In 2009 I was a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant deployed to Tal Afar, Iraq. Being a Weapons Sergeant of course, I liked all the toys. We got to play with all manner of pistols, sub-machine guns, sniper rifles, grenade launchers, machine guns, mortar systems, and more. Being overseas with 24/7 access to connex containers filled with ammo and our own range was any gun nut’s dream.
We also had an arms room filled with captured foreign weapons. This included a handful of Russian SVD Dragonov sniper rifles. As someone who served as a sniper and attended the Army Sniper course at Ft. Benning, I had a particular interest in this rifle and in learning how it (along with the baffling PSO-1 scope) worked.
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