I shot in the blade aimed sniper shot two impact points on the target
Xu Bo are targeting. (Profile photo) profile photo: Distance 65 meters, bullets whistling, were erected blade split in two and a half, through the back of the target sheet to form either side of two bullet holes. Xu Bo in his picture, “a two-hole bomb,” a masterpiece before the pictures.
for a special operations, the 36-year-old, in physical terms may no longer dominant. However, in terms of a professional sniper, 36-year-old has a positive prime.
Beijing Armed Police Corps special operations unit of a special operations squadron commander Xu Bo, precisely at this age.
like exposure to a never-ending marathon, Xu Bo, the pace of every day in a hurry to shuttle between the training ground and the mountain forests, so I saw him, is the agreed date of the month later. The face of the hero finally emerge, I decided to take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet, into the inner world of the legendary sniper.
“staying at home and see the development of others, going out to a long exposure”
2010 年 5 月 26 morning, a white Iveco along the highway to the airport galloped away. Unusually quiet carriage, seven police officers dressed in camouflage, all silent. They are ready to perform a specific task – to Hungary to participate in the 9th International police sniper shooting championships.
This time, armed police from the 108 players were selected out of six players. They will come from the United States, Britain, Israel, Ukraine and other 16 countries of the 90 players play together.
this line as the oldest of snipers, Xu Bo, his military career in the previous, the consecutive removal of the Armed Police Force sniper fire twice champion.
local time on the morning of May 29, Xu Bo and his teammates take the silver large wingspan of the Airbus aircraft leisurely glide over the Hungarian capital Budapest.
Budapest is located in the gentle rolling hills, dense forest vegetation surface, sparkling waves and wander over the Danube from the city.
no time to enjoy the exotic scenery, Xu Bo and his teammates on the field directly to the game – Hungarian Police Training Center.
“race courses are combined by the International Association for the year national police shooting wars and special sniper attacks environment ‘tailored’. For example, firing the blade, the main test of shooting accuracy; water curtain fire, moving target shooting, mainly on the sniper target for the rain, relying on fast-moving target for the hostages shooting ability. “
Xu Bo notebook computer, still retains a valuable picture, and that his participation in” blade shooting “After the game left. Photo of his smiling face brilliant. Side of the case of the board, straight stuck a sharp knife, the blade has an obvious gap, the blade is behind the target cards, each with two holes either side of the above, the focus of the black hole is clearly visible. “65 meters from the target edge, bullets were cutting edge a split in two, hit two impact points on the target.”
the next day to enter the shooting range. Xu Bo and his teammates felt an eye-opener. “A lot of range never seen before.” Magnificent range, covering 40 hectares inside the deserts, grasslands, swamps, hills and other topography of professional sub-ranges, each piece of sub-ranges of 800 meters, 500 meters wide, Set among a variety of obstacles and bunkers.
you first into the first range. This is a swamp, dotted with large and small puddles above and a block of turf. Young players eager to jump into the swamp, and soon discovered that obviously is a shallow pit, did not even step into the water to the knees, boots are difficult to pull out; clearly is a grass, but it will fall in the mud Ta . Moreover, within the range at the water and mud everywhere, can not, according to the conventional gun.
carrying 25 kg weight harness, cross puddles, mud around, hide obstacles, short time, the players were on the tired out of breath. After an inspection target shooting, off-target rate of 30%. As a professional sniper, this situation is very unusual.
“problems and difficulties are the same, we have encountered, foreign players will encounter.” Members on the discussion and analysis of responses in China, foreign players are starting to arrive.
“Most foreign players burly, age generally lower than the Chinese team, and they carry the biggest feature is a very complete equipment, not only Caqiang paper, the lens plug pad, and wind measurements, ranging instrument and other equipment, some carrying anti-snake, mosquito, anti-stroke drugs. “Faced with these experienced opponent, Xu Bo felt unprecedented pressure, he was” not expected to do regarding ranking. ”
had finished swamp subjects, the terrain is hilly desert terrain and courses. Each subjects, foreign players to practice again, the Chinese team will be practicing three times, dried to form the body of the mud lumps, Kepo elbows, legs scratched oozing blood, everyone is on a piece of mottled camouflage.
day of training after the end of the night there are night training. The dark range, 186 meters away, a light sweep of only 2.5 cm diameter target, if not firing, will miss the opportunity.
for Xu Bo a lifetime is to train the first three days of the Hungarian Police Training Center instructors Simone performing a thrilling action. Whether it is short of a pistol, or long rifle; whether it is standing shooting, sport shooting or rolling on the ground; both hit stationary targets, or hit the air whipped UFO, Simon instructors are their targets. He can shoot in one second five rounds, hitting five goals, so that a target has not had time to fall to the ground, he had completed the entire exercise.
the playing field to reach the fourth day at 10 am, start of the race. The first day of unexpected results, the Chinese team, Xu Bo, Hu Xiang, Zhang entered the top five.
hard-won achievements. International military and police sniper shooting championship held annually, although the Chinese team took part in the 7th, 8th race, but never get too medals.
start of the race the next afternoon, sudden change in weather, the sky was dark, followed by thunder and lightning, heavy rain. I thought the game can be paused, guessed that the organizers announced that the game as planned. At this time, players remembered, “A lot of the target file on the original set of lightning protection is useful.”
