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Books From Amazon Arrived Woo Hoo! (Book Review)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by possum, Sep 3, 2008.

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  1. possum

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    Well today in the mail i recieved my order that i have been long awaitng to come form amazon, i got a whole box of books that i have been wanting, and though i got a lot today there are more on the way.

    Today i recieved,
    Tactical Reality by Loius awerbuck,(more tactical reality in on the way)
    The Book of two Guns, by Tiger mckee
    the gun digest book of the 1911, by patrick sweeny
    Combat Focus shooting by Rob Pincus
    Cartridges of the world. (wow what a big, extensive book)


    i totally read all the way through the Combat focus shooting book today, i couldn't put it down. It was a good easy read, and though Mr Pincus' termonoligy maybe different, but i got the point. Also this is a good basic book, for anyone that wants to go from square range shooter, or a competive shooter to a fighter. Or even a first time shooter, these are the basics the fundamentals needed to win a gun fight.

    "highspeed, is doing the basics, perfect everytime!"

    old dog can gain new tricks form this book and there are drills in tha back to hone and work on the things that are covered in the book.

    As i understand there is a Volume 2 and i am excited about getting. I have long aggred with the techniques and the skills that the Combat Focus shooting program has taught, and honestly i have been doing/ trainning others on about 95% of what the course teaches, but unknow to me that it actually had a name.

    Key Points that i would like to bring up about the book.

    1) The mixture of sighted and unsighted fire. When to use the sights, and what range, what accuracy you can achieve, no one can teach you that and that is where the individual student needs to get to the range and do the drills and figure out what they are capable of doing.

    2) I Totally agree and endorse the grip, draw, center hold, as i call it, but to Mr. Pincus is something else there goes that termonoligy thing.

    3) I like the fact that he covered the mental aspects, ie the effect that certain things have on you and your enemy, basically talking about the o.o.d.a loop but never naming it specifically.

    4) He stresses economy of motion, and this is the real means, of becomming a faster drawer, shooter, everything, he preaches effeciency, and having as many tasks the same to minimize the body and brain have to descide apon when a skil is needed in a critical incident.

    5) like the drills in the back i will use some of em.

    this is a short summary and it really is a good read and i reccomend it to all that are serious about defense. i wil be looking for volume 2, i have seen some of his videos, and i will order the rest of them, but most importantly i would like to train under Mr.Pincus one day and i think that i will have come full circle.
     
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    Possum, How is everything in the "land of the trembling earth." It has been too long since I was in that part of the state, its is quite beautiful. I liked your book report and will investigate getting a copy.

    Be of good cheer.
    Clint
     
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    Possum,


    Thanks much for the thorough review and interest in the book!

    I am glad that it made sense to you. I look forward to getting together with you on a range some time.

    As for the Volume 2 (Advanced Pistol Handling and Training in Context), its publication was delayed by the spin-up of I.C.E. Training Company and a few other projects, but I am still hoping to get it done this year! One of the projects that jumped ahead is a Training Log Book that will go to print this month, the book features contributions from over 30 other instructors and space to record important aspects of your training events/experiences.

    Be Safe.

    -RJP
     
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    i am looking foward to this, as well as the volume 2. I am waiting on my SEB targets to come in from letargets and i am gonna start gettig hot on your drills, and training program.
     
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