Updated 2013 ebook version The power-packed book that helped hundreds of shooters improve their groups and scores, some by as much as forty or fifty points. Written by Master Sergeant Jim Owens, his 20+ years of Marine Corps Shooting Team experience will give you the skills and insights to excel in any type of rifle competition. Jim’s book covers the core basics, in-depth as only he can. With his tips you will master breathing, natural point of aim, sight alignment, sight picture, focus and trigger control. Includes additional sections on mental conditioning, marking your sights, zeroing, normal come ups, light effects, damage to the crown, care in cleaning, throat erosion and way more. Jim's advanced theory section has been praised by High Masters and numerous National level competitive marksmen. Keywords: marksman,rifle,competition,training,high power,score,sight picture,technique,trigger squeeze,trigger control,stance,position,ammunition
Updated 2015 ebook version Ever wonder if you are cleaning your competition rifle correctly..? Master Sergeant Jim Owens, with 20+ years of Marine Corps Shooting Team experience, has written the definitive guide to rifle cleaning, and proper maintenance for the high power rifle competitor. With particular attention to the Service Rifles (M16/AR-15, M14/M1A, M1 Garand), Jim gives you detailed instructions on how to clean your rifle the right way to maximize results and minimize unnecessary wear or tear. Learn all about twist rate, barrel life, and parts of the barrel. Tips on Bullet Seating, and bullet run-out. Brushing vs. Patches only. Questions & Answers with Boots Obermeyer, Jack Krieger, Charlie Milazzo and Mike Bykowski. Also, read interviews with Seven National Champions on how they clean their bores. An extensive chapter on "Moly Coating" treatments for bullets and barrels. And, ending with the positive side of Sportsmanship. With numerous clear illustrations and photos, over 130 pages of information that Jim spent years learning and developing as a competitive shooter. You will not be disappointed!
From the author of "Sight Alignment, Trigger Control & The Big Lie" This new ebook edition picks up where "Sight Alignment..." leaves off. Jim Owens imparts valuable and effective knowledge on how to master the essential shooting positions and sling usage, learned over years of High power rifle match experience. Follow a four-step program to shooting positions, the likes of which you have never seen before. Learn to assemble and adjust the leather sling in the same method taught by the Marine Corps Team. As an added bonus, receive a five-step theory that could increase your off-hand three to ten points. Updated for 2014, with a new chapter on the No-Pulse Sling, with more pictures and up-to-date info on NRA/CMP stage procedures and recent rule changes. It is both a terrific guide and reference, for both beginners as well as experienced match competitors. Everyone is sure to find something useful to improve their competition shooting techniques. Keywords: rifle,competition,training,high power,off hand,stance,sitting,prone,rest,open leg,cross leg,aim,sling,setup,leather,service rifle
Author: U.S. Army
Publisher: Loose Cannon
Release Date: 1961-04-01
This obscure and unusual 1961 manual details how the U.S. military goes about planning/constructing underground installations and bases. Chock-full of intricate details on design criteria, costing, construction methods and various special features like multiple portals, blast doors, ventilation considerations. If you ever wanted to build your own secret underground lair...then this is the book for you. All aspects of an underground installation are covered in great detail, from layouts for warehouses vs. office work vs. light manufacturing, construction methods depending on rock types, tunneling/drilling/blasting, support and drainage considerations, and tons of information on excavation techniques used in rock mining to create chambers, tunnels, housing and even roadways. Chapters included are: - Primary entrances - Secondary openings - Space layout - Excavation costs - Excavation methods - Horizontal openings in intact rock - Methods And Equipment For Excavating High Chambers - Shaft Raising - Methods And Equipment For Sinking Inclines - Hauling And Dumping - Support In Tunnels - Special Support Methods ...and more A fascinating look at an era during the Cold War when the planning of such secret bases was not only routine, but commonplace. If you have ever wondered how an underground base, like Cheyenne Mountain HQ for NORAD, was built under a solid granite mountain this enlightening book will provide many answers.
Judo for Soldiers Illustrated After Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entry into WWII, there was a need for troops to be taught how to prevail in Hand-to-Hand combat with the enemy. This book, written by the author of "Police Jiu-Jitsu", sought to fill this void by presenting some basic and practical Judo moves that could aid a soldier who might come face to face with the enemy. Well organized, and presented in a 'you are in the training class at boot camp' fashion complete with fellow soldiers from Detroit, the Bronx and even the Mid-west, it offers examples of simple hold releases and counters for many fighting scenarios and situations. Clear illustrations give a good sense of how the techniques are employed, which makes it easy to see how you would do them yourself. A gem of a book, especially for students of martial arts history and World War 2 era combat technique. It even features a small section at the end showing several moves especially for women and demonstrated in the same narrative style using WAAC recruits learning self-defense.
Updated 2013 ebook version As a competition shooter you can control many things, but you cannot control the wind conditions. To excel in any outdoor shooting sport you will need to learn how to compensate for the effects of the wind. Written by Master Sergeant Jim Owens, his 20+ years of Marine Corps Shooting Team experience will give you the knowledge of how to read, judge and adjust for the wind - in any type of rifle competition. Jim’s book presents a simple system for judging the speed, direction and value of the wind. You'll learn to read the mirage, how to accurately read the range flag, estimate wind speed, wind strategies, effects on the bullet and much more. The coaching techniques section will help your own performance and that of others when shooting in the wind. Also included are 22 sets of wind charts for a variety of calibers (.223, .308, 6.5-08, 6.5-284, .300 Win. Mag.), bullet weights, and for both Across the course and Long Range. There are 80 wind charts in total ! "My scores have improved drastically. I thank you for your books. High Power shooting is enjoyable when you do better." —Neal Trubitt “Your series of books and tapes have helped me make the first daunting steps and I entered my first competitive event ever, the 2004 NRA High Power Week Competition at Camp Perry. Your Data Book is the best that I have seen and all the information that you had put together and your personal commitment to Juniors in the sport is indeed commendable.” —Steven Field Keywords: windage,rifle,high power,clicks,adjustment,range,chart,training, practice,wind speed,kentucky,hold,sight picture,aim,competition,NRA