Understand the Hottest Issues Surrounding Concealed Carry! 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.
Are you interested in carrying a handgun for self defense, but don't know where to start? Perhaps you're already an armed citizen and are looking for a new carry choice? Let the Gun Digest Guide to Concealed Carry Firearms be your complete guide to the fast-growing world of concealed carry handguns.Author and certified firearms instructor Dick Jones answers your questions:Revolver versus semi-autoFull-size or compactBest calibersHolster and sight optionsTraining tipsIssues specific to womenThe book also includes the most comprehensive and up-to-date buyer's guide to concealed carry handguns available anywhere:Hundreds of full-color photosTechnical specifications for almost every concealed carry handgun on the market todayIn-depth reviews and shooting tests of some of the most popular modelsWith practical, real-world advice and insight from an author with decades of experience, Gun Digest Guide to Concealed Carry Firearms can help you make the best possible choice for a concealed carry handgun.--
In Gun Digest Book of SIG-Sauer 2nd Edition, pre-eminent fighting handgun trainer Massad Ayoob takes an in-depth look at some of the finest pistols on the market. In this revised 2nd Edition: First-hand gun reviews evaluate handling characteristics, design and performance Insider reviews explain developments over the past 10 years New chapters cover the most popular new models, and revisions explain significant changes to existing models If you own a SIG-Sauer pistol, have considered buying one or just appreciate the quality of these fine pistols, this is the book for you!
Want to learn about protecting yourself and your loved ones with a handgun? Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Concealed Carry is your best resource to answer the fundamental questions of carrying a concealed handgun. Written by experienced firearms instructor and military veteran Jorge Amselle, this book sorts through the issues involved in concealed carry to provide an easy-to-understand introduction. It is full of real-world advice and information on the principles necessary for those interested in carrying a concealed handgun for self-defense. You'll learn more about: How to choose the right handgun and ammunition Methods of carry and holster selection Considerations for women who carry concealed Important training guidelines Concealed carry laws
If You Carry a Gun—If You're Considering Carrying a Gun—You Need the Gun Digest Buyer's Guide to Concealed Carry Handguns There's a lot more to legally carrying a concealed handgun than just sticking something in your pocket. Which is best for you, a revolver or semi-auto? Which caliber? Shoulder holster, waist holster, or ankle holster—or none of the above? In the Gun Digest Buyer's Guide to Concealed Carry Handguns, concealed-carry expert Jerry Ahern sorts it all out for you in clear, plain-speaking text, supported with hundreds of detailed photos. From explaining why you might want to carry a concealed handgun to testfires of many of toady's hottest small handguns, there's no better guide. It's All Here! How, when and why to carry a concealed handgun Lasers and optics Holsters and accessories Practical, real-world testfires And much, much more! Your safety and well-being are too important to risk on an uninformed buying decision. Arm yourself with the facts—in the Gun Digest Buyer's Guide to Concealed Carry Handguns!
Well-known firearms authority Massad Ayoob reports on the latest techniques and available handguns, ammunition, and accessories essential to effective self-defense with a handgun. Covered topics are of vital importance to anyone who has an interest in the tactical use of a handgun. Combat pistols, including semi-automatics and revolvers, are discussed. Readers will learn what to look for in a used handgun, how to build and test necessary skills, and where to find additional training. Combat handgun controversies are thoroughly discussed such as revolvers versus semi-automatics and point shooting versus aimed shooting. New combat handgun tactics and techniques are evaluated and demonstrated including close quarters battle, and combat scan. Enthusiasts will also learn about common mistakes and accidents and how to prevent them. Contains essential information on concealed carry.- Learn about the latest combat handgun techniques, handguns, and accessories- Build and test necessary combat handgun skills- Tactics and techniques are evaluated and demonstrated
Your Ultimate Resource for Practical Personal Protection Concealed Carry Class: The ABCs of Self-Defense Tools & Tactics is a comprehensive guide to recognizing, avoiding and surviving violent confrontations. It covers everything from situational-awareness skills that can be honed to help keep you and your loved ones out of potentially dangerous scenarios; to the mental discipline it takes to carry a concealed weapon every day; to evaluating and selecting concealed-carry hardware, including handguns and calibers, holsters and clothing; to training drills you can use to become proficient with a handgun, and remain proficient through regular practice. Author Tom Givens has more than four decades of experience as a firearms instructor, has carried a gun professionally in one form or another for 50 years, and spent 25 years in various aspects of law enforcement and specialized security work, with stints in street patrol and investigations. Givens also owned and operated a firing range and training center for more than 18 years. During that time, he oversaw the firing of about 1.5 million handgun rounds each year, with all types of handguns. He trained about 2,500 students each year, including private citizens, security personnel and police officers, military police, intelligence units and Special Forces detachments. He has been involved in armed confrontations both as a police officer and as a private citizen, and has seen firsthand how decent people, with proper training, can fight back and overcome criminal attacks. Tom Givens calls on decades of firearms and law-enforcement experience to put together this practical collection of tips and tactics anyone can use for the safe, responsible and legal carrying of a concealed weapon.
