In a complete departure from his previous works on the famed gun maker, Sweeney examines why Glock makes what it makes, how it does it, and where and why they still lead the pack among all copycats. Inside you'll find:The history behind Glock's innovations through four generations of pistols.Glock's competition--is imitation still flattery?Carbines, full-autos, suppressors, and more. Where is Glock in these developments?Custom conversions--Glock Deconstructed has the low-down on companies and individuals taking Glock pistols to new performance levels.A complete breakdown of the new Gen4 Glocks.An inside look at GSSF Glock matches.And much, much more! Perhaps the most influential firearms design in recent history, Glock pistols are the preferred auto-loading firearms for law enforcement use and personal protection. Glock Deconstructed is a first of its kind, in-depth, behind the scenes look at one of the most famous gun makers in modern firearms history and one sure to fascinate every handgun enthusiast, Glock owner or not. A must-have for any handgun owner's library.
Working on your own guns can be both fun and economical, and in this all-new fourth edition of Gunsmithing Pistols & Revolvers, certified master gunsmith and best-selling gun writer Patrick Sweeney shows you how to avoid costly repairs and improve your handgun’s performance. Hundreds of photographs give step-by-step instructions on how to perform basic maintenance and repairs on a variety of popular pistols and revolvers.
Professional gunsmiths typically charge $50-75 per hour for the same services and repairs detailed in Gunsmithing Pistols & Revolvers, 4th Edition. Sweeney shows you how to save that money by cleaning, polishing, and making minor repairs on your pistols and revolvers.COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATEDNEW CHAPTERS COVERING THE S&W M&P, RUGER SR9/40/45, AND CZ-75PROJECTS FOR THE BEGINNER AND THE ADVANCED ENTHUSIAST
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.
From nomenclature to field-stripping, and keeping an AR functioning at its peak no matter how harsh the environment or demands, Sweeney gets under the hood with you to keep it running.IT’S ALL HERE, INCLUDING:TerminologyEssential ToolsDisassembly & CleaningZeroingTroubleshootingAnd much more!
More models! More photos! More accessories!
Field-proven and battle-hardened by two generations of warriors, the AR-15 is one of today's hottest law enforcement and anti-terrorism tools. In The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15, Volume II, master gunsmith/firearms instructor Patrick Sweeney offers even more tips, tricks and techniques about America's favorite "black rifle," the legendary AR-15. From the newest 6.8 mm loads to the latest gee-whiz accessories, if it has to do with the AR-15, it's in this book!
You'll find:Ammunition Magazines Barrels Stocks Forearms Scopes Bolts Slings Lowers Flash Hiders, Comps & Brakes Shooting Tests ...and more! Whether you are a recreational shooter, law enforcement professional, or collector—The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15, Volume II is the invaluable guide you need to the ever-changing world of the ageless AR-15.
Whether you're a professional gunsmith or just an interested amateur, you'll find everything you need to know about keeping your AR perking in Gunsmithing: The AR-15. Written by master gunsmith and noted AR-15 expert Patrick Sweeney, Gunsmithing: The AR-15 is your one-stop guide to repairing, maintaining and modifying America's favorite rifle.
It's all here! Hundreds of detailed photos Maintenance Repair Accessories and Modifications Tips, Tools and Techniques And more! Whether you're interested in simple tasks such as disassembling and maintaining your AR, or if you're ready to tackle more complex projects such as rebarreling or converting your AR to a piston design, Gunsmithing: The AR-15 tells you everything you need to know. Protect your investment and avoid costly mistakes—with Gunsmithing: The AR-15!
Now you can become an AR-15 expert. Noted author and gunsmith Patrick Sweeney takes an inside look at an icon among American rifles. The AR-15 first became known to American shooters in the early 1960s. Since then is have become one of the most versatile rifles in the world, tackling everything from military and police operations to long-range target competitions.
Sweeney's expertly written text and outstanding photography show you everything you need to know about understanding the AR-15 operating system and his dedicated group of testers honestly evaluate just about every rifle on the market. If there is something you want to know about an AR-15, you will find it here.
Designed nearly a century ago, the .45 ACP cartridge has earned a well-deserved reputation as a superbly accurate, slap-em-down handgun cartridge. An honored veteran of two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and lesser conflicts across the globe, the .45 ACP is now more popular than ever for competition shooting, law enforcement and self-defense. Now, just in time for the .45 ACPs 100th anniversary, handgun expert Pat Sweeney gives us the inside scoop on America's favorite big-bore cartridge. If you own a handgun or carbine chambered for the big .45, or if you're considering buying on, you'll find everything you need in the Gun Digest Big Fat Book of the .45 ACP.
