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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Gun Digest Books; 1st edition (December 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440218579
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440218576
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is possibly Ayoob's best book yet." --USCCA

About the Author

Massad F. Ayoob is an internationally known firearms and self-defense instructor. He was the director of the Lethal Force Institute in Concord, New Hampshire from 1981 to 2009, has taught police techniques and civilian self-defense to both law enforcement officers and private citizens in numerous venues since 1974, and has appeared as an expert witness in several trials.

Ayoob has also authored several books and more than 1,000 articles on firearms, combat techniques, self-defense, and legal issues, and has served in an editorial capacity for Guns Magazine, American Handgunner, Gun Week, and Combat Handguns. Since 1995, he has written self-defense- and firearms-related articles for Backwoods Home Magazine. He also has a featured segment on the television show Personal Defense TV, which airs on the Sportsman Channel in the United States.

Ayoob remains an internationally prominent law enforcement officer training instructor and serves as chairman of the Firearms Committee of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers. Massad lives in Live Oak, Florida.


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Massad Ayoob is one of the pre-eminent fighting handgun trainers in the world. He operates the Lethal Force Institute, which trains both U.S. and international clients. His methods of reflexive, high speed yet accurate shooting has been adopted by the U.S. army as part of its standard pistol-training course. Massad has written many books for Krause Publications, including Combat Handgunnery, The Gun Digest Book of Sig-Sauer, and The Gun Digest Book of Beretta Pistols.

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Massad Ayoob, if you read his books they are clear and well written.
Just a Guy
If you have a concealed carry license and carry a firearm, you should read this book.
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Rather, this book contains multiple formatting errors per paragraph.
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69 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Shawn Kovacich VINE VOICE on December 20, 2011
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First off I have to say that I am thoroughly disgusted with several of the negative reviews posted for this book since the the negative comments are aimed directly towards the apparently poor transfer from print to e-book format. Just because the quality of the transfer from one format to another is of poor quality does not mean that the content of the book is questionable. I have an actual physical copy of this book lying right next to the keyboard as I type this and I can attest to the fact that the quality of the content contained in this book is nothing short of fantastic. Sure some of the information, okay most of the information, is "old hat" and has been around for quite awhile and has definitely been in print before in other formats, but that doesn't take away from its quality in the slightest. Good information is still good information. Now as far as the Kindle format is concerned, this is a problem that should be addressed with the publishers and not the author, and especially not the content of the book.

I have been a fan of Mas Ayoob ever since I first read, Ayoob Files: The Book and his other oldie but goodie, In the Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection, of which I am a firm believer that both of these books should be in everyone's personal library. Now on with the review...

This book is broken down into five chapters of which I will give you a brief synopsis of what each chapter contains.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By William H. Olson on December 13, 2011
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A valued mentor once advised me to "start at the end where you want to see yourself and work back to where you are now. Then you will understand the important steps and decisions you must make to get where you want to arrive." This book starts with you in front of a jury explaining why you shot and possibly killed someone. I can think of no better advice for anyone contemplating an armed response to another human's actions. This is not a narrow book for gun nuts but a more general treatise on the importance of awareness, attitude or mind-set, tactics and the law. There are many examples related from the viewpoint of you standing in front of a judge ... illustrated with sobering cases taken from real life of well-intentioned people going to jail for "just defending themselves or their family." There is an interesting and appropriate chapter on firearms in the martial arts dojo that I appreciated as a nine year student of aikido. And you have to love a serious combat shooter that advises you to pay heed to Ogden Nash, "When called by a panther...Don't anther!" This book is full of very good advice, indeed.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Frank Einstein on January 16, 2012
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I bought this on amazon last week. It is mostly a compilation of old material Ayoob has written. There is a lot of filler, especially in the section on competitive shooting, which is basically a breakdown of each stage of an IDPA match. Despite the lack of original material, I don't regret buying the book. Ayoob is a good writer and there is useful information in many of the chapters.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Frederick P. Bartlett on January 20, 2012
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Mr. Ayoob is a good writer with important information. However, this book is not one of his better efforts. The photos are very poor and often do not track the text. Much of the text consists of reprints from earlier articles. This book needed a good editor. It looks like they just put together old photos and text with little new info. Pick another Ayoob book like his title on concealed carry.
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28 of 37 people found the following review helpful By sdaniela on December 6, 2011
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I haven't finished reading the book yet, so this review is limited to the condition of ebook conversion. The Kindle buyer should beware. This edition is one of the worst ebooks I've seen from Amazon. The text is literally filled with typos and other errors, likely from the digital conversion process. Words are missing letters, random spaces are inserted in the middle of words, spacing between words is loose. Very distracting.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Manu on December 18, 2011
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Very poorly edited. Tons of typos in the first few paragraphs makes for distractions while reading!
While I respect Mas and have read all his books this poor chop job does not deserve his good name.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By eric cunningham on February 28, 2013
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The thing I actually enjoyed about the book is how it stresses proper mindset & training on when NOT to squeeze the trigger. I was expecting a more military oriented book. Ayoob's books have been highly recommended, but this first one wasn't what I expected. It's still a good read. The stories of 3 famed lawmen were definitely worth reading. I wouldn't consider this a "must have" on the bookshelf. Pictures, though relevant, are dated. Not a big deal, but it's worth mentioning. The author's writing style is easy to follow and engaging. It's just ok for me. Some one else may think it great. It's not garbage and I don't feel the money was a waste primarily because of my first comment...it keeps your mind on when not to use the weapon.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Waltz on February 15, 2012
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The content itself is amazing. I'm sure the printed version would be one of the most informative Ayoob books you own.

The Kindle conversion is awful. The typos are so predictable that it seems someone did a Find & Replace on text strings that now fill the entire book. In serious need of a revision from the publisher.
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