Choosing Handgun Ammo - the Facts That Matter Most for Self-Defense

Author: Patrick Sweeney

Publisher: Gun Digest

ISBN: 9781946267030

Category: House & Home

Page: 286

View: 1079

Defensive Ammo: What Matters and What Doesn't? Get the Answers Here! Caliber controversies and endless debates swirl around handgun caliber and cartridge selection. In Choosing Handgun Ammo: The Facts that Matter Most for Self-Defense, Patrick Sweeney brings a clear voice of reason to the discussion, giving you the data and expert insight you need to choose the right ammo for your needs. In his usual entertaining style, Sweeney reveals: The truth about so-called "stopping power" What's the deal with +P ammo? The effectiveness of small calibers from .22 LR to .380 Auto for personal defense The best 9mm rounds for concealed carry Honest assessment of heavy hitters like .357 Magnum, .45 ACP and 10mm This comprehensive reference includes in-depth testing of ammo from a variety of makers. Experiments are explained in practical terms so you can choose not only handgun caliber, but also bullet type or make to meet your specific self-defense requirements. With all of the personal defense ammo choices today, Choosing Handgun Ammo gives you the data you need to make smart decisions when selecting concealed carry, home defense and personal protection guns and ammunition.

Survival Guns

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Steve Markwith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692236673

Category: Firearms

Page: 134

View: 2601

Discusses the best guns to own for survival needs and how to use them, as well as gun safety, and accessories.

Pistols 101

Author: Charles Bruckerhoff

Publisher: Charles Bruckeroff

ISBN: 9780615145228

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 124

View: 8579

If you want to know about pistols, their safe handling, and the basic skills when using pistols for target shooting and personal or home defense, you should read Pistols 101. Written in a smooth style, this book will appeal to beginners and also to experienced pistol shooters, who may use it to teach others about handgun safety and use. This book is technically accurate and includes illustrations and photographs that clarify the main components, operations, and basic shooting positions for revolvers and semi-automatics.

Guns 101

A Beginner's Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms

Author: David Steier

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616082879

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 155

View: 3411

"The ... illustrated introduction to firearms from an experienced instructor"--P. [4] of cover.

The Gun Debate

What Everyone Needs to Know?

Author: Philip J. Cook,Kristin A. Goss

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199339015

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 6556

No topic is more polarizing than guns and gun control. From a gun culture that took root early in American history to the mass shootings that repeatedly bring the public discussion of gun control to a fever pitch, the topic has preoccupied citizens, public officials, and special interest groups for decades. The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know? delves into the issues that Americans debate when they talk about guns. With a balanced and broad-ranging approach, noted economist Philip J. Cook and political scientist Kristin A. Goss thoroughly cover the latest research, data, and developments on gun ownership, gun violence, the firearms industry, and the regulation of firearms. The authors also tackle sensitive issues such as the effectiveness of gun control, the connection between mental illness and violent crime, the question of whether more guns make us safer, and ways that video games and the media might contribute to gun violence. No discussion of guns in the U.S. would be complete without consideration of the history, culture, and politics that drive the passion behind the debate. Cook and Goss deftly explore the origins of the American gun culture and the makeup of both the gun rights and gun control movements. Written in question-and-answer format, the book will help readers make sense of the ideologically driven statistics and slogans that characterize our national conversation on firearms. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in getting a clear view of the issues surrounding guns and gun policy in America. What Everyone Needs to Know? is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

Shoot to Win

Training for the New Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun Shooter

Author: Chris Cheng

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510730605

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 5296

A surprising journey from tech support to professional marksman in front of the cameras. Chris Cheng won the title of “Top Shot,” a $100,000 cash prize, and a professional marksman contract with the show sponsor, Bass Pro Shops. How did a tech support guy who didn’t shoot a lot of guns beat out seventeen other competitors—including seasoned military veterans, law enforcement officers, and pro marksmen—in History Channel’s Top Shot season 4? An excellent guide for beginning shooters, Cheng focuses on the basics and ammunition of pistols, rifles, and shotguns, marksmanship fundamentals, and buying a firearm. Other chapters include: Dry Fire Practice Firearm Accessories Safely Storing Your Firearm Cleaning and Maintaining Your Guns And much more! Additionally, Cheng covers his approach to staying calm under pressure, teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership. These traits contributed to his coming out on top and staying above the fray. With a foreword written by Top Shot season 3 champion Dustin Ellermann and an afterword written by the original Top Shot champion Iain Harrison, Shoot to Win is sure to please shooters of all stripes, but especially fans of History Channel’s program Top Shot. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

More Guns, Less Crime

Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition

Author: John R. Lott

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226493671

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

View: 3126

On its initial publication in 1998, John R. Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime drew both lavish praise and heated criticism. More than a decade later, it continues to play a key role in ongoing arguments over gun-control laws: despite all the attacks by gun-control advocates, no one has ever been able to refute Lott’s simple, startling conclusion that more guns mean less crime. Relying on the most rigorously comprehensive data analysis ever conducted on crime statistics and right-to-carry laws, the book directly challenges common perceptions about the relationship of guns, crime, and violence. For this third edition, Lott draws on an additional ten years of data—including provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C—that brings the book fully up to date and further bolsters its central contention.

