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Old November 18, 2020, 11:31 AM   #1
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What is/are your top instructional book or video?

I can surf the web as all of you but maybe we don't find the best and have to sift through a lot to find good information.

What is your top book or video that has helped your tactics and training?

What did you learn that made a significant improvement?
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Old November 18, 2020, 04:38 PM   #2
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Two video's, both started out as VHS tapes and a friend made them into dvd's with several copies.
Handgun safety by Jeff Cooper, I give copies of this to people I like and want to shoot with but their gun safety sucks. No one's shot me yet after watching it!

Mastering the mental game by Lanny Bassham, at some point usually within the first couple of years every competitive shooter realizes they have the mechanics of shooting mastered, they have advanced beyond beginner and plateaued unable to advance any further, this video could help them break down the mental barriers most people put up in front of themselves.
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Old November 18, 2020, 07:40 PM   #3
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"Zen, Meditation & the Art of Shooting" by Ray Mancini
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Old November 18, 2020, 08:15 PM   #4
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I learned to shoot from my grandfather when I was about eight years old. That means you are asking me to pick one book or video out of 68 years of shooting, as "THE" best.

As the mama sans used to say in Vietnam, "Not gonna happen, GI."
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Old November 18, 2020, 10:19 PM   #5
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Here's one of my favorite video's, it's a given that everyone on here has a firearm but the truth is sometimes it's impossible and illegal to carry one.
This video won't save your life but consider it a first step in gaining the skill to disable an attacker. Michael Janich is a Colorado native and simply the best for non-gun defense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHgENdGr8TA
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Old November 18, 2020, 10:59 PM   #6
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1980's LEO VHS training tape "Surviving Edged Weapon's".
Sobering to say the least.
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Old November 19, 2020, 01:18 PM   #7
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"...tactics and training..." Different things that really can't be learned from a book. Certainly not from a video.
Do not get either from YouTube either. Anybody can post anything they want there.
Start with understanding CCW is not about going into combat. Neither are any of the shooting games training or practice for anything but those games.
Get into bullseye shooting. You'll learn more doing that than from any book or video. Bullseye shooting teaches the basics of sight picture, trigger control and breathing. It also teaches that upper body tone is essential.
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Old November 19, 2020, 02:18 PM   #8
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Tim

Your kidding right? One only needs to look at what tools the military and police use for training. PPC for police and close quarters combat training courses for the military and federal law enforcement. Neither stand calmly and shoot one handed at paper bullseyes'.
Don't get me wrong I love the shooting sports and have spent my entire life at shooting ranges in pursuit of trophies and titles but bullseye is a very different skillset compared to the action games.

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"Start with understanding CCW is not about going into combat. Neither are any of the shooting games training or practice for anything but those games.
Get into bullseye shooting. You'll learn more doing that than from any book or video. Bullseye shooting teaches the basics of sight picture, trigger control and breathing."
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Old November 19, 2020, 04:40 PM   #9
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“The pistol shooters treasury” 2nd edition. Edited and published by Gil Hebart
“US Army Marksmanship Unit- Pistol Marksmanship Training Guide”- available several places online.

If you have not printed out a copy of the USAMU training guide... well, your tax dollars actually do go to funding real experts most times.
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