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    one of the best books I've ever read was "In the Company of Heroes", by Mike Durant. He was the pilot that survived in the Black Hawk Down incident. It's one that makes you proud to be an American. I also like Black hawk Down in general. For fiction, all books by Vince Flynn are great. It's about the counter terrorism stuff, which is just entertaining to read.

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    Dont know if this has been said, but A Million Little Pieces, and My Friend Leonard are two of my favorite books...

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    I took a break from reading the classics that I glossed over in my youth and read through the latest novel by Steven Hunter, I, Sniper.

    It's a continuation of the "Swagger" character that you'll recall if you've read any of his previous novels. A good read, especially for those of us who can appreciate the attention to the firearms related details notoriously missing in most works of fiction. There was a review of it in one of the recent "American Rifleman" from the NRA. That's what lead me towards it.

    Hunter must be getting a bunch of bucks from "product placement"; he is specific on most of the equipment manufacturers and munitions suppliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Governments, and how they almost purposefully screw things up against their own best interests, time after time: Tuchman, Barbara; The March of Folly
    This is a very well written book (as are all of hers), and it will hold your interest all the way through. It will also have you shaking your head in bewilderment, at the built-in stupidity of one governmental entity after another, all the way through history.
    Finally got around to this one. Only a chapter into it, but it's packed full of examples so far. Looking forward to the rest.

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    Unintended Consequences by John Ross.

    Anything by Ayn Rand. lol

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    Favorite All-Time Book

    For Whom The Bell Tolls

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    Breakfast of Champions..... not about guns but a great read.

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    Favorite Political Satire: Alice in Wonderland

    Favorite Chess Problem: Through the Looking Glass

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    Vince Flynn's books. All are fast reads. Read my first one about 2 months ago on vacation and cannot put them down. I love the character Mitch Rapp, CT black ops. Not to mention since I lean right politically, I enjoy Flynn's sutle digs on the left. How appropriate today.

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    The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World.
    by W. Cleon Skousen

    ...28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom.

    Fantastic book!

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    Recommended Reading?

    Just read Cooper's Principles of Personal Defense...it was brief but very good.

    Now I'm wondering what other books on firearms, tactics, mindset, skill-development, CCW, etc. are out there anyone can recommend. That's it, thanks!

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    Stressfire Vol I - Massad Ayoob
    On Combat - Col. Grossman
    Tactical Pistol Marksmanship - Gabe Suarez (While some of Suarez Intl's content is a little over the top, the training is still quote good)
    Far Beyond Defensive Tactics - ------- Christiansen
    The Concealed Handgun Manual - Chris Bird

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    I don't read. I just watch all the old Steven Seagal movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packard View Post
    I don't read. I just watch all the old Steven Seagal movies.


    10 points!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packard View Post
    I don't read. I just watch all the old Steven Seagal movies.
    this is an often overlooked training tool to prepare the average gun owner for those times when they run into a movie scenario where their gun is disassmbled by a ninja or they are on a crowded bus and there is a knife attack or they are called upon to stop a bank robbery by international terrorists.

    the average citizen is woefully unprepared for the moment when they will need to make a good comeback to a perp . is it more appropriate to say "yippe ki yay mother focker"? or "go ahead punk,make my day!" or even "dont shoot mongo, you will just make him mad"?

    preparedness is the key to surviving a movie scene with flare and panache.

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    And here I thought I was going to be overwhelmed with reading options. Didn't think I'd be told to pull out the Under Siege box set.

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    Anything by Suarez is going to be good (over the top? JD...) I particularly like "The Tactical Advantage" and "The Tactical Pistol".
    "Stressfire" is pretty archaic, and even Mas admits that. But it does get you into the modern Isosolese, and that's a critical development.
    Along those lines Andy Stafford's "Surgical Speed Shooting" is good.
    For mindset? Read Gabe Suarez' "The Combative Persepctive". Short, big print, lotsa pictures, good thinkin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK Dan View Post
    ...Andy Stafford's "Surgical Speed Shooting" is good...
    It's Stanford.
    I wouldn't bother to correct you, but he's a personal friend.

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    "Sniper One"-by Sgt Dan Mills-Good book about a British Sniper unit going to Iraq to a little place called Al Amarah.Lets just say they get into more than they bargained for.Good fast reading if you like combat.

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    I definitley agree with steve1911a1 on book choices and have them.For a good historical based fiction,I enjoy the Wilderness series by David Thompson.I think the count is up near or at 70 books.It is a story about a mountain man in the rockies who marries a shoshonie woman,has 2 children and his mentor is an old der man called Shakespeare because of his ability to qoute the aurthor and his flathead wife.He is adopted into the tribe and was given the name Grizzly Killer because of all the grizzly bears he encountered and killed.

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    Book Recomendations

    Some of these are repeats, but here's my "must read" list:

    That Used to Be Us, Thomas Friedman

    The Law Of Self Defense, by Andrew F. Branca

    American rifle , a biography by Alexander Rose

    Blink, Malcom Gladwell

    Outliers, Malcom Gladwell

    The Tipping Point, Malcom Gladwell

    Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinksy

    More guns, less Crime by John Lott, 3rd ed,

    On Killing by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

    In The Gravest Extreme by Massad Ayoob

    One final note...The Blue Book of Guns has an online cloud-based subscription that updates often with latest pricing info (I think quarterly). Def worth the investment if you buy/sell a lot

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