A Time to Kill

The Myth of Christian Pacifism

Author: Greg Hopkins

Publisher: Mindbridge Press

ISBN: 9780982215159

Category: Nonviolence

Page: 334

View: 9013

This book is about decisions. Not the everyday kind such as "What should I wear today?" or "Where shall we eat tonight?" but decisions dealing with life, death, and protecting the innocent. The issue of self-defense concerns decisions of survival for the individual. It can also decide the fate of a nation and its citizens. Survival is the most basic of instincts. Without it, there is no family, community, culture, or state. Unless a person survives, he cannot pass down his genes, ideas, or beliefs. And religious beliefs can affect survival. If Christians are commanded to treat others as they want to be treated, would this not include protecting others from criminal attack? Jesus Christ may have had that in mind when he instructed his disciples to acquire a sword before entering the mission field, even if that meant trading their cloak for the weapon. A Time To Kill: The Myth of Christian Pacifism by Greg Hopkins includes chapters about preparation for self defense, laws that govern self defense, understanding how criminals think, recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), biblical appraisals of military and police, arguments on criminal punishment and retribution, and much more.

Lethal Passage

The Story of a Gun

Author: Erik Larson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307803313

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 6608

This devastating book illuminates America's gun culture -- its manufacturers, dealers, buffs, and propagandists -- but also offers concrete solutions to our national epidemic of death by firearm. It begins with an account of a crime that is by now almost commonplace: on December 16, 1988, sixteen-year-old Nicholas Elliot walked into his Virginia high school with a Cobray M-11/9 and several hundred rounds of ammunition tucked in his backpack. By day's end, he had killed one teacher and severely wounded another. In Lethal Passage Erik Larson shows us how a disturbed teenager was able to buy a weapon advertised as "the gun that made the eighties roar." The result is a book that can -- and should -- save lives, and that has already become an essential text in the gun-control debate. With a new afterword. "Touches on all aspects of the gun issue in this country. Gives great voice to that feeling...that something real must be done." --San Diego Union-Tribune "One of the most readable anti-gun treatises in years." --Washington Post Book World

The Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition: What You Need to Know to Choose, Buy, Shoot, and Maintain a Handgun.

Author: Tom McHale

Publisher: IPG

ISBN: 9780996085342

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

View: 1048

If you're thinking about buying a gun, are new to shooting, or maybe you just aren't as comfortable with the topic as you'd like, we can help you get up to speed quickly and easily. Like any new endeavor, learning the ropes of selecting and buying guns, ammunition, and accessories can be intimidating. We'll walk you through everything you need to know to shoot correctly and safely. The Practical Guide To Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition will make you comfortable, safe, and knowledgeable in no time. If you're thinking about buying a gun, or maybe you recently got one, then you need this book. We'll teach you what you need to know and with a bit of fun. Topics Include: Safe gun handling Different types of guns How to choose the right gun Lights, lasers, and accessories All about ammunition Basic shooting techniques How to become a great shooter How to practice at home - safely How to clean and maintain your gun Storing your guns safely Getting involved in competition Legal tips and resources

The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15

Author: Patrick Sweeney

Publisher: Gun Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440228681

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 5657

You wouldn't do this to your AR, but Sweeney did it here! With manufacturers branching out into nontraditional calibers, and continual advances in optics, ammo and associated gear for the AR-15, Gun Digest Book of The AR-15, Volume IV brings you up-to-date on the latest developments in the AR industry, including chapters on: .223 vs. 5.56: What's the problem? Various .300s of the smaller-than-.308 size Wilson 7.62X40 The .17 HMR, ADCOR DI carbine, and SIG 516 DelTon and Stag Arms? Oh yes. Plus, author Patrick Sweeney hits the range and subjects these guns to some serious testing. To find out just how much abuse they can withstand, he: Buried them in dirt and sand Submerged them in water Dropped them from heights Ran them over with trucks Froze them Blasted them with a shotgun And then he fired them, documenting the entire process in photos! Kick back and watch in horror as events unfold—and find out which guns survive the torture.

