Newhall Shooting - A Tactical Analysis: An inside look at the most tragic and influential police gunfight of the modern era.

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Gun Digest Books, Nov 1, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 425 pages
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As the son of a California Highway Patrolman who was a contemporary of the slain officers in the famed 1970 Newhall shooting, Michael E. Wood grew up hearing about the event and its influence on the CHP and law enforcement community. That experience led to his authoring Newhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis, arguably the most thoroughly researched and documented account of the shooting to date. He is a lifelong shooter and student of armed self-defense and a graduate of civilian self-defense training schools, including the Lethal Force Institute and The HALO Group. Wood is a military officer and pilot with 22 years of experience in operational environments, including combat operations, and is accustomed to analyzing events and deriving "lessons learned" for application in training and programs.

 

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The most account of the Newhall Shooting that I have read. This is an excellent book. Great for Firearms Instructors, Law Enforcement or anyone studying survival tactics and the like. Diagrams that show the play by play of the shooting definitely let you follow the incident as it unfolds, which helps to let you see where less than desirable tactics were used so you can learn from the sacrifice of these brave Officers. Mike Wood definitely put in the legwork to thoroughly research the events of that tragic night in 1970.  

Contents

FOREWORD By Massad Ayoob 6 PREFACE 8 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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Prelude
19
The Approach and Initial Shots Fired
26
A Heroic Attempt
39
More Backup Arrives
45
Photo Gallery
61
THE STATE OF CHP TRAINING IN 1970
97
Firearms Training 103 CHAPTER 10 Growing Pains 109 CHAPTER 11 Princes of the Highway
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Massad Ayoobs Priorities of Survival 123 CHAPTER 13 Mental Awareness and Preparedness 126 CHAPTER 14 Proper Use of Tactics 141 CHAPTE...
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Optimum Choice of Safety Rescue Equipment
168
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
186
The Immediate Aftermath 188 CHAPTER 18 MidLife Crisis 192 CHAPTER 19 The Long Haul 195 CHAPTER 20 State of the Industry 198 APPEN...
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As the son of a California Highway Patrolman who was a contemporary of the slain officers in the famed 1970 Newhall shooting, Michael E. Wood grew up hearing about the event and its influence on the CHP and law enforcement community. That experience led to his authoring Newhall Massacre: A Tactical Shooting Analysis, arguably the most thoroughly researched and documented account of the shooting to date. He is a lifelong shooter and student of armed self-defense and a graduate of civilian self-defense training schools, including the Lethal Force Institute and The HALO Group. Wood is a military officer and pilot with 22 years of experience in operational environments, including combat operations, and is accustomed to analyzing events and deriving “lessons learned” for application in training and programs. He has been an Instructor Pilot in the U.S. Air Force for over 15 years, and a graduate of a Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) program.

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