Instinct Combat Shooting: Defensive Handgunning for Police, Fourth Edition

Instinct Combat Shooting: Defensive Handgunning for Police, Fourth Edition

by Chuck Klein


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498766913
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Chuck Klein, in addition to duties as a full-time certified police officer for Woodlawn and Terrance Park, Ohio, has served with the Switzerland County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office, and has taught police photography for the Police Academy in Norwood, Ohio, and as a staff instructor for the Tactical Defense Institute ( He holds a bachelor of law degree from the Blackstone School of Law, and is an active member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI). He has published in many national magazines, including Law and Order, P.I. Magazine, Police Magazine, Law Officer Magazine, Gun Week, Guns & Ammo, and American Police Beat. Contact and additional information can be found on his website,

Table of Contents

Historical Background
Instinct Shooting
The Inventors

Weapon Choice
Handgun Stocks

Safety Measures/Lead Poisoning
Common Sense
Lead Poisoning
Lead Sources
Symptoms of Lead Poisoning
Suggested Preventive Measures
Suggested Range Rules and Procedures
Corrective Measures

Refresher on Firearm Handling and Basics
Weapon Extraction
Trigger Control
Physical Positions

Mental Acuity
Use of Deadly Force
A Matter of Semantics
Types of Officers
The Main Issue
Mental Bravery
Chapter Summary

Instinct Combat Shooting
Conditions for Effective Practice
The True Grit—Instinct Combat Shooting

In Other Words
The Tricks

Low Light
Edged Weapon Attack
Laser Sights

Moving Targets
Aerial Targets

Personal Experience

Course of Fire

Course of Fire

Dispelling Myths
Myth #1: Flash Sight Picture
Myth #2: Look at the Front Sight Only
Myth #3: Proper Sight Alignment Yields
Greater Accuracy
Myth #4: Indexing
Myth #5: Finger Pointing
Trouble Shooting



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