Straight Talk on Armed Defense: What the Experts Want You to Know

Straight Talk on Armed Defense: What the Experts Want You to Know

by Massad Ayoob (Editor)


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Straight Talk on Armed Defense: What the Experts Want You to Know by Massad Ayoob

In Straight Talk on Armed Defense: What the Experts Want You to Know, Massad Ayoob and the nation's leading experts on personal protection, self-defense and concealed carry deliver authoritative guidance from their areas of expertise and personal experience. In chapters by distinguished authors hand-picked by Massad Ayoob:

  • John Hearne takes us "inside the defender's head" and reveals the most effective route to train and prepare for self-defense incidents.
  • Dr. Anthony Semone discusses post-shooting trauma and necessary steps to develop resilience and symptom reduction following a deadly force event.
  • Dr. Alexis Artwohl explains why understanding how the mind operates is critical to surviving an attack and the legal and emotional challenges that follow.
  • Dr. William Aprill describes "the face of the enemy" to help us understand violence and those who traffic in it.
  • Craig "Southnarc" Douglas details the conditions present during the typical criminal assault and how to incorporate those conditions into your training.
  • Massad Ayoob discusses power, responsibility and the armed lifestyle.
  • Tom Givens underscores the importance of finding relevant training, through case studies of his own students involved in armed encounters.
  • "Spencer Blue," active robbery/homicide detective, reveals patterns that emerged during his investigations and describes the differences in tactics of citizens who won versus those who lost.
  • Ron Borsch presents dozens of actual cases of armed and unarmed citizens single-handedly stopping mass murders in progress.
  • Harvey Hedden provides insight and advice to guide lawfully armed citizens in interactions with law enforcement.
  • Jim Fleming, Esq. describes the criminal trial process and how it plays out in a "righteous use of deadly force in self-defense" case.
  • Marty Hayes, JD, provides the critical questions that must be asked to choose a reliable post-self-defense incident support provider.

Get the straight talk on armed defense, from this unique compendium of the world's leading subject matter experts in lethal self-defense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440247545
Publisher: Gun Digest Media
Publication date: 06/08/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 471,931
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Massad Ayoob has published thousands of articles in gun magazines, martial arts publications, and law enforcement journals, and authored more than a dozen books on firearms, self-defense, and related topics. During his distinguished career, Ayoob has won several state and regional handgun shooting championships, appeared as an expert witness for courts in weapons and shooting cases, and currently appears in numerous television shows. He founded the Lethal Force Institute in 1981 and served as its director until 2009, and now trains through Massad Ayoob Group. Massad Ayoob's recent titles with Gun Digest include Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right to Self Defense, Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition, and Combat Shooting with Massad Ayoob.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Inside The Defender's Head John Hearne 20

Chapter 2 Psychological Aftermath Of A Citizen's Use Of Lethal Force Anthony Semone, Ph.D 38

Chapter 3 Memory And Decision Making Under Stress Alexis Artwohl, Ph.D 52

Chapter 4 Violent Actors/Violent Acts: A Conceptual And Practical Overview William Aprill, Ph.D 70

Chapter 5 The Criminal Assault Paradigm Craig S. Douglas 92

Chapter 6 The Armed Lifestyle Massad Ayoob 106

Chapter 7 Finding Relevant Training Tom Givens 124

Chapter 8 Armed Citizens Fight Back: Lessons Learned "Spencer Blue" 142

Chapter 9 Lone Citizen Heroes Ron Borsch 158

Chapter 10 Contacts With The Police Harvey Hedden 174

Chapter 11 The Criminal Trial Jim Fleming 192

Chapter 12 Understanding Post-Incident Legal Assistance Plans Marty Hayes, J.D. 210

Moving Forward Massad Ayoob 228

About The Author 244

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