You’ve seen snipers in movies and you’ve played as them in video games, which in all likelihood has given you an extremely limited view of what they really are. There’s a lot more to these precision assassins (for want of a better term) than meets the eye. Their training is intensive, their groundwork usually gruelling and requiring of insane amounts of patience, and a lot of the time, their hard work goes unrecognised.

Here’s some facts to help you get better acquainted with snipers.