Know Your USMC History: Chuck Mawhinney, The Deadliest Sniper In The History Of The Marine Corps

Chuck Mawhinney, The Deadliest Sniper In The History Of The Marine Corps


When it comes to Marine Snipers in Vietnam two names will forever be remembered: Carlos ‘White Feather’ Hathcock and Charles Benjamin Mawhinney.

Highly recommend  The Sniper: The Untold Story of the Marine Corps’ Greatest Marksman of All Time .






Rifle Corner: Three Civilian Flavors of the SVD Dragunov Sniper Rifle



The first video goes into detail on Soviet military sniper tactics during the Cold War and how various models of the rifle came into existence.

The Second video expounds on the pro’s and con’s (mostly con’s) of the Romanian PSL, perhaps the most commercially abundant version of the Dragunov ONCE available here in the States.

I can remember in the “good ole’ days” (15 or so years ago) when you could purchase a Romy PSL for around $600! (not including the optic of course).


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!