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    Self Defense Training DVD, or Books

    I am looking for some REAL good training DVD's for self defense for me and the wife to watch, Combatives, Hand to Hand Combat, for instance. Even a good book. Rather than me buy something that sucks, I would rather go by recommendations, so anybody have any suggestions for me. Thanks!!

    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum!!!!
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    try the book forum? there's a lot of reviews there ..

    Also i'm going to move this post there

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    Thanks!!

    Cool, Thanks. I missed this whole forum
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    Wow, This place is Snoozeville. Guess I am on my own. I ordered a book and 3 videos so if they are any good I will do a short review. Thanks for all the suggestions...NOT!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hivoltage View Post
    Thanks for all the suggestions...NOT!!!!
    Insults after only one day? Gee, impatient much?

    I don't own any shooting DVDs, but I can make some book recommendations. The classics of the genre are probably "In the Gravest Exreme" by Massad Ayoob and "Principles of Personal Defense" by Jeff Cooper. The former is very good with things like when to get involved, shoot/no shoot decisions, and the legal aspects of using deadly force. Cooper's book on the other hand is more in the realm of general principles and mindset.

    For the mechanics of personal defense shooting I'd recommend "The Farnam Method of Defensive Handgunning" by John Farnam. It goes through the mechanics of firearms, drawing, shooting, reloads, and clearing stoppages. If you look through the archives of this board you'll see Gabriel Suarez's books recommended a lot. I haven't read any of them, but his "Tactical Pistol Marksmanship" just arrived from Amazon today.

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    Naaa...I didnt mean it to be an insult, just clowning around. I am impatient though according to my wife. One of the books I ordered was In the Gravest Extreme....and 3 SD books off of a Navy Seals website.
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    Check out our Fighting Pistol DVD:
    http://www.TacticalResponseGear.com/...oducts_id=2343

    Read the reviews and decide if it is what you are looking for.

    I can also recommend Kelly McCann's stuff.
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    In the Gravest Extreme is and excellent book as far as principles and mind-set. I recommend it to anyone who wants to carry as gun as the first step. Keep in mind it is a few years old and the equipment section is dated now. Here is a thread that others have on it: http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin...ad.php?t=14364
    Maybe Mas needs to do IGE 2.0.
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    +1on Farnam's books. I had all three until I loaned them to my brother in law... They are great material, though.

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