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Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate Collection

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Sniper books.

1. Special Forces Sniper Training and Employment – FM 3-05.222 (TC 31-32): Special Forces Sniper School (formerly Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC)) Manual (2017)

 Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Special Forces Sniper Course (formerly the Special Operations Target Interdiction Course – SOTIC) is the premier sniper training course in the world. Top members of all branches of special operations are able to attend this prestigious course on a limited selection basis. This book is the official manual for the course. It is not the best resource for “how to be a sniper” or “how to shoot long range.” Instead, it is a reference manual. If you’re looking for long range shooting instruction, check out the Long Range Shooting Handbook. This is a large desk-top/bookshelf…
Author(s): Department of the Army, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, School

2. The Official US Army Sniper Training and Operations Manual: Full Size Edition: The Most Authoritative & Comprehensive Long-Range Combat Shooter’s Book … / TC 3-22.10) (Carlile Military Library) (2017)

 Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate CollectionTHE MOST AND LONG-RANGE COMBAT SHOOTING BOOK (FM 3-22.10 / FM 23-10 / TC 3-22.10) Since 1987 the US Army Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia, has trained Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard soldiers to become long-range marksmen par excellence, capable of eliminating high-value targets, gathering intelligence, and protecting their comrades with a mixture of stealth, patience, situational awareness, cunning, and mastery of the long-range rifle. This book contains the distilled wisdom of the Sniper School’s instructors and expert marksmen, giving you over 450…
Author(s): US Army, Carlile Media

3. Long Range Shooting Handbook: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Precision Rifle Shooting (2016)

 Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate Collection This book is the complete beginner's guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it's easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from my years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor.If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will be a resource covering the principles and theory of long range shooting. This is the preliminary book to help you understand fundamental concepts such as MOA vs Mils and external ballistics, that can be like a trusted resource at the range.Learning to shoot long…
Author(s): Ryan M Cleckner

4. Swamp Sniper (A Miss Fortune Mystery) (Volume 3) (2013)

 Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate CollectionFrom New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the third book in the Miss Fortune Mystery series. When only a crack shot will do… In the two weeks CIA assassin Fortune Redding has been hiding in Sinful, Louisiana, she’s been harassed, poisoned, and shot at…and that was the easy part. But now, she’s about to face her biggest challenge since setting foot in the tiny bayou town. When mayoral candidate Ted Williams is murdered, everyone is surprised. Ted was a blowhole and a Yankee, but those usually weren’t good reasons to kill someone. When…
Author(s): Jana DeLeon

5. Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills (1988)

 Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate CollectionThere have been many Marines. There have been many marksmen. But there has only been one Sergeant Carlos Hathcock.He stalked the Viet Cong behind enemy lines—on their own ground. And each time, he emerged from the jungle having done his duty. His record is one of the finest in military history, with ninety-three confirmed kills.This is the story of a simple man who endured incredible dangers and hardships for his country and his Corps. These are the missions that have made Carlos Hathcock a legend in the brotherhood of Marines. They are exciting, powerful, chilling—and…
Author(s): Charles Henderson

6. I, Sniper (Bob Lee Swagger Novels) (2010)

 Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe explosive New York Times bestseller by Stephen Hunter that sends ex-Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger into the thick of an FBI investigation and features some of the greatest gunfights ever to grace the page.It takes a seasoned killer… Four famed ‘60s radicals are gunned down at long range by a sniper. All the evidence—timeline, ballistics, forensics, motive, means, and opportunity—points to Marine war hero Carl Hitchcock. Even his suicide. The case is almost too perfect. …to hunt one. Recruited by the FBI to examine the data, retired Marine sharpshooter Bob Lee Swagger penetrates the…
Author(s): Stephen Hunter

7. Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight’s Cross (2016)

 Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate CollectionJosef “Sepp” Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honored with the award of the Knight’s Cross.An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a machine gunner he was drafted to the southern sector of the Russian Front in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk, he experimented with a Russian sniper-rifle while convalescing and so impressed his superiors with his proficiency that he was returned to the front on his regiment’s only sniper specialist.In this sometimes harrowing memoir,…
Author(s): Albrecht Wacker

