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Ok, who here has taken the Army sniper course.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Detectorist, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Detectorist

    Detectorist

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    I know one who says that it's much more difficult than the Ranger course. I say baloney.

    What say you?
     
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    I know some AF Security Forces guys that have taken it and I call BS.

    One of the guys went thru Ranger School as well and he just chuckled about about this when I called his office and read this to him.
     

  3. Detectorist

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    I figured that. I've seen athletic guys lose over 20 lbs during Ranger school. And they didn't have much to lose in the first place!
     
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    king_John_I Glock Armorer

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    B4 qualified here. If you know what that means then you know I passed.
     
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    king_John_I Glock Armorer

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    It is not harder than Ranger school.

    PERIOD!
     
  6. Detectorist

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    So you're Sniper qualified. Cool.

    Way back in 1976, the Army was trying to figure out how to improve their sniper training. I had a week before classes so I volunteered to be OPFOR.

    Bad decision. I spent 3 days crawling through nasty bug infested, snake infested, swamps. I think they made me do it since I was a 2Lt.

    Never again. Can't imagine 5 weeks of that stuff. :rofl:
     
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    That's reason enough! :)
     
  8. Detectorist

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    :rofl::crying:
     
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    My best friend is career SF. He has been through both schools. He said Ranger was physically tougher but sniper was tough in a strange way. No matter what, you had to stay on the down low. No way to vent. More of a mental game.
     
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    +1.

    You have to maintain a much higher level of mental awareness in sniper schools. Much of the skill is based on observation and you can fail portions of the course by not doing so.

    V.
     
  11. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

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    Tougher as in PT till you drop? You can do PT without any military training.

    I am not seeing whats special about airborne. Once you are on the ground then you are infantry like everyone else.

    That you got high PT scores, meh.
     
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  12. Detectorist

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    Airborne can be tough training, especially in the hot Georgia summer sun.

    It's not near as tough now as it was when I was in.
     
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    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    It is damned hot or shall I say a "Fryar" under the Alabama sun as well. :whistling:
     
  14. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

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    A parachute is just transportation and anyone can go to a civilian parachuting school.

    What makes airborne school different is alot of PT. Can we just say that it's really just PT?
     
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    It's a lot more training than civilian parachuting school. As a matter of fact, if I hadn't received so much training i would have died during my last jump.
     
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    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    Not a lot of civilians doing static line jumps on T10's at least once at night with combat loads in preperation to go to war.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I wonder if plumbing school is the same?
     
  18. Fox

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    You all got a point about static line and other techniques that may not apply at a civilian jump school.

    I am one of the "legs" and I mostly hear about PT rather than whatever they might teach.
     
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    I also have my gold spurs.

    I did not need a 300 on my PT score to get those.
     
  20. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Taken? No. Taught it 4 times. After I waxed 4 entire classes, they said what I had to offer was too advanced and they'll just send me out into the field alone.