Need Gun Book Ideas for Xmas
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November 21st, 2010 07:29 AM
Need Gun Book Ideas for Xmas
I'm late getting the Frau my Xmas wish list. Here is a glimpse into my library. (It's from memory, so it may not be complete.)
Ayoob--Stressfire, Gunproofing your Children
Bird--Concealed Handgun Manual, The
Brister--Shotgunning, The Art & Science
Cooper--Principles of Personal Defense, The Art of the Rifle
Nonte--The Art of Pistolsmithing
Stanford--Surgical Speed Shooting
Sweeney--Pistolsmithing book, Rifle Book
Am I missing your favorite book? Suggestions welcome.
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November 21st, 2010 08:01 AM
Ayoob- Digest of Concealed Carry (I think of it as a back to basics CCW101),
Ayoob- In Gravest Extreme (it's on my wish list),
Gavin de Becker- Just 2 seconds (executive protection study coupled with a fast tactical response mindset breaks down a few training methods, has lots of info on physical responses, reflexes, tactical positioning so it may spark interest it may be too far off of the topic for your interest)
Glock Certified Armorer
November 21st, 2010 08:51 AM
Well if you're gong to carry a gun...and possibly use it, this is a must..."On Killing", by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. (The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society.)
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NRA Life Member
November 21st, 2010 02:40 PM
I don't remember what it's called, but it's blue, and square. It's a great coffee table book. It has pictures, descriptions, and info on hundreds of historical rifles broken down in period all the way from the first muzzle loaders all the way to modern day assault rifles.
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November 21st, 2010 05:04 PM
Grossman's "On Killing" and "On Combat", plenty in both that applies to people who aren't in the military.
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Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
November 21st, 2010 05:32 PM
November 21st, 2010 05:36 PM
Here are a few titles from my library and my wish list. Some are out of print, so direct your sweetie to look at Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's used book selection on line:
Cooper on Handguns – Jeff Cooper. Petersen Publishing, 1974.
To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth - Jeff Cooper. Gunsite Training Center, 1998
The Ayoob Files: The Book. Police Bookshelf, 1995.
Thank God I Had a Gun – Chris Bird. Privateer Publications, 2007.
Shoot A Handgun – Dave Arnold. PVA Books, 1984.
Big-Bore Handguns – John Taffin. Krause Publications, 2002.
No Second Place Winner - Bill Jordan. Police Bookshelf, 1965.
Unrepentant Sinner - Autobiography of Col. Charles Askins. Paladin Press, 1985.
And if you're a firearms collector of any sort, any of the "coffee table" books by R.L. Wilson on Colt, Winchester, and the Peacemaker
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NROI Chief Range Officer
November 21st, 2010 09:30 PM
I just recently bought this one, excellent read on tactics, combat shooting, and mindset/awareness:
"Modern-Day Gunslinger:Handgun Training Manual" by Don Mann and forwarded by David Grossman
November 22nd, 2010 09:19 AM
Enos' Beyond Fundamentals (mainly competition, but good tips too)
Suarez--The Combative Perspective, The Tactical Handgun, Force on Force Training, Die Less Often (dvd)
Matt Burketts Lessons 1-4 (dvd)
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