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Competition Shooting Literature

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by Rockrivr1, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. Rockrivr1

    Rockrivr1 Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    I've seen in the past some recommendations on books that are good reads if your thinking of shooting competatively. I've been trying to locate these post as I'm almost positive that one such reference was made on one of my TFL posts. As usual, my lack of search luck has me not even finding the one that was in my post.

    If someone could pass me the titles or authors of some of these books/articles/magazines, i would appreciate it.

    Short story. While at Barnes & Noble, I couldn't find any literature in this field so I asked the lady at the Customer Service desk. This is actually bad but the horrified look on her face literally made me laugh when I asked her to help me locate anything relating to this topic. She passed me to her boss which wasn't an improvement. Basically I left empty handed.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. ACP230

    ACP230 Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Upper Michigan
    Here's three you might take a look at.

    1. The Competitive AR15 by Glen D. Zediker, Zediker Publishing.

    2. Highpower Rifle by G. David Tubb, also by Zediker.

    3. Successful Shooting by Bill Pullum & Frank T. Hanendrat.
    This is an NRA Publications book from 1981 and might be hard to find. Good info if you can get it, however.
  3. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 19, 2002
    Practical Shooting: Beyond Fundamentals. Brian Enos.

    Deep stuff. Not your average "how to shoot" book. Brian gets really into the Zen of shooting. Applying the lessons in this book really helped my shooting.
  4. Chris Rhines

    Chris Rhines Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Potomac, Maryland - Behind enemy lines!!
    Ditto on Practical Shooting: Beyond Fundamentals. If you can only have one shooting book, make it that one. Read it and understand it.

    Sadly, no one seems to have written a good book on modern bullseye technique. Gil Hebbard's "The Pistol Shooter's Treasury" is okay, but really out of date.

    - Chris
  5. Ricky B

    Ricky B Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    San Jose, CA area
    You didn't say which type of competition you were interested in. Here are some recommendations for bullseye pistol shooting:

    My highest recommendation goes to Pistol Shooting as a Sport by Hans Standl. This is the best book that I have read on the subject. Originally written in German and translated to English, it naturally focuses on international style pistol shooting, rather than NRA style, but the differences are inconsequential. This book is probably out of print and I expect will be hard to find.

    Another good book is Successful Pistol Shooting by Frank and Paul Leatherdale. Don't confuse this with a self-published work by the same name by Hickey & Sievers. Some people like the book by Hickey & Sievers, but I do not.

    Another book that I like is Competitive Shooting, by A. A. Yur'Yev. This book covers international rifle and pistol competition. It was translated and published by NRA. It may still be available from the NRA.

    The Advanced Pistol Marksmanship Manual written by Army is available from Amazon and other sources. An online version is available from several websites. Do a Google search.

    George Nonte wrote a book, Handgun Competition. I recently bought it on eBay but have not read it yet. It looks like it may be a bit outdated for "practical" types of competition since it was written in 1978 and therefore would not cover developments of the last 25 years, but I like Nonte's writing and the book should prove interesting, at least to me.

    Finally, Gil Hebard's Pistol Shooter's Treasury is excellent. Although one poster said it is out of date, it is not in my opinion. True, the pictures are old, and the text has not been updated, but the information is just as valid today as it was when first written. This book can teach you all you need to know to get an excellent start in precision pistol shooting.

    One online text is Pistol Shooting: The Art by Edwin C. Hall. Here is the link to it:


    That's a good start.

  6. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2002
    Southeastern US
    One more

    (This advice is for me as well)

    Once you get to Expert class in HP (based upon our past conversations) or any other upper-middle classification, read With Winning in Mind by Lanny Basham. Its all mental from that point on, and that's what the book is all about. The difference between the winner and the first loser.
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