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    Xmas book wish list

    Here is a list of "must-reads" that my CC instructor gave me. What do you all think? If I had to choose 2 or 3 to start with which would you recommend? Anything I need to consider that was left off the list?

    Recommended Reading

    The Best Defense By Robert a Waters Cumberland House 1998
    Outgunned! By John & Robert Waters, Cumberland House 2004
    Guns Save Lives By Robert A Waters Loompanics Unlimited 2002
    The Waters books profile true stories of people who used firearms to defend themselves
    Armed Response By David Kenik ASD Publishing 2004
    A guide to concealed carry
    The Truth About Self Protection By Massad Ayoob Bantam 1983
    A look at the different aspects of self defense
    In The Gravest Extreme, By Massad Ayoob
    The Ayoob Files The Book By Massad Ayoob Police Bookshelve 1995
    Massad is a top authority on self defense
    Thank God I had a Gun, By Chris Bird
    Deadly Force Encounters By Dr Alexis Artwohl Paladin Press 1997
    Profiles the physiological effects of shooting on police officers
    Defensive Shooting for Real-Life Encounters, By Ralph Mroz Paladin Press 2000
    Not an Easy Target,& Stayin Alive By Paxton Quigley Fireside 1995
    A guide to self protection for women
    ON Killing By LT Col Dave Grossman
    ON Combat By Lt Col Dave Grossman
    Springfield Armory XD 9mm service
    Sig Sauer P250c 9mm

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    Deadly Force Encounters By Dr Alexis Artwohl Paladin Press 1997
    Profiles the physiological effects of shooting on police officers
    Defensive Shooting for Real-Life Encounters, By Ralph Mroz Paladin Press 2000
    Not an Easy Target,& Stayin Alive By Paxton Quigley Fireside 1995
    A guide to self protection for women

    A great list and any would be super reading. I have NOT read the above books listed, but have the rest.

    Of those I have...I'd start with these 4...

    The Truth About Self Protection By Massad Ayoob
    In The Gravest Extreme By Massad Ayoob
    Outgunned! By John & Robert Waters
    Guns Save Lives By Robert A Waters

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    Of your list (I've read all but the Mroz book), I'd start with

    In the Gravest Extreme by Ayoob. It's a true classic and of the books on the list it provides the most crucial information that a newly armed citizen needs to understand immediately.

    On Combat by Dave Grossman. Deeply thoughtful and compelling read, with lots of mindbenders to help you along the path to understanding what this lifestyle might mean for you in the future. If you'd rather, Deadly Force Encounters by Artwohl & Christensen can stand in this place; it's shorter, a little more dry, and not as good overall for mindset, but provides a very good intro to the physiology of sudden, acute stress during dangerous events.

    The Ayoob Files by Ayoob. Lots of good lessons in those stories for those who have eyes to see them. After The Ayoob Files, then pick up the Waters books -- which are good but not, I think, quite as compelling as Ayoob's work.

    Edited to add, of books not on your list, you might want to pick up David Klinger's Into the Kill Zone: a cop's-eye view of deadly force, which nicely complements either the Grossman book or the Artwohl book. It's full of anonymous (highly researched & credible) firsthand accounts from law enforcement officers who used firearms in criminal encounters, and provides a fascinating inside peek at what the dry theory actually looks like in real life practice -- before, during, and after the event.

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    I think "Principles of Personal Defense" by Jeff Copper is a must read!

    I would make this one of your first 2-3 that you choose to start with.

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