- Paperback: 201 pages
- Publisher: Zediker Pub (July 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0962692506
- ISBN-13: 978-0962692505
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #296,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Practical Shooting : Beyond Fundamentals
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Beyond Fundamentals has been called by those who've read it, "Zen and the Art of Pistol Shooting." It's also been called, "A book written by an IPSC Grand Master that you have to be an IPSC Grand Master to understand." There's a certain amount of truth to that. Most books on handgun marksmanship tell you that truly high-level shooting really has very little to do with equipment and technique, it's 95 percent mental...then spend 95 percent of the rest of the book talking about equipment and technique! Enos tells you shooting is 95 percent mental, then spends 95 percent of the rest of the book talking about mental states of consciousness.
The reason no one had ever written a book like this before, and why some people find it impenetrable even today, is because it's just damn hard to describe a mental state of consciousness so that someone who's never experienced it can understand what you're talking about. This is definitely a book that benefits frequent re-reading as your skill level improves.Read more ›
Some of the writing in this book becomes esoteric. How do you describe how you think? Enos works very hard to try to convey the mental processes involved in championship level shooting. Just as this would be a difficult book to write, it takes some effort to read. Unlike many gun-books or gun-magazines, this isn't shallow reading.
Enos doesn't spend very much time writing about the mechanics of gun-handling or marksmanship ( if you're looking for that, then I'd suggest looking at Gabriel Suarez's Tactical Pistol Marksmanship and Tactical Pistol) but when he does, pay attention. He has some neat training exercises that will help you move beyond the intermediate skill-level.
Mind you, I have no desire to enter competition shooting at this time but if I did, this would be the book that I would want to learn from. I thought that I was doing pretty good at the range but Practical Shooting Beyond Fundamentals is taking me even further.
Because I have been granted a concealed handgun permit in my state, I thought that I had better learn to handle my weapon to near perfection. I began with Tactical Pistol Shooting by Erik Lawrence for situational drills, moved on to the Practical Shooting Handgun Techniques DVDs Vol 1-3 (which has an interview with Brian Enos btw) and then bought this book as a third stage to compliment the two other purchases. None were disappointing but Practical Shooting Beyond Fundamentals is the cream of the crop. I can feel myself getting better with each practice session.
If you want to continually increase your shooting skills then this is the book for you. If you own a handgun for home or personal protection I still highly recommend this book.
Brian will also autograph the book if you request it!
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One of the best resources for shooters and those wanting to learn the next levelPublished 1 month ago by Thomas Neufeld
good book some usefull techniques for the pro shooter .
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This book, and subsequently following his online forum, have helped my scores more than anything else. Very helpful, thanks!Published 8 months ago by Ceebdude
very wordy man, saying the same thing over and over in different ways, couldn't finish the book and it has been several yearsPublished 11 months ago by M. Tran
Immediate improvement observed in my IPSC scores. I bought several more directly from Enos website to give to my shooting friends. Read morePublished 11 months ago by howsthesky
My favorite (and first) shooting book. I did not compete when I bought it. But, I did have a grasp on basics. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Anthony