30 Sep '12, 8pm

Sniper Training #forum #defense #armysecurityforces

Not sure which forum this should be in, but I thought most sniping will be on the ground so I posted it here... Nwy, I have just 1 simple question: Do snipers around the world train with their buddies holding things up for their buddies to shoot at? I just saw this feature in History Channel for the Philippine Marine Force Recon, and part of their training is that a sniper's buddy would stand up and hold balloons on (i) right beside his neck AND (ii) right beside his wait -- the balloons are up against their necks and waists. The sniper then will shoot at the balloons. From the feature, they're saying that 50% of the trainees fail this test, either (a) they would NOT stand up and get shot at, or (b) they fail to hit the targets. The latter, I would guess must have resulted in some death. Pretty extreme.

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