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109215 No. 109215 ID: 673809
As you must train your body, surely you must also train your mind. ITT we discuss books and manuals that are essential for any kommandos library and study. You do have a study, do you not? These should be books written by the experts in the field, books of first hand knowledge to be passed on to the next generation. Experiences of the masters of firearms, practitioners of death, the soldiers of fortune, and the inventors of these tools we have come to hold so dear. Bring out your library lists. TMs and Prints are less of a priority in this thread.
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>> No. 109216 ID: 673809
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"In any field, certain books are recognized as classics. Serious riflemen/experimenters have for two decades placed "Hatcher's Notebook" in this category... this extensive work is probably the most useful single volume available to riflemen?

Hatcher's Notebook is one of the essential reading on any /k/ list. If you haven't read many books on weapons, I'd say start here. Hatcher goes through several decades of weapons development, testing, and improving detailing the process and pitfalls of life of a US Army weapons developer.
>> No. 109217 ID: 673809
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Random Shots by Roy Rayle

Fascinating account of Rayle's varied career from prior to World War II, working at the Naval Gun Factory and Aberdeen Proving Ground, his wartime service with Aviation Ordnance in the USAAF, and his postwar career with Army Ordnance. This book deals primarily with his service at the Springfield Armory in the 1950s and 1960s where he participated in the development of such weapons as the M14 and M16 rifles, M60 machine gun, aircraft revolver and Gatling guns, 40mm M79 grenade launcher, tank machine guns, HAW/BAT/TOW and spotting rifles, and the side-firing AC-130 "Spectre" gunship cannon, plus a chapter recounting several gun stories, mostly dealing with World War II experiences

A shorter read, but packed with great information on the operation and development of some of the most iconic weapons to date.
>> No. 109218 ID: 673809
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The Art of the Rifle by Jeff Cooper

"Riflecraft has been completely ignored since World War II, says Jeff Cooper, America's foremost rifle instructor. To remedy this situation, he took it upon himself to set down the fine art of the rifle before it was lost forever. In his no-holds-barred style, Cooper instructs you in everything you need to know about shooting the rifle, while entertaining you with tales of marksmanship, combat and big-game hunting"

Riflecraft, the art of using a rifle to its utmost capability, truely has fallen by the wayside, being replaced by either long-range bench shooting or close range fast firing competitions. The exercises, instructions, and theory in this book will help you become a better rifleman, marksman and hunter. These skills can be applied to any weapon.
>> No. 109219 ID: 673809
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The Machine Gun, by George Chinn

of course, no library would be entirely complete without this anthology of information compiled by the late col George Chinn. Said to be the definitive collection on machine guns and self-operating weapons, George Chinn spent decades working with some of the finest weapons the US had to offer, as well as travellign internationally to examine and scrutinize foreign offerings. A full set of this series will run you about $1,500, but trust me when I say that the price is well worth the in-depth information held within the binding.

I should mention that I'm not linking .pdfs in this thread. If a book is interesting to you, you'll get a physical copy of it. Reading books off-screen is one of the best ways to absorb information and I expect any self respecting /k/ommando to also be knowledgeable in the essentials.
>> No. 109220 ID: 673809
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Josef "Sepp" Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honoured with the award of the Knight's Cross.

In this harrowing memoir, Allerberger provides an excellent introduction to the commitment in fieldcraft, discipline and routine required of the sniper, a man apart. There was no place for chivalry on the Russian Front. Away from the film cameras, no prisoner survived long after surrendering. Russian snipers had used the illegal explosive bullet since 1941, and Hitler eventually authorised its issue in 1944. The result was a battlefield of horror.
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Pistolsmithing - George C Nonte Jr.

Everything and anything a man would need to know about the maintenance and upkeep and repair of pistols. This book is an extremely valuable addition to any firearm enthusiasts library. Nonte shares his grand store of knowledge from a lifelong career as a gunsmith. Anyone looking to do a little bit of work on their pistol would be well off reading this before starting out.
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What it is like to go to War - Karl Marlantes

War is as old as humankind, but in the past, warriors were prepared for battle by ritual, religion and literature -- which also helped bring them home. In a compelling narrative, Marlantes weaves riveting accounts of his combat experiences with thoughtful analysis, self-examination and his readings -- from Homer to the Mahabharata to Jung. He talks frankly about how he is haunted by the face of the young North Vietnamese soldier he killed at close quarters and how he finally finds a way to make peace with his past. Marlantes discusses the daily contradictions that warriors face in the grind of war, where each battle requires them to take life or spare life, and where they enter a state he likens to the fervor of religious ecstasy.
>> No. 109224 ID: 673809
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The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare by Damien Lewis

Lassen was part of the crew for the first real SOE operation, the theft of a pair of German and Italian supply ships from the neutral Spanish port at Fernando Po. In an exploit that could be straight out of Hollywood, a band of commandoes sailed a pair of tugboats into the harbor at night while the ships' officers were ashore at a raucous party. They blew the anchor chains with explosive charges, locked the crews below deck, and sailed the ships out to sea where they could be legally captured by a British destroyer. And they did it without a single death on either side. The exploits only became bigger and bolder after that, with Lassen and his comrades making regular raids across the English Channel and running a freewheeling campaign of both hit-and-run raids and occupation of Greek islands in the Aegean. These were the quintessential independent Special Forces fighters, operating outside regular military command structures and supply chains, fighting as they saw fit. Lassen eventually because the commanding officer of a large group, and by the end of the war had been awarded the Military Cross three times. His last operation in Italy - where his men were hit with a shattering defeat when pushed into the role of spearheading a conventional offensive - would result in him posthumously receiving the Victoria Cross for his heroism.
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My Dude,

Where should we start?
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