It's all here: The origins of the .45 ACP and the guns that use it Reloading tips, tricks and techniques The inside story of .45 ACP cases, bullets, primers and powder And so much more! It's the best one-volume guide to the most popular big-bore handgun cartridge of all time!
From basic disassembly and maintenance to more complex repair and customization techniques, master gunsmith Pat Sweeney explains in clear text and detailed photos how to get the very most out of your pistol or revolver. Whether you're wondering how to mount a front or rear sight, replace a cylinder, give your gun a thorough cleaning or perform any one of a hundred other essential procedures, you'll find it in this revised edition of Gunsmithing Pistols and Revolvers.
It's All Here:Hundreds of close-up photosPerformance tips, tricks and techniquesSpecial sections on the 1911, the Makarov, the vZ-52 and the Springfield XDAnd much more! Gunsmithing mistakes can be expensive. Protect your investment--with Gunsmithing Pistols and Revolvers!
Features:Shortcuts, hints and tips (from a certified master gunsmith, film consultant, and certified Armorer Instructor) to reload your own ammunition and avoid costly errorsLoading data for the most popular and asked-about calibersSpecialty loading info for:Competition: IPSC/IDPA, Bullseye, Steel Challenge, CowboyHunting: heavy magnums and big bores
Ever feel like burning up some ammo? Well, so does Pat Sweeney! In the Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle, America¹s favorite black rifle expert puts today's hottest tactical rifles through their paces. It's a fun and fact-filled exploration of high-volume shooting at its finest.
From AKs to M14s, from AUGs to SCARS, Pat gives practical, real-world advice on tactical rifles from around the world. It's a great go-to book for shooters, collectors and hobbyists in fact, for anyone with an interest in tactical rifles and their uses.
It pays to try before you buy! So let Pat Sweeney try them out for you in Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle!
About the Author
Patrick Sweeney is a renowned competition shooter, master gunsmith, film consultant and certified Armorer Instructor for police departments nationwide. His best-selling titles include: The Gun Digest Book of the 1911 Vol. 1 & 2, The Gun Digest Book of the Glock Vol. 1 & 2, The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Vol. 1, 2 & 3, Gunsmithing: Rifles, Gunsmithing: Pistols & Revolvers and 1911: The First 100 Years, among others.
For the casual shooter or first-time owner to the advanced practitioner, author Patrick Sweeney teaches you how to remove, replace, maintain and upgrade every single part on your AR-15 rifle with Gunsmithing the AR-15: The Bench Manual. More than just a step-by-step manual, this insider's guidebook is chock full of insights on how to change or replace worn, broken or obsolete parts—truly the must-have guide to get the job done right!
In this companion volume to Gunsmithing the AR-15 Volumes 1 and 2, Sweeney goes beyond basic repair and maintenance and provides project instructions and expert tips to install some of the most popular brand components, including parts from:GeisseleDaniel DefenseYankee HillAlexander ArmsTimneyRock RiverCMCWilson CombatAnd more!The Bench Manual is a must-have resource for AR-15 owners who want to transform their vanilla-plain AR into a firearm that is ready for anything.
The AR-15 has become America's favorite rifle-and no one knows it better than Patrick Sweeny. Now, in Volume 3 of his best-selling series on the AR, Sweeney unlocks the mysteries behind the piston AR. From factory-stock rifles to do-it-yourself conversions, if there's anything you want to know about the latest generation of the AR-15s, you'll find it in Gun Digest® Book of The AR-15, Volume 3.
It's All Here!Piston designsConversions from direct impingement to piston operationNew manufacturers: H&K, Sun Devil, CMMG, among othersMagazines and other accessoriesAnd much, much more!Whether you're buying your first AR or building one from the ground up, there's no better reference than Sweeney's AR series from Gun Digest® Books. And now, with Gun Digest® Book of The AR-15, Volume 3, you too, will be an expert on the most popular rifle in America!
From the predecessors of the 1911 and its contemporaries to the best of today's semi- and -full-custom models, you'll find it in 1911: The First 100 Years. Lavishly illustrated with photographs collected from around the world, 1911: The First 100 Years is a fitting centennial tribute to a pistol that is today more popular than ever.
