital, Grozny, during the early months of the First Chechen War. The attack lasted from December 1994 to March 1995, resulted in the military occupation of the city by the Russian Army and rallied most of the Chechen nation around the separatist government of Dzhokhar Dudayev.


Click here to learn about the First Battle of Grozny and here to read an overview of urban combat tactics.  Much Much more here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Grozny_%281994%E2%80%931995%29



If a house cat can chase a black bear up a tree, you should have no difficulty chasing an infantry army out of your city.

Jack Hinson's One-Man War, A Confederate Sniper

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(10/07/09 UPDATE: Pastor John Weaver, who attends the SCV's Sam Davis Youth Camp each summer, has just released a new sermon entitled Jack Hinson, Confederate Sniper. BT)

Jack Hinson, Confederate Sniper
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=105091215367

(Val, SWR. BT)
http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Hinsons-One-Man-Civil-Sniper/dp/1589806409
"Jack Hinson's neutrality was shattered the day Union patrols moved in on his land, captured two of his sons, accused them of being bushwhackers, and executed them on the roadside. The soldiers furthered the abuse by decapitating the Hinson boys and placing their heads on the gateposts of the family estate. He commissioned a special rifle, a heavy-barreled .50-caliber weapon designed for long-range accuracy. He said goodbye to his family, and he took to the wilderness seeking revenge. Hinson, nearly sixty years of age, alone, and without formal military training, soon became a deadly threat to the Union. A Confederate sniper, he made history after single-handedly bringing down an armed Union transport and serving as a scout for Nathan Bedford Forrest. A tenacious and elusive figure, Hinson likely killed more than one hundred Union soldiers, recording the confirmed deaths on the barrel of his rifle with precision."


An entire thread there started by none other than Brock Townsend. 

Jack Hinson's One-Man War, A Confederate Sniper:  http://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=2406&highlight=sniper

There are tons of links embedded in each of these articles, make sure you don't miss one by accident.  There is ton of reading  and a wealth of history, knowledge, and experience here.

Also, take this knowledge and put it into practice.

Feel free to use this thread to post your own thoughts on sniping, guerrilla sniping, sniper rifles, urban sniping, ect, ect.

Post links, stories, articles, books, videos, ect that are media that you read or are reading on sniping.  Give us your opinions, thoughts, and experiences with sniping as well. 

I'll probably be adding to this thread some as I find more information as well.

Thanks so much for taking some time and check out this thread.

Happy reading! 

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Re: Contrary Action: Defending Your AO Against Hostiles
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 12:55:35 PM »
 Great post, lots of good info!

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Re: Contrary Action: Defending Your AO Against Hostiles
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 04:21:33 PM »
Awesome mate [URL=http://www.smileyvault.co


I'll post up some stuff here later.
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2011, 05:43:12 AM »
http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htintel/articles/20060328.aspx

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The Secrets of the Chechen Street Fighter

March 28, 2006: When American troops found themselves fighting Iraqi terrorists in towns and cities, pundits predicted that Americans would suffer the same dismal fate of the Russian army, which got beat up real bad by Chechen irregulars in the 1994-6. But there was no replay of the Russian disaster in Iraq. The Americans proved very effective at street fighting. And one of the reasons was the U.S. Marine Corps project to interview Chechens who had fought the Russians in the early 1990s. The marines conducted their interviews in 1998, and modified their urban combat tactics to deal with the Chechen methods that had tripped up the Russians so badly. The U.S. Army also got in on this, with the result that, even though the Iraqis tried to use some of the Chechen tactics, they quickly found out that the Americans were not reacting like the Russians.

 

In 1994, the major problem the Russians had was not the clever tactics of the Chechens, but that the Russian troops were poorly trained and led. That was not the case with U.S. forces in Iraq or Afghanistan. But the Chechen tactics were well thought out, and implemented skillfully, and to great effect. The Chechens were more efficient, and led, than most Iraqis U.S. forces encountered. In fact, Chechens have served as mercenaries for Middle Eastern leaders for centuries. American troops have encountered Chechen fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan, and killed them.



Not a whole lot of info, but something to think about.





And with the whole sniper-ish theme, Hiberniason has some good videos on using old buildings for defense (like blowing holes in walls to get around, so you won't be in the open and be a target), the role of the DM, and so on.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Hiberniason


I might post some more stuff up as the day goes by. All depends on what I find.


