If you HAD to teach yourself..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbchunker View Post
    BTW -

    Does anyone know of a similar video for IWB carry - that's how I carry a majority of the time (untucked Tee/pullover shirt; denim jacket/winter), don't anticipate strongside carry, so reckon I should learn properly what I'll use.

    Tnx again.
    Suarez promotes AIWB over other carry methods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    You might want to review these short, freebie snippets of the Inside The Crucible series VIDS by Jim Grover AKA Kelly McCann.
    McCann also has a Tac Carbine that is quite good, solid, and entry level.
    He is an excellent instructor & the Vids begin with extremely basic stuff. His Videos are not cheap.
    Normally I would lend you my complimentary complete series but, I already lent the set out & they were never returned.
    Dang this site is costing me a fortune. I just ordered his set. Looks real good.

    Where is he based out of? Seems like it would be a great place to take a few classes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    Dang this site is costing me a fortune. I just ordered his set. Looks real good.

    Where is he based out of? Seems like it would be a great place to take a few classes.
    I think he is out of Va. but dont quote me on that. He also has some great unarmed and knife combatives dvds. He is one of the best I think. I really like the way he keeps everything simple and easy to remember.

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    I watched Suarez's "Closed Front Cover" - very clear and more useful to me.

    Tnx again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbchunker View Post

    "Paul Gomez/James Yeager/Ayoob"
    Paul Gomez: Firearms Training
    & Gomez8136's Channel - YouTube

    James Yeager is the owner of Tactical Response. James Yeager | Tactical Response

    Both are people I've trained with. Gomez was working for/with (Duno, didn't ask, don't care because it didn't matter) James at the time he was an instructor at Tactical Response's fighting rifle class.

    Very good teachers, and I'm laying the groundwork to get them to come to the North East.

    (I have to manufacture a training group willing to shell out the cash to import instructors...it's laborious...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcon67 View Post
    I think he is out of Va. but dont quote me on that. He also has some great unarmed and knife combatives dvds. He is one of the best I think. I really like the way he keeps everything simple and easy to remember.

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    QKshooter beat me to it.

    Crucible is out of Virginia spent some time there training for an assignment in Afghanistan. Top notch all the way.

    I use Suarez and Tactical Response videos to entertain myself and to keep myself in line with the techniques they teach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbchunker View Post
    "A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student." Henny Youngman

    Hi all -

    Having (hopefully) derailed the above or similar responses, what 4 (to keep it within some bounds) books/resources would you rely on for learning to best defend yourself with a handgun?

    I ask because I can't afford several hundred $$ worth of training/ammo, which circumstance I respectfully ask that you not bring into the discussion.
    I can, however, afford several books/videos/whatever, seriatim.

    I'll appreciate all sincere responses to the essential question.

    regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    You might want to review these short, freebie snippets of the Inside The Crucible series VIDS by Jim Grover AKA Kelly McCann.
    McCann also has a Tac Carbine that is quite good, solid, and entry level.
    He is an excellent instructor & the Vids begin with extremely basic stuff. His Videos are not cheap.
    Normally I would lend you my complimentary complete series but, I already lent the set out & they were never returned.

    I'm certain that any instructional Vids by Suarez would also be great and very worthwhile.
    I have a friend of mine who was a Law Enforcement contractor for the Dept. of State when he went to Iraq for a year. The State Dept. sent them all to The Crucible (which is the school) run by Kelly McCann for three weeks prior to his deployment, so I know the feds like and approve his program.

    One video which should be in everyone's personal library is Judicious Use of Deadly Force by Massad Ayoob. It is a two plus hour lecture (130 min) regarding the rules and laws on deadly force and comes straight out of his 40 hour LFI-1 (MAG 40) course.

    You will learn more about when to appropriately use lethal force and all the in's and out's on disparity of force, and other issues than you would learn from anyone else. No one out there teaches this stuff like Ayoob does. Also everything you need to know on how to be defend-able in court. Available in DVD and VHS it's the best two hour training you'll get for $35.
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    There is good stuff out there for free, you just gotta wade through the manure to find it. Look for stuff from reputable places. Troll the intarwebz and blogs like Suarez' blog, and you'll find tidbits for free. And if I had a limited budget, I would head to the local community center and start looking for a good martial arts class.
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    guntalk.tv has free vids and for a low monthly subscription access to vids including a few from Clint from Thunder Ranch (his are the best on there). Mostly fundamental and no substitute for practice, but helpful none the less.

    Then the range, then sign up for some USPSA competitions (best $20 I ever spent) but make sure you either get a beginners orientation or read the rules.

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    Lots of good suggestions on here, but I'll also point out that there ARE some ways to get less expensive training in person...the instructors in my area are open to bartering a bit so that may be worth exploring.

    I've been shooting for more years than I care to think about without any real improvement, even after watching a number of the videos above...great resources, but sometimes an hour or two with a knowledgeable person can really straighten things out, such as with grip and trigger control in my case.

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    I think I have enough to work with now.
    I really appreciate each post with pointers to resouces and guess it's now time for me to work up a plan to use 'em.

    Tnx again to all.

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    One thing I would suggest is if you belong to a range or can find a range that will allow others to come in and do classes host a Suarez class, other schools may do the same thing, but with Suarez Your training is free.



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    Although I have taken a gun safety course before I bought my first gun, most of my training come from training DVDs/videos/books and I apply the techniques doing live fire at the range. And if the techniques are not allowed due to range policy, I practice the techniques not allowed by doing them at home, dry-firing from snap cap rounds. I have also received some additional gun training in the military and from Blackwater Training Center but most of them already reinforce what I have already learned on my own. Here are some examples of firearms training books+/videos*/DVDs#. However, someday, once I retire, I plan on attending a lot of combat shooting schools (handguns first) starting w/ my local area before I travel across the US.

    *Fighting Mindset w/ Bennie Cooley
    #Tactical Advantage w/ Gabe Suarez
    *Extreme CQ Shooting w/ Ralph Mroz
    #Defensive Thinking w/ Clint Smith
    #Urban Rifle w/ Clint Smith
    #The Tactical Shotgun
    #The Combat Shotgun w/ Louis Awerbuck
    #Safe at Home w/ Louis Awerbuck
    #AR-15 CQC w/ Lenny Magill
    #Mastering the AR-15 w/ Lenny Magill
    #AR-15 Dry-Fire Workout w/ Lenny Magill
    *Handgun Dry-Firing w/ Lenny Magill
    +Personal Defense Firearms w/ Bob Campbell
    +In Self-Defense w/ Mike Izumi
    +In the Gravest Extreme w/ Massad Ayoob
    +Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery w/ Massad Ayoob
    =" w/ Chuck Taylor
    +Concealed Carry Handgun Manual w/ Robert Byrd
    +Modern Day Gunslinger (forgot the author's name, any help appreciated)
    #Personal Defense Firearms DVD Series w/ Rob Pincus

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