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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. Handgunhunter333

    I taught myself to shoot handguns by doing a lot of reading and getting out to the range. I was then able many years later to go to some Civilian Firearm classes at a technical college in the area that were excellent.

  2. bhunting

    I first learned to shoot at Camp Pendelton, Ca as a member of the SeaBees in 1966. I have since refined my shooting as a member of my gun club by shooting in various NRA pistol matches.

  3. dtjsanderson

    I learned to shoot when I was a teen ager, and more recently training at the gun range as an adult. I would love to win the book!

  4. rocketman7

    I learned to shoot at 10 from my grandfather with a .22 rifle. Have not shot a pistol for some time but as I will have a new one soon, this book would come in handy.
    Hope I can win.

  5. pjash

    I learned to shoot at my Uncle Curt’s farm in central Illinois at age 12 using a 30″ barrel Winchester ’97 that I could barely lift. Got a rabbit that day and had him for supper.

    Jim Ash

  6. mjlmii

    Started with a Marlin Glenfield 60 .22 that I still have, and now is used by my grandsons. Tens of thousands of rounds later it’s in pristine condition.

    1. DaveHD2009

      Did yours have the tube magazine or the clip? I had one with a 10-shot clip. It was the first rifle I ever owned and was given to me by my dad. I fell on some hard times many years ago and had to sell it. I wish I had kept it. It was like new. I can’t find one like it anywhere…

  7. rpa49

    I use to shoot dragonflies at the pond in my parents backyard with my bb gun when I was young. I learned to study the wind and anticipate when the dragonfly was going to hover or land someplace.

    My 10 years in the military didn’t hurt my skills either (OIF, disabled vet.)

    I would love to read this book whether I win it or not, but of course winning is always more fun.

  8. mooninsc

    I learned to shoot with my trusty red ryder. I took out many a rat at the trash dump before we got those pesty green containers….lol

  9. Bill

    I learned to shoot on my own as a kid. I wore out a Daisy BB gun, progressed to a pellet gun, then a .22 and eventaully a .22 revolver.

    This book, this book would be helpful to me as a firearms instructor for an LE agency.