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John Simpson 21 March 2019 12:31

New Release: Foundations of Sniper Marksmanship
 
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I'm pleased to say that my latest book is out this week.


Foundations of Sniper Marksmanship is an updated and revised version of my previous book on sniper marksmanship (now out of print).


Right now it's available from the publisher but will soon be on Amazon as well.

http://www.looseleaflaw.com/catalog3...-1-60885-212-3


And yes, for you Millennial snipers out there they have a digital version

Sharky 21 March 2019 12:43

Just from that NRA 200 yard standing unsupported stance on the cover, I can already tell that there will be cries of "Heresy" over your new book....LMFAO


Congratulations on the book!

John Simpson 21 March 2019 12:59

Thanks. But back in the day at SOTIC that's what we used to train the guys in during the first week of the 6 week POI. It's still the best way to actually learn marksmanship.


As far as heresy there's far worse stuff on the inside!

Sharky 21 March 2019 22:30

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Originally Posted by John Simpson (Post 1058787079)
It's still the best way to actually learn marksmanship.


Agree 100%. Somebody probably has a hit out on you already for saying it though..... Hahahaha

John Simpson 22 March 2019 00:05

I basically wrote this book because we had guys showing up for a 40-hour police sniper school and the only weapons they were qualified (or familiar with) were handguns from when they attended the Police Academy. And that's the paradox I found. military students attending sniper schools approaching two months had arrived trained in rifle marksmanship out to 300 meters. For the students attending a 5 day police course there was no time to train someone from scratch and cover everything else that had to be done. So I wrote this book for a sniper team leader to hand to a candidate with instructions to read this and then meet the team at the range in about two weeks to start the live fire practice. That identifies who the self-starters are and who really wants to do the job more than they want the title of "Sniper". Then that guy knows how to "hit the mark" before attending sniper school and putting everything together.



Plus there's a few things in there that would be of use to most military snipers I've run into in my travels.

John Simpson 22 March 2019 12:18

UPDATE: Now it's available on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Foundations-S.../dp/1608852121

Gsniper 22 March 2019 15:15

I never had a problem with NM shooting, it was NM SHOOTERS that used to piss me off.

Glad you've got a new book out John. Congrats on completing a new project.

Sharky 22 March 2019 15:20

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Originally Posted by Gsniper (Post 1058787186)
I never had a problem with NM shooting, it was NM SHOOTERS that used to piss me off.



The definition of Prima Donnas.....LOL

Gsniper 22 March 2019 15:22

Yeah, all they needed to learn to do our jobs was how to crawl around in the weeds. LOL

John Simpson 22 March 2019 16:26

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Originally Posted by Gsniper (Post 1058787188)
Yeah, all they needed to learn to do our jobs was how to crawl around in the weeds. LOL


Yeah, they need to learn a lot more than that.


Don't get me started.

John Simpson 8 April 2019 19:05

Happy to say that the first online review of the new book was posted today on Todd Dow's Art of the Rifle blog

leopardprey 14 April 2019 11:53

Ordered. Look forward to reading and learning from. Thanks for writing.

John Simpson 14 April 2019 12:29

Appreciate the heads up and thanks for purchasing. Please let me know what you think.

leopardprey 16 April 2019 08:19

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Originally Posted by John Simpson (Post 1058790384)
Appreciate the heads up and thanks for purchasing. Please let me know what you think.

One of my MA students serves in the Sniper section of our local National Guard infantry unit. Will recommend him buying as well.

John Simpson 16 April 2019 14:54

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Originally Posted by leopardprey (Post 1058790651)
One of my MA students serves in the Sniper section of our local National Guard infantry unit. Will recommend him buying as well.


i appreciate it. I sent you a PM earlier today.

John Simpson 6 May 2019 10:33

Got a really nice review yesterday from Ian on the Forgotten Weapons YouTube channel


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xabr1ewuHXY

John Simpson 18 May 2019 23:22

Just received a very comprehensive new review on The Every Day Marksman Blog


https://www.everydaymarksman.co/reso...-marksmanship/

hawkdrver 19 May 2019 00:24

Mine arrived the other day. Looking forward to some light reading on my next trip. :biggrin:

CV 20 May 2019 14:13

Edit: I see it on Amazon.com now. Picking up a copy.

John Simpson 20 May 2019 14:45

Glad you found it. Just to spare other folks here are the links


paperback:

https://www.amazon.com/Foundations-S.../dp/1608852121


Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Foundations-S.../dp/B07QSD91C3


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