Deadly Force discusses: Understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding use of lethal force by private citizens Learn about the social and psychological issues surrounding use of lethal force in defense of self or others Preparation and mitigation--steps the responsible armed citizen can/should take "After forty years as a practicing criminal defense attorney, I know that what Mas says, teaches, and writes is the best, state-of-the-art knowledge you can get." ~Jeff Weiner, Former President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Created in 1982 by Gaston Glock, an obscure Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer, and swiftly adopted by the Austrian army, the Glock pistol, with its lightweight plastic frame and large-capacity spring-action magazine, arrived in America at a fortuitous time. Law enforcement agencies had concluded that their agents and officers, armed with standard six-round revolvers, were getting "outgunned" by drug dealers with semi-automatic pistols. They needed a new gun.
When Karl Water, a firearm salesman based in the U.S. first saw a Glock in 1984, his reaction was, “Jeez, that’s ugly.” But the advantages of the pistol soon became apparent. The standard semi-automatic Glock could fire as many as 17 bullets from its magazine without reloading (one equipped with an extended thirty-three cartridge magazine was used in Tucson to shoot Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others). It was built with only 36 parts that were interchangeable with those of other models. You could drop it underwater, toss it from a helicopter, or leave it out in the snow, and it would still fire. It was reliable, accurate, lightweight, and cheaper to produce than Smith and Wesson’s revolver. Made in part of hardened plastic, it was even rumored (incorrectly) to be invisible to airport security screening.
Filled with corporate intrigue, political maneuvering, Hollywood glitz, bloody shoot-outs—and an attempt on Gaston Glock’s life by a former lieutenant—Glock is at once the inside account of how Glock the company went about marketing its pistol to police agencies and later the public, as well as a compelling chronicle of the evolution of gun culture in America.
Written by Massad Ayoob, one of the pre-eminent fighting handgun trainers in the world, Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition builds upon the best-selling 1st edition by addressing some of the hottest issues surrounding concealed carry today. Understand Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws. Review case studies that reveal lessons learned. Commentary from Ayoob draws on his experience as an expert witness for courts in weapons and shooting cases. Find out about the latest in holsters and gear, including new personal defense ammunition and lights. As a handgun owner, you owe it to yourself to stay informed and educated about changes in concealed carry laws and personal defense hardware. Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition helps you do exactly that.
It describes, in detail, methods of range and wind estimation and includes practical exercises to ensure that the reader understands the methods outlined and also has a quick reference guide for the most commonly used equations in this skill set.
The book was primarily written for those new to long range shooting however, I hope that even experienced shooters will benefit from the book.
The long shot. It's a challenge that both thrills and intimidates. Now, with Wayne van Zwoll's newest Gun Digest book, Mastering the Art of Long-Range Shooting, you can tackle the shots you've always wanted to with confidence and accuracy.
Inside you'll find: The rifles, ammunition, optics, and tools that make shots beyond the 500-yard mark reality. Bullet trajectory and drift dissected. Reading, shading, and clicking the wind. Specialized schools that perfect long-distance skills. And much, much more. Beautifully told as only expert marksman and noted author Wayne van Zwoll can, and gorgeously illustrated in full color, Mastering the Art of Long-Range Shooting is the definitive volume on the subject of shots beyond the 100-yard standard. Mine the gold in these pages and take your shooting to the next level--out there, way out there!
The next best thing to shooting the world's greatest handguns is reading about them. And nobody writes about great handguns like Massad Ayoob.
Here, in one entertaining, photo-packed volume, are the handguns that changed firearms history. From the Colt 1911 to the latest and greatest Glock, Massad Ayoob shares his half-century of experience with the world's greatest pistols and revolvers as only he can. Whether you're a collector, a plinker, a competition shooter or simply a firearms enthusiast, you'll agree that Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World is required reading for anyone interested in the history and development of handguns.
Includes: Colt Smith & Wesson Ruger Glock High Standard Heckler & Koch And more!
The sniper is a lone hunter: to become
a special forces sniper requires supreme concentration and extreme
self-discipline. SAS and Elite Forces Guide: Sniper examines what it takes to
be a special forces elite sniper. It is as important to focus on mental
discipline and physical fitness as it is to be able to shoot to Olympic levels
of accuracy. You must become an expert in fieldcraft and stalking, and become
familiar with nature and the weather. The book describes the psychological
makeup of a sniper, what training is required to become an expert marksman, and
what weapons are used by special forces snipers today. Using 300 instructive
artworks, SAS and Elite Forces: Sniper shows you how special forces units such
as the SAS and Delta Force train their most elite soldiers.
