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Recommend Gun Books

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by carpediem, Dec 15, 2006.

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  1. carpediem

    carpediem Member

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    I have a borders gift card that's burning a hole in my wallet. Any recommendations on good gun books :cool: No fiction.

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    Amazon


    Does anyone have a relatively recent edition of this book? Is it any good?
     
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    my wife gave me the 5th edittion of combat handgunnery by Massad Ayoob, as an early christmas present, and i haven't put it down yet, well to get on here that is about it! it is packed full of good info for any and all gun lovers, i can't remember where she got it from but it wasn't very much at all, but it is well worth the money that was spent on it.
     
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    Here's a list of my favorites

    1. The Hunting Rifle- Jack O' Connor
    2. The Art of the Rifle- Jeff Cooper
    3. The complete book of Rifles & Shotguns- Jack O' Connor
    4. Advanced Hunting- Robert Elman
    5. Anything by Elmer Keith
     
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    +1 for the 5th edition by Massad Ayoob, and add "In the Gravest Extreme" as well.
     
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    The Tactical Pistol by Gabe Suarez

    Very early 70's, Law Enforcement Handgun Digest*
    a definitive look at weapons, both lethal and non-lethal of that period.
    Out of print, but still available used from Barnes & Noble.

    FootNote: by Dean Grennell and Mason Williams
     
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    Hartink's book look much like compiled catalogs rather than books - at least for me. Lots of pics (of average quality) and minimum of information.

    I'd suggest looking at used books, and to search for Ezell's "handguns of the world" (THE book on pre-1945 pistols), or for Hatcher's Notebook (totns of interesting and useful info)

    Also, if you're interested in assault rifles, i can humbly recommend this book ;)
     
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    I concur with Ezell's books, both Handguns of the World and Rifles of the World.

    Hatcher's Notebook is great, as is Hatcher's Book of the Garand.

    I recently bought Patrick Sweeney's book on Pistolsmithing. Really quite good.

    Bianchi put out a book Blue Steel and Gunleather that is very informative on hoster design over the years. I thought it would be a sales pitch, and it is really quite interesting.

    Any book by George Nonte is a winner, although they are out of print. Amazon sells them "used and new from".

    Shots Fired in Anger is awesome, but also another out of print book.

    If I think of more during dinner I'll edit this or add another reply.
     
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    Although not exactly a "gun" book, 'Gunshot Wounds, Practical Aspect of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques' by Vincent J.M. Di Maio, might be an interesting addition to your library.

    Not sure about current printing status.
     
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    Books

    Unfortunately, I have only seen excerpts. However, I would like to obtain Defensive Use of Firearms by Stephen Wenger.
     
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    Agreed on Elmer Keith

    Anything by him is great.
    'Sixguns' is the volume on revolvers.
    I don't think anything of his is currently in print, but his stuff is available through any second hand store.
     
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    "Use Enough Gun" by Robert Ruark, 1966.

    Ruark was a very famous "white hunter" and writer in Kenya and East Africa in the 50s and 60s.
     
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    "Gunsmithing," by Roy Dunlap.

    Old-time basics and a smart, careful attitude. Not the most contemporary material, but the material in it never goes out of "style." Great book, if you're into those little bitty parts, or wood! :D
     
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    Anything by the late Col. Jeff Cooper.

    I took a look at Handguns 2007 the other day. It looks pretty good.

    Gun Digest is usually worth buying too, although I usually buy late--after the price drops.
     
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