Tag Archives: Sniper

What is the “Best Rifle?”

By Mark V. Lonsdale As long as men have carried guns, they have been arguing about the best rifle, the best pistol, or the best caliber. Now with the proliferation of the internet, and Facebook in particular, seeing “What is … Continue reading

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Kestrel 5700 Elite AB Simplified

By Mark V. Lonsdale With new technology streaming into our lives every day, it can become a little overwhelming and intimidating for many. Fortunately we have had computers for 40 years and Smart phones for the past 15 years, so … Continue reading

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A Beginners Guide to the Kestrel 5700 Elite Wind & Environment Meter

By Mark V. Lonsdale What does a Kestrel not do? It does not read the range to the target. So what does it do? It measures wind, environmental factors, and provides ballistic firing solutions tailored to the shooter’s rifle and … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Scope Mounting

By Mark V. Lonsdale It’s a source of constant amazement to see how many people turn up at the range with no clue how to zero their scopes or, quite often, they are incorrectly mounted to begin with. More than … Continue reading

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Building a Project FTR/Sniper Rifle

It is always interesting to begin a new project rifle – to try and turn goals and vision into a tack driving lead-slinger. But it requires some thought and planning since mistakes can be costly. So, the first question you … Continue reading

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Badger Ordnance Bottom Metal

For hunting and many forms of rifle competition, the integral magazine system is adequate. Very rarely does the competent hunter require more than two or three rounds to ensure the kill, and in many bolt action rifle competitions rounds are … Continue reading

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Long Range Shooting on a Budget

Reading the various facebook pages related to precision rifle shooting or long range shooting, one of the most common questions is, “How can I get into long range shooting on a budget?” This is closely followed by, “What’s a good … Continue reading

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Designated Defensive Marksman – DDM

Designated Defensive Marksman (DDM) is a term that came out of security contractor operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. While the prerequisite for DDMs was 3-4 years of sniper training and experience (military or law enforcement), it would not have been … Continue reading

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American Defense AR Patrol Rifle

Originally posted on Specialized Tactical Training Unit – STTU:
By Mark V. Lonsdale – STTU I have just begun evaluating the American Defense UIC Mod 2 so check back for progress and updates. What I can tell you is that,…

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Which Applied Ballistics Mobile App or Firing Solution is Right for You?

Originally posted on Specialized Tactical Training Unit – STTU:
By Mark V. Lonsdale STTU Training Director If you are involved in long range shooting, for competition, recreating, or taking care of “more serious business,” then you will be familiar with…

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