This awesome DVD brings to life the little known life of snipers in the
US military. Ranging across the various defence forces from Army,
Marines, Coastguard and Navy. I simply was enthralled the entire time
this series played as we got to see parts of their training, tactics,
weapons and various simulations undertaken by the sniper instructors
themselves. Almost every couple of minutes there was another "gasp"
moment where I had to rewind to see if I had really just watched what I
thought I had seen. Utterly amazing.
The documentary is exceedingly well presented with evidence being
present that it was originally produced for television as there is
dialogue for ad breaks. It is easy to understand all the techniques and
training shown which for the most part is explained to the viewer by
real life snipers and their instructors which added a far greater sense
of realism to the footage.
Surprisingly, the training differs greatly from force to force with the
needs of the military determining the type of training that the sniper
receives. Course lengths differ greatly and this is something that makes
the series even more interesting. The marine final testing in particular
was very detailed, and highlighted just how hard a job being a sniper
must be even with the high tech equipment they have and the way the
weapons and ammo they use has evolved.
This is a great DVD and one that I would recommend you watch if you have
an interest in this sort of thing. It is informative and utterly
interesting. You can tell some things have not been show on the disc but
considering the intensity of training, it is understandable that some
elements would be too highly classified to appear on a dvd of this
Well worth watching.