Not a link, mind you. Just a "heads up." I'm a fan of American Handgunner magazine published by FMG. I was at the store today (3/10/09) and purchased the 2009 Personal Defense Special Edition Annual. Inside is an excellent article written by defensive firearm Guru Massad Ayoob, also owner and operator of the greatly respected Lethal Force Institute (LFI).
The title of the article is "Lessons Learned Through a Lifetime of Study" and deals with the social, legal and personal ramifications of using deadly force. Specifically the author touches on what you should expect after using deadly force, typical community perception and responses, spousal complications, trials and the prosecution's tactics, beneficial defensive firearm attributes, getting better "hits," selecting the right ammo and why not to use handloads for defensive purposes.
The magazine also has a "2009 Buyer's Guide" that is somewhat disappointing, but this article, along with a host of other insightful articles, make the magazine a thought-provoking read. At $9.95 US the magazine is not cheap but I'm not disappinted with the purchase.
I have no personal affiliation with FMG or American Handgunner. This is a personal recommendation based on a perceived need for a better educated CCW community.
Last edited by Pistolero; 03-11-2009 at 01:39 PM.
Reason: Changed "Lethal Defense" to "Lethal Force Institute"
Thanks for the tip, it is a good article.