Essential Guide to Handguns

Provides instructions on how to use handguns for personal defense and protection, describing the types of people who should not own guns, and discussing psychological preparedness, basic tactical self-protection tools, handling and maintenance, ammunition, revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, holsters, safe operation and range procedures, safe shooting and survival procedures, and other topics.

Handgun Buyer's Guide

The one-stop-shop for prospective handgun buyers. The market for new handguns is expanding rapidly, and that’s good news for consumers. Each year more and more new models break cover and there has never been a better time to be in the market for a new handgun, whether you’re a recreational shooter, a concealed carry permit holder, a hunter or a serious competitive shooter. Today’s handguns offer superb machining and utilize some of the most technologically-advanced alloys, polymers and finishes to help make the current crop of handguns lightweight, accurate, durable, and affordable. This increase in product offerings stem from new interest in handguns, primarily as a result of nationwide issuance of concealed carry permits. As laws have been enacted that protect the rights of gun owners and defend our personal liberties, more and more new shooters are showing up on the range. But first-time shooters and new concealed carry permit holders are not the only segment of the handgun market that is seeing growth and interest. Pistol competitions have become more popular and more advanced, evolving from slow-fire matches at local gun clubs to modern IPSC, IDPA and 3-gun competitions. Handgun Buyer's Guide will help both the bewildered new shooter find their feet and purchase a handgun, find the best accessories, and locate a place to practice on hone their skills. You'll find all you need for owning a handgun in the Handgun Owner's Guide! 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.

Guns 101

This book guides the reader through the thought process of deciding what type of firearm to buy based on how they plan to use the firearm. Topics include: Personal Protection / Self Defense, Hunting, Competition, and Self Gratification / Personal Achievement

Gun Safety

The Gun Safety handbook is a comprehensive no-nonsense guide for anyone who owns a gun or is considering buying a firearm for home defense or personal protection. In this book, world-renowned self defense expert Sammy Franco addresses some of the following important topics: the pros and cons of gun ownership, questions to ask yourself before buying a gun, how and where to purchase guns, the gun safety rules, dealing with children and guns, firearm basics, types of handguns, shotguns for self defense, revolvers, semiautomatics, gun firing sequence, full metal jacket vs. hollow-point ammo, ammunition safety and storage, common ammunition malfunctions, how to choose the right gun for you and your family, caliber analysis for stopping power, gun cleaning tips, safe gun storage options and much more. If you own a firearm or plan on buying a gun for personal protection or home defense then you owe it to yourself, your friends, and your family to read and study this book.

A Prepper's Guide to Rifles

Know which rifles can defend you and your family.In the chaos of a survival situation, firearms will be important tools for protecting yourself, your family, and your supplies as well as for hunting animals for food. In A Prepper’s Guide to Rifles, Robert K. Campbell discusses the best rifles to have with you in any confrontation?including the end of the world as we know it. Rifles that are easy to carry and lightweight and that shoot accurately and reliably at close ranges are ideal candidates for personal protection. He covers the fairly standard AR family but also pistol calibers, .22s, and more nontraditional choices.In A Prepper’s Guide to Rifles, Campbell explores specific rifles that are appropriate for urban, rural, and suburban environments, with tips on how to use them in each context. Whether at home or in a survival scenario, these rifles are the best for defense.A Prepper’s Guide to Rifles not only reviews the specific features of defensive rifles but how to use them?whether on the move, in a defensive situation, while retreating, or in other circumstances. Campbell also offers expert tips on how to improve your marksmanship, how to maintain your firearms, crucial gun safety rules, what ammo and optics to purchase, and more.

The Ultimate Book of Gunfighting

Know how to win in a gunfight and protect yourself—and your family. Many handgunners are content in their ability to fire accurately and produce small groups on paper. The realities of gunfighting are far different. Robert K. Campbell examines every aspect of gunfighting, stressing the ability to defend yourself safely. He covers the basics of marksmanship and how to avoid bad habits as shooters develop their skill. Campbell also provides a thorough discussion of types of handguns and choosing which personal firearm to purchase. He reviews the differences between round and square guns, service handguns, and compact carry guns. Other accessories are also reviewed, including holsters, belts, vests, and ammunition—everything you need for the concealed carry lifestyle. Other key topics include: Close quarters combat Presentation from the holster Firing when moving Cover and concealment Hostage rescue and firing in crowds And much more! Once well-versed in the gunfighter’s basics, Campbell offers such further tips for students as clearing malfunctions the “army way,” and executing speed loads, and finding a good place to shoot. The Ultimate Book of Gunfighting is the perfect resource for handgunners looking for technique, discipline, and recommendations for service-grade equipment. 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.

Armed Response

?Armed Response? is a comprehensive guide for using firearms for defense before, during, and after, a life threatening assault. From learning what to ask yourself before deciding to carrying a gun, how to choose a gun that?s right for you, what to look for in holsters, how to carry a concealed gun, proper training techniques, and the legal issues and implications of using of lethal force, ?Armed Response? is, by far, the most complete resource available.This book is the culmination of hard-learned experience and instruction from internationally recognized use of force instructors. These are valuable real-life lessons about preparing to face a lethal threat, winning a gun fight, and surviving the ensuing court battle that can not be found outside of expensive tactical schools.WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY"An excellent starting text for the first-time gun owner or the citizen just beginning to explore armed self-defense." Massad Ayoob - Director, Lethal Force Institute "'Armed Response' is the best and most complete overview of defensive shooting that I have seen. Anyone interested in using a firearm for self-defense purposes needs to read this book. It will save you a lot of money, a lot of time... and possibly much more!" Ralph Mroz - Police trainer and author "If you are considering a concealed carry weapon, David Kenik's 'Armed Response' is an excellent source of knowledge that covers the logical steps to going armed in the 21st Century." Ken Hackathorn - Author and tactical small arms instructor "This book is a solid must read for someone breaking into practical, tactical handgun self-defense and a great reference text for an old-hand." Hock Hocheim - Military, civilian, and police martial arts trainer and consultant "Defending the family against a terrorist or criminal is not the same as shooting a paper target, thus firearm enthusiasts need direction if they are to be successful at their defensive goals. They will set off on the right track and find everything they need in this book. I recommend it highly." Gabe Suarez - Internationally recognized authority on reality-based combat training"David Kenik is the 'every man' of defensive firearms... a refreshing change in a world full of self-professed experts and weekend commandos.'Armed Response' is a well thought out book on what isneeded for personal defense with a firearm. Heed its lessons." Dave Spaulding - Law enforcement officer, defensive trainer, and writer

Guns and Contemporary Society: The Past, Present, and Future of Firearms and Firearm Policy [3 volumes]

This three-volume set examines various approaches to firearms, including constitutional and legal issues, public health and criminal justice concerns, and perspectives on personal safety and self-defense. • Considers a wide variety of policy recommendations, from advocating greater firearm ownership and carrying among private citizens to suggestions for further limitations on gun acquisition and ownership • Features historical background on the development of the present role that firearms play in American society • Examines recent trends in the ownership of various types of firearms • Challenges the adequacy of background checks and granting of firearm access • Compares gun-related accidents and firearm policy among the states