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Product Details

  • Paperback: 142 pages
  • Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications; 1st edition (January 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608850250
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608850259
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,234,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Nash stays solidly focused on the key fundamentals of handgun use and does an excellent job of breaking them down in an understandable fashion. Read this book and you will learn something! --Dave Spaulding

More About the Author

David is a former U.S. Marine Corps non-commissioned officer, correctional supervisor and firearms instructor for the Tennessee Department of Correction. He is presently employed as full time Emergency Manager for State Government.

David an alumni of Jacksonville State University where he earned a BS in Emergency Management with a minor in Homeland Security.

David has been a member of the firearm community all his adult life. He is an NRA member, training counselor, and recruiter. Among David's many licenses are Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Instructor, Tennessee Certified Security Guard Trainer, Utah Concealed Firearm Instructor, North Dakota Concealed Weapon Test Administrator, OCAT Pepper Spray Instructor, and Monadnock Advanced Baton Instructor.

He is also a member of the International Defensive Pistol Association, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearm Instructors, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainer's Association, and the Oath Keepers.

He has completed numerous additional courses though the Department of Homeland Security in such subjects as: Emergency Management, Response to Terrorist Attacks, Hazardous Materials, Radiological Response, and Critical Incident Stress.

David is a state certified Hazardous Material Technician, and has completed many courses in the area of WMD and Terrorism response.

He also has an active membership in the Emergency Management Association of Tennessee, and has recently received their highest certification, Emergency Management Professional.

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He brakes it down so any one can feel safe with a hand gun.
Hollis Chapman
Content is very comprehensive, easy to read, and I look forward to seeing further publications from this author!!
MariLynn McCloskey
Mr. Nash has successfully provided basic information on hand gun usage for individual self defense.
Ken Cochran

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By John D. Farquhar on March 7, 2011
Format: Paperback
Dave Nash takes a no nonsense approach to informing the reader of what they need to know to chose and use a handgun for self defense.
He also takes a serious look at what it takes to defend oneself, it is not a hollywood movie set.
If you truly embrace his chapter on "armed" mindset you will very likely reduce the chance that you will ever have to use your firearm, and his advice on dealing with Law Enforcement is priceless.
Daves background as an NRA Training Counselor, and NRA LE Instructor gives him valuable insight in the importance of training both physical and mental.
As the Chief Training Officer of Mad Duck Training, I recommend this book to those thinking about getting a handgun for self defense, and to those that already do as a review of the knowledge they need to have.Understanding the USE of Handguns for Self-Defense
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ken Cochran on March 16, 2011
Format: Paperback
Mr. Nash has successfully provided basic information on hand gun usage for individual self defense. As a long time gun owner, I was impressed with the vivid details he used to show the mechanics of proper aiming, breathing, and shooting techniques. I picked up several pointers that have greatly enhanced my shooting accuracy and consistency. This book has made me realize the importance and the consequences of using deadly force on another human being and the mindset that one must have in order to do so effectively. I highly recommend this book as a great starting point for novices who think they may need or want the responsibility of owning a hand gun as well as those who already own a weapon and wish comprehensive knowledge reinforcement.

I look forward to reading his next publication in the future.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MariLynn McCloskey on March 16, 2011
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All though I've grown up around firearms I found this books content to be a great source of information. Women should really check this book out, the author does a great job of addressing concerns that a lot of women may face when considering the purchase of a firearm. Definitely a must buy if you're the least bit apprehensive or unsure of carrying a handgun.

Content is very comprehensive, easy to read, and I look forward to seeing further publications from this author!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tyler on May 3, 2013
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I have gone through about four handgun books to give me tips and advice on concealed carry. While not perfect this book has it. First it is all facts. There are no author opinions over what type of gun is better in a negative fashion. It cleanly covers why a person should carry. It covers how to handle a situation mentally (the thought process and recognition of a threat and how to act). It briefly covers the legal side of defending yourself in a situation that requires a firearm. Provides details for gun safety including operation, storage, cleaning (and how to attend with malfunctions while shooting), cases and locking mechanisms, and how to protect your kids from firearms. It has the best advice to use during and following an incident to protect yourself both physically and legally I have ever found. The section on what kind of firearm to choose for yourself is simple. It lists pros and cons for both revolver and semi-automatic pistols and does not go into intimate details. Lastly is covers the basic shooting styles, ways to improve aim accuracy, holster selection, and shooting tactics. There are even a couple of sections to deal with anti gun personalities. This book is short. It offers no frills. I would highly recommend this book to any new shooter or person thinking about buying a firearm. For all other shooters and people who carry firearms for safety this book is invaluable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 28, 2012
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This is a great book, i have always loved the aspect of firearms since no age but i have never had the chance to own one.. But now im researching the area much more and have read plenty off books similiar to this, But believe me this book is incredibly in-depth... its does'nt stray off and leave someone new to the scene like myself left in the dark..... Really recomend this its a great read :)
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