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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2011, 06:07:54 AM »
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The Guerrilla Sniper

It is tempting to only think in terms of what you need?or are likely to need. The liberal uses that argument to in hopes of eliminating certain weapons from the hands of civilians. ?No one needs an AK-47? for example is a chant not only of the liberal infesting this nation, but also of certain sporting oriented gun groups. Some of these groups (except maybe the liberal) may admit that you need a CCW pistol, but certainly nothing else. Certainly you don?t need a ?battle rifle?, or a ?combat shotgun? or a pistol with ?15 shots?. And of course, you certainly don?t need anything even remotely resembling a ?sniper rifle?. If you are one of those folks, then I challenge you to sell off all of your fighting-type weapons except for a five shot snubby revolver, since statistically, that is all you will likely ever need. No, don?t want to do that? I didn?t think so. So let?s look at this not from a ?needs? perspective, but from a ?wants? perspective.

America is a free nation (still that way in spite of so much effort devoted to changing that). A free nation is not based on need, but rather want. An outside party, like a government let?s say, establishing what you need is oppression by another name. They have no idea what you need?only of what they want to allow you to have. To recognize that free men can determine their own ?wants? and then seek ways to fulfill those wants is what a free capitalist nation is all about.

When this nation was founded, that fact was well known to the founders. They had come from generations of people telling them what they ?needed?. So they set up a government to insure that all industrious men could pursue their wants?.the ?pursuit of happiness? as it were. And they set up a statement of rights to that effect. And knowing that whoever had the most physical power always makes the rules, they made certain that every man had a share in that power vis-?-vis the second point in that statement of rights, the Second Amendment.

?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.?

In National Treasure, Nicholas Cage correctly points out that ?people don?t talk like tat anymore?. Quite correct so ?

?A skilled and well trained citizenry is necessary to keep a country free from oppression, so the right of the citizen to own and carry guns shall not be messed with?

Now what on earth would possibly affect the ?security of a free State?? These guys had just defeated the greatest army on God?s green earth at the time. Were they worried about the British coming back? Sure, to a degree, but what they were most worried about, and why they took such pains to write everything down, was of the new government becoming the oppressor in lieu of the British king. They wanted to make sure that the militia, which was every living human that could carry and fire a gun, was armed and ready to intervene should things get weird.

The second amendment is definitely not about John Kerry or Mit Romney dressing up in Cabela?s finest duck hunter outfit and posing as ?sportsmen? for the cameras. Every time I see such a spectacle it makes me want to vomit. The second amendment is about equipping an indigenous insurgency in the event of an oppressive political force. Its not about shooting ducks, it is about shooting tyrants.

Now that is hardly anything the current ?pro-gun? political associations, or sportsmen?s groups will align themselves with, but it is a historical fact, and in such situations, we most certainly NEED as well as want all of the things we are told we do not need. One of these is the sniper rifle.

Now I don?t want to get into definitive discussions about what is a sniper and what is a designated marksman or what is a police sharpshooter. It is a waste of time in my opinion. The kind of sniping we are discussing has little in common with the police sniper/sharpshooter who waits hidden at close range for the incident commander?s ?green light?, and who has an entire department?s support structure behind him. Neither does it have much in common with the military trained sniper that not only has the economic support of tax payers to study his craft full time, but has the best gear money can buy. And the Second Amendment Sniper has very little to do as well with the new in vogue term ? Designated Marksman. The DM like his counterparts has the full support of his group along with all the assets of a powerful military structure.

The Second Amendment Sniper is a quite different proposition. He has much more in common with a Partisan, or a Guerrilla Fighter, such as have been seen in the occupied/contested territories in the World Wars and in all the subsequent ?Conflicts? that followed. Thus if you are a private citizen and want to examine the study of the Sniper, it would be far more useful to learn the ways of a Guerrilla Sniper than of a Police Sharpshooter or a Military Designated Marksman.

The Guerrilla Sniper (GS), like his historical counterparts, has little or no support from any outside force. He carries everything he needs because he will not get it anywhere else. Although he may be a part of a unit, he may just as easily be operating totally alone.

Since the urban setting favors the partisan, his engagement distances will likely be much closer than the sniper ?Holy Grail? 1000 yards. As an aside, it is interesting to note that most sniper shots have been taken inside the 500 yard interval. Not to say that there have never been any shots outside of this, but that the majority have been well inside. One of our friends and advisors in this area points out that his unit?s rifles in North Ireland were expected to make 600 yard body shots and 200 yard head shots. This is a good objective SOP for the GS.