Get to Know Your Revolver—Inside and Out! Gun Digest Book of the Revolver covers all aspects of living with the double-action revolver: shooting, handling, carrying, maintaining and accessorizing—everything you need to know to operate the quintessential American handgun. Topics in this comprehensive volume include: Self-Defense—Revolvers are still a good choice! Sighting options—including tips for aging eyes Getting the right hand fit Grips that work—and those that don't Spare ammo carrying options Maintenance and cleaning how-to's The right holster for the job Wheel-gun ammo choices for work, play and self-defense And much, much more!! Whether you use your revolver for sport, hunting, competition or self-defense, you'll learn something from this book!
Well-known firearms authority Massad Ayoob reports on the latest techniques and available handguns, ammunition, and accessories essential to effective self-defense with a handgun. Covered topics are of vital importance to anyone who has an interest in the tactical use of a handgun. Combat pistols, including semi-automatics and revolvers, are discussed. Readers will learn what to look for in a used handgun, how to build and test necessary skills, and where to find additional training. Combat handgun controversies are thoroughly discussed such as revolvers versus semi-automatics and point shooting versus aimed shooting. New combat handgun tactics and techniques are evaluated and demonstrated including close quarters battle, and combat scan. Enthusiasts will also learn about common mistakes and accidents and how to prevent them. Contains essential information on concealed carry. - Learn about the latest combat handgun techniques, handguns, and accessories - Build and test necessary combat handgun skills - Tactics and techniques are evaluated and demonstrated
The World's Greatest Tactical Firearm and Gear Book
Author: Corey Graff
Publisher: Gun Digest
Category: Sports & Recreation
As the premier source of up-to-date information on tactical firearms and gear, Tactical Gun Digest combines authoritative reporting by industry experts and coverage of the latest products, trends and techniques with an extensive illustrated catalog featuring state-of-the-art handguns, rifles, shotguns, optics and gear. This book is the ultimate reference for the tactical professional or serious shooter. Tactical Gun Digest is the only resource of its kind, providing enthusiasts with all the latest trend information through product reports from top-name authorities and access to a one-of-a-kind catalog index with exhaustive illustrations of major and lesser-known brands of concealed carry and service-grade handguns, precision rifles and tactical shotguns and gear. This book is for the tactical professional or serious shooter who depends on their guns and gear to survive.
MORE! of the Greatest Handguns of the World &break;From the Best-Known, Most Popular Handgun Authority in the World 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.
A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction
Author: Benjamin Sobieck
When it comes to writing weapons, most authors shoot from the hip--and miss. The Writer's Guide to Weapons will help you hit your target every time. Firearms and knives have starring roles in a wide range of genres--crime, thriller, war, mystery, Western, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of weapons in novels and film are pure fiction. Knowing the difference between a shotshell and a slug, a pistol and a revolver, or a switchblade and a butterfly knife is essential for imbuing your story with authenticity--and gaining popularity with discerning readers. Inside you'll find: • An in-depth look at the basics of firearms and knives: how they work, why they work, what they look like, and how to depict them accurately in your stories. • The biggest weapons myths in fiction, TV, and film. • A surefire guide for choosing the correct weapon for your characters, no matter their skill level, strength, or background. • A review of major gun and knife laws, weapons safety tips,and common police tactics. • "The Hit List," showcasing the most popular weapons for spies, detectives, gunslingers, gangsters, military characters, and more. • Examples highlighting inaccurate vs. accurate weapons depictions. • An insightful foreword by David Morrell, the award-winning creator of Rambo. Equal parts accessible, humorous, and practical, The Writer's Guide to Weapons is the one resource you need to incorporate firearms and knives into your fiction like a seasoned professional.
