well, yes, i'm definitely interested. What other books have you read about guns?
My friend recommended a book to me called "On Killing" and it's less about guns and more about the psychology of killing.
and On Combat
are books by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
. I have read On Combat
(currently on loan to jimtheguern
) and thought it was excellent. His books aren't so much about tactics and skills, from what I understand, but more about how to prepare yourself mentally for combat or killing. While this may sound strange, it's a real possibility for anyone (more for LE and Military to whom the books are geared), and preparing mentally and knowing how you will feel afterward can help you to avoid many negative effects such as PTSD and insomnia.
I wholeheartedly recommend those books (I have only read On Combat).
Other recommended material/authors include(s):
The Concealed Handgun Manual: How to Choose, Carry and Shoot a Gun in Self-Defense
, by Chris Bird
The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery
- all editions
Armed and Female
, by Paxton Quigley (great book for both sexes)
Tactical Pistol Shooting
, by Erik Lawrence
The Tactical Pistol
, by Gabriel Suarez
The Ultimate Sniper
, by Maj. John Plaster, USAR (Retired) - My personal favorite :thumbsup:
Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-ranked Marine Sniper
, by Jack Coughlin (a book for fun, light reading)
Utah Gun Law
, by attorney Mitch Vilos - a MUST READ for every Utah gun owner!
American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story
- a must see video for every Utah gun owner (learn about Utah's own gun maker)!
Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills
and Silent Warrior: The Marine Sniper's Vietnam Story Continues
, by Charles Henderson - both excellent, they overlap significantly, Silent Warrior fills in some gaps that the publishers cut out of Marine Sniper (light reading)
Other material/authors to AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!:
Anything with, by or related to Lenny Magill - his videos are (by and large) crap, big stinky piles of crap. The titles can be very deceptive, making you think you will learn a lot, but then you realize that Lenny knows jack... yep... crap - so how's he going to teach you anything? He has a video called "Mastering the AR-15" which goes into the take down, cleaning, assembly, and such, which is good. Then he shows you some REALLY BASIC skills (because that's all he knows) and then it's off to watch some super fast guy shoot his AR in lots of crazy positions. Of course, this guy just spends all his time talking about mods he does to the AR and how he can get into those positions. You walk away with little knowledge or skills... what a waste of time. STAY AWAY!!!!
Hope that help