8. Gods & Snipers (2019)

 Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate CollectionAutumn 1944. With the Allies giving chase across France, German forces are in full retreat after the defeat at the Falaise Gap. In the confusion of the fast-moving situation, small squads find themselves on their own or cobbled together from other units, with whichever officer has the highest rank taking command. These units have one goal in mind, which is to move closer to Germany. It’s bad enough that troops on both sides find themselves short on fuel and ammunition. Their path is also blocked by physical obstacles such as the Moselle River. Now, two of these…
Author(s): David Healey

9. Red Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Joseph Pilyushin (2018)

 Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate CollectionJoseph Pilyushin, a top Red Army sniper in the ruthless fight against the Germans on the Eastern Front, was an exceptional soldier and he has a remarkable story to tell. His first-hand account of his wartime service gives a graphic insight into his lethal skill with a rifle and into the desperate fight put up by Soviet forces to defend Leningrad.Pilyushin, who lived in Leningrad with his family, was already 35 years old when the war broke out and he was drafted. He started in the Red Army as a scout, but once he had demonstrated his marksmanship and steady nerve, he became…
Author(s): Joseph Pilyushin

10. Ghost Sniper: A World War II Thriller (2014)

 Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate CollectionJune 6, 1944. On the dawn of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, two snipers find themselves fighting a battle all their own. One is a backwoods hunter from the Appalachian Mountains in the American South, while the other is the dreaded German “Ghost Sniper” who earned his nickname on the Eastern Front. Locked in a deadly duel across the hedgerow country of France, the hunter matches wits and tactics against the marksman, both of them one bullet away from victory—or defeat—as Allied forces struggle to gain a foothold in Europe. #1,086,836 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #10169 in War Fiction (Books) Would you…
Author(s): David Healey

11. Sniper’s Honor (Bob Lee Swagger) (2014)

 Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn this tour de force—part historical thriller, part modern adventure—from the New York Times bestselling author of I, Sniper, Bob Lee Swagger uncovers why World War II’s greatest sniper was erased from history…and why her disappearance still matters today.Ludmilla “Mili” Petrova was once the most hunted woman on earth, having raised the fury of two of the most powerful leaders on either side of World War II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. But Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn’t know any of that when she encounters…
Author(s): Stephen Hunter

12. The Ultimate Sniper: An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers (2006)

 Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhen John Plaster’s The Ultimate Sniper was released in 1993, it was hailed as an instant classic in the sniping community, influencing an entire generation of military and police marksmen around the world. Now this revolutionary book has been completely updated and expanded for the 21st century! Through revised text, new photos, specialized illustrations, updated charts and additional information sidebars, The Ultimate Sniper once again thoroughly details the three great skill areas of sniping: marksmanship, fieldcraft and tactics. Just some of the material in this new edition includes: * Cutting-edge…
Author(s): John L. Plaster

13. The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL (2015)

 Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate CollectionNew York Times bestsellerThe life story of Chris Kyle, the American Sniper A brutal warrior but a gentle father and husband, Chris Kyle led the life of an American hero. His renowned courage and skill in military service earned him two nicknames–The Devil among insurgents and The Legend among his Navy SEAL brethren–but his impact extended beyond that after he came home from combat and began working with fellow veterans.Journalist Michael J. Mooney reveals Kyle’s life story, from his Texas childhood up through his death in February 2013. Mooney interviews those closest to the late…
Author(s): Michael J. Mooney

Best Sniper Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some sniper books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

WW2: Spies, Snipers and Tales of the World at War

Author(s): Journals, War History; Journals, War History
ID: 2487769, Publisher: Storyteller Books, LLC, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Sniper’s Debt

Author(s): Mainak Dhar
ID: 2508386, Publisher: 4 Hour Press (Trade Imprint of India Research Press); First edition (2020), Year: 2020, Size: 263 Kb, Format: epub

40 Thieves on Saipan: The Elite Marine Scout-Snipers in One of WWII's Bloodiest Battles

Author(s): Joseph Tachovsky
ID: 2534846, Publisher: Regnery History, Year: 2020, Size: 20 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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