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Have You Seen American Sniper? Here Are 7 Other True Stories of Snipers That Will Blow Your Mind

2. Mike Plumb.


Mike Plumb was a SWAT sniper. One day, his unit was called to the scene of a suicidal man. The man was sitting in the middle of the street with a snub nosed revolver pressed to his chin. Every time police approached, the man became aggitated.

Instead of talking the man down, Plumb’s commander ordered him to shoot. Before you jump to conclusions, he wasn’t ordered to shoot the man. Plumb was ordered to shoot the man’s gun, which was barely larger than a human’s hand.

Somehow, Plumb was able to line up the shot from over 500 yards away and shatter the man’s revolver while he was still holding it.