Ed McGivern's Book of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., Sep 1, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 484 pages
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Ed McGivern needs no introduction to gun enthusiasts and serious marksmen. For more than 50 years he was revered as one of the top authorities in the field of small firearms. A world champion marksmen who made The Guinness Book of World Records, he trained scores of law enforcement officers and developed a system of teaching that is as effective today as it was when this book was originally published. It resulted from years of experimentation and research conducted by McGivern, who utilized electric timers and other devices to determine the angles and techniques that would produce the fastest, most accurate revolver shooting. Packed with handgun lore and original photographs from the first edition, this much-sought-after classic contains a wealth of facts for marksmen everywhere.


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Review: Ed McGivern's Book of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting

User Review  - Leonard - Goodreads

The definitive text on the art of the fast draw by a guy who holds tons of records for trick shooting. Of course it's informative, but it's also got surprisingly lively writing. Read full review

Exceptional book

User Review  - kfprov - Overstock.com

This book is awesome and my son is enjoying it immensely! As always it was in perfect condition and was delivered quickly. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
13
Comments by the Author in Reference to Illustrations
17
Pistols Revolvers and the Law
19
Removing the Mystery My Own Experience
23
Learning the Shooting Game
28
Shooting Standard Regulation Stationary Targets Speed and Sure Hitting Ability Training for Practical Conditions and Emergency Situations
33
The Training Methods for Hitting Small Aerial Targets Close Group Shooting on Aerial Targets Cutting Cards in the Air Six Shots in Can while in the...
36
Twogun Training Shooting Two Revolvers at the Same Time on Stationary Swinging and Aerial Targets Suitable Sight Combinations for the Purpose
75
Teaching the Quick Draw Suitable Grips Special Grips
275
Combining Quick Draw with Aerial Target Shooting Valuable Points for Police
289
Reviewing Quick Draw and Timing Methods of the Early Days
297
Mutilating Guns as an Aid to Speed TargetSighted Revolvers as Holster Guns
305
Training Law Enforcement Officers Practical Revolver Shooting Applied to Police Training
313
Aerial Target Stunts and Stationary Target Performances Selected by the Author from Various Exhibition Experimental and Training Programs Deve...
351
J Edgar Hoover Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Department of Justice
369
Holsters Belts and Equipment
372

Suitable Targets for Aerial Shooting Equipment for Making and Throwing Them
92
Speed with SingleAction Colt Revolvers Twohanded Slip Shooting Fanning the Hammer of the SingleAction Guns The Fastest Methods Known for S...
95
SingleAction and DoubleAction Revolver Shooting in Relation to Speed and Accuracy
111
Shooting Revolvers DoubleAction Combining Accuracy with Speed
114
Trigger Control Hold em and Squeeze em Possibilities and Limitations The Time Factor
173
Psychology Practically Applied to Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting and the Various Angles Embodied Therein Study and Training Compared to Ju...
178
Correctly Measuring Short Periods of Time Required for High Speed Revolves Shooting Stunts StopWatch Handling by Trained Operators Necessity ...
190
Hip Shooting with Revolvers Its Relation and Value to QuickDraw Shooting
208
The Quick Draw Dropping Coins from Shoulder Height Mentally Estimating Small Time Periods Developing Time Period Judgment
222
Selections of Sights for Various Situations
389
Spotting Scopes
400
Long Range Revolver Shooting Telescope Sights on Revolvers and Pistols The Smith Wesson 357 Magnum Revolver Its Cartridges and Its Adaptabi...
406
Should Revolver Shooting be Regarded and Developed as an Art or a Science or a Combination of Both Importance and Value of Body Balance
424
Applied Psychology The Sheriff and the Killer The Exhibition Shooter
428
Analyzing the Modern Debunkers
433
General Summing Up and Review of Specialties Shooting Glasses Special Gadgets etc
436
The Gun Fighter by Franklin Reynolds
475
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Edward ('Ed') McGivern (October 20, 1874 - December 12, 1957) from Lewistown, Montana, was a famous exhibition shooter, shooting instructor and author of the book Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting. McGivern also performed extensive research into the art of handgun shooting, particularly with the double action revolver. &nb

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