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Book giveaway: Win Massad Ayoob’s “Concealed Carry”

I’ve always enjoyed Massad Ayoob’s writing, and the manuscript for his soon-to-be-released book (Combat Shooting with Massad Ayoob) does not disappoint. From the chapter on the importance of competition as training:

“Once solely the province of the sixgun, PPC is now offered by NRA for autopistol shooters as well. Long defined by ridiculously heavy “PPC guns” firing light wadcutter midrange .38 Specials with the recoil of a mouse burp, the game got a bad rap for practicality in terms of hardware. Fortunately, that has changed.”

Combat Shooting with Massad Ayoob is scheduled for a November 15 release. In it, he shares valuable insight from years of experience:

“Most private citizens who carry guns or keep them at home for self-defense don’t get to debrief many police officers or other citizens who’ve been in gunfights. Most of them don’t get to talk with homicide detectives who investigate shootings in detail, or surgeons who treat gunshot wounds, or medical examiners who perform the autopsies when those shootings prove fatal. Nor do they generally get to have long, detailed discussions with the engineers who design and test today’s ammunition, using ballistic gelatin and various barriers in the course of their extensive research.
“My work does allow me to speak in detail with all those people. Researching gunfight results, going over the detailed reports of fatal shootings and discussing them with the people who put them together, and picking the brains of industry professionals have been part of my job for decades. Nineteen years as chair of the firearms committee of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, and the last several years on the advisory board of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, have given me an uncommon opportunity to access lots of people in lots of law enforcement agencies large and small, to get the inside story on how assorted guns and ammunition have actually worked in real-world gunfights.”

Between his entertaining writing style and the volumes of knowledge Massad has to share, this book definitely makes the “must read” list.

While you’re waiting for the new book to become available, here’s a chance to catch up on some of his other material by winning a free copy one of his previous books, "Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry" by Masad AyoobGun Digest Book of Concealed Carry. Just enter a comment at the end of this blog post telling us about your interest in concealed carry or Massad Ayoob. Or, just say that you’d like to win a copy of the book!

Good luck in the drawing. We’ll announce the winner on Tuesday (Aug. 2).

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THE RULES
One entry per person, please.
No entries after 11:59 pm Central Time Monday, Aug. 1, 2011.
Winner will be selected at random and announced Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011.

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59 thoughts on “Book giveaway: Win Massad Ayoob’s “Concealed Carry”

  1. blackhawk

    My 1st concealed carry permit was in 1987 in Florida- To this day the most influential book I have read was “In The Gravest Extreme”. I have read several of his other books including “The Book”. I highly respect his perspective.

  2. justbill

    Mas Ayoob has been my favorite defensive shooting writer since I was a kid. I hope I’ll get lucky and win his new book. It will be a great addition to several other Ayoob titles I already own.

  3. doug.e

    Every instructor I have trained with names Massad Ayoob as being a person they have learned a tremendous amount from. They suggest taking any course he offers and suggest I sign up early because they always fill up fast. I haven’t seen any of his courses offered since starting serious gun study but think owning his book would be a great opportunity to start learning his training methods. Please consider me as a candidate for receiving his book….

  4. biteme

    I read his stuff on guns and shooting and I learn stuff, but I want to know when he is going to write something useful about growing a mustache? Come on man inquiring minds want to know?

  5. 03Ltrain

    I just obtained my Texas CHL and would love to win this book. Being that I am new to concealed carry I am looking to learn every thing I can.

  6. JIMIII

    MR. Massad Ayoob’s OWN BACKGROUND IN LAW ENFORCEMENT IS LIMITED AND THAT IS NOT THE AREA WHERE HE HAS REAL STRENGTH.

    HOWEVER, IS WRITING SKILLS AND HIS ABILITY TO PORTRAY THE VIEWS AND SKILLS OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, IS SECOND TO NONE!

    HIS REAL SKILL IS ACTING AS AN ADVOCATE FOR THE MEN AND WOMAN OF THE “THIN BLUE LINE”.

  7. Frank

    Massad is a fun guy and a great Instructor! I’ve been to a couple of his Firearms Training Classes at Dunbarton. He knows the legal and the technical side of the firearms world. The sad part is he scaled back his Firearms training programs over the last few years. I often wondered if a certain weapons manufacturer in New Hampshire had anything to do with this decision.

  8. BigMickey

    I like ANY book about guns, whether written well or poorly, though I particularly like those that are well written. Massad Ayoob writes unpretentiously and clearly labels his opinions as such, fully supporting them with good reasoning. My Last Wife won’t let me purchase any more gun books until I get rid of some of them. But, if I won one she couldn’t complain. Right?

  9. ssnarkactual

    I have for a long time read Mr. Ayoob’s articles on self defense. His body of work speaks to not just the aspects that most people like to talk about and express interest in, but to those aspects that are less often addressed by gun magazine writers like the aftermath of a defensive shooting and the legal ramifications.
    One of the other things I liked about Mr. Ayoob’s writings were the oberservations he’s made on some of the influential people in modern firearms literature. I’m particularly ford of his observations on Col. Charles Askins as a pioneer who probably would never have done well as a law enforcement officer today.

  10. txshadow47

    Prior to seeking a CHL for both my spouse & me, we sought Mr. Ayoob’s writings and commentaries available at the time. The insights and advice he’s offered have proven to be invaluable. This book would replace our torn and tattered version. Everyone preparing to defend themselves, in particular BEFORE the need arises, needs to have and read this book.

  11. Max Q

    I love Massad’s books! There is such a wealth of knowledge in an easy to read and understand style. This book is next on my list. It would be great to get it for free!

  12. Brains

    Recently moved back to a reasonable state and looking forward to the option of carrying concealed… And “Knowing is half the battle” is more than just a cartoon saying.
    (Plus, never turn down a good book! Gotta win!)

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