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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 13 December 2012
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Sniper Pocket Book is a tangential departure for Military Pocket Books in some ways in that it is their first publication which deals with one specific trade/skill within the military.

It does make clear in the book that certain aspects of sniper training have not been included for operational reasons but perhaps this does not detract too much from the value of the book but may shift its appeal.

The book is divided into clear chapters each dealing with a subject of value to a soldier. There are sections dealing with sketching, judging distance and many aspects of reconnaissance and observation. I don't want to focus on the sniper aspect too much because this would be a small market compared with those who would find the book of value. A sniper's role is reconnaissance followed by target acquisition and disposal and this is the book's strength. Any soldier in a reconnaissance role, such as patrol platoon or recce platoon, could find the book useful in reminding and refreshing skills that would be an aid to their task. Certainly there are useful ideas on the book that would have made my life easier 30 years ago when I first joined my battalion recce platoon.

Outside the army, the book has information to improve the techniques of anybody who is interested in sneaking around in bushes and would prove invaluable to deer stalkers, bird watchers and more ambitious sexual deviants.

It is hard to find a downside to the book, and I did look, but eventually I decided that the first chapter "History of The British Sniper" annoyed me. It wasn't that the information was wrong but the chapter would benefit from going back to the original manuscript and being savaged by a good editor to improve the flow. Somehow this chapter reads like a disjointed last minute lash-up. I hope this is rewritten for the second edition because this makes the difference between an excellent publication and a work of genius.

The second edition could easily expand slightly to cover other aspects of reconnaissance and be retitled Reconnaissance & Sniper Pocket Book.

That aside, I cannot do less that give the book 5/5

BY MANINBLACK ARmy RSE
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 23 November 2012
An essential reference for those attending sniper training or just looking to improve thier stalking/concealment skills.
Providing the layman with an insight into the skills & history of this very important aspect of modern warfare.
Well researched, writen & beautifully illustrated.
A copy is always within my reach at work for quick reference.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 2012
This is a great little book that covers the basic requirements and must knows for not just a sniper undertaking a basic course, but also for the enthusiast.

The author mentions that some if the detail is purposely left out for operational reason however you would not guess this. For the those attending the basic sniper course this is a must have. For those historians and Airsofters out there this book is equally useful and enlightening. It is both fully comprehensive and practical.

If you want to get into the mindset of what real sniping is all about then this is the book for you.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 10 June 2013
Tonns of great information and facts in this book, it is not only informal but just a great book to read in general, also made me laugh a little which is strange as you would not expect this out of a serious book as it is opposed as. SWAG (Scientifically Wild Arse Guess) Made me piss myself :D
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2012
To keep it short and sweet this book and the author Frank fletcher have given me a great insight into the lives of snipers past and present and the role they play within the British army of which goes back to world war 1 until present times a great book for all to read to get the insight of an elite force within our great British army
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on 2 March 2015
Reference guide book well worth reading
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 16 March 2014
This book is absolutely fantastic. Very helpful with my cadets field training. Detailed, concise, informative, interesting and fun to read. I'd definitely recxomens this book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 28 February 2013
although some of the terminology is military based this prooved to be an interesting book, I would recommend it to anyone with an interest rifles and rifle shooting
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 May 2014
You can tell when a writer has actually done it, got the T shirt and video and the compilation CD, and Fletcher has it. Great Aide Memoir.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 24 May 2014
Well worth the money,great as an aide memoir.easy to carry with you anywhere in your pocket or pouch.easy referance use.
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