Know Your Confederate History: Confederate Sniper Jack Hinson and his Rifle

The Story of Civil War Sniper Jack Hinson and His Rifle

 

I can also recommend the book Jack Hinson’s One Man War, A Civil War Sniper by Lt. Col. Tom McKenney, USMC (Ret.)

 

 

Food for Thought

H/T Raconteur Report

 

 

“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” – Newspaper advice column

“The way to a man’s heart is through his sternum.”– Military marksmanship briefing

And here some folks thought they’d never use anatomy class for anything worthwhile. 😉

 

 

 

 

Boers, Beans, Bullets and Bear Soup

Boers, Beans, Bullets, and Bear Soup – Parts  1 & 2

 

Nifty two part series on the history, tactics and arms of the Boers.

Note: Although I disagree with many of the author’s opinions regarding rifle and caliber choices, as I have grown older I have found the best advice to new shooters is to find what works for you, ie what you can shoot accurately, reliably and consistently.

After that, go TRAIN and after that, go TRAIN somebody else!

Remember: The most Dangerous thing in the world is a Well Trained Rifleman, so get out there and GET AFTER IT!

 

 

Hidden In Plain Sight: Camouflage & Movement From A USMC Scout Sniper

Hidden In Plain Sight: Camouflage & Movement From A USMC Scout Sniper

 

An important concept is to stop, look, listen, smell, and plan (SLLSP). When moving across long distances, the environment can cause you fatigue, taking away your stealthies. Conduct an SLLSP. Stop all movement. Look around the area. Listen to your surroundings. Smell the environment. Plan your route. The focus of SLLSP is to keep you in tune with your surroundings and to get your bearings while moving with camouflage. You must be slow and deliberate. 

 

 

 

Bert Waldron: Nature versus Nurture, A Sniper’s Story

H/T American Partisan

 

Bert Waldron: Nature versus Nurture, A Sniper’s Story

 

When it comes to Vietnam-era Snipers, most folks always talk about GySgt. Carlos ‘Whitefeather’ Hathcock, USMC but have you heard of another American Bad-Ass by the name of Bert Waldron?