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Lessons from UN-armed America (Armed America Personal Defense series) (Volume 2) Paperback – June 12, 2013
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About the Author
Rob Pincus is a teacher who has been active in the firearms and personal defense industry for over 20 years. He owns and operates I.C.E. Training Company and is the developer of the Combat Focus® Shooting Program. He has produced over 75 Training DVDs with Personal Defense Network™, written several other books including Combat Focus Shooting: Evolution 2010 and Counter Ambush and taught courses at scores of locations across the United States and Europe. Mark Walters is the nationally syndicated host of the Armed American Radio broadcast distributed by Salem Radio Network and co-author of "Lessons from Armed America" with Kathy Jackson. Mark's regular column, "One to the Head" can be read in the Delta Defense, LLC publication, Concealed Carry Magazine. Mark has discussed the right to bear arms as a guest on national television programs as well as too many local and national radio broadcasts to count. He has appeared as a guest speaker on the subject at several venues including the Second Amendment March in Washington, D.C. and the Gun Rights Policy Conference. Mark can be reached at email@example.com
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Don't assume that these stories are boring just because they may not involve good guys with guns. The storytelling is excellent with enough detail to draw you in, but not so much that you become bored or it slows down the story. The stories themselves are also quite good. Mark starts off the book with a very personal story and it sets the tone for the entire book. Because the initial story was so "close to home" for the author, all the rest of the stories also seem very intimate and it is easy to place yourself in the shoes of the characters. This visualization is important to make the most of the principles being taught.
The commentary on each story is what makes this book truly superb. Rob Pincus comes in after each story, breaks it down, and analyzes it with an eye toward what we can do to make ourselves safer if confronted with similar circumstances or situations. Whenever I jump into the follow-up chapters by Rob, I imagine a coach at the chalkboard after the game explaining to the team what they need to work on for the next game. He does a great job of bringing out several lessons from each story and makes practical suggestions to the reader based on solid personal security principles without denigrating or attacking the characters in the stories.
Kindle formatting issues - The table of contents is not linked or available from the "Go to..." menu, nor can you skip from chapter to chapter. This is particularly annoying when the book uses a format where every other chapter references the previous chapter. Also, the actual content(stories and commentary) didn't start until I was 13% of the way through the text of the book. I would have appreciated the ability to skip certain dedication, introduction, blurb, or preface sections to get to the content sooner. In other words, don't plan on skipping around in the book. The only way to read through this book currently is to read straight through.
Overall, this book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone who wants to learn how to better handle dangerous situations. I understand that this book is very new and I am giving it five stars with the assumption/hope that the formatting issues will be quickly resolved by the publisher.
If you enjoy reading about personal security mindset and tactics, I also recommend Tactical Bible Stories: Personal Security Tips from the Bible for more advice on keeping you and your family safe in dangerous times.
I must also add that the book had numerous grammatical errors and even misprints. Sloppy, and I feel it damages credibility. If you care a great deal about distributing useful advice about a life-or-death subject, please take enough time and pride to hand out a polished resource.
I understand the co-authors to be wonderful contributors to the firearms community, and I stand up and applaud them for that - truly I do - and we need more folks like them. But this book was poorly written and poorly edited. The good news is that there are some useful resources should you want to read them. Check out Kathy Jackson or Massad Ayoob instead.
Both Lessons from Unarmed America and Lessons from Armed America provide you with valuable information to assist you in making that serious decision. Do you want to be a survivor or a victim of a lethal attack aimed at you, those you love or are responsible for regardless of your choice of whether or not to arm yourself with a firearm?
You will learn and understand what it is to be AWARE. You will learn the required MINDSET to be a survivor.
If you believe you already know these disciplines I urge you to read both of these books as an update and reality check on yourself.
Come on people! How much of the "GUN VIOLENCE!" we keep hearing about . . . is ILLEGAL ACTS that are committed in VIOLATION of numerous currently existing laws? How does DISARMING the intended victims actually HELP the victims?
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