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Ed McGivern's Book of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting

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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 it into 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 whe ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing (first published 1937)
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Checkman
Apr 16, 2012 Checkman rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: revolver fans, collectors of revolvers, firearm buffs with an interest in firearm history
Recommended to Checkman by: Many gun "nuts" over the years.
Shelves: firearms
As stated by other reviewers the writing is dated and difficult to read for any length of time. Ed McGivern did not have a college degree in English so he tends to have a wandering style of composition. I rather doubt Mr. McGivern had much more then an eight grade formal education. He was born in 1874 and standards of education/literacy were different.Try not to judge him by 21st Century standards.

Much of what McGivern put in his book is still applicable for today's shooter. Advice on trigger c
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Fritz Dekat
Dec 01, 2013 Fritz Dekat rated it it was amazing
I have read this book several times and rated it with 5 stars because of the wealth of information it contains. I do agree that this does not read like a Louis L'Amour novel, but then, it isn't a Louis L'Amour novel. It is an indispensable reference book that will help you develop your pistolero skills.
Clark
Oct 06, 2011 Clark rated it it was ok
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There's no doubt he was one of the best shots of all time. And he had an outsize personality. But he was a terrible writer. Book is poorly organized. Material is highly repetitive, extremely chatty, and pretty light-weight in most places. It could've been a true classic with an authoritative editor and at about 1/4 the length.
Leonard Pierce
Jul 04, 2008 Leonard Pierce rated it really liked it
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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.
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Horrible writer. Can't read it for more than ten minutes at a time. But he is unique and anything he says is worth listening to.
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'''Edward ('Ed') McGivern''' was a famous exhibition shooter, shooting instructor and author of the book Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting. McGivern also performed extensive research into handgun shooting, particularly with the double-action revolver.

Ed McGivern is renowned as one of the greatest handgunners that ever lived. His Guinness world record for "The greatest rapid-fire feat" (set on Augus
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