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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161608698X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616086985
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“I found myself reading most of the book in a single sitting. . . . If you are ever asked 'How can I get started in shooting?' give them this book. If you are an aspiring competitive shooter, buy one for yourself.” (Chip Lohman, Shooting Sports USA)

From the Author

I think there is a shooting sport out there for everyone whether it's the fast-paced action shooting sports, drilling out the x-ring or busting clay targets. I love the challenge of trying new sports and divisions. It only makes me a better shooter and I hope, by sharing my passion, I help inspire someone else to give a shooting sport a try.

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Julie Golob is one of the most accomplished professional shooters in the world and captain of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Team, helping lead her teammates to victory season after season. One of the most well-rounded competitors on the pro shooting circuit, she dominates in competition and has won titles in seven different action shooting sports.

In 2006 she became the first and only Five Division USPSA Ladies National Champion, winning the Ladies National Title at the USPSA Limited-10, Single-Stack and Production Nationals. Accumulating all these titles in the same year, she became the first woman ever to earn a USPSA Nationals Triple Crown. In 2011 Julie won the Ladies Revolver National Title at the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Nationals, becoming the first shooter in history (male or female) to win a national title in all six USPSA divisions.

Julie began shooting with her father, Pete Goloski, at age fourteen. What started as a father/daughter weekend hobby evolved into an accomplished shooting career. Julie's talent was recognized in 1995 when the U.S. Army recruited her to shoot for the Army Action Shooting Team. Before long she became an unbeatable force, as the 1999 USPSA Limited (iron sight) and Open (race gun) Ladies Champion and Ladies World Speed Shooting Champion, unprecedented for a lady shooter in the same year. Julie was named U.S. Army Female Athlete of the Year, a prestigious honor that had never before been bestowed on an action shooter.

This champion, veteran, wife and mother is also an accomplished writer, sharing the shooting sports and her experiences through articles published in major firearms publications, outdoor and shooting news wires and her blog. In 2012 Skyhorse Publishing will release Julie's first book, Shoot: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition. The book serves as both an introduction to firearms and shooting for novices (with an emphasis on safety) and a primer to help experienced shooters improve their skills. Julie is passionate about the book and says...

"I think there is a shooting sport out there for everyone whether it's the fast-paced action shooting sports, drilling out the x-ring or busting clay targets. I love the challenge of trying new sports and divisions. It only makes me a better shooter and I hope, by sharing my passion, I help inspire someone else to give a shooting sport a try."

Customer Reviews

The book is very nicely written and easy to understand.
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I bought Julie Golob's book, Shoot: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition to see if I could get a professional shooters look at the sport.
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This book has superb content and phenomenally high quality pictures.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By BritinUSA on January 25, 2012
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Shooting is like chess, the basics can be learned in a few hours, but mastery can take a lifetime. As a primarily individual pastime, it offers the opportunity to improve oneself, to push abilities to new levels and to develop skills that may one day save a life. But taking that first step into gun-sports can be intimidating; Sure, there are plenty of resources on the internet, but there is also a lot of misleading information, and for the novice it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction.

For less than $20 they can now get all the answers they need from world-renowned shooter, Julie Golob in her new book called `SHOOT'.

Julie's shooting career started at the tender age of 14, later after leaving school she joined the United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) where she spent the next eight years honing her skills to become one of the most accomplished shooters in the world. Not content to just shoot, Julie has spent the past few years on a mission to promote the growth of women in the shooting sports. Along with Kippi Leatham and Sharyn Cohen they formed the Women of USPSA [...] to encourage more female participation.

This mission has now expanded into a book.

With nearly 250 pages, it is densely packed with information, not only about all the various shooting disciplines, it also contains examples of how women are competing against (and in some cases beating) the men in what has traditionally been a male-dominated sport.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 26, 2012
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As someone who just got into shooting and is considering shooting sports, this book is invaluable. She gives clear definition to many of the questions I had about the different organizations, type of guns and just about everything I was looking for answers for.

The book is very nicely written and easy to understand. I can tell by the way the book is written that Julie is an great teacher.

As an aside, I was surprised at the quality of the book physically. I am used to seeing paperback books that have cheep paper used, not this one. Heavy glossy paper. As a former book publisher I love that they did something as small as use quality paper in making this book.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Curt Howard on January 20, 2012
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If you are familar with Jeff Cooper's, the Art of the Rifle this is an excellent companion book which serves as an introduction to the various shooting sports and competition leagues. For new shooters just getting into competition, it can be pretty overwhelming just using the example of handgun alone, there is USPSA, IPSA, IDPA, Steel Challenge etc., each with it's own quirks to competition, divisions that range from production stock firearms to race guns like Limcats made for the Open Division of IPSA. While basic in its overview, Julie does a fantastic job of providing a comprehensive overview of the different organizations. This is where the book excels. Even the obligatory safety section in the beginning of the book, offers just a little bit more from Julie's perspective as she talks about the danger of lead and pregnancy and actually something that as a guy I never considered but protecting the hearing of a fetus as well. My only complaint is that some of the photographs would have been nice to have some description with the photograph with some tips, the series of full page photographs showing a speed reload would have benefited from this. And while the photography reminds me of the color edition of Art of the Rifle and for the most part is excellent, the photograph on page 166 seems out of place, it appears to be an uncomfortable body position with a poorly photoshopped right foot, eh, that's a minor thing and its probably more strange to me than anyone else. I really like the chapter on advanced skills and would have liked a description of the strong hand to support hand transfer found on page 191, but that is probably something that would be better served maybe by a DVD to accompany future editions of the book.Read more ›
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Kindred on January 26, 2012
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Julie Golob's book is the book I wish I had some 30 years ago when I first started shooting. Julie not only explains the differences in the various shooting sports but the history of each. Chapters take you through the various fundimentals as well as advanced techniques in shooting. The most valued parts of the book in my opinion are those that outline and explain in layman's terms the various organazitions such as IPDA, USPSA and IPSC. Differences in classes, targets and how the game is played.

If you are interested in 3-Gun, IDPA, USPSA or IPSC or have recently started this book is the one for you. It will give you a good solid basic knowledge of the various organizations and what to expect at your first match. Julie's book cannot be beat as far as I am concerned when it comes to this subject.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By avsb on May 29, 2014
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What can you say? This book is a great intro into the world of competitive shooting. I just couldn't stand still in a lane and punch holes in paper any longer. I love shooting, but was getting bored. I have begin doing some local matches and with the help of this book I am learning a ton. Read this if you want to get into competitive shooting. Read this if you love America! Just read it!
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