Rauch is a co-founder of several shooting sports, including the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and the National Tactical Invitational. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors of USPSA, IDPA, the 1911 Society and the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI).
Rauch is also a writer and lecturer in the firearms field. He is published regularly in national and international publications including Combat Handguns, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement and other Harris Publications specialty magazines, Primedia's Handguns, Guns & Ammo specialty magazines, POLICE AND SECURITY NEWS, Cibles (France) and Visier (Germany). He is the author of a book on self-defense, titled REAL-WORLD SURVIVAL! What Has Worked For Me.
It is uniquely appropriate that Rauch has authored the first book about IDPA.
I highly recommend PRACTICALLY SPEAKING by Walt Rauch to anyone seeking informed guidance and information on the subject of a self-defense handgun.
I felt this book was very overpriced for what is basically a large format promotional pamphlet for the IDPA.
I'm afraid that I haven't yet shot an IDPA event. Having said that, the book is very detailed, I've cross-checked a lot of the knowledge in the book with an IDPA Master shooter,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by H. Hansen
I am new to IDPA so this is a good book for me to familiarize myself with the rules and techniques.Published on January 20, 2011 by John Doe
This is a very well written, informative and illustrated book by a man who has 'been there - done that'.
However it is far too expensive for its content and size. Read more