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. 😉

 

 

 

 

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?

 

Range Report: The Iraqi Tabuk Sniper Rifle

Anybody who served in the Iraq War during the height of the insurgency (2005-2007) or are familiar with modern military sniper history know the story of the Iraqi Sniper Juba and his Tabuk Sniper Rifle.

I have to be honest, I was jaw-dropped impressed with the performace of both the shooter and this rifle with Ball ammo and a malfunctioning scope to 500 yards!

 

 

Know Your History: Simo Hayha – The White Death

Simo Hayha – The White Death

 

What has always amazed me about Hayha was the MASSIVE amount of kills he was able to rack up (505 confirmed) in such a short period of time (98 days) with a Mosin Nagant with IRON SIGHTS!

For those of you that have shot a Mosin at any distance over a hundred yards, you know what I am talking about!

History has proven time and time again, especially in the Civil War and WW2 that to produce deadly snipers nothing can replace the self-sufficient and practical hunting/gun culture in which they were raised. Their prowess with a rifle was directly related to their survival. Nothing could be a better teacher than that!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!