-lying areas prone shooting, team members in addition to the head exposed, other parts of the body were immersed in the water in the. Despite the inclement conditions, but not well-trained Chinese players have much impact.
After three days of competition, the team members successfully completed the quick identification of target shooting, use of fire equipment handy, water curtain fire, night shooting and shooting high angle from 24 events, made the first police team Second, three of the excellent results.
Xu Bo achieve personal success in the game the first three, after returning home, awarded a first individual.
“sniper is a lonely, eccentric or even the”
popular face, Han Han’s demeanor, the general could not be more ordinary family background . Generally difficult to Xu Bo and the mysterious sniper linked.
1993 December Xu Bo from the remote villages of Anhui Province Suzhou City, joined the army came to Beijing Armed Police Corps detachment of thirteen. His innate aptitude for shooting, when the recruits have to show when. The first shooting, Xu Bo, shooting pistols and rifles and 50 ring 48 ring good results.
class out of the sharpshooter, also wearing a large red flower, monitor starts laughing happily.
Since then, whenever the contest, Xu Bo, were recommended to participate, become a real “contest specialized households.”
2004 years, the higher authorities, the formation of Beijing Armed Police Corps special operations unit, Xu Bo was appointed captain for the sniper unit.
“as based on the capital for the country’s major anti-terrorist force, if people’s lives and property were seriously threatened, not first hit, to end the fighting, it could cause incalculable consequences.” From recruits grow as a professional sniper, Xu Bo’s understanding of their own more and more thorough job.
history, there had been many lessons. For example, the 20th Munich Olympics, eight Palestinian “Black September” kidnapped 11 Israeli athletes. Although the police sent out a large number of police, deployed five snipers, but because of misjudgment, the hostages were eventually killed. Future generations from this tragedy that shocked the world known as the “Munich massacre.”
“A few years ago, specialized sniper training in China is still in its infancy, there is no systematic information is available to find, not many brothers and research units. Foreign military sniper training under wraps.” starting from scratch, Xu Bo, and players can practice with the edge, while exploring.
“9.11″ incident, terrorist activities around the world come and go, and national anti-terrorism research into a new stage of development.
2006, the parent decided to organize personnel to attack the French study of knowledge, before leaving to conduct a three-month assessment of the French training and shooting. Xu Bo was fortunate to attend training in French, and French test scores second, shooting the first results of the successful test results selected.
“communicating with foreigners is not difficult, just remember the key word, with the necessary gestures and expressions, basically no problem.” Intervention in the French military police brigade to learn six months, is Xu Bo The most pleasant time of life.
At first, he worried about his bad French, has become “deaf” and “dumb”, but soon discovered that this fear a little redundant. 4 months of study, Xu Bo, not only in French on leaps and bounds, and professional theory and operational capacity has been improved significantly. More importantly, he “sniper” meaning the profession of a new sort of understanding.
in the eyes of ordinary people, sniper rifles with scopes, target length, high precision, but is a replica of an ordinary rifle. But in the eyes of snipers, this gun is a living, it’s structure is closely linked with people’s nerve endings, is able to play freely in accordance with people’s awareness of the spiritual objects.
learning back from France, was captain of the team members and not the same, he not only brought back the rod box device, stabilizer and other fresh “stuff” to explain the principles of shooting when the new term is also uncommon more up. Before the organization, training, need to hit a shot check point of impact, is now organized training, Xu Bo were using high-powered telescope, no longer have to run back and forth. Before training only half-length target, recycling and other types of simple target-shaped target, Xu Bo, now lead the target production of eggs, T-target, such as hostage-taking target hundreds of sizes and shapes of the target type.
Xu wave into the team, each new member must undergo rigorous assessment and training. For anti-jamming, anti-fear training, players will be placed in the dark he closed hut, and then put the snake and other animals in which to observe the team’s mood changes and psychological reactions. When players are shot, he told the players rather abruptly, “something went wrong.” Psychological good player, emotional changes will not be too obvious, and relatively poor psychological, it may panic.
year, he must bring their own team members will vote to forests and wilderness, outdoor exercise its viability. Sometimes, he would let members of the abandoned sewer or culvert in the latent week, to enhance their latent abilities and endurance.
Today, Xu Bo research fields of fire science, geometry, philosophy, Buddhism, medicine and other areas. In his view, the mood of ancient Chinese poetry, the most enigmatic of the shooting expressed the principle.
sniper is a lonely, even eccentric, like the character of their quiet, like the cold. Xu Bo asked himself and his team must always be: “rock solid, such as moving rabbits; intelligent, alert, calm and restrained; projects such as the eagle owl, and lay like ghosts; cold-blooded, such as condensate, one hit kill.”