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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Mooseman, Jul 17, 2013.

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  1. Mooseman

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    I'm not new to shooting, I shoot fairly regularly and I own a decent variety of firearms. I'm not a bad shot but I know I could be better. I think my main stumbling block is that I've never had any training. I'm the only one of my family/friends who shoots so I've always tried to figure things out on my own.

    What would be a decent book to get on fundamentals of handgun, rifle, and shotgun shooting? I'm betting there's basic things I do that could be done better but I'm not sure what they are.

    Any suggestions?

    I'm looking for a book rather than taking a course due to my time and money constraints.
     
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    Not A book but several.......

    the NRA Basic Rifle Safety Class text book,
    the NRA Basic Shotgun Safety Class text book,
    the NRA Basic Handgun Safety Class text book,

    The BSA Marksmanship Merit badge book.

    Consider that if you actually take an NRA rifle course that is done properly that you will be hitting things at 100 yards at the end of the course if you start from never touched a rifle before.

    I suggest you obtain the NRA books by attending an NRA Basic firearms safety class of your choice.

    -kBob
     
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    The Art of the Rifle by Cooper to learn about rifle shooting.
     
  5. Miss Stana

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    Books are nice, but there's nothing like having a good shot be your personal coach. Too bad you don't have family or friends nearby that can help you. Maybe someone on the forum lives close enough to coach you.
     
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    www.bullseyepistol.com/amucover.htm

    "the Army Marksmanship Unit's Pistol Training Guide. Quite simply, this is the "Bible" of Bullseye Pistol Shooting."

    The chapters are listed in the green box to the right.
     
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    Although it is an old book and some of the information is antiquated, I'd suggest "Hatcher's Notebook", which can be found online for free in a PDF or purchased from any number of sources. Send me a PM and I can direct you to the PDF version. +1 on Art of the Rifle by Cooper.

    410.bird.shot
     
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    With regard to rifle shoting, an Appleseed experience is affordable and hard to beat.
     
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    Just ordered a copy. Based on the reviews I've read, it's a "must read" for serious shootists. Thanks for the thread, Mooseman.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the replies, I've ordered a few books and I'm looking forward to some reading :)
     
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    Great thread. I've already checked into those books on fleabay. Gonna have to pick up one or two.
     
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    Everybody knows you can learn and become proficient, at any activity. By playing video games.
    Right?
    My kid's friends all feel they are competent, based on X-Box and Wii.

    "Hey *son's friend* want to go *blank* with us?"
    "Sure, I'm excellent at *blank*. I play all the time on X-Box/Wii."
    Later...
    "So *son's friend*, did you have fun?"
    "I guess? I'm usually better at *blank* on X-Box/Wii?"
     
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    I have read most of the books available since I started back in the 70s but the one I still read is Brian Enos' book. It gets pretty deep at times and you may have to read and reread parts to fully understand what he's saying but Mr. Enos truly knows what works and what doesn't. My copy from is falling apart and I still read it. (and learn)
     
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