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Old March 13, 2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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Books, Authors and such

Besides things that go bang, sharpened steel and the occasional Fat Tire ale, the written word, when placed together with craft and care (with maybe a photo or two thrown in) on subjects that pertain to TFL makes up the major fix of my longest running addiction (barring food, water and air... all of which make life good).

So, having performed a TFL search using the terms "authors" and "books" I didn't really find one single thread (I only read thru about 4 pages of thread titles, but did spend about 90 minutes skimming those) that might be a place someone who also likes to read could find authors and book titles, both non fiction and the occasional good yarn pertaining to shooting, firearms, tactics, mindset, hunting, yada yada. I then looked at my bookcase and quickly jotted down some last names and abbreviated titles in way of starting such a thread (I'm not a thread starter by any means).

But... here's a couple to begin with, hoping that you will all add to the list books you'd recommend that I/we might want to purchase or find at our local library... like they'd have Col Applegate's K or Get K'd (which is where I'll start).

Applegate; Kill or Get Killed
Farnham; Method of Defensive Handgunning, Shotgun-Rifle Shooting
Ayoob; Gravest Extreme, Ayoob Files, etc.
Cooper; Principles of Personal Defense (and more)
Awerback; Tactical Reality, Hit or Myth
Grover; Street Smarts
Grossman; On Killing, On Combat
Heckler; In Search of the Warrior Spirit
Laur; Total Awareness
Young; Origin of Second Amendment
Quinn; Concealed Carry
Christensen; Deadly Force Encounters
Crillo; Guns, Bullets & Gunfights
Waters; The Best Defense
Hayes; Effective Defense
Bird; Concealed Handgun Manual
Jordan; No Second Place Winner
Suarez; Force on Force Gunfight Training, Tactical…this n that
Miller; Under The Gun (fundamentals of handgun disarming)
Cassidy; Quick or Dead
Stanford; Fight at Night
Rauch; Real World Survival
Supica & Nahas; Standard Catalog of S&W
Kuhnhausen; (shop manuals galore but not all of 'em)
Ruark; (everything he’s written)
Capstick; (ditto)
Skelton; (again, ditto if you can find them)
Canfield; US Infantry Weapons of WWII (and others)
NRA publications (exploded diagrams of everything you can imagine)
Barnes; Cartridges of the World (a must have)

Note that the majority, if not all, of those are non-fiction. I couldn't begin to start on the fiction I have shelved. Please... add to or comment on. I see a lack of 2nd Amendment writing (Kopel, Kates, etc) and there is a definite need for that. History as well.

Help me feed my addiction. We'll see how it goes. I bet a certain moderator or two here has a library catalog or list to die for.
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Old March 13, 2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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A couple of handy reference books that I can't live without are:

Ammo and Ballastics III
Cartridges of the World

and, since you are a Capstick man, I'd also suggest looking up

Months of the Sun by Ian Nyschens
Horned Death by John F. Burger

Both of which are available through
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Old March 13, 2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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"Gift of Fear" by Gavin DeBecker. Just ignore all the anti-gun BS and it's a very good read.
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Old March 13, 2009, 07:47 PM   #4
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I love Matthew Reilly's Shane Schofield Series, even though its over-the-top (he carries a deegle .44) its a real fun read with lots of guns. Apparently HK liked the publicity so much after books 2 and 3 (he uses mp5s in the book) they invited him to theyre factory and let him shoot mp5s and mp7s, then he made book 3 feature mp7s. Now for me to write a book, feturing FN wepons, hey I really want to shoot a p90.
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