Long Range Shooting Handbook by Ryan Cleckner
Article first appeared at Ammoland.com
Ammoland – Ryan Cleckner, a former special operations sniper (1/75 Rgr) with multiple combat deployments as well as a sniper instructor, current firearms industry executive and attorney, has released his first book on the basics of long distance shooting, titled “Long Range Shooting Handbook.”
Cleckner has a series of popular YouTube videos which are known for their ability to take seemingly complex areas of long range shooting and breaking them down so that they’re easy to understand. This book was motivated by the feedback from those videos.
25% of the Long Range Shooting Handbook’s proceeds will be donated to two military charities: the Special Operation Warrior Foundation and the Sua Sponte Foundation.
The Long Range Shooting Handbook is the complete beginner’s guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it’s easy to follow.
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. Included are personal tips and best advice from Cleckner’s 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.
Iain Harrison, editor of Recoil Magazine said: “Whether you’re looking to dip a toe into the complex world of long range shooting, or you’re a seasoned shooter with years of trigger time, Ryan Cleckner’s book will prove to be excellent reference material. Well written and easy to understand, it covers all the essential topics that a well rounded shooter needs to master.”
Colby Donaldson, Host of History Channel’s Top Shot said: “Cleckner has a gift for teaching. I have repeatedly seen contestants on Top Shot and guests at Texas Triggers excel under his instruction. He explains seemingly complex topics in a tangible way that just makes sense.”
The Long Range Shooting Handbook is broken down into three main categories: What it is/How it works, Fundamentals, and How to use it. “What it is/How it works” covers equipment, terminology, and basic principles. “Fundamentals” covers the theory of long range shooting. “How to use it” gives you practical advice on how to implement what you’ve learned so far to make you a long range shooter.
Learning to shoot long range isn’t that difficult. Once you understand the basics, you can start to master your technique and you’ll be hitting targets in no time.
You can pick up your own copy of The Long Range Shooting Handbook on Amazon.