Snipers are becoming an increasingly valued weapon in the mountains and deserts of Afghanistan. A definite renaissance of sniping is being seen across the front lines of war…. Two of the most effective force multipliers currently in the war on terror are unmanned aerial drones (UAVs) and the modern military sniper. These force multipliers can be outfitted to emphasize any role necessary, from reconnaissance to combat and everything in between. Both are relatively inexpensive and fit well into the military’s transformation to a smaller, more agile force.
– SSG Christopher Rance,
Military Field Consultant for Kestrel, Sniper and Writer
SSG Rance is making a push for better sniper continuity, including a Warrant Officer Sniper MOS, with his Lessons Learned in combat and competition. Better marksmanship training shows how much ammo and money can be saved while increasing effectiveness.
Competitive shooting exposes the team’s strengths and weaknesses and helps the team gain a better understanding of what they need to train on for future operations. Competitive shooting needs to be pushed harder in the sniper community. It is an excellent opportunity for units to build cohesion in the sniper community and share knowledge on today’s area of operations.
– – SSG Christopher Rance
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