For the collector, for the shooter, for the historian - for anyone interested in big-bore handguns or the evolution of this truly American classic, this is a must-have volume.
From the predecessors of the 1911 and its contemporaries to the best of today's semi- and full-custom models, you'll find it in 1911: The First 100 Years. Lavishly illustrated with photographs collected from around the world, 1911: The First 100 Years is a fitting centennial tribute to a pistol that is today more popular than ever.
For the collector, for the shooter, for the historian--for anyone interested in big-bore handguns or the evolution of this truly American classic, this is a must-have volume.
With information on basic troubleshooting, testing used guns for reliability and reviews of specific models from every major S&W group, The Gun Digest Book of Smith & Wesson gives readers an accurate overview of the offerings of this fine American gunmaker.
Gunsmithing: Rifles takes a look at all major rifle types and gives you practical information on how to make repairs, improve performance and modify your rifle to fit your needs.
In additional to practical information about keeping every rifle ready to shoot, Gunsmithing: Rifles provides specific projects to improve: Mauser actions AR-15s and their clones The Ruger 10/22 The Remington Model 700 The Winchester model 70 Lever-action Rifles Step-by-step instructions and plenty of photos guide you every step of the way.
As a practicing gunsmith for the past 20 years, Sweeney also knows enough to tell you what not to try. If an operation requires an expert, he'll tell you. He'll also tell you what questions to ask to help you make sure the person you hire is qualified.
If you're in the market for a used rifle, this book also includes tips on getting the most bang for your buck.
Suppressors are the hottest new gear on many gun ranges. Why? And how can you safely, lawfully and knowledgeably join your gun club cohorts in owning and enjoying this new shooting accessory? The next time you go to the gun club, if there isn't a suppressor present, there will be talk of them. Get the facts from an industry expert, with Gun Digest Book of Suppressors.
In this first and only reference guide to suppressors, author Patrick Sweeney reports results after field-testing of dozens of suppressors and offers:Extensive coverage of available options and pricesExpert advice to select, mount, use and maintain suppressors on handguns, rifles and shotgunsWith more than 300 images and illustrations, Gun Digest Book of Suppressors covers:The basics – the history, function and use of suppressorsTesting and descriptions of dozens of models – from small to large, plain to exoticAnd finally, for the hard-core enthusiast, Sweeney gets technical and wraps up with the legalities and a few mistakes to avoid.
So skip the hype and get the facts, in Gun Digest Book of Suppressors.
Gunsmithing: Shotguns gives you the information you need to make repairs, improve the performance and adjust the fit of all major shotgun styles. From replacing a missing bead to repairing a malfunctioning action, you learn everything you need with step-by-step instructions.
You'll get specific details concerning today's most popular shotguns, including: Mossberg Model 500 Ithaca Model 37 Remington Models 870, 1100 and 11-87 Browning A-5 Winchester Model 1897 and more Easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of photos guide you through every project.
The Gun Digest Book of the Glock, 2nd Edition, expands on the success of the first book with many new photos and hard-to-find data.
The Glock's dynamic presence in the military and law enforcement circles around the world, including 65 percent of the U.S. law enforcement agencies, speaks to its innovative design and durability.
This new edition also delivers the reliable and detailed model and production data you look for in a good gun guide, along with the extensive equipment guide with the newest models, plus step-by-step illustrations demonstrating ways to maintain and accessorize your Glock.
• Identify the four proven factors that predict an employee’s success in sales
• Outline a proven system for finding, developing, and retaining great salespeople
• Follow his expert guidance on job matching, team-building, leadership, and successful sales traits for specific industries
Herb Greenberg (Princeton, NJ) is the founder and president of Caliper. A recognized authority on the relationship between personality and performance, he speaks widely and is published extensively, including articles in the Harvard Business Review. Harold Weinstein (Princeton, NJ) is COO of Caliper and an active consultant, writer, and speaker around the world. Patrick Sweeney (Princeton, NJ) is Executive VP of marketing at Caliper where he oversees positioning of the assessment, training, and consulting practices.
The face of modern law enforcement is changing. The best cop with a maple night stick and Model 10 revolver has been replaced by partners in police cruisers carrying pepper spray, Tasers and polymer-framed pistols. Author Patrick Sweeney shows you the tools modern police agencies are using and how they are employed. From rifles, shotguns and pistols to the latest in flashlights and handcuff cases, Sweeney walks you through the latest gear and tactics employed by American law enforcement officers.
