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The Home Schooled Shootist is another win...information you're not going to find in any military manual. The content even covers many ideas you won't get exposed to in an instructional course you could pay for...shtfblog.com

So, all in all, I give Joe five stars on content, and three on the cover art. To sum it up .... Get this book! - salvationandsurvival.com

VERY good information if you have any inclination to better yourself as a shooter...adparare.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/book-reveiw-time-again/

... I would definitely recommend it.  I am not an idiot with a firearm and I still found it very helpful. theartofbadass.com

From the Author

Shootist was written due to popular demand. It seemed like everyone who knows me personally kept up the pressure to write a book on gun fighting. "Teaching people is what you do best, Joe," was a common statement. Many readers of my other books corresponded with questions or requests associated with the contents herein. Still, I hesitated because from my perspective, few people will ever require these skills. Over the last year or so, my opinion changed.

We Americans have a long tradition of excellence with shoulder fired weapons. Throughout much of our history, marksmanship and bravery were enough. Those days are long behind us. Advancements in technology have raised the standard and despite droves of people purchasing military grade weapons, optics and accessories, few people develop the skills necessary to properly utilize these assets.

This book presents the reader with a series of drills and exercises designed to improve the operator's capabilities to the point where they would dominate practically any engagement. The training tools can be assembled with little expense and moderate effort. They will make you better.

I also wanted to focus on topics that are seldom addressed in the shooting world. Nutrition and physical fitness are covered in-depth, as they are part of the survivability equation. Simple, easy to execute exercises that almost anyone can perform are included. You will see remarkable results.

I wrote Shootist for the average person who has mastered the basic functions of their weapon. It assumes the reader has solid remedial skills and a firm understanding of firearms safety. It includes numerous exercises that can be performed in the comfort of one's own home, as well as challenging drills to be executed at the range and open field.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: PrepperPress.com (August 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615689493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615689494
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #572,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By C. Hill HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on September 3, 2013
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"The Home Schooled Shootist: Training to Fight with a carbine" is a good starting point for those wanting to do more than static target shooting with their carbine (M4, AR15, AK47, a magazine adapted SKS, etc) and pistol. To that point, this book also covers some pistol training and drills that are quite worthwhile, but optional.

While I highly recommended professional training when available (I am, after all, a certified firearms instructor), it just isn't always practical to take off work or financially feasible for everyone. This book provides some very good training drills that will sharpen your skills and reduce reaction time, all at a fraction of the cost of professional training. The two biggest requirements, besides owning a carbine, are the drive to learn (which is likely why you are considering this book) and place to shoot (a public range will not likely allow this type of training).

Right from the start, the author stress the need to train, measure, and train some more. The goal is to constantly improve your accuracy, speed, and knowledge of both your and your carbine's capabilities. While some of the drills seem simplistic at first, these will indeed help you develop those basic skills you will need to build on to be more proficient. Many of the drills will require additional people, especially the remote controlled targets, and extreme caution should be taken to minimize the danger to your assistants. That being said, the remote control targets is about as much fun as I have ever had training, period.

The only part of the book that was not overly interesting to me was the "Bonus Section, The Nutritional Advantage".
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This is a good, informative book. The author has a nice, relaxed writing style, over which his knowledge and experience moves well. There was a lot in this book that went either over my head or beyond my capacity to assimilate. That's not the writer's fault, and I'm sure that, for many other readers, the content was just the opposite -- not enough detail or specifics. That's okay, though, what was included was well presented. I hope I can find a book someday that will deliver a little more preferential specifics on firearm and equipment choices. This one came close.
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Good book if you want to improve your ability to you use a carbine for self defense. Not a book for beginners. You need to know the basics of your weapon to utilise the training program s in this book.
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Very insightful and enjoyable read. Joe Nobody presents easy and definable ways to improve your skills. I've attended other weapons training classes for defensive shotgun and pistol and plan to attend a carbine class. But, like most of us, it's hard to find the time, money, and get a kitchen pass. This fills in the gap nicely. The section on health and nutrition is very thought provoking. The only part I skimmed over was the chapters on reloading and longer range shooting. These sections still have good information, but, as a defensive carbine, it would be hard to justify the need.
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“The Home Schooled Shootist” by Joe Nobody is a book that is designed to give you some of the more complicated aspects of shooting in an easy to learn and easy to replicate format. In this book, the author, who goes under a very obvious pseudonym, tries to point out that replication is one of the most important aspects of firearms training. He gives tips and tricks that mimic the outcome of some of the more advanced and expensive military training.

I have read many of the books written by Joe Nobody. While the editing is not always the greatest, the content is very good. The publisher that he usually goes through is a small time, privately owned outfit that does not really sink the money into expensive editors that can catch every tiny, little error on every page. So as I read through I frequently find misspelled words and grammar inconsistencies but I am not a snob with that sort of thing so I tend to judge a book by the value of the content rather than its polished wordsmithing.

Some of the things covered in this book I will admit I already knew. If you have been shooting for a while, chances are you have seen or at least been told about half the book’s content. That’s fine with me as I was interested in the other half that I did not know or even think of.

The book covers nearly everything with tips on how to take what was discussed beyond what was outlined. There were clever tips for shooting from elevation, shooting moving targets, how to properly use cover and concealments, dry fire practices, exercises to add to your workouts to prevent shooter fatigue and much more. A lot of the stuff I read gave me a real “Well, duh!” feeling because I felt like an idiot for not thinking of it beforehand.
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Joe Nobody provides a complete course in improving your gun handling. The only problem I have is that I do not have a good place to practice most of his exercises as I am pretty much limited to a range. Having said that, the philosophy he promotes is useful and the book is still worth the price.
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