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About the Author

Grant Cunningham is a world-renowned revolver gunsmith and certified Combat Focus Shooting instructor, experienced teaching general handgun self-defense and revolver-specific courses. His articles have been published in Concealed Carry Magazine, on the Personal Defense Network website, and on his popular website, GrantCunningham.com.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Gun Digest Books (December 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440232725
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440232725
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This well written easy to understand book is perfect for a handgun novice like myself. The author walked me through the basics of safety, choosing, using and maintaining a handgun. I was easily able to understand the information presented and was able to walk into my local gun shop and purchase my first handgun with confidence. If you are wanting to purchase a handgun for your first time I would highly recommend this book.
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I found this more of a guide on handgun shooting than a guide to specific models of handguns. The book covered equipment and techniques, but does not compare or recommend any particular model or make of handgun.
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This well written book provides in depth information about how to buy, shoot, clean, think about, carry, use and everything else about handguns. The best feature is the myriad of crystal clear photographs illustrating the text, a feature that is sadly missing in many other books.
In addition to the vast amount of practical information, the author also spends some time explaining how the gun works in a technical manner that satisfied my techie-side. Historical background of many gun features are truly a plus, as is the extensive reference section for each chapter, which gives references and further reading for the enthusiast or those that thirst for more.
If I were to recommend a single book as a must read for the gun owner, this would be the one.
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This book is a very basic introduction to handguns. If you've never picked one up in your life or have only been shooting once, this is your book. Covers all of the basics of stance, grip, aim, safety, and gun care. I would certainly recommend this to anyone wanting to begin exploring handguns.
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This is the second book I have purchased by Grant Cunningham, and am as happy with this one as his first one focusing on revolvers. His writing is informative without being wordy, and easy to understand. I am not a beginner when it comes to handguns, and I find new information in these books very useful and good to know. The pictures are great also, with many nice guns being featured. I highly recommend this book to add to your gun book collection, it's a great read and source of knowledge.
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Easy to read and enjoyed it. Contains general info about handguns. If you're relatively new to the sport or know little about it, this is a good book to read by a pro and a gunsmith. I recommend this book.
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Educating yourself is the key to increase knowledge and tolerates for any given subject. This boo will give you the low down on anything handgun related and will help you determine which handgun is right for you. If you are not aware of any gun terms, then it maybe hard to understand in some chapters. However, the book is amazing and worth giving it a shot. No pun intended.
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I am a beginner when it comes to handguns and this book has helped me out quite a bit with simple little pointers and facts about many different aspects of hand guns, safety, etc.

loved the book and the only thing that bothered me were a couple minor spelling or grammar errors. very few and are not really noticable
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