Advanced digital technologies, the breakdown of traditional business barriers, and increased customer empowerment have transformed the sales profession. The future now belongs to salespeople who deeply understand, embrace, and take advantage of these unprecedented changes to enhance their relationships with their customers.
What does this mean for you? You absolutely need these people on your team to succeed. And this fully updated edition of How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer will show you how to find them, attract them, and retain them. It’s the key to maintaining the competitive edge now and in the future.
Written by the CEO and president of Caliper, one of the world’s leading management consultancies, How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer, Second Edition, delivers the proven game plan their company has used to power growth for SAP, Avis Budget Group, and thousands of other clients.
Updated and revised for the age of the digitally connected customer and expanded to cover global and remote leadership topics, this one-of-a-kind guide gives you essential strategies to:Recruit and evaluate candidates via social media and other platforms Spot the qualities of top performers—and make sure the entire sales team has them Set realistic coaching goals Understand the psychology of “A” players, so you can give these stars what they need to succeed
When you know how to hire, onboard, coach, motivate, and lead a powerful sales team, nothing can stop you. How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer is the essential playbook for long-term sales success.
Praise for How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer:
“We wouldn’t hire a salesperson without Caliper’s advice. If you’re concerned about recruiting the right person and driving increased profitable sales, you’ve got to read this book!”
—Thomas M. Gart land, President, North America, Avis Budget Group, Inc.
“This book has changed my life and, more importantly, it has changed the lives of many of my customers.”
—Peter Smith, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Hearts On Fire
“Caliper can dramatically improve your ability to hire and develop top performers. If you want to increase sales, read this book before your competition gets a hold of this gem.”
—Gerhard Gschwandtner, Founder and Publisher, Selling Power
“There is no better book on hiring and developing top performing salespeople.”
,b>—Ron Rubin, Minister of Tea (Owner), The Republic of Tea
“This book should be on the desk of anyone interested in creating the best sales organization possible.”
—Sean Sweeney, President, Chief Operating Officer, Philadelphia Insurance Companies
“A must read. This book can save you a lot of wasted time and energy, while increasing your success rate dramatically.”
—Alyson Brandt, Executive Vice President, General Manager Americas, The Forum Corporation
To discover your defining qualities, take Caliper’s free, in-depth personality profile and receive a developmental guide pinpointing the qualities that distinguish you, along with suggestions for developing your potential.
Is it more energy? Luck? Drive? Focus? Vision? These are some of the questions answered in Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney's illuminating book, Succeed on Your Own Terms.
Greenberg and Sweeney spent two years traveling in more than two dozen countries interviewing some of the world's most accomplished individuals - including renowned architect Michael Graves; Chief Financial Officer of Dun and Bradstreet, Sara Mathew; former Dallas Cowboy Roger Staubach; legendary civil rights advocate Congressman John Lewis; actor Ben Vereen; Holocaust survivor Samuel Pisar; President of Home Depot Canada, Annette Verschuren; mountain climber Rebecca Stephens; the shortest NBA player of all time, Muggsy Bogues; Senator Barbara Boxer; cancer survivor Janet Lasley; and Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie.
Through in-depth interviews and results from a comprehensive personality assessment, the authors uncover the defining qualities that set each of these remarkable individuals apart. These inspiring individuals exemplify 19 defining qualities that can drive your success, such as
* Optimism * Resilience * Empathy * Persuasiveness * Courage * Perseverance * Willingness to Take Risks * Creativity * Competitiveness * Confidence * Self-Awareness
And you'll learn how to identify these qualities in yourself by taking a free, in-depth personality assessment that can help you discover your unique potential and strengths. Then you will be poised to seek out situations that play to your natural abilities, recognize your defining moments and seize opportunities to succeed on your own terms.
What You Aren’t Seeing uniquely combines Herb Greenberg’s inspiring story with insights and practical ideas that can help you become the leader you were meant to be. Herb, who lost his sight at the age of ten, has been able to see that which many of us inadvertently overlook – which is our own potential, and the potential of those around us.
You’ll also learn a three-step action approach to seeing and tapping into your leadership potential--and that of your entire organization. You'll then find out how to make connections between your strengths as a leader, the potential of your team, and a world of new possibilities.Patrick Sweeney is a New York Times bestselling author and speaker who has engaged audiences around the world on how to recognize and develop their true potential.
Herb Greenberg, Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of Caliper Consulting, an international management consulting firm that has assessed the potential of more than 3 million applicants and employees for over 25,000 companies around the world for over 50 years..
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.