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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475295723
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475295726
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #350,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jason R. Hanson is a former CIA Officer who now runs the Concealed Carry Academy and teaches Americans how to confidently protect themselves and their loved ones. He is an NRA certified instructor and Eagle Scout. Jason is also a contributing writer to Combat Handguns Magazine, and Personal and Home Defense Magazine. He welcomes your comments, and can be reached by phone at 801-512-2545, by fax at 888-251-0284, or by visiting www.ConcealedCarryAcademy.com.

Customer Reviews

Good read with lots of useful information.
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Anyone interested in concealed carry this is a good starter book.
Seth Thomas Pulsfus
Excellent book I would recommend it to anyone having a CHL.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By L.A. Biker on August 28, 2013
All right, let's get this out of the way up front: this book is about 2x the price it should be at the present $20 cover price [listed @ ~$18 Amazon price.] That's an example of what I'd like to call the "zippy title surcharge." Hence my 3 star rating; if it was priced more commensurately with the actual content, I would have rated it more highly.

The folks rating it at 1-star are those who got sucked in by the zippy title, and were already at a level above its target market: this book is aimed squarely at the gun-handling neophyte who has just made the life-altering decision to legally carry concealed, or is considering doing so. Hence, they are not really familiar with firearms, or at least handguns, and this books explains things clearly & simply for them. It's really quite basic, & if you've been around firearms all your life & have read a couple of decade's worth of articles about CCW in gun rags, well, nothing herein will come as much of a surprise.

One of the things about the book that is cute at first but can become somewhat cloying is the way the chapters are titled w/ "spy jargon." Heh. I found it fun enough, even tho' I already was familiar with all the terms being defined: think of it as the opening from an episode of "Burn Notice" in a book! Kind of a fun way for the author to play on his CIA past [even tho' I suspect he was just a civilian analyst; lots of that going around, I even considered going to work for the company after I got my bachelors in economics...]

Regardless, this book is just good, solid, very basic info on the realities of CCW, of the sort people tend to forget or overlook when they're embarking on this new "adventure;" no "secrets" about CCW in here at all, so don't get sucked in by the zippy come-on of the title. OTOH, you could do far worse than to follow the advice offered between this book's covers.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By me on June 20, 2013
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I purchased this book believing that it covered concealed carry techniques that you won't find anywhere else. Boy was I wrong.

No only did it not cover anything that I had not already seen before, it was about as basic as a gun handling book could get.

There were phrases used to describe slang used in the intelligence world but there was nothing in here that a person couldn't get from
a very basic firearm safety course.

If you have never held a firearm before, it could walk you through that but that is about as far as it goes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L on August 10, 2013
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I have seen much better training books, and a twenty minute training course on line, PLease. I cant say any thing about his on hands course other than I would go els were.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gary A. Woodward on August 10, 2012
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great book. i highly suggest you read this if you are a prospective or actual gun owner.
worth the price just in layperson's legal issues.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By citadel1980 on August 31, 2013
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Good for folks just beginning to think about concealed carry and getting a new gun, or wants a fast read on home defense. Good tips on clearing the house, but not a huge amount of info that was new.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rsflea on December 23, 2012
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Learned many ideas. The where, what why, & how of keeping the bad guys at bay. Wife reading it now.I would recommend this to anyone wanting to increase their knowledge of carrying concealed.
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Excellent book I would recommend it to anyone having a CHL. Very detailed and opening you up to what happens from the time you have to pull your weapon to you have to use it. Not recommended to do and he explains it in his book.
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By MK_RICK on July 21, 2014
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It was ok. A lot of the stuff in this book I already knew. Would be good for a novice who hasn't gone through a CCL class yet.
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