"Serves the needs of the gun owner; the experienced shooter; those who own a weapon strictly for home-and self-defense; the military member who wants to become a better shooter in defense of our country; the law enforcement officer who ...
Author: Don Mann
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
"Serves the needs of the gun owner; the experienced shooter; those who own a weapon strictly for home-and self-defense; the military member who wants to become a better shooter in defense of our country; the law enforcement officer who risks his or her life going against the thugs of our society; and anyone interested in learning the defensive and tactical training techniques from some of the best and most experiences shooters in the world." -- Cover, p. 
The Modern Day Gunslinger The Ultimate Handgun Training Manual by Don Mann Foreword by Lt. Col. David Grossman A result of twelve years of research, The Modern Day Gunslinger was written to meet the needs of the gun owner, ...
Author: Department of the Army
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This handbook is perfect for those interested in joining the army as well as for those who merely want to learn how to shoot combat pistols. The U.S. Army Combat Pistol Training Handbook (FM 3-23.35) reflects current Army standards in weapons qualification and can be a guide for the instructor to develop training programs, plans, and lessons that meet the objectives of the U.S. Army Marksmanship program for developing combat effective marksmen. The first part focuses on the components and functions of the pistols, where readers will learn about components, ammunition, maintenance and assembly, clearing procedures, preventive maintenance, operation, loading, unloading and clearing, troubleshooting, and much more. The second part is where things get fun and where readers will find instructions on topics such as basic marksmanship, grip and aiming, breath control, trigger squeeze, techniques of firing, target engagement, combat reloading techniques, coaching, and safety, among others. Finally, the appendixes include a thorough explanation of the U.S. Army qualification courses and training schedules. This compact guide will tell you everything you need to know about training with an M9 or M11 pistol. Loaded with illustrations and charts, this handbook shows as well as tells how to be the best pistol shooter in the Army.
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Author: Gary Sterne
A New York Times bestseller! The untold story of what really happened on D-Day. The Rangers’ mission was clear. They were to lead the assault on Omaha Beach and break out inland. Simultaneously, other Ranger units would scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to destroy the ostensibly huge gun battery there and thus protect the invasion fleet from being targeted. But was the Pointe du Hoc mission actually necessary? Why did the Allies plan and execute an attack on a gun battery that they knew in advance contained no field guns? And more importantly, why did they ignore the position at Maisy that did? Using personal interviews with the surviving Rangers who fought on the beach and at Pointe du Hoc, The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach presents exceptionally detailed new research that takes the reader into the middle of the action with the Rangers. Gary Sterne has made a painstaking study of what the Allies actually knew in advance of D-Day, including what was known about Maisy Battery. Maps, orders, and assault plans have been found in American, British, and German archives, many of which have only recently been released after staying classified for more than sixty years. Radio communications of the Rangers as they advanced inland have been found, and Royal Air Force intelligence evaluations of bombing missions directed at the site have now been released. All of this combines to make The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach one of the most up-to-date references on the subject. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
This suggests that the modern-day gunslinger operating the drones should be patient, taking the model from the animal kingdom and waiting to strike when the enemy is at his weakest. Unfortunately this is where the analogy breaks down.
Author: Dave Sloggett
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The Development of Unmanned Aerial Conflict will examine the development and use of aerial drones, a topical subject that has not been written on to date.??An unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its flight is either controlled autonomously by computers in the vehicle, or under the remote control of a navigator or pilot on the ground or in another vehicle.??Blending history with current and recent operations, Dr Sloggett will set out to put the record straight. In some quarters of the press drones get a bad press and there has been much controversy over their deployment, some of which is not deserved.??The book reveals the history of unmanned aircraft, their recent development and why they have emerged onto the scene. Why did the US, for example, really invest highly in drone technology? When did all that start? What barriers had to be overcome? What was there before drones arrived???The book also analyses their operations in Iraq in Gulf War Two and more recently Afghanistan. What roles did drones play? Where they successful? What new developments emerged during operations? Did they save lives? Further to this is a detailed look at case studies where they have been used trying to remove some of the incorrect reporting _ putting the record straight based on evidence. How many have been shot down and where???The book then looks at strategic uses of drones at present: Iran is being monitored; they are already in action over parts of Africa; what are other countries doing _ China, Iran? Turkey???The RAF's use of drones, their deployment and operations is considered along with important questions such as where this goes for the future. What are the issues? Will all air forces be drone based in the future? What other applications may arise in the civilian market?
