Best books about concealed carry or winning gun fights, etc

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    Best books about concealed carry or winning gun fights, etc

    What books would you recommend about gun fights, self defense, being mentally prepared, the legal aspects of SD, etc...I drive a lot for work so I listen to a lot of audiobooks and want to download a couple to "read"
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    there is a section just for this topic. Its near the bottom of the Forum page about training. Check it out!

    plus, this thread will probably be relocated there. Check it out!
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    Just about any book by Mas Ayoob. Plus - Bill Jordan's 'No Second Place Loser', and Chris Bird's 'Thank God I Had a Gun.'
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    Mass Ayoob and Gabe Suarez are two good sources for books/video.
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    I'll leave this one here for a bit for the exposure.

    Check out Dave Grossman's writings. I know him on a personal level, he is the real deal, not just some self proclaimed experts that have been popping up in recent years.
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    Dave Grossman..On Combat, On Killing, Warrior Mindset
    Jeff Cooper..Principles of Personal Defense
    Andy Stanford..Surgical Speed Shooting
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    I liked the book "The modern day gunslinger" by Don Mann
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    I liked Mann's book as well. Specifically he did a good job explaining that there is not necessarily one particular "right way " to always do something. So often instructors (understandably) teach what they know and do best, but in the process fail to realize that for a particular shooter, there may be more than just one method available. Mann did a good job with this.
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    Mas Ayoob's In the Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection is one of the most recommended. Though I don't know that it is available in audiobook.

    Also, it was written in 1980, so many parts will seem fairly dated, especially in regards to equipment.

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    Nobody wins a gun fight - one person just looses more than the other
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    Quote Originally Posted by obxned View Post
    Nobody wins a gun fight - one person just looses more than the other
    I would say that you don't win a gunfight, you only survive it...

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    Bullseyes Don't Shoot back by Col Rex Applegate and Mike Janich

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    I'll throw out the recommendation of Col. Grossman's works as well. Especially On Killing and On Combat.

    And if you ever find yourself in a lethal encounter, after you survive, re-read On Killing, as it will really help you go through the mental coping process, and realize what is going on in your mind.
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    Posts #10 and #11 are off-topic, and defeatist. Defeatism will not help one win a fight!

    I will echo the recommendations to read Mas Ayoob's, Bill Jordan's, and Gabe Suarez's books. Read everything you can find written by Jim Cirillo, or written about him by Mas Ayoob. There is a bio of Jelly Brice that may still be in print; that is a good one.

    A Massacusetts state trooper named Conti has authored some very relevant books.

    Ed Lovette's book on the subject of snubby revolvers is short and brief, but has some very good points in it.

    I wish I could be more helpful with exact titles and such, but I have to keep my books away from the home, in rented storage, as my wife is on a crusade to give things away. She thinks that once one has read a book, it should be tossed out, or donated to a library or resale shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexster View Post
    Posts #10 and #11 are off-topic, and defeatist. Defeatism will not help one win a fight!
    It's not a defeatist mindset.

    The point of carrying for defense is not "winning" or "victory"; it's about surviving when the absolute worst comes to pass. This is the mentality that every person who carries for self-defense should have.

    Thinking that the goal is to "win a gunfight" is what leads to mall ninja attitudes.

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