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The Concealed Handgun Manual

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  84 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Containing information on current state regulations, beginning and advanced shooting instruction, updated safety information, and accounts of incidents of concealed handgun self-defense, this comprehensive handbook intends to prevent gun owners from becoming the victims of a criminal or terrorist attack. The book offers advice for selecting and buying a handgun, discussion ...more
ebook, 568 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Privateer Publications (first published July 7th 1997)
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Jim Pozenel
The portion of the title "How to Choose, Carry, and Shoot a Gun in Self Defense" is a bit misleading. Close to half of the book is in defense of carrying a concealed handgun and owning firearms in general. I think that most people who decided to read this book already had no problem with concealed carry laws. He is preaching to the choir. I myself have no problem with those laws.

While I was reading, I felt as though I was being recruited into a cult. Also, I felt that some of the deadly encount
This book was great in that it had everything I had been trying to find through Google fu in one place. Since taking the concealed handgun course and sending off my paperwork for my license, I've been working to try to educate myself even more. In particular, I felt like the class I took didn't go into enough detail about when and how to use your gun, what to expect if you do, and what has happened to other people who have used their concealed handguns.

This book had a multiple stories of firstha
This book contains loads of useful information. Stories of the consequences of using a gun for self-defence are quite eye-opening.The Gun Digest Book Of Concealed Carry and this one will be my two reccomendations to anyone considering concealed carry
Jessica Evans
You could do better for learning about psychology, ethics, or politics, but as far as the essentials of choosing, carrying, and shooting a handgun, this is pretty solid. In essence this is a book which gives solid technical advice about handguns, but juxtaposed somewhat superfluously within the kind of perspective that has become associated with gun culture, for whatever reason.
Clint Flatt
Lot of stories of real life situations of people using their handgun to save their lives and the consequences of their actions. These are told to hlep you understand the commitment and responsibility of carrying a handgun. Also helpful tips on gun selection, concealment and legal protection. Over all a helpful book for a new handgun owner.
Very good basic overview for a concealed handgun owner or soon-to-be owner. I'm sure there are better books out there, but this was all I could find at the library. I wish the author would have gone into more detail behind the philosophy of what type of gun and cartridge one should choose.
A well written guide for not only those thinking about carrying a firearm, but for those that already do. The Sixth edition has updated material and the bibliography will point to more information on firearms, laws, training, and tools and equipment.
This one is full of solid advice on what kind of firearm to carry, how to use it, and potential consequences (especially legal). A great starting point for the beginner. And, from what I hear, the updated version (2004) is even better than this one.
Sarah McKay
This is a great, informative, easy read. The real life situations (including recent events such as the Virginia Tech. shootings and Hurricane Katrina aftermath) really interested me. If you believe in the Constitution, read this book!
Damon Thueson
Fantastic book that will go over the basics for anyone who is new in the industry and any experienced person who wants a review. A must read for those who want to carry concealed.
Jeff M.
This was a great book with plenty of good information. I especially liked the real-life stories of people who had been involved in self-defence situation with a firearm.
Oct 03, 2008 Greg rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone planning to get a concealed carry permit
Recommended to Greg by: Tom Gresham
Very useful reference. I ended up with pages of notes and basically an outline of the primary chapters. Recommended this to my wife.
This a great book one that you can read over and over and still learn from it. Very informal and easy to understand.
Excellent, thorough, informative reference for anyone who does or ever plans to conceal carry
A good beginners start if you are interested in carrying a concealed firearm.
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