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Book Giveaway: Win “Tactical Pistol Shooting”

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Pistol training to master the basics is the only way to shoot faster and more accurately. Tactical Pistol Shooting 2nd Edition is a profusely-illustrated, easy-to-read tactical pistol training handbook that provides a base knowledge to help laymen, professional operators and concealed carry permit holders learn and maintain their skills with a handgun. Whether you carry a pistol for a living, for defense or personal protection, this book will help you attain the level of training desired.

Author Erik Lawrence served with the U.S. Army Special Forces and/or U.S. Government for the last 20 years. During that time, he trained, deployed and operated in many conflicts, refining his instructor skills with real-world experience that provided perspective in the need for proper training. Having trained and advised numerous U. S. Military and foreign military units in specialized tactical training, Erik has perfected his ability to deliver relevant and correct training for upcoming generations of law enforcement and warfighters. Here are a few of Erik’s credentials:

  • Managing Member of Mid-Atlantic Training Resources, LLC
  • National Rifle Association Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor
  • West Virginia Law Enforcement Governor’s Board Instructor
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Instructor for Federal Air Marshal program
  • Numerous military instructor and shooting/tactics courses
  • Instructor of multiple courses, from pistol to foreign weapons armorer courses
  • Author of multiple firearms manuals and tactics publications

This week, we’re giving away a copy of Erik’s fantastic tactical pistol training handbook, Tactical Pistol Shooting 2nd Edition. To enter the random drawing, just post a comment below telling us where/how you learned to shoot. Or, as always, you can just say you’d like to win the book.

Entries will be accepted until midnight Monday (May 7, 2012) and we’ll announce the winner Tuesday (May 8).

Good luck!

In the meantime, here’s a look at what Erik covers in the book:

Chapter 1: Mindset
Chapter 2: Pistol Nomenclature & Terms
Chapter 3: Safety Considerations
Chapter 4: Body Mechanics & Pistol Shooting
Chapter 5: Shooting Fundamentals
Chapter 6: Shooting Positions
Chapter 7: Reloading Techniques
Chapter 8: Malfunction Drills
Chapter 9: Combat Marksmanship: Considerations, Training Tips & Drills
Chapter 10: Shooting While Wounded
Chapter 11: Low-Light Shooting
Chapter 12: Left-Hand-Dominant Shooter

One entry per person, please.
Entries accepted until 11:59 pm Central Time Monday, May 7, 2012.
Winner will be selected at random and announced Tuesday,May 8, 2012.


No purchase necessary to enter or win.
A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
Offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“U.S.”), aged 18 years or older.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, officers and directors of F+W Media, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and

65 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Win “Tactical Pistol Shooting”

  1. Papa

    Been shooting (Other than BB guns) since 8 yrs old. Always wanting to learn more, particularly about “Tactical” shooting. This book would be good.

  2. 2bassets

    Shot bb gun and 22 as a kid. One day I guess I was going for a wing shot and bullet landed close enuf to mom she could hear. She gave me a what-for but didn’t take away my gun but you can bet I was a lot more careful after that. After I left home I didn’t shoot in my adult years. In 2008 I bought my 1st pistol. Shot at the indoor range and learned to shoot IDPA from great people there. The next year I took the Gunsite 150 course. I’ve taken whatever training I can since then. If you choose me please give the book to GlockGunner70.

  3. Dando

    Started with single shot BB rifle at 6 or 7. Grandma gave me a .22 rifle at age 9 and Dad taught and monitored my shooting. 1st .22 revolver for trapline at 14 (no forms to fill out at that time (1954), and have been shooting and learning ever since.

  4. GlockGunner70

    My dad had gotten me my Daisy BB gun when I was 8 or 9. I got pretty good fairly fast so he taught me how his .22 rifle worked. Once I had taken my Hunter’s Safety Course in 7th grade he gave me his .22 rifle and I received a Winchester 20 gauge pump for Christmas. In ’94 I went and took the Act 235 training course for my security job. That was my last live training course. Since then I have become disabled and cannot afford any type of training. I think this book would give me the information I need in an easy to use format.

  5. gene

    I’m a winner, sign me up. I learned how to shoot pretty much on my own initially and then attended formal training years later on the job. I had the opportunity to shoot with a former IPSC competitor, Larry Spain, who taught me a lot and who I was always trying to beat. We would shoot steel with 22’s, he was using a S&W 6 shot revolver and I had my Ruger MKII with 10 rounds. I rarely beat him in a stage and only if he missed and had to reload. Didn’t happen very often at all but it was a lot of fun trying.

  6. K-Products

    Basically, I used a BB gun in the 4th grade but true training took place at Fort Polk, in the US Army and solidified in Vietnam 1969. But in reality, there is NEVER enough training or end to learning.