Sharpshooting, camouflage, concealment, infiltration and observation – is there any military personnel with a skill set more interesting than the sniper? No, there is not. The “Sniper Team” t-shirt pays tribute to the sniper with 671 grains of diplomacy and the image of a camouflaged sniper wielding a .50 caliber rifle pointed out towards any onlookers.
The “Sniper Team” t-shirt is one of many t-shirts designed by 7.62 Design and carried by Keepshooting.com. You will be pleased to hear that all 7.62 Design t-shirts are proudly designed and printed right here in the United States. This t-shirt is available in the following sizes: medium (M), large (L), extra-large (XL) and double extra-large (XXL).
The “Sniper Team” t-shirt is printed on a 4.5 ounce, ringspun cotton t-shirt using plastisol inks. For your convenience and comfort, all 7.62 Design t-shirts are 100 percent preshrunk and tagless – featuring a printed interior label that eliminates irritation.
All 7.62 Design t-shirts feature original, copyrighted artwork that is property of 7.62 Design/Visual Unrest Apparel Design Group, Inc.
The history of the sniper is very long and very interesting, so do not expect to find too many details here. Anyway, let us start with some etymology, which is very brief but equally interesting. The Online Etymology Dictionary tells us that the word sniper comes from the word snipe (obviously), meaning “to shoot from a hidden place.” This use of the word snipe first appeared in 1773 among British soldiers in India to describe hunters skilled enough to bag the elusive bird bearing the same name. The word sniper followed shortly after in 1824, where it was used to describe someone who shoots from a hidden place, or a “sharpshooter.” Sharpshooter was a term used regularly during the American Civil War, which is a reference to the Sharps rifle, one commonly used by snipers at the time. Any other information will have to be sought out on your own, but I will leave you with one final fact.
The longest recorded sniper kill stands at 2,474 meters, or 2,707 yards – that is over 27 football fields! This feat was recorded by Corporal of horse (CoH) Craig Harrison, a sniper with the Household Cavalry of the British army in November 2009.