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Favorite Firearm Books?

Joe Link

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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
 
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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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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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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 

Natty Bumpo

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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
 
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My all time favorite... Unintended Consequences
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
 
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Now there's a book, that should be a must read.............very good, and well written.
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.
 
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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.
 

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