I'm an active handgunner, and a pretty serious training junkie with over 300 hours of firearms training in the past few years. (Hey, some people go to golf camp. I go to shoot stuff camp instead.) I've read handgun texts by Andy Sanford, Gabe Saurez and others, and have incorperated parts of each into my style. While the other texts definately had solid information to offer, none offered a solid complete overview of defensive handgunning IMHO.
When I read this text, I was extremely impressed by how it covered the basics of defensive handgunning in a clear, complete, easy to read and understand style. While no book will ever take the place of real training with a solid instructor, this text offers an excellent tool for familiarization in the basics.
A lady friend of mine recently seperated from the military and returned home. After some issues in her neighborhood, she decided to buy a handgun. She turned to me for training advice, and I suggested professional training, but I also told her I'd send her some reading material on the subject. After going through a shelf and a half of books on defense and handgunning, I ended up sending her Ayoob's 'In the Gravest Extreme' and Mr. Rehberg's 'Defensive Handgunning'. I can't offer any higher praise then to make this the text I refer loved ones to when discussing their safety.
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