The Concealed Handgun Manual: How to Choose, Carry, and Shoot a Gun in Self Defense

January 10, 2016 - Comment

Containing information on current state regulations, beginning and advanced shooting instruction, updated safety information, and accounts of incidents of concealed handgun self-defense, this comprehensive handbook intends to prevent gun owners from becoming the victims of a criminal or terrorist attack. The book offers advice for selecting and buying a handgun, discussions of the importance of

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Containing information on current state regulations, beginning and advanced shooting instruction, updated safety information, and accounts of incidents of concealed handgun self-defense, this comprehensive handbook intends to prevent gun owners from becoming the victims of a criminal or terrorist attack. The book offers advice for selecting and buying a handgun, discussions of the importance of self-protection, methods for concealing weapons, and an examination of the mental attitude required in case of an armed encounter, as well as advice on how to avoid violent encounters entirely. In addition to providing a current list of handguns suitable for concealed carry, this updated edition includes new information about the psychological ramifications of using deadly force against another human being and provides information and context from recent events, such as the mass shootings at Virginia Tech and in Tucson, Arizona.

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Joe D says:

Defensive use of handguns – a great place to start The Concealed Handgun Manual caught me by surprise. Most books purporting to be a guide to acquiring a gun for defense, or training for handgun defense become either an exercise where the author promotes his personal choice for a handgun, or a defense technique book for someone who has been in police or other law enforcement service for 20 years. This book is a valuable exception. What The Concealed Handgun Manual has to offer is knowledge, knowledge that would suit anyone considering a defensive handgun purchase, as well as 90% of the people who have already purchased a gun for self defense and have had a difficult time initiating proper training.There is an early section dealing with the types of situations where a defensive handgun was, or could have been helpful. I don’t think the author was selling, I think this was intended to be affirmation of the notion that guns can, in a very practical setting, save lives. This is followed by a large section addressing the…

Joseph H Pierre says:

An excellent guidebook for new handgun owners This is perhaps the most complete book for new, or even experienced, handgun owners I have seen. Former crime reporter Chris Bird covers the subject of firearms, their efficacy in reducing crime, techniques for concealing them, when to use them and not to use them, and the ethics, responsibilities and legalities involved in their use for self-defense.The book is replete with dozens of anecdotes of people who have had experiences where the use of a handgun saved them or their friends or family from serious injury or death, the massive effects of adrenalin and ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland) usually present in life or death situations like gunfights, and instances like the one at Luby’s Cafeteria, where a single armed person could have saved many lives.Bird covers the operation and nomenclature of both revolvers and semi-automatics, and discusses the pros and cons of the desirability of one over the other for self protection. He also…

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