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Noted sniping authority and historian Maj. John L. Plaster, USAR (Ret.) has been working on a new book on sniping in World War I. Did you know American snipers were trained at both Camp Perry and Quantico? How were they trained? And what lessons did they bring back from the trenches of France? Attend the American Rifleman Special Presentation,”Sniping in the Great War,” at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Atlanta, Sat., April 29, 2017 (2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Room B406b-B407) to find out. Regular session attendees know the seats fill up fast, often rendering the event Standing Room Only. In other words, get there early!

Major John L. Plaster, USAR (Ret.), is an authority on sniping and special operations and the author of eight books, including The Ultimate Sniper, the world’s most-used sniper training handbook. As a Special Forces “Green Beret” NCO, he served three years with the Vietnam War’s top secret covert operations unit, MACV-SOG, leading intelligence gathering teams deep behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia. Plaster was wounded once, decorated for heroism four times, and received a direct commission. Since 1983 he has instructed hundreds of military and police snipers. An inductee into the Halls of Fame for both the U.S. Army Special Forces, and the USAF Air Commando Association, Maj. Plaster has appeared in a dozen documentaries and continues to work on firearms-related research.

Article first appeared at American Rifleman.

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