Give that guy a medal
A Canadian sniper with the elite Joint Task Force 2 killed an ISIS terrorist with a shot that traveled 3,450 metres.
It was the longest kill shot in military history.
The gun used was a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle.
The shot was almost 1000 metres longer than the previous world record, held by a British citizen. That shot was 2,475 metres.
Interesting note: Of the top 5 longest sniper shots in military history, three were made by Canadians.
As reported by the Globe & Mail, the shot stopped an ISIS attack against Iraqi security forces, and contributed to the protection of civilians.
According to the Globe, military sources have confirmed the record-breaking shot through “video camera and other data.”
An amazing level of skill is needed for such a shot, as the curve of the earth, wind, and gravity all play into hitting a target at such an immense distance.
Canadian snipers are regarded as among the best in the world, and after today our country can stake a claim to being number 1.