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The Gun Digest Book Of Concealed Carry [Kindle Edition]

Massad Ayoob
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In addition to tactical aspects of self-defense, practical information like choosing the right firearm and ammunition, used gun purchases, and all legal aspects of self-defense with a gun are also extensively covered in this complete and authoritative look at concealed carry.



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About the Author

Massad Ayoob is one of the pre-eminent fighting handgun trainers in the world. He operates the Lethal Force Institute, which trains both U.S. and international clients. His methods of reflexive, high speed yet accurate shooting has been adopted by the U.S. army as part of its standard pistol-training course. Massad has written many books for Krause Publications, including Combat Handgunnery, The Gun Digest Book of Sig-Sauer, and The Gun Digest Book of Beretta Pistols.


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  • File Size: 16283 KB
  • Print Length: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Gun Digest Books; 1st edition (August 25, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0054KOLFQ
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226 of 227 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful for experts and beginners alike - great gift idea November 24, 2008
Format:Paperback
I could tell that Massad Ayoob's THE GUN DIGEST BOOK OF CONCEALED CARRY was going to be a good read when I saw the first photo of the first chapter: it showed how one should handle getting a hug while carrying a concealed firearm. This sort of practical and useful information is what fills this book. I own other books on carrying concealed firearms, but this is the first one I've seen that was able to do an authoritative and exhaustive catalog of the things that need to be considered. I've been carrying for more than two decades, and I am impressed with this book.

Gun Digest did the right thing in getting Massad Ayoob to author this book. Ayoob is a police officer, competitive shooter and trainer who is also a master writer and riveting storyteller. As an individual licensed to carry a concealed firearm, I've been reading his informative columns and books since the `80s. As a criminal defense lawyer, I'm familiar with the high esteem in which the Bar holds Ayoob as an expert witness on such matters. His training is held in high regard by the firearms community, and he has designed holsters and other police gear that have been very favorably received. Ayoob's ability to precisely and accurately communicate legal information to lay people is renowned - and it's certainly on display in this book. I can't think of a better author for this book.

Ayoob's 254-page THE GUN DIGEST BOOK OF CONCEALED CARRY covers a breadth of subject area that I would have found intimidating to contemplate. Fortunately, it appears that his decades of training police and civilians in firearms matters well prepared him for the task.
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92 of 94 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great single volume reference December 31, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have known the author of The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry for about ten years now, and also know several of the people mentioned and pictured in this book. Reading through it felt like attending an extended lecture from one of Mas's classes at the Lethal Force Institute. I have personally taken a number of those classes and thought I would have a strong feeling of "been there, heard that" reading this book, but instead found myself either learning or remembering something important in almost every chapter. You might expect this book to feel like an advertisement for the latest whiz-bang product from some company advertising in a gun magazine. Not so. Rather, it is a compiliation of Mas's fifty odd years of carrying firearms for self protection, and over thirty years teaching this material to others. Reading it feels like sitting down for drinks and an extended Q&A session with the author.
The chapters are laid out in a logical fashion such that the reader should just start at page one and continue until the end of the book. Too often, books in this category are set out in a pick and choose format, where the reader needs to look at the table of contents or an index to find something relevant. With Concealed Carry, just start reading and continue learning until you hit the back cover.
Mas starts with why people carry firearms, and the lifestyle choices and changes that such a decision will require. Once he has helped get your mind right about the concept, he moves on to choosing firearms and ammunition for self defense. The firearms he recommends are those he has shot, or seen work in law enforcement, shooting classes, and competition. The primary need in a defensive firearm is reliability.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally evidence of what we've heard as "true" December 6, 2008
Format:Paperback
Mas does it again. Everyone who carries has heard an opinion of "carry reloads" or "carry factory" for ammo - not to mention every other opinion for carry purposes. Mas (Massad Ayoob - Principal of Lethal Force Institute) goes through not only logical reasons, but when appropriate he documents court cases for everything he suggests. This includes types of carry guns, ammo choices, holster choices, acceptable levels of caliber, methods of weapons presentation, etc. Tom Gresham said it right - this book is and will be an instant classic for those who choose to carefully and legally exercise their rights under the 2nd Amendment.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff to Know March 6, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Ayoob has been carrying weapons and writing about self defense with firearms longer than most of us have been alive. I recently decided to carry a concealed weapon since I live in a state where it is allowed. We have long had weapons around our home for home defense, but with things as they are these days, carrying a concealed weapon sounded better and better.

Not knowing much about it, I wanted to read whatever I could, and literally everyone I spoke to who knew anything about it referred me to Ayoob.

The book is a little dated - especially some of the photos - but the information is virtually timeless. Ayoob writes in a conversational style that makes it easy to read and understand. This book will give you a decent introduction to the topic.

NOTE: No book, no matter how good, can take the place of hands-on instruction with your own weapon. Get this book and read it if you are considering carrying a concealed weapon; but ALSO be SURE to sign up for a professionally-taught course on the subject.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Massad Ayoob is the go-to guy for advice on concealed ...
Massad Ayoob is the go-to guy for advice on concealed carry. You can't go wrong with this book. Ultimately you have to make the choice; but, this book will help.
Published 26 days ago by Eugene A. Apicella
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, even the older version.
I got the older version. Lots of useful info from Massad Ayoob, as always.
Published 1 month ago by Paul from 'Bama
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good item
Published 2 months ago by Robert Fechtenburg
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book.
It's very clear - Mr. Ayoob knows what the hell he is talking about. Excellent book.
Published 2 months ago by SnoShu
4.0 out of 5 stars very imformative
This book along with you tube videos helped to fell more confident about concealed carry weapons and how to use them
Published 3 months ago by Clothesguy
5.0 out of 5 stars Mas is an excellent author!
a must have book! Mas is an excellent author!! read all of his books
Published 4 months ago by Dhealy3
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative read
First book I have read by the author. I'd love to see an update, but 2007 or not, the information presented is not outdated in the slightest as far as technique, concepts, etc. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Walter
4.0 out of 5 stars If have a CC then would be a great read
Is a very good book overall. I bought this to help me decide about getting my CC license. Not, super helpful with that however would be great for someone who already carries to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by JaredT
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent book
This is a decent intro to concealed carry, but you can find the same material online for free. Ayoob is undoubtedly an expert and scholar on the subject, which makes it worth... Read more
Published 5 months ago by 40calglory
5.0 out of 5 stars This is really a great book
This is what i was looking for. Just as good as what i was told.
Published 6 months ago by Danny T.
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Massad Ayoob is one of the pre-eminent fighting handgun trainers in the world. He operates the Lethal Force Institute, which trains both U.S. and international clients. His methods of reflexive, high speed yet accurate shooting has been adopted by the U.S. army as part of its standard pistol-training course. Massad has written many books for Krause Publications, including Combat Handgunnery, The Gun Digest Book of Sig-Sauer, and The Gun Digest Book of Beretta Pistols.

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