Book Review – Officer Down, Code Three (Pierce R. Brooks, 1975)

Over the past year I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that effort has been seeking out and reading old books on shooting, purchasing copies signed by the authors when possible. “…officer down, code three” was recommended to me …

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Book Review – American Pistol Shooting (Maj. William Frazer, 1929)

Over the past year I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that effort has been seeking out and reading old books on shooting, purchasing copies signed by the authors when possible. In 1929, Major William D Frazer published this …

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The 9 round 9mm M&P Shield (Farnam class review)

On Dec 2, 2017 I traveled to El Paso, Texas to take 1 day handgun class with legendary trainer John Farnam of Defense Training International.  I used the class as an opportunity to train with my M&P Shield, running all the different magazine configurations I’ve been evaluating for the past few months.  There are many …

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Book Review – Pistol and Revolver Shooting (A. Himmelwright, 1930 edition)

Over the past year I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that effort has been seeking out and reading old books on shooting, purchasing copies signed by the authors when possible. In 1916, competition pistol shooter Abraham Lincoln Artman …

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Historical Handgun – even more on the 1945 FBI course of fire

Over the past year I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that effort has been searching for old handgun qualification courses of fire, and shooting them using the techniques and equipment used in that era.  In a previous article, …

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Book Review (Historical Handgun) – Fighting Handguns (1958, Jeff Cooper)

I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that work includes reading as many old books on shooting technique as I can find. Today’s book is Fighting Handguns, written by Jeff Cooper in 1958. This book was loaned to me …

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Book Review (Historical Handgun) – G-Man (2017, Stephen Hunter)

I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that work includes reading as many old books on shooting technique as I can find. Today’s book is a work of fiction, but historical handgun (and submachine gun) shooting technique is an …

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Book Review (Historical Handgun) – Modern Police Firearms (1974, Roberts & Bristow)

I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that work includes reading as many old books on shooting technique as I can find. An Introduction to Modern Police Firearms was written in 1969, reprinted in 1974. It’s currently out of …

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Book Review (Historical Handgun) – Manual of Police Revolver Instruction (1932, R. M. Bair)

I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that work includes reading as many old books on shooting technique as I can find. The Manual of Police Revolver Instruction is a short book written in 1932, reprinted in 2014 by …

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Book Review (Historical Handgun) – Shooting To Live (1942, Fairbairn & Sykes)

I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that work includes reading as many old books on shooting technique as I can find. The 1942 book Shooting To Live, written by W.E. Fairbairn and E.A. Sykes, was a very influential …

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