Armed - The Essential Guide to Concealed Carry

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Gun Digest Books, Jun 30, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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The Book Every Responsible Gun Owner MUST Read

It seems everywhere you turn these days someone is offering advice on carrying a handgun for self-defense. But Armed--The Essential Guide to Concealed Carry is like nothing you've read before.

Authored by Bruce N. Eimer, Ph.D., a noted psychologist with a dedication to teaching skills for staying armed and alive, Armed is the thinking gun owner's bible. This comprehensive volume breaks down not just the tools and tactics, but the mindset and choices a law-abiding citizen must have and make to become self-reliant, alert and legally armed.

Inside you'll find: Why going armed is about owning your safety, not just a handgun The true mindset that drives anti-gunners How to avoid the "Hero Syndrome" What rules of engagement lead to justifiable use of force How to deal with the trauma after a shooting incident Practical dry-fire and live-fire drills Weapon retention--keeping a gun grab from happening to you The Force Continuum--how it works and the actions you'll take along its course to survive an attack And much, much more

With comprehensive overviews on the gear that works and when it works, less-than-lethal rescue options, and common-sense solutions to everyday personal security problems, Armed--The Essential Guide to Concealed Carry is the one reference book that every truly responsible gun owner must read from cover to cover.

 

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Contents

Preface
6
Foreword by Massad Ayoob
9
ESSENTIAL ATTITUDE AND MINDSET CHAPTER 1 Your SafetyOwn It
11
Everyone Can Learn To Protect Themselves
15
Gun Therapy
23
The Good Persons Code
27
Dont Be A Hero
33
Trust OnlyYourself
39
ESSENTIAL TOOLS CHAPTER 18 Choosing a Defensive Handgun for Concealed Carry
99
Living With Mouse Guns
109
Concealment Holster Primer
117
Choosing a Comfortable Concealment Holster
129
Beyond Gun and Holster
135
The Necessity of Knives
145
ESSENTIAL SKILLS CHAPTER 24 The Importance of FollowThrough
149
Whats Your Stance?
153

Confrontation Psychology
43
Managing Uncertainty Ten Simple Solutions
47
Psychological Preparedness for Combat Survival
53
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE CHAPTER 10 Common GunControl Myths
59
The Judicious Use of Deadly Force
63
The Rules of Engagement
69
A Clear View ofYour Personal Security Needs
72
Your Plan for Concealed Carry
77
Concealed Carry Five Dos and Donts
83
Safety AwarenessYour First Priority
87
PostShooting Trauma
93
Skills Maintenance Drills
159
Advanced DryPractice Drills
163
Weapon Retention and the Draw Stroke
167
RealityBased Skills
175
Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
179
Individualized Handgun Training
185
Training for a Gunfight
189
Training as We Age
193
Epilogue
199
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About the author (2012)

Bruce N. Eimer has been a practicing psychologist for over 30 years. He has had years of experience as a law enforcement instructor, civilian firearms instructor, concealed carry practitioner and is an avid shooter and gun collector. Eimer is also a gun writer and column editor with Concealed Carry Magazine.

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