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Building a Better Gunfighter: Improving Marksmanship, Mechanics and Mindset Paperback – 2010
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About the Author
He graduated from Western Illinois University in 1982 with a degree in law enforcement administration and in 1983 from the Illinois State Police Academy's Basic Peace Officer course. During his police career, he has served as a patrol officer, deputy sheriff, investigator, chief deputy sheriff, chief of police, and criminal intelligence analyst. In 1978, Fairburn attended the Illinois Police Training Institute's Police Firearms Instructor School, obtaining NRA instructor certifications in pistol, rifle, shotgun, and police firearms. Since 1999, he has served as a full-time police trainer and program manager at a state police academy in the Midwest.
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After the introduction, written by well-known Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, the author explains in the introduction the reason for writing this book. This 198 page volume is broken down into three sections.
The first section covers building a better gunfighter. Chapters include philosophy of training, climbing the circular staircase, coaching forward the three M factors (Marksmanship, Mechanics and Mindset) gunfight tactics, team tactics, scenario-based training outside training and other related topics, The second section deals with being a gunfighter, covering skills maintenance, in-service programs, vehicle and home tactics, practical competition and fight for your rights. The final section explains how to survive a gunfight with chapters on post-incident physical, post-incident survival mental and post-incident survival legal issues.
There is a lot of excellent material in this book on basic and advanced shooting techniques and tactics that will be of interest to all weapons instructors.
In conclusion, this is a book for police officers, police trainers and anyone else interested in being a winner and survivor in a gunfight.
Rating: 5 stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Monadnock Defensive Tactics System)
Excellent book. Must read for anyone carrying concealed or LEO.