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The Home Schooled Shootist: Training to Fight with a Carbine Paperback – August 27, 2012
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... 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
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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Top Customer Reviews
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".Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lots of useful info fun carnival type shooting games although the tactics could've been better but still the book is useful especially the health and nutrition advice.Published 3 months ago by jim pickens
I almost quit reading in the first chapter when this guy butchered the description of MOA. A measure of height and width?? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ryan
this guide is perfect for the young men and women who in this day and age will be looking for training to defend themselves and there families in urban commbat against most likely... Read morePublished 8 months ago by seven
This book bridges the gap between the bulk of self-defense publications using handguns and the seldom mentioned long gun. It will fit the needs of the new AR owners. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jerry W. Grindstaff
Interesting options for moving targets.
A little preachy on drugs and nutrition. I like his stories best.
Very informative and great for the solo trainee to hone his or her shooting everything Joe writes is gold can't get enough of Joe Nobody.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
I practice alot at the local rifle range, and even shoot PPC when the weather in nice. This book has practical drills that really improved my ar-15 / pistol handling. Read morePublished on January 25, 2014 by Nolimt