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December 19, 2007, 09:30 PM
Do you have any suggestions for books that were useful for training?
I have read Tiger Mcgee's book...are there others that are on your "must read"list
December 19, 2007, 09:38 PM
Tiger's book is great.. it is a testament to his "studentness" as much as his instructorness. It was the only other book that we sold at the VTC store.
If you want books on "training" as opposed to any specific topic, I would suggest "Training at the Speed of Life" and "Train to Win" (Murray and Doss, respectively) and "On Combat" by Grossman.
December 19, 2007, 10:58 PM
I suggest two as must haves..
1) Kill Or get Killed by Rex Applegate
2) Street Survival--Tactics For Armed Encounters by Calibre Press.
Nearly every aspect of armed--and some unarmed--combat can be had in these two volumes.
December 21, 2007, 12:05 AM
Kill or be Killed is a good book, cover many possibilities. There is also plenty of outdated cold war era talk about Red agitaitors.
My favorite part is the bit about collapsing batons (ASP type) being poorly suited to police work since they were designed to kill rather than restrain. I would agree myself, just think that things like that show an overall change in attitude with police work.
December 21, 2007, 12:26 AM
An ASP is designed to kill? where do ya'll come up with this crap?
December 21, 2007, 01:22 AM
Actually Applegate was talking about a steel cosh, which was designed as a killing tool during WW2.
The ASP is just a non lethal variation of this tool.
December 21, 2007, 01:24 AM
THE STREET-SMART GUN BOOK by John. S. Farnam
THE FARNAM METHOD OF DEFENSIVE HANDGUNNING (new 2nd edition)
by John. S. Farnam
THE FARNAM METHOD OF DEFENSIVE SHOTGUN & RIFLE SHOOTING
by John S. Farnam
IN THE GRAVEST EXTREME: THE ROLE OF THE FIREARM IN PERSONAL PROTECTION (1980) by Massad F. Ayoob
THE TRUTH ABOUT SELF PROTECTION (1984) by Massad F. Ayoob
THE GUN DIGEST BOOK OF COMBAT HANDGUNNERY (5th edition) (2003)
by Massad F. Ayoob
STRESSFIRE (1984) by Massad Ayoob
STRESSFIRE II: Advanced Combat Shotgun (1982) by Massad F. Ayoob
THE SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL IN POLICE SERVICE AND SELF DEFENSE (1988)
By Massad F. Ayoob
IN SELF DEFENSE by Mike Izumi
ARMED RESPONSE by David S. Kenik
THE LAW OF SELF DEFENSE: A GUIDE FOR THE ARMED CITIZEN by Andrew F. Branca (out-of-print and hard to find!)
FIGHTING SMARTER by Tom Givens
SURVIVAL SHOOTING by Tom Givens
DEFENSIVE USE OF FIREARMS by Stephen P. Wenger
HANDGUNS FOR SELF DEFENSE: A SOUTH AFRICAN GUIDE by Gerry Gore
COOPER ON HANDGUNS (1974 edition) by Col. Jeff Cooper
SHOOT A HANDGUN: A MANUAL ON HOW TO SHOOT A HANDGUN by Dave Arnold
December 21, 2007, 11:01 AM
" No Second Place Winner", by Bill Jordan
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