Accuracy is the keynote on Gila Bend's three ranges , when these modern day gunslingers and those from some allied nations attack simulated convoys and airstrips and engage in mock air - to - air combat . With .50 - caliber slugs and ...
With all the respect in the world, I would like to thank my idol, the modern day gunslinger, Bas Rutten for the support, help and inspiration long before we even met. The creation of your foreword for this book and the opportunity to ...
Author: Christopher Olech
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
**Winner of the Canada Book Award** **Winner of the Readers' Favorite Gold Award for Non-Fiction Sports** Enter the minds of some of the martial arts world's most respected fighters and trainers. The Fighter Within is an inspirational book for Mixed Martial Arts fans which brings insider stories, heartfelt moments and the human element to what's perceived as a savage sport. It reveals thoughtful, encouraging and even lighthearted insights into the minds and souls of true champions. It describes the attributes that lead to success in a sport that demands dedication, forethought and intellect—traits which are applicable to all of life's challenges. A foreword by Bas Rutten—UFC Heavyweight Champion and three-time King of Pancrase World Champion—sets the tone for this book, which features an impressive array of interviews with a veritable who's-who of elite MMA fighters and martial artists: Fedor Emelianenko (Former MMA Heavyweight Champion and FIAS World Combat Sambo Heavyweight Champion) Rashad Evans (Heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 2/Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion) Rich Franklin (Former UFC Middleweight Champion) Rory MacDonald (Former King of the Cage Lightweight Champion) Sean Sherk (Former UFC Lightweight Champion) Tomasz Adamek (Boxing Champion) Firas Zahabi (Tri-Star Elite Coach) Bruno Fernandes (Founder of Gracie Barra Montreal BJJ school/President of GB Wear) John Danaher (BJJ Black Belt Elite Coach) Ajarn Phil Nurse (Muay Thai Champion/Elite Coach) Alain Moussi (Actor/Stuntman) Rafal Chwalek (Polish Kickboxing and Savate Champion) Scott Ramsdell (API Head Instructor) Matthew Olson (API Head Instructor)
The Modern Day Gunslinger is basically a weapon fundamentals and basic tactics book. Most of the lessons in that book I learned while in the SEAL teams. The Navy SEAL Survival Handbook is a book of survival lessons, most of which I ...
Author: Don Mann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Do you want to be a member of one of the world’s most elite special operations forces? Not everyone has what it takes to become a Navy SEAL (Sea, Air, and Land). The training required—and the job itself—is exhausting and demanding, but also exhilarating and highly respected. If you or someone you know is up for the challenge, this book has everything you need to know, from schooling and training to pay range, placement, qualifications, and what you can expect after you become a SEAL. To become a SEAL in the Naval Special Warfare/Naval Special Operations (NSW/NSO) community, you must first go through what is often considered to be the most physically and mentally demanding military training in the world. With this book, you can prepare yourself by learning what to expect before taking on the ruthless and rewarding job of defending your country against foes around the world. This guide includes advice from current and former Navy SEALs on direct action warfare, special reconnaissance, counterterrorism, and foreign internal defense. When there’s nowhere else to turn, Navy SEALs are in their element. They achieve the impossible by way of conditioned response, sheer willpower, and absolute dedication to their training, their missions and their fellow special ops team members.
Alvarez wore black jeans and a black T-shirt with a tool belt around his hips like a modern-day gunslinger. Jenna stepped out on the porch and let the screen door slam behind her so he would know she was there.