The GS has some interesting requirements in terms of physical ability and tactics. He must be able to get into position unseen as well as escape. In an urban setting this would not call for anything like a Ghillie Suit or a drag bag. To the contrary, things like this would get everyone looking at you and bring all manner of unwanted attention. Creativity will be an asset. When I was assigned as sniper to my SWT team, I procured a UPS uniform and delivered the rifle and myself to the firing/observation point. No one notices the UPS delivery guy.

The GS must have a degree of fitness as well. The overweight bench rest shooter may be able to fire a dime-sized group, but what good will he do if he has a heart attack due to climbing several flights of stairs to the firing position, or on the way back from it? The Partisans of WW2 fame often had to literally run for their lives. We would expect nothing less from the GS.

The rifle is an interesting point of discussion for the GS. In truth any rifle will do in this application as long as it is capable of the 200/600 requirement. It should be affordable for the shooter since he will need to shoot it often and in varying conditions. It should be able to use good quality ammo for the required precision as well as any surplus delinked machinegun ammo for closer engagements if that is all you can find. The necessity to penetrate cover, armor and glass, as well as resist wind deviation and any intervening shrubbery, requires the use of a 30 caliber round as minimum. We want this artifact to be as compact as possible without compromising the mission. And since the GS is usually operating alone and will likely use the rifle to fight his way out of a tight spot if necessary, I will add that a semi-auto would be a very nice attribute of such a rifle. A scope is mandatory. I am well aware that there are people who can do wondrous things with iron sights. They can do much better with a scope.

The scope must have magnification and range finding capabilities. Magnification will help do two things; Identify a target and define an aiming point at distance. Yes, you will in fact be scanning with your scope. Today there are plenty of scopes that will give you what you need here. Don?t make the mistake of getting a scope suitable for bench rest target shooting, or for deer hunting, only to find out it will not serve you as well as something less ?sporting?.

What the FBI, or SEALs, or local SWAT is using has nothing to do with what we will choose. I know a man who has an extensive collection of ?sniper rifles?. They are all the product of the American Sniper-smith?s art. And they are all over-priced, over-weight, and finicky about the ammo they shoot well. He never takes them out to the field since he could not carry one for any longer distance than from the trunk to the shooting bench. And since they must be fed a strict diet of Match ammo, the ?dollar per shot? it takes to train with these wonders is prohibitive for anyone except maybe a brain surgeon.

So what is out there ? Semi Auto, 30 caliber (minimum), potentially compact, capable of mounting a scope, and affordable. An internet search today revealed these prices.
Springfield M1A Standard, $1,331.99
Springfield M25 308 Tactical, White Feather Edition $4,343.99
DSA STG-58 T1 FAL Rifle 308 $999.99
DSA STG-58 FAL Carbine $1,099.99
DSA .308 FAL CARBINE SA58 $2,455.99
PTR-91F (HK-91 Copy) $1049
PTR MSG91 (HK-91 Copy) $1999
Romanian Dragunov 7.62x54R FPK Open Sights $725.99
Romanian Dragunov 7.62x54R FPKw/Scope $846.99
Saiga 308 (AK "Sporting version" 308 Rifle) $359.00

Affordability is relative to your bank account, but the only rifles available that fit the job description, and are under $1000 are the Basic FAL (barely), the excellent Saiga 308, and the Romanian PSL (aka Dragunov, FPK).

Another aspect of this is the question ?What are you used to?? If you have been running FALs all your life, spend a little more money and get a FAL set up for this type of work. It would make no sense to use a FAL for CQB and an HK-91 or an M1A for Guerrilla Sniping. Having one manual of arms suitable for all your long guns (and conceptually applicable to your pistol as well) is a definite asset. This was first promoted by the Heckler and Koch family of weapons.


I spend a lot of time with the Kalashnikov Platform. I prefer it and reply that those who claim it is inaccurate, un ergonomic, or uncomfortable are either prejudiced against the design, pampered by sporting guns, or ill-trained in how to use an AK weapon in the first place. Having selected the AK platform, an M1A makes little sense. Neither does the FAL nor the HK. These may all be fine and suitable weapons, but what would make most sense for me, if I want to optimize training time and weapons handling consistency, is some sort of Kalashnikov Platform suitable for the GS role.

The only suitable AK weapons in a 30 caliber are either a Saiga 308, or the Romanian PSL (aka Dragunov). The Saiga is extremely affordable and easy to convert back into fighting trim from its obligatory ?sporting purpose? import condition. The PSL is also a fine weapon that can easily fit into this role with a few modifications.

