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Product Details

  • Paperback: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Trample and Hurdle; 1st edition (January 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615166547
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615166544
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I ordered a copy of Kyle Lamb's new book: Green Eyes and Black Rifles last week. It showed up on my doorstep just in time for me to use it as my go to bed book.... Even after several hours of driving and two glasses of wine, I nearly read the whole book before drifting off. It was that engaging. This book is the most well put together data dump of current black rifle tactical shooting skills I have ever seen. I am highly impressed. Kyle Lamb, of Viking Tactics, has all of the credentials needed to write such an authoritative guide. What impresses me more is the acknowledgement he gives throughout the book to his former teammates for assisting him in laying it down on paper. I consider this a must have book for those who aspire to shoot black rifles tactically. My circle will be complete if another book on tactical pistol shooting happens to spring from Kyle and his buddies' minds into bound paper. Don't let the price (around $40.00 with shipping) frighten you off. YOU WANT THIS BOOK IN YOUR REFERENCE LIBRARY! --Frogman

About the Author

Retired SGM Kyle E. Lamb, President of Viking Tactics, Inc., spent 21 years of service in the United States Army, the vast majority spent in leadership positions in the Special Operations Community. Kyle is a recognized industry leader in innovative tactical marksmanship shooting techniques as well as the key designer for several combat proven tactical products. Drawing on combat experience from Mogadishu, Somalia to Mosul, Iraq, Retired SGM Kyle E. Lamb passes on lessons learned to fellow Warriors.

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A great reference book for anyone wanting to know more about their AR rifle.
Crusty
Even if you think you know it all like I did, there will still be lots of new bits of information that you can learn from this book.
Douglas C. Hamilton
This book coves the basics giving the reader the why and how to every tactic, technique and procedure.
T.A.L. Dozer

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89 of 91 people found the following review helpful By C. K. Lewis on December 2, 2009
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Earlier reviewers have commented on the author's grammatical mistakes.
They're right.
Some have mentioned the lack of information where the AR15/M16 is concerned.
They're right, too.

On the first aspect, the author's a Soldier, not an English teacher. Something happened to his editor and his daughter had to take over the editing. Maybe he can get these grammar issues fixed for the next edition - maybe not. As it is, there is no confusion whatsoever about what Mr. Lamb is saying, so for me, the grammar isn't an issue.

On the second, there are many books out there that cover this weapon's history in detail. Doing so in this book wasn't necessary, and had Mr. Lamb attempted to do so in this book, it would have detracted from his work.

What Mr. Lamb DOES do, is share tips and techniques that he's learned over the years, and he does it well. He leads you through equipment selection, layout, and usage. He covers practically every malfunction that a carbine is likely to suffer, and he shows you simple and fast ways to clear them. He lists drills that you can do to improve your efficiency. One of the best tips he gives is how to do a proper 'press check' in the carbine.

Earlier reviewers have commented that Mr. Lamb does not write with a 'my way or the highway' attitude, and that his book is pure 'meat and potatoes' information. Those guys are 100% spot-on. No fluff, no filler, just what you need.

This isn't exactly an entry-level book. As he mentions up front, he assumes that the reader already is already familiar with the care and feeding of the AR15/M16.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Mullins VINE VOICE on March 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a great book about training, equipment and implementation of the weapons systems written from an operators perspective. It is geared towards the person with a good thorough understanding of the weapon systems and tactics. You don't need to be a Special Forces soldier or Navy SEAL to make use of this book, but you need a good grounding in the fundamentals to get maximum benefit from it.

This book is written by a retired Special Forces operator and much of the terminology will be familiar to those with a military background. While the armed citizen will find a ton of useful information in this book, it seems heavily slanted towards military style operations and all out gun fights. This may be more useful for the typical military or police user but the amount of information means anyone who may go into harms way will find parts useful.

I don't want to sound as if there are prerequisites for this book, I think that anyone who picks it up will find a lot of useful information. There are tons of tips and trick to be picked up. The information isn't presents in a 'my way or the highway manner' but from the perspective of 'here are some things that work for me'. This manner of presenting data appeals very much to me because there are always more than one way to do something. One way isn't always going to be the best way and many people have systems that work. There is a great deal of data in the book and it is well worth the price of entry.
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful By T.A.L. Dozer VINE VOICE on July 30, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is a treasure trove of lessons learned through training and combat from a professional career warrior. This book coves the basics giving the reader the why and how to every tactic, technique and procedure. One of the things that make Special Operations Forces so good at what they do is that they have mastered the "basics" in all they do. This philosophy carries over into this work and rightly so! Yes there is more then the "basics" in this book, but this forms a solid foundation to build on and this book does just that. It pounds the fundamentals into you and gives you the philosophy and methods to masters these skills. If you operate an AR15/M4 series weapon system as soldier, cop or prepared citizen then this is the book for you. I also highly recommend Tiger McKee's "The Book of Two Guns" and Jeff Gonzales's book "Combative Fundamentals."
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jacob John Mackenzie on December 21, 2008
Format: Paperback
I borrowed a friend's book and was amazed at how much information this book contains. Needless to say, I've since added this text to my library. Mr. Lamb has written a very clear and easy to read text and combined it with some excellent photos. Some of the shooting positions are just amazing and I had several of those, 'why didn't I think of that' moments.

On first glance, I thought that title was a little cheesy. However, after finding out a bit about the author (Mr. Lamb has served in our country's most elite combat unit) and the very meaty information in this book, the title holds up very nicely.

This text should be required reading for anyone deploying a combat rifle in defense of our country, a community, or home.

A big thanks to Mr. Lamb for this excellent book and an even bigger thanks for his service!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jesse P. Hickey on March 27, 2009
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This book is amazing book. You can apply it whether you have just bought an AR for the first time, or whether you've owned one since Vietnam. Very practical I was in the military for a while and thought i knew all the ins and outs of the AR but this booked showed me that you could always learn more. This book doesn't skip over the basics so don't think that it will be over your head. In fact if you have an AR I you should buy this book as a reference, if your about to buy an AR buy this book first and you can build your rifle around the suggestions in the book. I really can't say enough about how great this book is. It has everything from what optics you'll need to the best way to shoot under a car or from cover.
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