View Full Version : CCW / Lethal defense suggested reading?
February 11, 2012, 07:38 PM
Hey everyone, Ive browsed many different forum and multiple times there have been people talking about self defense and concealed carry and there are those books that are a really good read and nearly every person should read.
Does anyone recollect which books are the holy grail of CCW holders or have suggestions?
February 11, 2012, 07:55 PM
The Gun Digest Book Of Concealed Carry by Massad Ayoob
February 11, 2012, 08:06 PM
In the Gravest Extreme by Massad Ayoob
Ought to be mandatory reading for all CCW holders.
Principles of Personal Defense, by Jeff Cooper
Ought to be mandatory reading for just about everyone.
February 12, 2012, 02:23 AM
RECOMMENDED READING FOR THE ARMED CITIZEN:
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 2002) and (6th edition 2007) by Massad F. Ayoob
THE GUN DIGEST BOOK OF CONCEALED CARRY (1st edition 2008) by
Massad F. Ayoob
STRESSFIRE (1984) by Massad 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
CONCEALED CARRY FUNDAMENTALS by Michael Martin (2010)
John Farnam & Massad Ayoob both focus most of their training on the needs of the armed private citizen. Their books are a reflection of that. I've had both of them as instructors multiple times over the last 30 years and recommend them highly
February 13, 2012, 02:26 PM
I'll add Lessons from Armed America by Mark Walters and Kathy Jackson.
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