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Shooting to Live

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Shooting to Live is the product of Fairbairn's and Sykes' practical experience with the handgun. Hundreds of incidents provided the basis for the first true book on life-or-death shootouts with the pistol. Shooting to Live teaches all concepts, considerations and applications of combat pistolcraft.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Paladin Press (first published April 1987)
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Xenophon Hendrix
Dec 08, 2009 Xenophon Hendrix rated it liked it
I gave this book three stars, because I don't know what to give it, for I am not acquainted with handguns. I occasionally like to plink nonliving targets with a .22 rifle, and I've used shotguns a little, but I'm not a hunter, and for the most part I'm not a gun guy. I read this book mostly to give my attempts at fiction verisimilitude.

That said, I suspect that Messrs. Fairbairn and Sykes knew of what they wrote in the creation of this book. They learned their trade as officers of the Shanghai p
Jan 23, 2012 Abram rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a classic in the instruction of hand defensive techniques, when I say classic I mean classic, over 80 years old now. It covers basic hand gun use, revolver v. auto loaders, shooting stance and defensive philosophy. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the subject and anyone that owns a handgun for personal protection. Although there are more modern and thorough titles on the same subject this read is short and gives perspective on the evolution of hand gun defense.
Rahmat Romadon
Aug 11, 2008 Rahmat Romadon rated it liked it
Buku klasik yg menguraikan tentang penggunaan senjata api utk tujuan membela diri, dijelaskan mulai dari cara memegang, mengisi amunisi, membidik target dan pose menembak yang tepat. Lumayan bwt nambah wawasan mengenai senjata api. Don't try this at home coz dangerous!
Jul 24, 2012 Brian rated it really liked it
For how old the book is, I think the book does a remarkable job at covering just about every aspect when it comes to guns. A lot of the material covered is mainly combat situations, and how to train for them. Overall, it's worthwhile to read.
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