Defensive Pistol Fundamentals

Defensive Pistol Fundamentals

by Grant Cunningham

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440242861
Publisher: Gun Digest Media
Publication date: 12/09/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 977,470
File size: 26 MB
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About the Author

Grant Cunningham is a renowned author and teacher specializing in personal security and defensive shooting, emphasizing "real skills, for real people, living real lives." Known for his style, Grant teaches frequently at locations around the U.S.

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Acknowledgements 5

Introduction 7

Part 1 First Things First

Chapter 1 Safety First! 15

Chapter 2 Being Efficient 17

Part 2 The Hardware: Your Pistol and How It Works

Chapter 3 Picking a Semi-Auto Pistol 24

Chapter 4 Ammunition for Defensive Shooting 47

Chapter 5 Testing Your Pistol for Reliability 53

Part 3 The Concepts You Need To Know

Chapter 6 Realities of Defensive Shooting: The Ambush Attack 62

Chapter 7 Your Body's Natural Reactions 72

Chapter 8 Making Decisions Efficiently 81

Chapter 9 What is Precision in Defensive Shooting? 90

Chapter 10 Balance of Speed and Precision 101

Chapter 11 Can You - Or Should You? 112

Part 4 The Skills You Need to Learn

Chapter 12 Managing Scarcity: What Skills Do You Need? 120

Chapter 13 Foundations - Grasp and Stance 126

Chapter 14 Trigger Control - The Key to Efficient Shooting 136

Chapter 15 Eyes and Sights-The Defensive Sighting Continuum 146

Chapter 16 Drawing the Pistol 160

Chapter 17 After Shooting-Assess! 171

Chapter 18 Dealing with Multiple Aggressors 178

Chapter 19 Reloading Your Pistol in an Emergency 183

Chapter 20 Malfunctions - What They Are and How to Deal With Them 197

Part 5 Putting It All Together: Training and Practice

Chapter 21 Integrity in Training 205

Chapter 22 Training in Context 213

Chapter 23 Choosing a Training Course 217

Chapter 24 Practicing Realistically: Drills and Procedures 224

Appendix A Respectful Irreverence 244

Appendix B An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power 247

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