Ammo is also an issue. You need to shoot your rifle?a lot. The more you shoot and become comfortable with it, the better you will be. The biggest problem with ammo, and this is a universal point of concern for all small arms students, is cost. Here is what a search on ammo cost revealed today ?

In the 7.62x51 ?Surplus? category:
Bosnian 7.62X51 M80 $269- 500 rounds
Lithuanian 7.62X51 M80 $275- 500 rounds

In the Commercial US Made Category:
FEDERAL 150GR. $325- 500 rounds
FEDERAL MATCH 168GR. BTHP $499- 500 rounds

In the 7.62x54R ?Surplus? category:
7.62x54R 182 GRAIN FMJBT DPS $199- 880 Rounds
7.62x54R 180 GRAIN FMJBT GREEK $129- 400 Rounds
Russian 7N1 Sniper Ammo 7.62x54R, 152gr FMJBT, 20 Rds $5.68

In the Commercial Category:
Wolf Gold 7.62x54R, 150gr FMJBT, 20 rds $12.59
Wolf 7.62x54R 148gr Bi-Metal FMJ, 20 rds $7.95
Wolf 7.62x54R 148gr Copper FMJ, 20 rds $9.95

So choose wisely depending on your perspective of what is affordable.

I expect this write up will be controversial not only because of its weapon discussion, but also because of its tone. Suarez International has brought the art of the fighting pistol and the CQB rifle up from the range-based approach to a much higher level. We are in the process of now examining the sniper science from a clean private citizen perspective uninfluenced by police or military applications and instead focusing on the historical application of the citizen rifleman. Let?s see where this takes us.

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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2011, 10:22:09 AM »
http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htintel/articles/20060328.aspx

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The Secrets of the Chechen Street Fighter

March 28, 2006: When American troops found themselves fighting Iraqi terrorists in towns and cities, pundits predicted that Americans would suffer the same dismal fate of the Russian army, which got beat up real bad by Chechen irregulars in the 1994-6. But there was no replay of the Russian disaster in Iraq. The Americans proved very effective at street fighting. And one of the reasons was the U.S. Marine Corps project to interview Chechens who had fought the Russians in the early 1990s. The marines conducted their interviews in 1998, and modified their urban combat tactics to deal with the Chechen methods that had tripped up the Russians so badly. The U.S. Army also got in on this, with the result that, even though the Iraqis tried to use some of the Chechen tactics, they quickly found out that the Americans were not reacting like the Russians.

 

In 1994, the major problem the Russians had was not the clever tactics of the Chechens, but that the Russian troops were poorly trained and led. That was not the case with U.S. forces in Iraq or Afghanistan. But the Chechen tactics were well thought out, and implemented skillfully, and to great effect. The Chechens were more efficient, and led, than most Iraqis U.S. forces encountered. In fact, Chechens have served as mercenaries for Middle Eastern leaders for centuries. American troops have encountered Chechen fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan, and killed them.



Not a whole lot of info, but something to think about.





And with the whole sniper-ish theme, Hiberniason has some good videos on using old buildings for defense (like blowing holes in walls to get around, so you won't be in the open and be a target), the role of the DM, and so on.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Hiberniason


I might post some more stuff up as the day goes by. All depends on what I find.


Cheers


Great post, also, I subbed and added Hiberniason as well  Good videos over there.
Thank you for posting that article by Gabe Suarez on Guerilla Snipers, that's an awesome read!

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Re: Contrary Action: Defending Your AO Against Hostiles
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2011, 10:25:57 AM »
http://www.warriortalknews.com/sniping/


That one is godly.


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Re: Contrary Action: Defending Your AO Against Hostiles
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2011, 07:42:42 PM »
Good post man. A very nice find. Good shooting and organization is an awsome force multiplyer.
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Re: Contrary Action: Defending Your AO Against Hostiles
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2011, 07:43:40 PM »
Excellent post, EJR, thank you! Bookmarked the webpage for future reference.

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Re: Contrary Action: Defending Your AO Against Hostiles
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2011, 11:56:08 AM »
So much excellent info here, guys! I am overwhelmed by the shear volume of knowledge bleeding from this forum.  [URL=http://www.smileyvault.co
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Re: Contrary Action: Defending Your AO Against Hostiles
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2011, 03:51:21 PM »
excellent [URL=http://www.smileyvault.co!
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Re: Contrary Action: Defending Your AO Against Hostiles
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2011, 05:37:25 PM »
Commenting on the "Urban Varmint Rifle,"

What about making one chambered in 5.45 x 39? 

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