Author: Linda Griffin
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Divorcee Jenna Scott moves to a quiet California fishing village during the first Gulf War to make a new life in a house inherited from her grandfather. Her next-door neighbor recommends widowed handyman Rick Alvarez to fix her leaky roof. Jenna is intimidated by his good looks and annoyed by his self-assurance, but disarmed by his affection for his young son. She is still hurting from her ex-husband's betrayal and resists the attraction between them. Rick has lived in the village for only three years and is still an outsider, friendly but not sharing his past with anyone. When an attractive vacationer is murdered, local gossip says he is the killer, and rumors spread about his wife's death as well. Jenna is determined not to believe the gossip, but will she ever be able to trust Rick with her wounded heart?
C H A P T E r 39 S o the modern-day gunslinger rode off in his silver plane to make the world safe for young drug addicts, vulnerable females, and small children, Molly indignantly mused several hours later. She was lying by the pool in ...
Author: Susan Johnson
Molly: A beautiful bride-to-be, fell hopelessly in love with another man. A man she could never marry.... Carey: A world-class horseman and film director, lived a glittering jet-set life that Molly could never be a part of. Against all odds, fate would give their love a second chance. Years later, as Molly struggled to raise her daughter in the wake of betrayal, she dreamed of her beloved Carey. Then, one day he appeared-more glamorous, wealthy, and irresistible than she ever remembered, Now she was ready to embrace his world...his passions...His fast-paced lifestyle....
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Author: Jay Cassell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Ultimate Preppers' Guide is packed with practical approaches, step-by-step instructions, and how-to explanations for disaster and emergency preparation. Knowledge maps, flow charts, and templates provide important information at a glance and walk you through your decisions on personalizing and customizing disaster preparation for you, the family, and your business. The Ultimate Preppers' Guide is logically organized, easy to reference, and simple to understand. It provides diverse coverage of disaster prep topics, including a comprehensive look at disaster first aid and medical problems where there are no responders or hospitals immediately available. This book brings you up to date on emerging prep trends and technologies and examines what works and what doesn’t. It explains how to prep with the budget you have and with many of the materials you already have at hand. It includes chapters on basic preparedness, communications, resource conservation, power and energy, emergency heating and cooling, water, food and nutrition, shelter, evacuation, public health, special needs, and specific hazards. This book will not just get you ready beforehand. When a disaster has happened, it will provide ideas for surviving, coping, and recovering.
Mann, Don D. The Modern Day Gunslinger: the Ultimate Handgun Training Manual. New York: Skyhorse Pub., 2010. Maslow, Abraham H. The Power of Self-Actualization, n.d. Maslow, Abraham H. Theory of Human Motivation.
Author: Shayamal Vallabhjee
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Breathe Believe Balance is one part memoir and one part guide to self-discovery. It is an intimate account of the lessons Shayamal Vallabhjee learnt while growing up during South Africa's apartheid era, from living the life of a monk and travelling the globe with professional athletes. He has popularized the concept of 'Balance' in India. Using his knowledge and experience from the worlds of science, spirituality, and psychology, in this book, Vallabhjee takes you through this introspective and self-healing journey. From understanding the importance of self-love to decoding the science of healthy relationships; from learning to be emotionally present in every conversation to engineering your environment for success, Breathe Believe Balance helps you take a deeper look at your life. Offering a scientific analysis of the human psyche and packed with useful questionnaires, this book is your guide to self-transformation and personal mastery.
As a restless westerner myself, born only a few days before Steinbeck departed with Charley on his adventure, I too have often wondered where America “went. ... A modern-day gunslinger in Wyoming who purportedly shot ...