Does Your 1911 Stack Up? &break;&break;When John Browning designed the Model 1911 pistol for Colt's Manufacturing Co. he created the standard by which pistols have been judged for more than 90 years. &break;&break;Now Patrick Sweeney provides the first in-depth look at the Model 1911 in all its forms, complete with information on ammunition, after-market parts and performance testing of semi-custom guns. This book shows you what the 1911 is and what it can become. If you own a 1911 now or have ever considered buying one, this book is for you.
Need answers now? Gun Digest's Shooter's Guide to Handguns will quickly give you the facts you need to help you choose your handgun, select ammunition, shoot it effectively, and take care of your investment--all in an easy-to-read, well-illustrated format. With more information for the dollar than any shooting book on the market, you get: Compelling text by a world-renowned revolver gunsmith and certified Combat Focus Shooting instructor. Up-to-date ballistics data. The latest handguns, loads and optics. Whether you're interested in self defense, hunting, plinking, or competition, this is the one book that should be on your shelf!
Your one-stop guide to tactical shotguns: Selection. Modifications. Accessories. Tactical Shotgun is the essential guide to selecting and using a shotgun for defense. Whether your concern is self-defense, home defense or law enforcement, author Scott Wagner's advice will help you make informed decisions. Here he offers an experienced point of view on many makes and models of tactical shotguns, along with information on ammunition and the many accessories available. Find out: What is a "tactical" shotgun? Pump action, semi-auto or double? What's the best choice for home defense? Which features are valued by law enforcement? Wagner also reviews some fun specialty ammo (learn which exotic load promised quite a show, but ultimately fizzled), and performs some very revealing backyard ballistics testing.
Terrorist groups and organized crime cartels pose an increasing threat of kidnapping throughout many regions in the word. At the same time, international travel has become more commonplace for both business and leisure purposes. Kidnapping and Abduction: Minimizing the Threat and Lessons in Survival provides a practical guide on the precautions travelers can take to avoid being kidnapped or derail a kidnapping attempt in progress. In the event this cannot be avoided, the book supplies advice on how to ensure survival during captivity. Readers will learn: The basic elements of kidnapping and abduction The motivations and mechanisms of kidnappers The hotspots where kidnapping/hostage taking is prevalent Vehicles best suited for avoidance of kidnap threat and proposals for up-armoring an existing vehicle How to recognize immediate threats and precautions to be taken in assessing threat level The types of weapons most favored by kidnappers and their threat level Available bullet-resistant materials and their use in stab- and bullet-resistant vests Resistance methodologies and weapons for self-defense Legislation in various countries pertaining to the carrying of weapons How to survive long-term abduction if kidnapped How to best assist the authorities once released Essential reading for anyone living, doing business, or traveling abroad or at sea, this practical handbook reveals tactics that best enable those vulnerable to protect against an attack—or in the worse-case scenario, increase their chances for survival.
Defensive Ammo: What Matters and What Doesn't? Get the Answers Here! Caliber controversies and endless debates swirl around handgun caliber and cartridge selection. In Choosing Handgun Ammo: The Facts that Matter Most for Self-Defense, Patrick Sweeney brings a clear voice of reason to the discussion, giving you the data and expert insight you need to choose the right ammo for your needs. In his usual entertaining style, Sweeney reveals: The truth about so-called "stopping power" What's the deal with +P ammo? The effectiveness of small calibers from .22 LR to .380 Auto for personal defense The best 9mm rounds for concealed carry Honest assessment of heavy hitters like .357 Magnum, .45 ACP and 10mm This comprehensive reference includes in-depth testing of ammo from a variety of makers. Experiments are explained in practical terms so you can choose not only handgun caliber, but also bullet type or make to meet your specific self-defense requirements. With all of the personal defense ammo choices today, Choosing Handgun Ammo gives you the data you need to make smart decisions when selecting concealed carry, home defense and personal protection guns and ammunition.