Book of Combat Handgunnery 6th Edition

Book of Combat Handgunnery 6th Edition

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    Book of Combat Handgunnery 6th Edition

    Another recent purchase that I highly recommend.

    How to defend, your family, your home and yourself. Excellent section on buying a used gun, Close quarters battle, ammo selection and a wealth more.

    Some experts may find the book boring. I am not an expert. I am a learner and this book answered a lot of questions and provoked a lot of personal though on CC. As well as a different view on situational awareness.

    For me, money very, very well spent.

    Craig

    Product Details
    Paperback: 256 pages
    Publisher: Gun Digest Books; 6 edition (October 12, 2007)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0896895254
    ISBN-13: 978-0896895256
    Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.1 x 0.6 inches


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    I bought the fourth edition several years ago, and found it to be very useful. Who is the author of this edition?

    Enjoy!
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    Just bought that exact book today. A little bedtime reading

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    I read the fifth edition which is apparently the same book except for the cover. It is an excellent book.

    How someone with a reputation like Mas can allow his name to be on a cover that has the "finger on the trigger thing" going on baffles me,.but I bet that's the publishers call.

    Training means learning the rules. Experience means learning the exceptions.

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    I believe the 8th edition will be out soon. I'd get as many as possible and compare notes.

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    Previous review, posted for information only.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...-new-book.html


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    I read the fifth edition which is apparently the same book except for the cover.
    No, I, too, read both, and there's little, IF ANY, repeated material in the new version!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain38 View Post
    No, I, too, read both, and there's little, IF ANY, repeated material in the new version!
    I stand corrected. I only read the fifth and heard about the sixth. Isn't every edition (basically) a spin on the same material?
    Training means learning the rules. Experience means learning the exceptions.

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    Sometimes it's true, but in this case Mas appears to have written this one from scratch. Of course, everything written on this subject is BASICALLY the same "spin" with some approaches just a bit more interesting than others.

    For what it's worth, I expected the Fifth Edition of The Concealed Handgun Manual by Chris Bird would differ VERY little from the Fourth Edition I already had on my bookshelf, but I had a gift certificate AND a discount coupon from Barnes and Noble burning a hole in my pocket, so I sprung for it.

    I read it from cover to cover and was pleased to find a CONSIDERABLY large amount of BRAND NEW material had been added. I was glad I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain38 View Post

    For what it's worth, I expected the Fifth Edition of The Concealed Handgun Manual by Chris Bird would differ VERY little from the Fourth Edition I already had on my bookshelf, but I had a gift certificate AND a discount coupon from Barnes and Noble burning a hole in my pocket, so I sprung for it.


    I read it from cover to cover and was pleased to find a CONSIDERABLY large amount of BRAND NEW material had been added. I was glad I bought it.

    This is good to know.

    How about writing up a review and posting it here? The Fourth Edition has been reviewed a couple of times in this forum. It would be interesting to compare the new material with the old.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

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    OK, I'll keep it short.

    There are sixty-four (64) ADDITIONAL pages (522 vs. 458) in the new edition, with thirty-six (36) discussing the Virginia Tech massacre and a few describing the chaos following Hurricane Katrina.

    The chapter on individual state concealed handgun carry laws has been updated, but you WILL find many of the same photos and anecdotal stories throughout BOTH editions.

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