Author: Courtney White
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Social Science
In the mid-1990s, news headlines featured political gridlock, anti-government fanaticism, political assaults on environmental regulations, local demands to turn over federal land to the states, ‘patriotic’ armed militia groups, courtroom brawls between activists and rural residents over endangered species, finger-pointing and trash-talking generally. Sound familiar? It’s said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but rhymes instead. Fortunately, if problems are cyclical so are solutions. I’d like to share one that we came up with back then. It’s called the radical center. This is the story of its rise. I’m a former Sierra Club activist who dropped out of the ‘conflict industry’ in 1997 to cofound The Quivira Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering common ground between ranchers, conservationists, public land managers, and scientists. Our effort focused on resolving the long-standing feud between ranchers and environmentalists, a hopeless fight that had imperiled the wide open spaces of our beloved West. Our idea was to find a ‘third way’ beyond the polarization in order to implement practical, on-the-ground goals through collaboration, not confrontation. We called it the radical center and defined its mission as “a grassroots coming-together of diverse people to discuss their common interests rather than argue their differences and who agree to work cooperatively on a pragmatic program of action that improves the well-being of all living things.” Included in this book are three columns that I wrote over a period of nearly twenty years: The Uneasy Chair (1995-1997) which was published in the newsletter of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, The Far Horizon (1997-2006) for the newsletter of the Quivira Coalition, and The Next West (2009-2011), which I wrote for my web site. Taken together, I believe they offer a unique look at the times from the perspective of someone on the front lines. ~ Courtney White
Two minutes to midnight by my count, but apparently close enough for him, as he raps the bar three times hard with his fist. Last call. ... Like what, some kind of modern-day gunslinger?” “Yes, there are that many open missing persons ...
Author: Lisa Gardner
Publisher: Random House
From the #1 global bestselling author of WHEN YOU SEE ME 'I just read Before She Disappeared in a day and a half. It was that gripping. And Frankie is one of my new favourite characters. Highly recommended!' SHARI LAPENA, author of The End of Her and The Couple Next Door 'Sharply-written, tension-filled yarn full of twists readers are unlikely to see coming.' DAILY MAIL 'Lisa Gardner has always been one of my favourite writers, and this time she truly hits it out of the park. Frankie Elkin is a heroine for the ages, a fierce female Shane who's out to save the world - one missing person at a time.' TESS GERRITSEN _________________________________ A gripping thriller featuring an ordinary woman who will stop at nothing to find the missing people that the rest of the world has forgotten. Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman with more regrets than belongings who spends her life doing what no one else will: searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never paid attention, Frankie starts looking. A new case brings Frankie to Mattapan, a Boston neighborhood with a rough reputation. She is searching for Angelique Badeau, a Haitian teenager who vanished from her high school months earlier. Resistance from the Boston PD and the victim's wary family tells Frankie she's on her own. And she soon learns she's asking questions someone doesn't want answered. But Frankie will stop at nothing to discover the truth, even if it means the next person to go missing will be her ... _________________________________ 'To read Lisa Gardner is to put yourself in the hands of a master storyteller. In BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED, she gives us a crackling mystery, gritty atmosphere and an unforgettable heroine.' RILEY SAGER, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark _________________________________ Readers love Lisa Gardner's brilliant thrillers: 'A fabulous read with amazing, interesting, complex characters and I was absolutely hooked, from start to finish.' 'Once again Lisa Gardner delivers as one of my favourite crime thriller authors, she creates a complex and magnetic character in Frankie' 'Frankie is a wonderful character, full of grit and personality, and I love her inner monologues so much! I really hope we will get to see more of her in the future!' 'An entertaining and engaging thriller with a great central protagonist that I think many of Gardner's fans and other crime and thriller readers will love.'
In this modern-day gunslinger classic, everyone is a bad guy and Clyde Barr is the baddest of them all.” —Scott Sigler, author of Contagious and Alive “Jack Reacher fans will delight in meeting the shrewd loner Clyde Barr, ...
Author: Erik Storey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
DISCOVER A NEW HERO... ‘Very, very good. Reacher is keeping an eye on this guy’ LEE CHILD ‘Nothing short of brilliant. It grabs you from page one and simply doesn’t let go’ JEFFERY DEAVER Clyde Barr has been on the run for sixteen years. Now he’s back in the Colorado wilderness, hoping for some peace and quiet. Then Clyde receives a frantic phone call for help from his sister Jen. But the line goes dead. She’s been taken. Clyde doesn’t know where Jen is. He doesn’t know who has her. He doesn’t know how much time he has. All he knows is that nothing short of dying will stop him from saving her… ‘Clyde Barr — remember the name, because he could just become as famous as Lee Child’s anti-hero Jack Reacher. Utterly compelling from the first page...for my money, it will become a worldwide sensation’ DAILY MAIL 'Erik Storey’s writing is exceptional. This is a splendid debut, harsh and gripping throughout' THE TIMES ‘…the best debut thriller of the year – and don’t be surprised if before long Erik Storey ranks among the giants of the genre’ THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Del and Jen now vow to live dangerously themselves, to make something big and riotous occur in their lives: they decide to be vigilantes, modern-day gunslingers (though they never buy any guns) to clean up the streets of Los Angeles.
