Achieving an advanced level of shooting skill is largely a matter of refining basic techniques. What’s been missing in the past was a short, simple, easy to understand book teaching those techniques. Great Pistol Shooting Made Simple can allow new shooters to get started using solid technique, or help refine the skills of more advanced shooters. A brief but informative 50 pages, illustrated with 27 full-color photos.
This book is a direct result of an article titled “Handgun Myths Exploded” that I wrote for Petersen’s Handguns, a nationally distributed gun magazine. For years it’s seemed to me there is an incredible amount of myth, dogma and outright silliness accepted as solemn truth in the world of the handgun, and in my article I addressed what I thought were some of the more outrageous examples. A book publisher was so impressed with that piece he had his editor call me up and ask if I’d be willing to expand it into a book. My reply: “Sure. Why not?” Read more
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In 1999 at the Firearms Academy of Seattle in Washington state was conducted an IDPA match in which several of the stages were based on Jim Cirillo’s gunfights. Jim actually attended and shot this match; so did I. Afterwards I pitched to Denny Hansen, the editor of SWAT magazine, the idea of my doing an article on the match, within which I would also talk about the real-life gunfight that inspired each stage. Since I had known Jim for years, I knew I could interview him for the article. Getting the go-ahead from Denny, I then did my phone interview with Jim, which I recorded simply so I could replay the tape later to make sure I got all my facts correct in the article. Read more