11 posts categorized "GUERRILLA SNIPING"

Friday, December 14, 2012

Position Shooting With a Sling

By: Scott Vandiver, SI instructor Atlanta, Ga. Many of today’s gun owners are influenced by visual marketing. Companies in the USA spend billions of dollars on advertising. The goal of any business is to turn a profit; regardless of what the POTUS says. The goal of advertising is to sell products and make a profit. Sling manufactures are no different. Some have really good products that do what is required. These companies do the research and field test their products. Other companies let the profit get in the way of selling the best gear. They cut back on research and...


Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Hippy Earth Tones Camouflage (H.E.A.T. Camo)

Catchy name don't you think? No, TSD is not going to make or sell clothing. Tried that when we sold Woolrich and 5.11 and it is too much drama for what it is worth. The matter at hand arose this last weekend when we held the Small Unit Tactics class in Kingman, AZ. We had twenty guys attending. Some wore the very popular and effective Multicam camouflage. A couple of guys wore some derivatives of MARPAT, ACU, and various other "Green" camo. And we had several that were wearing civilian outdoor clothing, but in what I would term "muted earth...


Thursday, October 25, 2012

FIELD RIFLE SHOOTING - SITTING

Continuing with our study of field shooting positions we will discuss the sitting position. In the field, sitting will be far more useful to you than prone. A few weeks ago we ran an entire 100 - 1000 yard sniper class shooting almost exclusively from sitting. It is, once understood and developed, almost as accurate as prone. As well, it is far more adaptable in the field when dealing with broken terrain and/or elevation changes. The sitting position most conducive to accuracy vis-a-vis bone support, muscle relaxation, and stability, is with the feet drawn up under the knees. Bring these...


Friday, October 05, 2012

The Power Of Adaption

This is something I have been working on for a while and the discussion of the 556SWAT and the SCAR finally pushed me to write it. I initially did this with the FS2000 but also with the SIG 556. In any case, we will discuss the 556, this being the SIG section. The rifle itself is far more capable of accuracy than any shooter. Cooper called this intrinsic accuracy. Practical accuracy was what an operator could do with it. Practical accuracy was affected by the fit of the rifle, its trigger and of course...the sights. In Cooper's day a scope...


Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Guerrilla Sniper II

Last weekend I attended the inaugural Guerrilla Sniper II class. I first took the original GS class from Eric Pfleger in Ohio over Fourth of July weekend in 2011. Last December I sat in on it again from Scott Vandiver in Georgia. This is an area where I'm just a beginner and I'm really eager to expand my skills. When Gabe announced Guerrilla Sniper II, I signed up immediately. Gear As always, GS is a relatively gear intensive class. My setup hasn't changed much since the GS class in Georgia last year. I brought my Savage Model 10FP in .308....


Thursday, May 03, 2012

Data Book Basics,

by Suarez International Scott Vandiver What is a data book and Why do I need one?I get asked this question on a regular basis during precision rifle and Guerrilla sniper classes. The short answer is a note book with information about how to use a weapon system to get hits in different weather conditions. The second part of the question is the simple fact that nobody can remember all the information needed to get the first round hits. Now this is not about hitting a 24” target at 100 yards; if that is all you expect out of your rifle...


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Guerrilla Sniper in Blakely, GA with Scott Vandiver

By Chris Upchurch, Suarez International Staff Instructor Last weekend I was at the Guerrilla Sniper taught by S.I. Instructor Scott Vandiver in Blakely, GA. This was a really great class and I have to say I had a real blast. I really enjoyed the Guerrilla Sniper class I took from Eric Pfleger last year in Ohio. When I heard Scott Vandiver would be brining this class to Georgia, I knew I wanted to get in on the action. He was generous enough to let Alex Nieuwland and I come down to assist, and to send some rounds downrange as well....


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Scope Reticles 101

Which scope do you recommend? I get asked this question several times a month. I wish the answer was as simple as the question. There are several factors we should consider before making a choice. The next few questions will help clarify the proper response to the question. What gun is it going on? Is it a semi auto 22 or a 300 WM bull barrel target rifle? Is it a 30-30 lever gun or an AK? The type of gun and the caliber are important factors in the scope and reticle choice. What do you plan to do with...


Monday, March 07, 2011

Designated Marksman/Guerrilla Sniper Rifles: What is the Ideal Solution?

John Chambers - S.I. Staff Instructor One of the most common points of discussion in my rifle classes is “What is the best rifle? A bolt action or semi-auto?” This is not surprising in the least since we tend to focus on the hardware aspects of the discipline instead of the training that is needed. But the question is valid and the answer is simple and complex at the same time. The answer depends on the mission and the circumstances surrounding it, and because of that, I believe you need three rifles: a semi-auto, a bolt action, and an accurate...


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Guerrilla Sniper Solutions on a Budget

While attending CQB instructor training in Prescott I received a request to make some specific recommendations regarding rifles, optics, etc., especially in regards to setting up a proper rifle when you have to work with a budget that does not allow for a $3000 rifle, $1500 optics, and $400 rings. These solutions are wonderful, if you can afford one, but if we are working with the Guerrilla Sniper guidelines of 200 meter headshots and 600 meter torso shots, there are more economical solutions that a well trained shooter can use to great effect. Now, I generally make conceptual suggestions, instead...


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