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Shoot to Win: Tips, Tactics, and Techniques to Help You Shoot Like a Pro Hardcover – October 14, 2014
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Not only is he a shooting champion, Chris Cheng is an incredible inspiration. We’ve seen him on the hit television show Top Shot, but now we’re hearing and learning from Chris first hand about how he won Season 4 after teaching himself how to shoot and compete. Through personal examples and a focus on basic fundamental techniques, Chris gives shooting beginners the confidence, motivation and knowledge they need to Shoot to Win.” Katie Pavlich, editor, Townhall Magazine, Fox News contributor
The infectious enthusiasm Chris Cheng brings to shooting, and to life, explodes from the pages of Shoot to Win. Whether suggesting which gun to buy, how to get into competitive shooting, or drawing parallels between shooting and life, Chris delivers no-nonsense advice that will benefit anyone.” Tom Gresham, Gun Talk Radio
Shoot to Win is an in-depth primer that serves as a gateway to shooting success. Chris explores a variety of firearm platforms, examines the shooter mindset and provides readers useful knowledge that will help them get started on their journey into shooting.” Julie Golob, World Shooting Champion, author of SHOOT: Your Guide to Shooting Competition, and captain of Smith & Wesson’s shooting team
Whether you’re a new gun owner or a long time competitor, Shoot to Win is a fantastic book chock full of wisdom and expertise. As someone who spends more time in a studio than at a range, I found this book to be an invaluable addition to my training. Cam Edwards, NRA News radio host of Cam & Co. on the Sportsman Channel
Great insight into the world of shooting. An excellent read for people new to the sport.” Taran Butler, founder, Taran Tactical Innovations
Chris Cheng uncovers the top shot’ in each of us. His book removes the barriers and allows the reader to discover the fun and responsibility of shooting, as well as owning, respecting, and securing firearms.” Rob Keck, Director of Conservation at Bass Pro Shops
Chris has been a great addition to the shooting world in recent years. Always happy and cheerful while at the same time being very dedicated and devoted to what he does . . . . I wish him the best!” Robert Vogel, World & National Champion Shooter, police and SWAT officer
Shoot to Win is a thorough and fresh look at the fundamentals of firearms ownership and training that will benefit any gun owner.” Rob Pincus, owner, I.C.E. Training Company, Executive Director, Personal Defense Network
With Shoot to Win, Chris Cheng puts into words what so many of us understand but somehow rarely is discussed in a broader context. Shooting requires discipline of the body and mind, and those attributes translate into every other aspect of our lives. His advice and instruction is as relevant to the office or a classroom as it is to the range. Chris is a phenomenal ambassador for the firearms community, and Shoot to Win is a practical and inspirational place to start your journey into the world of firearms.” Natalie Foster, creator of GirlsGuidetoGuns.com, host of Love at First Shot, NRA News commentator
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Now, there's nothing wrong with that and this book would certainly make for an excellent gift to someone you're hoping to get interested in the shooting sports, or for yourself if you've never held a gun but are intrigued by them. There are chapters on purchasing a firearm, maintaining them, and the nomenclature of guns and ammunition.
Still, for what is supposed to help a person "shoot like a pro," this book could have been so much more than a beginner's primer, with only a couple of chapters devoted to essentially telling the reader to dry-fire a lot, about breath control, and how to squeeze the trigger properly. Subjects such as preparing for specific competitive shooting events and strategies to employ are minimal.
Perhaps the best use for a volume such as this is to first acquaint the interested novice about firearms. Then, after he/she has bought a gun and taken it to the range a few times, to educate them in some techniques to improve their shooting accuracy. There are a few best-practices given, along with excellent and copious photographs demonstrating what the author is referring to. At that point, the reader can decide whether to take the next step and seek professional training.
Shoot To Win is an decent book that will help the absolute beginner get better, but doesn't offer much for intermediate gunner.
The book is divided into five parts. Part 1 offers some introductory matter and safety tips. Parts 2 through 4 offer pistol, rifle, and shotgun tips. Part 5 is an attempt at an extended summary. Cheng does good job in Parts 1 and 2. These two parts live up to the description of the book. Part 2 was well developed. I would give it a B.
The care and patience found in Parts 1 and 2 seem to disappear in Parts 3 through 5. What bothered me the most was the "we will cover that later" about various points. However, these points when addressed did not always have the level of detail which justified waiting until later. Honestly, the marksmanship tips were fundamental. You could easily find the information on the Internet.
Now I did walk away with an unexpected gem--the concept of the user's manual. I will be using this. I purchased this book for Cheng's story. I wanted those insider tips that would help me improve my shooting. As for tactics, there were none.
I did like most of the tips and off-topic stories. However, Cheng was over his head when he discussed firearms for self-defense. I could not believe what I was reading. He gives the wrong advice. Listen to this guy and you will end up behind bars. I thought Vice President Biden was being channeled. Cheng actually recommends brandishing a firearm which will get you jail time in most states. He also states that defensive shooting is shooting to kill. Silly me, I thought it was shoot until the threat was eliminated.
Would I recommend this book to a new shooter or an old shooter needing to knock some rust off...no.