"A one-stop-source of information for the new defensive pistol shooter. I seriously recommend it to my students." -- Gabe Suarez, President, Suarez International and internationally acclaimed tactical firearms trainer and author.
"This book is a definite must for all gun owners, novice to expert. It should be referred to often." -- Steven Silverman, President, Firearms Research and Instruction.
"This excellent text should be read by every gun owner. Thorough and informative, this is a good book to own." -- John Farnam, President, Defensive Training Institute and author of
"This is a great handbook for the handgun owner. Want and expert opinion on what to buy? Get this book." -- Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America.
"This is an excellent resource for beginners and experienced gun owners alike." -- Tim Schmidt, Editor & Publisher of Concealed Carry Magazine
From the Publisher
The focus of this book is on the safe use of combat handguns as a defensive tool. With violent crime on an upswing and the advent of terrorism, every responsible law abiding adult should be prepared with a personal defense plan. Owning firearms and knowing how to use and maintain them safely should be part of such a plan.
This book is not intended to serve as a substitute for appropiate, personalized, live training. It is intended to help readers in selecting appropriate training for them. It is also intended to serve as a reference that beginning, intermediate and advanced handgun owners can turn to again and again.
The right to personal self-defense is protected and affirmed by our Constitution. This right is basic to a free society. However, along with this right, comes the responsibility to be a good citizen, obey the law, respect other people's rights, treat others as you wish to be treated, and be well prepared to maintain your personal security responsibly.
As Colonel Jeff Cooper so well stated, "Firearms, most particularly personal firearms, are Liberty's teeth, as pointed out by the Fathers of our country."
* In-depth exploration of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.
* Psychological preparedness for armed self-defense.
* Safe and effective range and practice procedures.
* Basic tactical self protection tools and techniques.
* Recommendations for quality firearms and accessories.