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.
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.
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.
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.
"There is only one person in the world who I would allow to talk to my students, and that is Brian Enos."
Rob Leatham, 15+ time National & World IPSC Champion.
This isn't just another "how to fire a gun" book. This one talks about shooting....
The keys to consistent, high-speed shooting are within you right now. This book will show you ways to bring them out. Through Brian's advice, you'll learn how to recognize and break down the barriers that are limiting your performance—you may begin to look at shooting in an entirely different way. You'll learn to pressure-proof your match performance, how different types of shooting require different focal points, and you'll see how to develop an attitude that will let you reach beyond what you thought was your potential.
You'll find a comprehensive set of exercises that will develop and sharpen your skills. You'll see how it's possible to drive the gun to wherever your eye can look. You'll discover that everything you need to know about your technique is told by the gun, if you know how to listen to it. And all the challenges and advanced techniques of practical shooting are covered too: prone, barricade, single-hand shooting, multiple targets, reloading, shooting on the move, and much more. You'll also get inside tips on IPSC strategies, steel shooting, shootoff tactics, Bianchi, and more.
- Awareness & Focus
- Tools of Shooting
- Creative Shooting
- Specific Challenges
- Shooting Tools
- Revolver Shooting
- Group Shooting
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• Vickery’s clear and precise instruction covers gunsmithing essentials and techniques for both the amateur and professional smith. It is a valuable collector’s item for any firearm enthusiast.
• Classic and practical, Advanced Gunsmithing is a noteworthy companion to the gunsmither’s workbench.
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As a competition shooter you can control many things, but you cannot control the wind conditions. To excel in any outdoor shooting sport you will need to learn how to compensate for the effects of the wind. Written by Master Sergeant Jim Owens, his 20+ years of Marine Corps Shooting Team experience will give you the knowledge of how to read, judge and adjust for the wind - in any type of rifle competition.
Jim’s book presents a simple system for judging the speed, direction and value of the wind. You'll learn to read the mirage, how to accurately read the range flag, estimate wind speed, wind strategies, effects on the bullet and much more. The coaching techniques section will help your own performance and that of others when shooting in the wind.
Also included are 22 sets of wind charts for a variety of calibers (.223, .308, 6.5-08, 6.5-284, .300 Win. Mag.), bullet weights, and for both Across the course and Long Range. There are 80 wind charts in total !
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Drawing on the National Rifle Association’s more than two centuries of shooting experience, as well as the collected knowledge of more than 55,000 certified instructors, The NRA Step-by-Step Guide to Gun Safety offers key—and life-saving—advice on using, caring for, and storing handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Packed with essential information and resources, including details on how propellants burn in cartridges, shooting etiquette on and off the range, and where to find a certified NRA shooting instructor, The NRA Step-by-Step Guide to Gun Safety will help reinforce the importance of safe gun-handling habits. Included is information on:
The safest and most effective way to store and transport pistols, rifles, and shotguns
The anatomy of the many kinds of guns available
The proper way to reload any firearm
The best way to clean your gun
Proper use of eye and ear protection
The correct clothing to wear while hunting
Whether you are an experienced shooter or haven’t shot a round in your life, The NRA Step-by-Step Guide to Gun Safety will provide new and enlightening information that will make you, and your family, safer gun owners.
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.
The book was primarily written for Beginner and Intermediate level shooters however, even experienced shooters may benefit from the book.
The fact is, if you are very good at the basics (the fundamentals), Long Range shooting becomes relatively easy. The marksmanship fundamentals are the foundation of accuracy and precision and their mastery should be a focus of your training.
SOME of what is covered in this eBook:
* Achieving Accuracy and Precision
* Influencing Factors: Environmental, Ammunition, Rifle, Optic/Scope, Shooter Ability/Marksmanship
* The Fundamentals
* Shooting Position Checklist
* Conventional Shooting Positions
* Unconventional Shooting Positions
* Recoil Reduction
* Dry Firing
* Live Firing
* Target Options
* Rifle Setup
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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.