Guns, Bullets, And Gunfights: Lessons And Tales From A Modern-Day Gunfighter

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Learn what it takes to survive a real gunfight from someone who's been in many - Jim Cirillo, top gun in the New York City Police Department stakeout unit. Read about the stress and intensity of an actual shoot-out and how to maximize your training, ammo and weapons to prevail.
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Overview


Learn what it takes to survive a real gunfight from someone who's been in many - Jim Cirillo, top gun in the New York City Police Department stakeout unit. Read about the stress and intensity of an actual shoot-out and how to maximize your training, ammo and weapons to prevail.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873648776
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 318,684
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author


As a member of the New York City PD, Jim Cirillo survived more gunfights than Wild West legends Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and "Wild Bill" Hickok combined.
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Table of Contents

Part I Guns
Chapter 1 - Averting the Unintentional Shot
Chapter 2 - Hybrid Weapons
Part II Bullets
Chapter 3 - The Two Primary Functions of Handgun Bullets
Chapter 4 - Are Hollowpoint Bullets the Way to go for Stopping Power?
Part III Gunfights
Chapter 5 - Selection of the Gunfighter
Chapter 6 - Shooting for Score or Survival?
Chapter 7 - Firearm Training and the Gunfight
Chapter 8 - Stress of the Gunfight
Chapter 9 - The Bizarre NYCPD Stakeout Squad
Conclusion
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  • Posted March 18, 2015

    Jim Cirillo was a member of the NYPD Stakeout Unit, an NYPD Emer

    Jim Cirillo was a member of the NYPD Stakeout Unit, an NYPD Emergency Services member, IPSC Competitor, and Firearms Instructor. He has survived many shootouts during his time on the many high risk assignments he had during his time with the NYPD. This Book is a short read and covers various subjects such as Safety, Bullet Design, Jim's lengthy experimentation with various types of Hangun configurations, A discussion of the Pros and Cons on Competitive shooting as it relates to what lessons can be applied to real life or death armed confrontations, and finally what most probably bought the book for Jim's NYPD "War Stories".

    The title was well selected as this book is about "Guns, Bullets, and Gunfights" in that order. Jim was an interesting man and was friendly with the big names in defensive Handgun tactics such as Massad Ayoob, and Jeff Cooper. The Book is short and the chapters on Guns and Bullets include allot of technical information in short chapters. The principle reason I gave this a good rather than very good is not because the content was poor or the title misleading rather I felt that at least the accounting of Jim's first ever shootout was repeated several times over and after reading it the second time I felt that was more than sufficient. This may not have been a huge deal if the book had more than 112 pages.

    Unfortunately, Jim was killed in an auto accident in July of 2007 and given that he successfully defended himself in best as I can tell no less than twenty shootouts only to be killed in an auto accident is just a crazy end to his life. I would have liked to here more about his time with the NYPD but there are many, many books out there authored by former and even current NYPD members a great one is Edward Conlon's Blue Blood.

    It is a good book I will buy his Book, "Jim Cirillo's Tales from the Stakeout Squad" and review that once I have finished it.

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