Required reading this summer.

Required reading this summer.

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    Required reading this summer.

    I want to make a list of good books that relate to concealed carry and the gun culture in general.
    There are many more than I list here, feel free to add those that you wish to recommend to me or other members.

    Armed Response - David Kenik.

    A recent book and a good addition to your collection. Not too technical but still very informative. Recommended.

    Effective Handgun Defense - Frank W James.

    Less comprehensive IMO than the Kenik book, lots of opinion on gun selection for those that need it. Recommended.

    Stressfire - Massad Ayoob.

    Old but still very relevant from a training/mindset perspective. Highly recommended.

    Combat Handgunnery - Massad Ayoob.

    If you know anyone who is just getting into handguns then this is the book for them, lots of useful stuff and up to date. Highly recommended.

    Unintended Consequences - John Ross.

    You haven't read it yet?
    Part history, part manifesto, all action.
    Essential reading.


    I shall probably buy 'Thank God I Had A Gun' next, from what I have heard that is also a good read.


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    I honestly don't think I've read any of those. I was poking around Amazon and saw I had Armed Response on my wish list. Need to get that one. Unfortunately I don't think the little local library has any of these. Probably need to add them to my personal library anyway.

    I did recently finish reading Handgun Combatives by Dave Spaulding. That was a good read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    Stressfire - Massad Ayoob.

    Old but still very relevant from a training/mindset perspective. Highly recommended.

    Combat Handgunnery - Massad Ayoob.

    If you know anyone who is just getting into handguns then this is the book for them, lots of useful stuff and up to date. Highly recommended.

    Unintended Consequences - John Ross.
    I have read these three among the many books on our "hobby" in my collection. Excellent reading no doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyW View Post
    Unfortunately I don't think the little local library has any of these. Probably need to add them to my personal library anyway.
    Tony, if you want to try before you buy as your local library to get books for you as Interlibrary Loans. The libraries around the world borrow from each other for their patrons.

    Armed Response - MANSFIELD-RICHLAND CNTY PUB LIBR and MARION PUB LIBR are libraries in Ohio that have this. There are 48 others around the country.

    Effective Handgun Defense - PREBLE CNTY DIST LIBR, MARION PUB LIBR, TOLEDO-LUCAS CNTY PUB LIBR and 43 others

    Stressfire - COLUMBUS CITY SCH and 39 others

    Combat Handgunnery - AKRON-SUMMIT CNTY PUB LIBR, CLEVELAND PUB LIBR, CUYAHOGA CNTY PUB LIBR, MIDDLETOWN PUB LIBR and 82 others

    Unintended Consequences - in 217 libraries. I bought a copy of this, but not until after I read it. I borrowed it via Interlibrary Loan.
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    Also, try to find and read the earlier edition of Combat Handgunnery, by Chuck Taylor. I have heard in some circles it is better than the Ayoob edition (whom I also respect, BTW). Also, check out The Truth About Self-Defense, by Massad Ayoob (Penguin, last I knew).

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    That's a good list, 0.02.

    I would add Chris Bird's books, The Concealed Handgun Manual and Thank God I Had A Gun to the list.

    DO NOT buy this book: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ad.php?t=15969 or anything written by these two bozos, for that matter.


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    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Principles on Personal Defense-- Jeff Cooper
    You have to have something by the Guru on the list.

    Fist Fire-- D.R. Middlebrooks
    If you haven't looked into Fist Fire you should at least see what it is all about.
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