Author: Jeffrey J. Folks
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Literary Collections
Since the early 1970s southern fiction has been increasingly attentive to social issues, including the continuing struggles for racial justice and gender equality, the loss of a sense of social community, and the decline of a coherent regional identity. The essays in The World Is Our Home focus on writers who have explicitly addressed social and cultural issues in their fiction and drama, including Dorothy Allison, Horton Foote, Ernest J. Gaines, Jill McCorkle, Walker Percy, Lee Smith, William Styron, Alice Walker, and many others. The contributors provide valuable insights into the transformation of southern culture over the past thirty years and probe the social and cultural divisions that persist. The collection makes an important case for the centrality of social critique in contemporary southern fiction.
She awakes the next day to the horrible realization of what she has done . ... Rick Dillon ( Dullea ) , a small - town , prairie hockey player , considers himself a modern - day gunslinger on and off the ice , and he spends his off ...
Author: Wyndham Wise
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Performing Arts
The most exhaustive and up-to-date reference book on Canadian film and filmmakers, combining 700 reviews and biographical listings with a detailed chronology of major events in Canadian film and television history.
Snake (Kurt Russell) is a modern-day gunslinger who ends up fighting on the side of justice. ... breathless delivery of terse one-liners is obviously modeled on Eastwood's characters: “Call me Snake”; “I used to be a gunfighter.
Author: Christine Holmlund
Category: Performing Arts
Impossible Bodies investigates issues of ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in contemporary Hollywood. Examining stars from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Clint Eastwood, to Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Lopez, Holmlund focuses on actors whose physique or appearance marks them as unusual or exceptional, and yet who occupy key and revealing positions in today's mainstream cinema. Exploring a range of genres and considering both stars and their sidekicks, Holmlund examines ways in which Hollywood accommodates - or doesn't - a variety of 'impossible' bodies, from the 'outrageous' physiques of Dolph Lundgren and Dolly Parton, to the almost-invisible bodies of Asian-Americans, Latinas and older actors.
Forces, Connections, and Imaginations in a Postmodern World Michael Burawoy, Joseph A. Blum, Sheba George, ... 31 The homeless Vietnam veteran , alternately wounded everyman and modern - day gunslinger , became a stock figure , played ...
Author: Michael Burawoy
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
In this follow-up to the highly successful Ethnography Unbound, Michael Burawoy and nine colleagues break the bounds of conventional sociology, to explore the mutual shaping of local struggles and global forces. In contrast to the lofty debates between radical theorists, these nine studies excavate the dynamics and histories of globalization by extending out from the concrete, everyday world. The authors were participant observers in diverse struggles over extending citizenship, medicalizing breast cancer, dumping toxic waste, privatizing nursing homes, the degradation of work, the withdrawal of welfare rights, and the elaboration of body politics. From their insider vantage points, they show how groups negotiate, circumvent, challenge, and even re-create the complex global web that entangles them. Traversing continents and extending over three years, this collaborative research developed its own distinctive method of "grounded globalization" to grasp the evaporation of traditional workplaces, the dissolution of enclaved communities, and the fluidity of identities. Forged between the local and global, these compelling essays make a powerful case for ethnography's insight into global dynamics.
I was from outside, and it was the outside world that had to be held at bay, at gunpoint, I should say, for it could and would ... one who perceived himself as a modern-day gunslinger, his perverse avatar someone like Billy the Kid.
a modern-day gunslinger; a spandex-clad Clint Eastwood riding a two-thousand dollar bike instead of a golden palomino. “Got your head in the clouds again?” my mom would ask when she caught me daydreaming. “No,” I remember saying.
Author: Paul Maurer
As a twenty-two year old dreamer, Mike Johnson bicycled across the country. Four decades later, bitter and haunted, he again seeks the solace of the open road. It is there both physical and emotional exhaustion battle redemption one pedal stroke at a time.