With more than 500 years of gun-making history, the Beretta name is synonymous with solid craftsmanship. In the pages of this new release from the publishers of Gun Digest, readers get information including caliber, weight and barrel lengths for modern pistols. A review of the accuracy and function of all modern pistols A review of the accuracy and function of all models of modern Beretta pistols give active details needed to make the most of this popular firearm More than 300 photographs, coupled with articles detailing the development of design and style of these handguns, create a comprehensive must-have resource
For fans of Smith & Wesson firearms, this book is a must-have. This work provides easy-to-locate listings organized by model ad year of manufacture to quickly and accurately identify firearms. With more than 775 models of Smith & Wesson guns and variations, including many models not found in other firearm-pricing guides, this is the book for any Smith & Wesson gun-toting fan.
Do you want to choose the best gun for your play style?
It is time to take your game to the next level; Airsoft Manual is the book that will make it happen.
Gain an advantage in airsoft by becoming an expert. This guide will help even the advanced airsoft player refine their skills. After reading this book, any team can become unstoppable.
Topics covered include:
The BasicsSafetyLawProper Application/Usage of WeaponsTrainingRules for Play20 Game Types with Optional ModifiersIn Depth Details on TacticsPainting GunsBreif Overview of Customizing GunsExhaustive Glossary of Airsoft Terminology
Tactics covered include:
PrinciplesOffenseDefenseTerrainSmall UnitFormationsHand SignalsBuilding ClearingRadioCamouflage/Face paintSoundMore!Every two pages, you get a quote from Sun Tzu's The Art of War for even more tactical insight.
Detailed diagrams are used throughout the book to help explain concepts.
A complete practical guide for any modern sniper, former Navy SEAL and military sniper Brandon Webb reveals the tips and basic training necessary to become an efficient marksman. Webb is an international authority on sniping, and after serving multiple missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, he ran the Navy SEAL sniper course, which is arguably the best sniper qualification course in the world.
Including details on advanced sniper training for maritime, helicopter, and urban sniper operations, The 21st Century Sniper also touches on the latest research, development, testing, and evaluation of sniper weapons systems and optics. From trajectories and wind speed to camouflage and best vantage points and targets, Webb covers everything an expert sniper needs to know. This book is suitable for gun enthusiasts, outdoorsmen, the beginning sniper, and those with military backgrounds.
The best defense for any scenario is to be prepared. The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery prepares you for potential life-threatening situations with practical instruction and expert guidance.
Author Massad Ayoob teaches you the skills to keep you and your family safe in any violent encounter, including: Selecting the right pistol, ammunition and holster How to use and accessorize your handgun Close-quarter battle techniques used by law enforcement and the U.S. military
In addition to the tactical aspects of self-defense, Ayoob also covers practical information about selecting a used handgun and the legal aspects of self-defense with a firearm. Firearms technology and tactics change throughout the years, which is why the updated 6th edition of The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery is essential to the well-being of you and your family. Remember, your best defense is to be prepared.
In this book, Massad speaks about mindset and jumps right into the aspects of learning combat shooting. Next, he highlights three gunfighters—Wyatt Earp, Colonel Charles Askins and Jim Cirillo—and the lessons we can learn from each.
Lastly, Ayoob shares his perspective on the importance of competition as training before closing with a discussion of the choices involved in being responsibly armed.
In these days of widespread ammunition shortages, it pays--literally--to know how to "roll your own" cartridges. But don't think it's some kind of rocket science. Let The ABCs of Reloading show you how! With the help of The ABCs of Reloading, you'll be reloading your own cartridges--and saving big bucks--faster than you ever thought possible.
It's all here!Step-by-step procedures for reloading rifle, handgun and shotgun ammunitionHundreds of detailed photosEverything you need to know about primers, bullets, powders and cases
Bonus: The best reloading articles from the Gun Digest archives and more!
Don't let the next ammunition shortage catch you unprepared. Arm yourself with money-saving knowledge - with The ABCs of Reloading!
