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    Had that happen the other day with my cc when i was ordering something ... ordered same thing 5 mins later from a differnt place and it went right though

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    the thing is Amazon has some amazing prices on a few of the books I have been recommended. I was and will be trying to capitalize on their prices.

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    Forgot to add i just picked up ayoob's In the Gravest Extreem At the gun show yesterday

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    cool, please let me know how you like it. I just finished reading three non-gun related books the wifey got me for X-mas. Time to get some gun-related books.

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    I bought a copy of "Surgical Speed Shooting" from Andy Stanford last October...he was in Colorado to teach a 2 day course on, of all things, Surgical Speed Shooting. It was geared toward people who didn't have a tactical training background, so I fit right in

    I had a great time....it was both affordable and educational. Was suprised at how much I didn't know about the handgun I'd been shooting for years

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    Team American, can you enhance upon the review of the class you took??? Can you enhance upon your review of the book if you have finished reading it?

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    APachon, the live course was basically a hands-on version of the book....
    we started with an hour-and-a-half safety lecture, and then drove over Kenosha Pass to a National Forest area that had been reserved for our use.
    The class had almost 20 people, and was 50% female. Skill level ranged from novice to experienced.
    Focus began on trigger control...prep press reset prep...and learning the characteristics of our own individual firearm's trigger. Shooting drills for the rest of the day had an emphasis on learning the isosceles stance and grip, and proper weapon control.
    The following day, we met at the shooting area and continued with more advanced exercises geared toward teaching familiarity and control. We then learned the proper draw stroke in several steps, with a lot of repetition.
    Overall, the class was geared toward teaching inexperienced shooters the basics of proper gun handling....I really learned a lot. Andy is an interesting character with a good teaching touch.
    His website with schedules of classes and other stuff is www.optionsforpersonalsecurity.com

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    Team thanks for the write up, I wish he would venture out of FL.

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    Andy is a neat guy. His speech and mannerisms remind me more of a computer network administrator than a gunfighting instructor. I really like his video that he put out with Mike Janich (Martial Marksmanship).
    When it's time to stomp cockroaches, you don't want to be wearing your fuzzy bunny slippers.

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    Handgun Combatives and Unintended Consequences are enroute to moi.

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    These are the books that I've read, keep in my library, and would recommend to anyone interested in prevailing in a fight for your life.

    For the mechanics of gunfighting:
    Tactical Pistol and Tactical Pistol Marksmanship by Gabe Suarez
    Combative Fundamentals by Jeff Gonzales
    Surgical Speed Shooting by Andy Stanford
    Fighting Smarter by Tom Givens
    Tactical Reality by Louis Awerbuck

    For mindset and tactics
    The Art of War - Sun Tzu (James Clavell Translation)
    A Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Mushasi (Victor Harris Translation)
    Sharpening the Warrior's Edge - Buruce K. Siddle
    On Killing - David Grossman
    No Second Place Winner - Bill Jordan
    Train to Win - Wes Doss
    The Combatives Perspective - Gabe Suarez
    The Gift of Fear - Gavin De Becker
    Verbal Judo - George Thompson

    To see how the other side thinks:
    Inside the Criminal Mind - Stanton E. Samenow
    Without Conscience - Robert D. Hare

    Videos I'd recommend
    Jim Grover's (Kelly McCann) Defensive Shooting Series
    Deadly Force - Firearms and the Law
    Surviving Edged Weapons
    Judicious Use of Deadly Force - Massad Ayoob

    I'm currently reviewing some of the Krav Maga Series of Videos and the Shensido Shredder videos. I'll let you know what I think.

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    I have read In The Gravest Extreme about 5 times and like to read it at least once a year to keep it fresh. This is the definative tomb on the when to shoot and the aftermath of taking said shot.

    I have just finished reading The Gun Digest Tactical Handgun 5th Edition book by Massad Ayoob and would highly recommend it, it has already helped me out.

    Now there is also More Guns, Less Crime by John R. Lott Jr. This is also a must read that will help you fight back against the antis. Having the stats to shoot down their preposterous arguements is good knowledge to have.
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    If you have The Gravest Extreme, any book by Cooper on rifles and Keith's "Sixguns," the rest is icing on the cake.

    I think the reason these impress me is that they represent an unvarnished look at modrn firearms and the life we lead now. If I'm looking for some spiritual mumbo-jumbo I'll decide of my own choosing where and how that impacts my life.

    For example, Keith explains his distaste for the 9x19 while describing the story of a policeman who shot the wrong man, a black cowboy. The three paragraph essay is unintentionally racist, politically incorrect and the tragic report of an innocent life taken.

    It is, however, factual.

    If that essay ever could see the light of day in modern journalism, it would be so sanitized and full of disclaimers that the purpose of the story would be a lesser point.

    When I'm dealing with such a serious issue, I want to know the crux of important items, warts and all. I'll apply my own standards.

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    Hard to believe that nobody has mentioned "Principles of Personal Defense" by Jeff Cooper.

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    Cool GREAT LIST! Adding.....

    Quote Originally Posted by JimMayhugh
    These are the books that I've read, keep in my library, and would recommend to anyone interested in prevailing in a fight for your life.

    For the mechanics of gunfighting:
    Tactical Pistol and Tactical Pistol Marksmanship by Gabe Suarez
    Combative Fundamentals by Jeff Gonzales
    Surgical Speed Shooting by Andy Stanford
    Fighting Smarter by Tom Givens
    Tactical Reality by Louis Awerbuck

    For mindset and tactics
    The Art of War - Sun Tzu (James Clavell Translation)
    A Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Mushasi (Victor Harris Translation)
    Sharpening the Warrior's Edge - Buruce K. Siddle
    On Killing - David Grossman
    No Second Place Winner - Bill Jordan
    Train to Win - Wes Doss
    The Combatives Perspective - Gabe Suarez
    The Gift of Fear - Gavin De Becker
    Verbal Judo - George Thompson

    To see how the other side thinks:
    Inside the Criminal Mind - Stanton E. Samenow
    Without Conscience - Robert D. Hare

    Videos I'd recommend
    Jim Grover's (Kelly McCann) Defensive Shooting Series
    Deadly Force - Firearms and the Law
    Surviving Edged Weapons
    Judicious Use of Deadly Force - Massad Ayoob

    I'm currently reviewing some of the Krav Maga Series of Videos and the Shensido Shredder videos. I'll let you know what I think.
    For the mechanics of gunfighting ADD:
    To Break a Tyrant's Chains by Duncan Long
    Live Off the Land in the City and the Country by Ragnar Benson
    Great Livin' in Grubby Times by Ron Paul (former Special Forces)

    For mindset and tactics, ADD:
    Living the Martial Way by Forrest E. Morgan, MAJ USAF
    The Gargantuan Gunsite Gossip Volumes 1 & 2 by Jeff Cooper as well as To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth, also by Cooper
    Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.

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