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Favorite Firearm Books?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Joe Link, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I can't honestly say I own a firearm book aside from some NRA training material, but I'm planning on getting some new reading material soon. What're your favorites?

    I found this today, and I think I'm going to order it. Anyone seen it?

    http://www.armedamerica.org
     
  2. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    It's not directly about guns per say, but I really enjoyed reading the following book. It gave me a lot to think about when I was looking at becoming law enforcement. I'm still very interested in LE, but just haven't found the right way to go about getting involved.

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    I can't find an image of #10, but here's #14 :p

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  3. beavernation1

    beavernation1 Salem Member

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    I just ordered Armed in America today...hope its as good as the reviews. I bought mine at Amazon.com brand new for $4.43 plus shipping:)
     
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    Hotwheelz Pierce County Member

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  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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  6. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    For AR's - Green Eyes & Black Rifles, as well as Black Rifle I & II

    For shooting specific, Plaxco's book is pretty timeless. Also look at Jim Gregg's "Method of fire control"

    There's a ton of books out there on the market. My recommendation would be to find 2-3 that are highly recommended, then hit the range. Reading is good, but you'll never get anywhere without quality range time. And by quality, I mean no messing around, have a good mind set the whole time, and make sure you remember one thing...........practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
     
  7. s_ribs

    s_ribs Tigard, OR Member

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    Hey Joey, next time you're over remind me to show you my really old Encyclopedia of outdoor stuff. All sort of neat old guns in it.
     
  8. emanon

    emanon SE Portland, Oregon Member

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  9. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    Lyman #49
    Stopping Power - Marshall/Sandow
    Guns, Bullets, And Gunfights: Lessons And Tales From A Modern-Day Gunfighter

    Theres some other books I'd recommend, but they aren't strictly firearm related.
     
  10. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    Tappan On Survival - Mel Tappan
    Old book, but still pretty good.
     
  11. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    My all time favorite... Unintended Consequences
     
  12. Wallygator

    Wallygator Albany, OR Active Member

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    a big - me too!! :thumbup:
     
  13. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Clackamas County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    These books paved the way.........

    Shooting to Live, Fairbairn and Sykes, 1942

    Kill or Get Killed, Applegate, 1943

    Hatcher's Notebook, Hatcher, 1947

    The Rifle Book, O'Connor, 1964

    No Second Place Winner, Jordan, 1965

    In the Gravest Extreme, Ayoob, 1980

    Principles of Personal Defense, Cooper, 1989


    Favorite References:

    Pistolsmithing, Nonte, 1974

    Pistols of the World, Hogg

    Cartridges of the World, Barnes

    Gun Traders Guide


    Favorite gun-specific books:

    The Pennsylvania Kentucky Rifle, Kaufman, 1960

    Sharps Rifle, The Gun That Shaped American Destiny, Rywell, 1957.

    Winchester, The Gun That Won the West, Williamson, 1967

    Walther Pistols, Smith, 1946

    Colt Pistols, Wilson, 1976

    Standard Catalog of S & W, Supica, 2007
     
  14. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    If you liked that one by John Ross,try 'Enemies Foreign and Domestic'.
    'PAX Americana' isn't a bad read either.
    'The Collapse' by Jeff Stanfield is really good,but it is a long read and has a strange ending.
    'Patriots,Surviving the Coming Collapse'
    'War of the Rats'
    'Stalk and Kill'
    'About Face' by Colonel David H Hackworth
    Anything by Mel tappen
    I have a link to archives of stories written online,some of them are very well written
     
  15. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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  16. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Now there's a book, that should be a must read.............very good, and well written.
     
  17. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    Yes,by the man who was there and spoke out about it.
    He passed a way a couple years ago,when alive ,he was the most decorated soldier in our country.
    My Fil and i have some of his books that we ordered direct from the author,so they arrived autographed.
     
  18. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Wow, wasn't aware that he had passed........sad thing to know that we are in an era where some true war heroes are on the way out.
     
  19. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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