After the first edition of Greatest Handguns of the World, author Massad Ayoob cringed at leaving so many great guns on the cutting-room floor, and readers clamored for their favorites that didn't make the cut.
This companion volume picks up where Greatest Handguns of the World left off, covering more of your favorite handguns, including: Beretta 92 Bren Ten Browning High Power Colt Pocket Model Colt SAA High Standard Supermatic Mauser C96 Ruger Single Six SigSauer P226 T/C Contender Walther P38 And More! From the best handguns for concealed carry, self-defense and home protection to the world's best hunting and target handguns, Greatest Handguns of the World Volume II informs and entertains with insights from the world's most widely-read, acclaimed expert on the subject of pistols and revolvers.
With timely features on such topics as the fiftieth anniversary of the Remington Model 700, and complete with color and black-and-white photographs featuring various makes and models of firearms and equipment, the Shooter’s Bible is an essential authority for any beginner or experienced hunter, firearm collector, or gun enthusiast.
Noted firearms training expert Massad Ayoob takes an in-depth look at some of the finest pistols on the market. If you own a SIG-Sauer pistol, have considered buying one or just appreciate the quality of these find pistols, this is the book for you. Ayoob takes a practical look at each of the SIG-Sauer pistols including handling characteristics, design and performance. Each gun is every caliber is tested and evaluated, giving you all the details you need as you choose and use your SIG-Sauer pistol.
Long considered the standard reference for metallic cartridges and shotshells from around the globe, this fully-illustrated, revised 12th Edition of Cartridges of the World contains everything you need to know about the world's ammunition.Commercial ammunitionProprietary cartridgesWildcatsMilitary ammunitionShotshellsRimfiresCurrent and obsolete Edited and updated by noted cartridge designer, hunter and sportsman Layne Simpson, Cartridges of the World is a must-have volume for the cartridge collector, competitive or recreational shooter, hunter and reloader. No other single volume even comes close to Cartridges of the World!
With a timely feature on the newest products on the market, and complete with color and black-and-white photographs featuring various makes and models of firearms and equipment, the Shooter’s Bible is an essential authority for any beginner or experienced hunter, firearm collector, or gun enthusiast.
Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
In 101 Knife Designs, join master smith Murray Carter as he reveals the successful traits of knife designs that have lasted throughout history. Knife enthusiasts and knife makers alike will learn to: Identify common traits in great knives. Understand how to apply them to new knife design. For the first time ever, Carter shares details of his personal collection of successful patterns--created and perfected over decades of designing and making knives.
Dazzling, full-color images of completed knives--from renowned photographer Hiro Soga--provide inspiration and direction as you apply these principles to create your own custom knife designs.
With 101 Knife Designs, you, too, can make practical knives that will become cherished keepsakes.
With ammo shortages on retailer's shelves, unprecedented firearms sales across the country, and burgeoning numbers of new shooters, reloading is growing in leaps and bounds. Handbook of Reloading Basics, written by industry experts Robin Sharpless and Rick Sapp, is aimed squarely at the new handloaders and simplifies both the equipment and the process. Inside this bench-handy reference you'll find: Step-by-step instructions for reloading metallic cartridges and modern shotshells Press selection--single-stage, turrets and progressives explained Component breakdown--primers, cases, hulls, powder, wads and bullets Dozens of illustrative photos and a comprehensive resource listing. Before you buy your first press, before you polish your brass or sort your shotshell hulls you must read Handbook of Reloading Basics. This invaluable reference is the one to get you started and keep you loading round after round.
With manufacturers branching out into nontraditional calibers, and continual advances in optics, ammo and associated gear for the AR-15, Gun Digest Book of The AR-15, Volume IV brings you up-to-date on the latest developments in the AR industry, including chapters on: .223 vs. 5.56: What's the problem? Various .300s of the smaller-than-.308 size Wilson 7.62X40 The .17 HMR, ADCOR DI carbine, and SIG 516 DelTon and Stag Arms? Oh yes. Plus, author Patrick Sweeney hits the range and subjects these guns to some serious testing. To find out just how much abuse they can withstand, he: Buried them in dirt and sand Submerged them in water Dropped them from heights Ran them over with trucks Froze them Blasted them with a shotgun And then he fired them, documenting the entire process in photos!
Kick back and watch in horror as events unfold—and find out which guns survive the torture.