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Guns & Warriors: DTI Quips, Vol. 1 Paperback – July 7, 2006
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John Farnam is the consummate instructor, with impressive credentials. His Guns & Warriors from DTI Publications, Inc. is a compilation of his e-mail newsletter (which started life in hard copy) to his students from its inception in May 1998, through the end of 2002. Although I have been a delighted recipient of what is now called DTI Quips since 2000, I enjoyed reading those items just as much, and marveled at what I'd either forgotten, or, perhaps, overlooked.
This book is sure to fascinate and inform you - and it's a darn good "read." Guns & Warriors covers virtually every facet of handguns, rifles and shotguns, plus nine chapters on fascinating insights into various international hot spots and history that rival the History Channel on TV.
The various items are not only John's own thoughts and insights, but also from those of his friends and colleagues from many and varied organizations. Quoted anonymously, they make for extremely useful training points and lessons.
An excellent addition, missing from most books of this type, is an extensive index. It makes locating a partially remembered or new item trivial. You will find this a worthy addition to your library, and/or, a great gift. If John doesn't mind me plagiarizing one of his phrases, his book is - "Highly Recommended." --Women & Guns Volume 17, Number 6 November-December 2006
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Guns & Warriors: DTI Quips, Volume I
1. General Advice
2. Travel Advice
4. Gun Handling
7. Accidental Discharges (AD's)
8. Civilian Incidents
11. Pistol Advice
12. Pistol Reliability
13. Pistol Problems
14. After Market Parts
15. Rifle Advice
16. Rifle Reliability
17. Shotgun Advice
18. Show News
20. Police Incidents
21. Officer Involved Shootings
22. Duty Gear
23. Patrol Rifle
24. Training Tips
28. South Africa
30. History: Miscellaneous
31. History: America
32. History: South Africa
33. History: The World Wars
34. History: Southeast Asia
He is also adaptable, as is shown in this book, when something better comes along that works, he will acknowledge it and add it to his tactical tool box. He has a sharp mind and is a fantastic instructor!
I constantly go back to different chapters, even ones I have already read, and will still find something new. As John says, "Highly Recommended!"
The author is a former military officer and highly respected combat firearms instructor. His knowledge and enthusiasm come through loud and clear.
As a somewhat neophyte I was sometimes confused. For example, there are numerous references to Glock pistols, both positive and negative. One of the most concerning was the pistol's tendency to fail to extract a fired cartridge and load a new cartridge unless high power ammunition was used and a strong wrist opposed the recoil. This would seem to be a case closed issue as the consequences are unacceptable. In a later note he indicates that he carries a Glock, among many other weapons. It is because he has the skill and discipline to prevent the problem?
I would like to find a consolidated recommendation on the issue, realizing that it may be broken down by model.
The discussion of the problems getting diverse police forces qualified with the 12g shotgun included a recommendation that lighter officers be allowed to use a 20g for training and qualification. It's not clear what you do in the field and why this seems like such a bad practice. Perhaps it is a 20g for initial training with a requirement to qualify with the 12g at some point.
The author's travels and international connections provide a wealth of interesting information on gun related issues around the world plus lots of very short stories of what works and does not work.
There are many comments on the ability of various ammunition to penetrate things from windows to car doors.Read more ›
agree with his conclusions but you won't get this viewpoint from many other sources. I especially like his reporting on the conditions in the nation of South Africa, they contrast markedly from the meager reports in mainstream media. Definitely not politically correct but seem legitimate when considered along with reports of conditions in Nigeria or the former Rhodesia, Zimbabwe.
Again, not great literature but opinions on many subjects which are unique and based upon the author's personal experiences.
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