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Stay in the Fight!! Warriors Guide to the Combat Pistol Paperback – March 14, 2011
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SGM (Ret) Kyle E. Lamb is a 21 year veteran of the U.S. Army, spending most of his time with Special Mission Units. Since retirement, Lamb is a highly sought after shooting instructor with the highest levels of LE / Military units all over the US. He passionately brings lessons learned in combat back to those that are now in the fight. Lamb is the also the author of Green Eyes and Black Rifles: Warriors Guide to the Combat Carbine.
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This well designed manual, with its oversized, glossy paper and photo-rich environment, is organized into three parts of "core skills," "tools of the trade," and "intermediate and advanced skills." From here, each part is further broken down in the specific skill sets and tools making up each specific part.
For example, in part one of "CORE SKILLS" we will find firearms safety addressed first and foremost, followed with dry firing work, stance, grip, sighting, presentation of the pistol, the draw, DON'T double tap, loading/unloading, reloads, malfunctions, concluding with analyzing marksmanship errors.
Each subpart provides distinct photographs demonstrating the minute details of both correct and incorrect execution of the above skill sets, such that, even with different body builds, one can capture the relaxed, yet paradoxical aggressive postures, positions and motor skills being taught. The elaboration on correct motor skill execution is clearly witnessed and thoroughly explained in a common, well-written language that keeps things on track without digressing into any philosophical biases.
The second part offers the reader an in-depth explanation of the various pistol hardware and accessories available to the student. The information addressing firearms and firearms' accessories offers choices based on what has proven successful in hostile environments. We see pistol selection, lights, lasers, compensators and porting, handwear, training mentality, mindset and visualization training to facilitate procedural memory in all the aforementioned skill sets. Again, the photographs show in detail what is being imparted and discussed with clear black and white photos on a top quality, glossy paper, numbered in the typical Military Field Manual format that is easy to follow and find.
The final part three, delves into that complex realm of intermediate and advanced skill sets, which has much to do with actually managing the surrounding hostile environment and the shooter's relationship to this environment as it does with proper deployment of the tool itself, correctly. Here we will find the specific nuances of shooting on the move and while moving; one hand shooting with either the strong hand OR the support hand; weapons retention and contact shooting, along with shooting at distances and multiple flashlight techniques to aid the shooter in low-light and dark environments.
As a man who knows his material inside and out, the prose Mr. Lamb presents is a comfortable flow of coherent thought, without any literary jerks or jabs in the delivery to distract the reader. The book reads as though Mr. Lamb is offering a well-rehearsed, informative lecture to a captivated audience, professionally dictated in kind.
The Hikaze Learning Corner's library owns over 30 manuals specifically addressing the art and science of combat pistolcraft, from both well-known, popular authors and some less well-known professional shooters. And having read and reviewed them all over the years, Kyle Lamb's work does surmount all of these works, both in its specific approach to instruction, and in its solid A-1 data on combat pistol craft. Given the photographic details of both correct and incorrect actions of shooting the sidearm, this book is what I would label a college-level text on the subject of pistol craft with its subsequent skills requirements.
Well done, Mr. Lamb. I find few, if any weaknesses in this manual, and I am glad it is in our library for future reference, and as a teaching aid for those needing such professional guidance.
There are legions of cobblers out there these days; people who cobble together their dozen or so shooting classes and attempt instruction in the same. Usually there are gaps in integration, mindset, the big picture and ultimate responsibility.
Not so with Kyle Lamb and Stay In The Fight!!.
I believe Stay In The Fight!! is the best text for shooting In Defense Of Life--from beginners through very experienced shooters. The beginner will have many questions, but they are starting at the best place possible. This should be read and digested entirely before a Level I or Basic class. With those first few classes the shooter will start to understand and be off to a dynamite beginning.
The experienced shooter will pick up on many practical and functional details throughout the text. They will eventually evaluate their system as a whole as they work through the book.
Either way, those shooters will be looking for an opportunity to train in person with Viking Tactics. I believe his very good carbine book, Green Eyes Black Rifles, helped develop this to become an even better text.
A gunfighter never shoots Learning and Education to the ground. They are always maintaining, honing and learning. The many other trusted authors and shooters on my book and video shelves have a lot to add to Stay In The Fight!!. But to date none of them frame the Basic book essentials as well as Kyle Lamb.
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