Stopping Power

A Practical Analysis Of The Latest Handgun Ammunition

Author: Evan Marshall,Edwin J. Sanow

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581601282

Category: Law

Page: 360

View: 9031

Evan Marshall and Ed Sanow rocked the firearms world with the release of Handgun Stopping Power and Street Stoppers. Both books predicted the effectiveness of all types of ammunition by studying the results of real-life shootings rather than relying on laboratory tests that ignored the dynamics of an actual gunfight. This third book in the series provides the very latest street results of all the major handgun calibers, from .22 LR to .45 ACP, as well as popular rifle and shotgun loads. It also contains chapters on short-barrel ballistics, the emergence of the hot new .357 SIG caliber, the continued success of the .40 S&W, the development of the latest exotic ammo, the effectiveness of black powder firearms and a brand-new ammo test protocol based on the results of the many gunfights of U.S. Border Patrol officers.

Arming America

The Origins of a National Gun Culture

Author: Michael A. Bellesiles

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 9781932360073

Category: History

Page: 604

View: 999

Draws on archival material to challenge popular misconceptions about the American belief system about arms rights, tracing "gun fever" to its European origins while documenting the rarity of firearms in early America as well as the technological advances and events that made guns an integral part of American life. Original.

Straight Talk on Armed Defense

What the Experts Want You to Know

Author: Massad Ayoob

Publisher: Gun Digest

ISBN: 9781440247545

Category: Firearms

Page: 256

View: 4831

"The nation's leading experts on personal protection, self-defense and concealed carry deliver authoritative guidance from their areas of expertise and personal experience."

Gunsmithing Pistols & Revolvers

Author: Patrick Sweeney

Publisher: Gun Digest

ISBN: 9781440242960

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 384

View: 2225

"Working on your own guns can be both fun and economical, and in this all-new fourth edition of Gunsmithing Pistols & Revolvers, certified master gunsmith and best-selling gun writer Patrick Sweeney shows you how to avoid costly repairs and improve your handgun's performance. Hundreds of photographs give step-by-step instructions on how to perform basic maintenance and repairs on a variety of popular pistols and revolvers"--Page 4 of cover.

The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry

Author: Tom McHale

Publisher: IPG

ISBN: 9780996085311


Page: N.A

View: 677

Let's face it. Choosing the best way to carry a gun can be a daunting task. Whether you're new to guns or have been shooting since you were a wee tot, this book can help you understand concealed carry methods, how to carry a gun safely, and the relative pros and cons of over 120 specific holster models. We'll even teach you several ways to carry a gun in your underwear.

M 16

Author: Jean Huon

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781932033250

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 3301

In 1965 when the US intervened in San Domingo military observers noted that the para's of the 82nd Airborne were armed with a completely new gun made of light alloy and plastic. This was the M 16, a weapon developed by an aeronautical engineer based on the design of Eugene Stoner. It was subsequently used in Vietnam and it was there that it become world renowned. With a number of adaptations, more than ten million M 16's have been produced and it is in service in at least 80 countries. Jean Huon tells the fascinating story of this weapon. Packed with more than 200 full color images and 200 black and white photos. The M 16 is a comprehensive history of the development of this key weapon. The book shows every conceivable version, variant, and accessory of the weapon. It even includes versions made under license by other manufacturers. The M 16 will be of enormous interest to collectors and gun enthusiasts and to historians of the Vietnam and Post Vietnam eras.

Rifles and Shotguns

Safety, Selection and Use

Author: John Cashin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781619000513

Category: Reference

Page: 64

View: 3685

Whether you are a novice gun owner or a seasoned shooter, you can always use safety tips on selection, operation, cleaning, storage and use. Learn how to safely and responsibly own & operate handguns and rifles, hunt for small and large prey and study the numerous United States gun laws.

Gunsmithing - Rifles

Author: Patrick Sweeney

Publisher: Gun Digest Books

ISBN: 9781946267467

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 400

View: 7559

Learn how to repair wood stocks, bed a rifle for accuracy, tune a rifle's trigger and select aftermarket parts that will enhance your rifle-shooting ability and take your gun's potential to the next level! From hunting rifles to tactical and benchrest precision, even today's modular AR-15 and AR-10, author Patrick Sweeney covers them all and shows you how to gunsmith your own rifles at home, and rifle upgrades that maximize their true potential. Do you have a rifle that just won't group, no matter what you try? Pick up a copy of Gunsmithing: Rifles, 9th Edition and learn why--then fix it yourself! This revised edition includes chapters to help you: upgrade today's Ruger 10/22 accurize a precision bolt action complete essential projects for the AR-15 and AR-10 learn specific gunsmithing tips to improve your hunting and long-range rifles New additions in this edition include: AK-47 and AK-74 enhancements installing slings, rails, and suppressors inspecting and accurizing the M1 Garand and M1A!