Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by robbt, Nov 6, 2019.
howdy , always interested in new reading material what are you favorite gun books ???
"Carbine"- the story of Carbine Williams, and "Hell, I was there" by Elmer Keith.
My favorite gun books are my reloading manuals.
I really gained a lot from reading this book. It is geared towards competitive shooting but there is a lot of practical application as well.
"Practical shooting, Beyond fundamentals" by Brian Enos
'Sixguns' by Keith
African Rifles and Cartridges
Dangerous Game Rifles
Cartridges of the World
To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth, Hatchers Notebook, American Sniper.
Oh, and anything with lots of pictures, lol.
Need to find a copy of White Feather one of these days.....
Ben Stoeger's Practical Pistol Reloaded.
Not including my reloading manuals, if "favorite" means the one book I most often refer to, and sometimes read just for entertainment, my "Cartridges of the World" by Frank C. Barnes is it by far. Heck, I've replaced it once, and the pages of the copy I have now are starting to curl.
"fast and fancy revolver shooting", by ed mcgivern
"the art of revolver shooting", by walter winans
Various reloading manuals.
JohnTaffin's various books, Mike Venturino's books, Big Bore Revolvers by Max Prasac, a few other books on handgun shooting that I can't recall the author's names at the moment.
This is two favorites on handguns.
My favorite book about rifles is "The Game Rifle" by Bob Hagel.
I highly recommend "Understanding Ballistics" by Robert Rinker. So much to know...
Non-Bio, Non-fiction; by far and away....
I have a lot of good gun and/or hunting books but two of my favorites were written by Henry W. Stebbins: Pistols, A Modern Encyclopedia and Rifles, A Modern Encyclopedia.
Understanding Ballistics, as mentioned above.
The Fjestad Blue Book of Gun Values. (It's a wealth of information and details for a wide range of guns and models.) The 40th Anniversary Edition came out earlier this year. (They produce an updated one every year.)
GunDigest Book of Automatic Pistols - Assembly/Disassembly. by Kevin Muramatsu. I've got the 4th Edition. There may be a newer one. Detailed instructions and guides (with photos) on most modern (and some older) semi-autos. Worth its weight in GOLD! (Versions for bolt-action rifles, revolvers, etc. are also available.)
If you're like me and enjoy lots of great photos you'll absolutely love one of my favorites: "Colt: An American Legend" by R.L. Wilson. Another decent R.L. Wilson book (along with many outstanding photos too), is: "The World of Beretta: An International Legend".
heres on of mine a oldie , but a goodie
The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson. 1st, 3rd and 4th editions.
The 2nd editions are so expensive. Not sure why.
There's a lot of good ones out there....
Hatchers Notebook is good reading. But, I take the overall assessments regarding greased cartridges vs pressures with a grain of salt.
I also like the Complete Guide to Handloading by Sharpe, and all of the Brownells "Gunsmith Kinks".
Sixguns by keith
Taffin-all of them
Metallic cartridge comversions-adler
Snubby revolver by Lovette
Guns, bullets, and gunfights by cirillo
"Sixguns" and "Hell, I Was There" by Elmer Keith
"Unrepentant Sinner" and "The Art Of Handgun Shooting" by Col. Charles Askins Jr.
"Good Friends, Good Guns, Good Whiskey" and "Hipshots, Hoglegs and Jalapenos" by Skeeter Skelton
"No Second Place Winner" by Bill Jordan
Have you read "Those Guys Were Pansies" by Jerry Miculek?
Seriously, Sixguns by Keith and Skeeter Skelton's Good Guns... books. Always like his writing in Shooting Times.
Ive read Sixguns, No Second Place Winner, Ruark and others’ African hunting books (many are purely elephant slaughter tales) and a lot of other classic firearm writer literature.
It’s fun, and gives one a sense of what made up those legends who came before, but after reading a bunch I look back and found it to be really dated stuff.
Older books that remain pretty relevant are Jim Cirillo’s book on Guns, Bullets and Gunfighting as is In the Gravest Extreme by Ayoob.
For pure gun-safari literature Hemingways African safari memoirs are really fun.
Anything by cooper, taffin or prasac. Get them all, read and report back.
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