Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN : 160239086X
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 500

Ed McGivern needs no introduction to gun enthusiasts and serious marksmen. For more than 50 years he was revered as one of the top authorities in the field of small firearms. A world champion marksmen who made The Guinness Book of World Records, he trained scores of law enforcement officers and developed a system of teaching that is as effective today as it was when this book was originally published. It resulted from years of experimentation and research conducted by McGivern, who utilized electric timers and other devices to determine the angles and techniques that would produce the fastest, most accurate revolver shooting. Packed with handgun lore and original photographs from the first edition, this much-sought-after classic contains a wealth of facts for marksmen everywhere.

Publisher : Follett
Category : Pistol shooting
ISBN : 0695805576
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 484

Publisher : Winchester Press
Category : Pistol shooting.
ISBN : 0832905577
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 484

Provides comprehensive coverage of scientific techniques for aerial target shooting demonstrations, and one-and two-gun fast-draw stunts

Publisher : Ravenio Books
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN :
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“Over half a century has passed since I cut my teeth on an old .36 Navy Colt. For 40 years I have almost never been out of easy reach of a good sixgun. Thirty years I spent in the saddle, packing, punching cows and breaking saddle brones. The sixgun was worn just as regularly as my pants and many times was much more important to my existence. It pulled me out of several tight scrapes with wild horses, wilder cattle and some big game. Though I have witnessed several gun fights, have had guns pulled on me and have been shot at several times, I have never had to use my gun on a man. Several times it was touch-and-go and perhaps only the current knowledge that I was both fast and accurate with a sixgun saved me from being embroiled. Though I do not recommend a sixgun for big game, thirty head of big game have fallen to mine, including elk, bear, deer, cougar, mountain goat and javelina. I have also trailed up a great many big game animals of various species that were wounded by sportsmen and then I finished them off. No record was kept of these or the many coyotes, bobcats and lesser game, or the livestock I have had to kill.” This classic includes the following chapters: Introduction I. History of the Sixgun II. Selecting the Handgun III. Learning To Shoot IV. Sixgun Sights V. Long Range Shooting VI. Game Shooting VII. Double Action Shooting VIII. Gun Rigs and Holsters IX. Quick Draw and Hip Shooting X. Gun Fighting XI. Revolver Versus Auto Pistol XII. Aerial and Trick Shooting XIII. Slip Shooting, Fanning, Cavalry Guns XIV. Loading and Management of Cap and Ball Sixguns XV. Repairs, Remodeling, Resighting XVI. A Bullet Chapter XVII. Cartridge Reloading XVIII. Selection of Cartridges XIX. Ornamentation, Barrel Lengths, Balance, Velocities XX. Care and Cleaning Supplement

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Category : History
ISBN : 9780762765720
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 296

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Treasure State has to offer! Whether you’re a born-and-raised Montanan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Montana Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Ednor Therriault takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of Big Sky Country. Just try keeping your seat on a Martin City barstool—when the stool is moving at 20 miles an hour, that is,at the Martin City Barstool Races each February. Spend an amazing day at the Miracle of America Museum in Polson—a sprawling, wildly eclectic testament to American culture and history. Enjoy hard rock music near Whitehall by hammering away at the Ringing Rocks—a rare pile of reddish-gray boulders that chime when tapped.

Publisher : Paladin Press
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 1581606257
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 456

John Henry ("Fitz") FitzGerald worked for Colt from 1918 till 1944. Shooting, originally published in 1930, was the culmination of Fitz's work in the firearms field. In it he discusses his work with law enforcement and the courts, his theories and practices about practical shooting of the "one hand gun" and his thoughts about target and exhibition shooting, hunting and home defense. This was the only book FitzGerald ever wrote, but his life was clearly dedicated to all aspects of handgun shooting. While his written work might be unfamiliar to some of you, those who are reading this work for the first time should be very familiar with the writings of Elmer Keith, Charles Askins Jr., Ashley Haines and Chauncey Thomas. All these men were friends of FitzGerald and thought highly of his methods and approach. After reading this book, you will feel the same way. Paladin is pleased to add this long-out-of-print volume by one of America's most renowned and colorful shooters to its Combat Classics library. The new forewords by FitzGerald scholars Timothy J. Mullin and Kevin Williams, as well as the addition of a number of never-before published photos, shed new light on FitzGerald the man and the shooter.

Publisher : JHU Press
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN : 9781421407906
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 341

How have Americans confronted, managed, and even enjoyed the risks of daily life? Winner of the Ralph Gomory Prize of the Business History Conference “Risk” is a capacious term used to describe the uncertainties that arise from physical, financial, political, and social activities. Practically everything we do carries some level of risk—threats to our bodies, property, and animals. How do we determine when the risk is too high? In considering this question, Arwen P. Mohun offers a thought-provoking study of danger and how people have managed it from pre-industrial and industrial America up until today. Mohun outlines a vernacular risk culture in early America, one based on ordinary experience and common sense. The rise of factories and machinery eventually led to shocking accidents, which, she explains, risk-management experts and the “gospel of safety” sought to counter. Finally, she examines the simultaneous blossoming of risk-taking as fun and the aggressive regulations that follow from the consumer-products-safety movement. Risk and society, a rapidly growing area of historical research, interests sociologists, psychologists, and other social scientists. Americans have learned to tame risk in both the workplace and the home. Yet many of us still like amusement park rides that scare the devil out of us; they dare us to take risks.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : History
ISBN : 9781626364592
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 128

This handbook is perfect for those interested in joining the army as well as for those who merely want to learn how to shoot combat pistols. The U.S. Army Combat Pistol Training Handbook (FM 3-23.35) reflects current Army standards in weapons qualification and can be a guide for the instructor to develop training programs, plans, and lessons that meet the objectives of the U.S. Army Marksmanship program for developing combat effective marksmen. The first part focuses on the components and functions of the pistols, where readers will learn about components, ammunition, maintenance and assembly, clearing procedures, preventive maintenance, operation, loading, unloading and clearing, troubleshooting, and much more. The second part is where things get fun and where readers will find instructions on topics such as basic marksmanship, grip and aiming, breath control, trigger squeeze, techniques of firing, target engagement, combat reloading techniques, coaching, and safety, among others. Finally, the appendixes include a thorough explanation of the U.S. Army qualification courses and training schedules. This compact guide will tell you everything you need to know about training with an M9 or M11 pistol. Loaded with illustrations and charts, this handbook shows as well as tells how to be the best pistol shooter in the Army.

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0425204243
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 340

The tenth novel in the Net Force series, Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon. Bypassing all safeguards, terrorists enter Fort Stephens, the newest high-tech Army base, and detonate a truck full of powerful explosives. Within hours, other bases are hit. Under attack, the Army calls in Net Force to help. Teaming up with Army intelligence and the National Guard, Net Force’s own crack troops struggle to track down who is behind the deadly attacks. But they are countered at every move by a cunning opponent who thinks just like one of their own.

Publisher : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781424554362
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 464