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i have been into shooting for ages i only have an air rifle an dhad a shoot on a few shotguns ive always wanted to be a sniper but how do you get into somthing like that
 

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I am guessing that Terratorial Army is like the Army Reserves. All reserve snipers come from active Army units. You should check with a recruiter to find out. If you can become a TA sniper, I think that would be a great place to start. Another place would be law enforcement. Either way it will take dedication; it can't just be a hoby.
 

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i myself have been looking to get into law enforcement i was wondering how prestegious is that compared to the military sniping
 

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In reality, each has its own level of prestige. Military sniping implies creeping along in the low crawl poistion for hours to sit in the mud for hours to wait even more hours (or days) in the rain, snow, blistering heat, freezing cold, etc., to take a single shot at a distant target.

LE sniping, on the other hand, entails laying in the prone position watching every movement of a terrorist and his hostage, waiting for the order to fire. If you miss, you could stand before a court trying to explain why you killed an innocent hostage. In addition, your every movement is being recorded by tv cameras from across the nation.

Even though these descriptions are dramatized, they do get the point across. If you want to become a sniper because it would be something "cool", then you may be doing it for the wrong reasons. But if you are willing to dedicate youself to it completely, then the world needs more people like you! Only you can decide which catagory you belong in.

It would be good to "test the waters" befor jumping into something and finding out it's not really what you wanted. There are many military-type schools you can go to to see if this career is right for you.
 

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Chubs said:
i myself have been looking to get into law enforcement i was wondering how prestegious is that compared to the military sniping
Its really like comparing apples to oranges.....both can be very demanding and stressful. Military is real stealthy but sometimes you have plenty of time to take your shot...law enforcement snipers might have a tenth of a sec to take the shot before it is lost and most of the time others lives will be in your hands.

Someone (NEK i think) brought up a great point about LEO sharpshooters and how you will ussually see the effects of your shot in high magnification (LEO shots are most of the time hundreds of yards closer then military) so that might weigh greatly on your concious.

Military snipers are by far more trained for distance and stealth and have a very demanding job. It really up to you....but I don't think you will ever find one or the other who thinks his job is harder....maybe parts but not as a whole.

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is there a definate difference in the difficulty in becomeing a LE or Military or are they both about equal difficulty. i was thinking about LE if i didnt already say that
 

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Chubs:

In most western european countries, LE snipers undergo an extremely thorough psychological examination, and they are required to have a serious education too. Also, they are continuously interviewed by psychologists while they are serving as LE snipers. Military snipers undergo psychological examinations too, but they are not as rigorous as what the LE snipers go through.
 
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