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Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: PrepperPress.com (August 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615689493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615689494
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #322,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Home Schooled Shootist is another win...information you're not going to find in any military manual. The content even covers many ideas you won't get exposed to in an instructional course you could pay for...shtfblog.com

So, all in all, I give Joe five stars on content, and three on the cover art. To sum it up .... Get this book! - salvationandsurvival.com

VERY good information if you have any inclination to better yourself as a shooter...adparare.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/book-reveiw-time-again/

... 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

Shootist was written due to popular demand. It seemed like everyone who knows me personally kept up the pressure to write a book on gun fighting. "Teaching people is what you do best, Joe," was a common statement. Many readers of my other books corresponded with questions or requests associated with the contents herein. Still, I hesitated because from my perspective, few people will ever require these skills. Over the last year or so, my opinion changed.

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.
Joe

More About the Author

Joe Nobody (pen name for the author who wishes to keep his identity confidential) has provided systems, consulting and training for the U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Naval Research, United States Border Patrol as well as several private firms and government agencies which cannot be disclosed.

He is currently active in this area and for the security of his family and ongoing business, wishes to remain anonymous.

He has over 30 years of competitive shooting experience, including IPSC, NRA, and other related organizations. He has been a firearms instructor and consultant for over 30 years and holds the rights to a United States Patent for a firearms modification.

Joe initially became involved in helping private citizens "prepare" at the request of his students and clients. A conscientious instructor, he would always inquire as to why they wanted to learn certain skills or techniques and often the response was to prepare for more than just simple home invasion or self-defense. If you ask Joe what his greatest attribute is, he will tell you he is a "problem solver" and uses his formal education in Systems Engineering to this end.

"As the economy worsens, world tensions rise, and the modern media propagates bad news faster than ever before, more and more people want to prepare. I wrote HOLDING because it allows me to reach more of the good folks who are concerned about their security. I want them to sleep better at night knowing they have a plan of defense should the 'Event' ever occur."

Customer Reviews

Lots of good information in this book.
Lloyd
Great read for anyone who is looking to improve their shooting skills.
Christine
This book gives me a lot to think about.
Gregg

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Hill HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on September 3, 2013
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"The Home Schooled Shootist: Training to Fight with a carbine" is a good starting point for those wanting to do more than static target shooting with their carbine (M4, AR15, AK47, a magazine adapted SKS, etc) and pistol. To that point, this book also covers some pistol training and drills that are quite worthwhile, but optional.

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".
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 15, 2012
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Good book if you want to improve your ability to you use a carbine for self defense. Not a book for beginners. You need to know the basics of your weapon to utilise the training program s in this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Thompson on May 10, 2013
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Picked up some good tips that i wouldn't have known without reading the book. Obvious that the author is very experienced and methods are well thought out
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By GM2011 on September 26, 2012
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I liked this book and Joe Nobodys so much i decided to actually write reviews on all his books. I dont ever usually write dumb amazon reviews on books i buy from them, no matter how many times they email me..

After practicing the dry fire drills and gun dance this book goes through i can tell my speed has gone up as well as my confidence. I bought some pulleys and balloons and will be trying some of the drills this weekend

disclaimer - i am not related to Joe Nobody, but i have learned quite a bit from his books. cant wait for future books to come out
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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.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Larry Trone on December 31, 2012
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I was somewhat disappointed with the content. There are better books out there. I have several of the author's other books and they are all commonly lacking in quality pictures., though diagrams and such are clear.
This book has good, solid knowledge. It puts it together sometimes a little funny, but you can glean some good stuff out of it overall.
The "extra" 26 pages of health info was a complete waste of space, and very disappointing. I can't say that enough. Save the extra space for more and better photos, deeper content, or just toss them and cut some money off the price.
I would recommend this book for what it is, but there is better stuff around that this all seems pulled from/based on.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Robideau TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 14, 2013
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As a "home-schooled shootist" myself, I relished the opportunity to read about the training techniques that others are using to improve their shooting skills. I approached this book with an open mind hoping to find some new drills that I can use. The RC car on the cover piqued my interest.

Content -
Gaining skill in shooting is much like gaining skill in any sport: There are many paths to improvement, but not all of them are particularly efficient or cost effective. I have no doubt that the drills and exercises in this book will help you to improve your shooting, however the setup involved for many of the drills seems quite time consuming. Quality, purpose-built training targets and devices are dropping in price everyday as is the technology to create dynamic devices. It is up to you, the shooter/reader to determine what your time is worth and whether or not you will create your own training aids from scratch as the author does.

The author does a great job of showing the readers that good drills are dynamic and our practice should attempt to mimic the "real world" as much as possible. The author does a great job of offering cost-effective methods of improving tactical shooting skills.
There is some great information on dry-firing with drills. There is also some interesting information on nutrition and it's effects on shooting skills.

Formatting -
The font was quite a bit smaller(three font adjustments) than the font on pretty much any other kindle book that I have read. Yes, I was able to boost the device's font size, but when I wanted to read a different book, I had to adjust the font size smaller so that the other books didn't have monstrous text. The font switching was quite annoying.
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