Firearms for Personal Protection by Joseph von Benedikt

Learn the ins and outs of armed defense, including concealed carry, safety practices, and more with this indispensable guide.

 Learn the ins and outs of armed defense, including concealed carry, safety practices, and more with this indispensable guide.

You’ll like this guide to carrying personal protection firearms if:

  • You’re looking for practical information on concealed carry and the like
  • You’re a new gun owner
  • You want a non-tactical approach to carrying a gun for personal protection

 Get a realistic and common sense approach to concealed carry and other personal protection topics with Firearms for Personal Protection by Joseph von Benedikt. Providing a practical, non-tactical perspective, this comprehensive guide covers essential concepts pertaining to personal-protection gun ownership and use, including concealed carry, good safety and handling practices, nightstand guns, shotguns, carbines, and much more. Stemming from several years of real-world gun carry and use in the Southwest United States, this book provides the knowledge you need with the experience to back it up.

 While pseudo-tactical enthusiasm certainly has its place, Joseph von Benedikt presents and discusses a view supporting the idea that mastering the use of firearms for personal protection comes from time spent practicing and developing an unconscious competence. While compressed tactical training can help with learning proper handling techniques, long acquaintance and familiarity with a firearm are what truly provide for the mastery of using one for personal protection.

In Firearms for Personal Protection you’ll find:

  • Solid, practical information on firearms, free of pseudo-tactical attitude
  • Technical information on various models of suitable personal protection firearms
  • How to: choosing the right gun, becoming proficient, methods of carry, and more

A word from the author:

 “My philosophy regarding firearms for personal protection is founded in practical mastery, versatility, and the unconscious competence that only comes with time and frequent use.” —Joseph von Benedikt

About the author:

 Joseph von Benedikt was raised in a remote region of southern Utah, and spent nine years of his late teens and twenties guiding big-game hunters and four years doing part-time amateur gunsmithing. After publishing several articles in hunting and shooting magazines during his college years, von Benedikt became the associate editor of Petersen’s RifleShooter and G&A’s Handguns. He is now the Editor in Chief of Shooting Times magazine at InterMedia Outdoors.


Chapter 1: Semiautomatic vs. Revolver
Chapter 2: Caliber Choices
Chapter 3: Concealed Carry vs. Nightstand Guns
Chapter 4: Recommended Concealed Carry Handguns
Chapter 5: Recommended Nightstand Guns
Chapter 6: Choosing the Right Handgun
Chapter 7: Handguns vs. Rifles vs. Shotguns
Chapter 8: Rifle Cartridges and Shotgun Gauges
Chapter 9: Proficiency and Safety
Chapter 10: The Practical/Tactical Dichotomy
Chapter 11: Get the Most Out of Your Handgun
Chapter 12: Get the Most Out of Your Shotgun
Chapter 13: Get the Most Out of Your Rifle
Chapter 14: Care and Maintenance
Chapter 15: Customizing
Chapter 16: Lights, Lasers, and Other Gizmos
Chapter 17: Avoiding Conflict
Chapter 18: After a Shooting
Chapter 19: Your 2nd Amendment Responsibility
Chapter 20: Special Prepper Section

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Defensive Pistol Fundamentals by Grant Cunningham

Utilize this authoritative pistol guide from author Grant Cunningham and learn how to effectively use a pistol to defend yourself and others.

 Utilize this authoritative pistol guide from author Grant Cunningham an learn how to effectively use a pistol to defend yourself and others.

You’ll appreciate this pistol guide if:

  • You want to learn how to defend yourself during an unexpected attack
  • You’re looking to learn how to use a pistol for self-defense
  • You’re a fan of Grant Cunningham and his previous works

 The surprise attack, the ambush, is the most difficult type of incident to prepare for, but is rarely discussed. In Defensive Pistol Fundamentals, Grant Cunningham discusses the concepts, skills, and equipment you’ll need to overcome this worst-case scenario. While the concepts and skills discussed can certainly be utilized while using a variety of different firearms, this guide specifically covers the use of a semiautomatic pistol.

 Properly handling and manipulating a pistol are both important skills to learn, but what are also needed are shooting and judgment skills that will ultimately help you overcome a lethal threat. After learning how to operate a pistol, find out what you need to do in self-defense situations, as well as why and how to execute these actions. Discover your body’s natural responses to violent attacks, and develop tactics to effectively combat these threats – for your own, and ultimately your loved ones’ safety.

In Defensive Pistol Fundamentals you’ll find:

  • A look at defensive shooting from the standpoint of the private citizen, as opposed to a police or military operator
  • A consideration of the latest in medical and scientific research, which explores how the brain processes information and makes decisions, in order to become more efficient in defense training

A word from the author:

 “This book is about defending yourself from the surprise criminal attack, or the criminal ambush. It’s about that very short period of time – measured in seconds – when you find your life in imminent danger and where lethal force is the correct response.” – Grant Cunningham

About the author:

 Grant Cunningham is a renowned author, shooting/self defense instructor, and gunsmith who is particularly noted for his expertise with the double action revolver. In addition to his books for Gun Digest, Grant’s articles have been published in a number of magazines, and he is a frequent contributor to the Personal Defense Network.

 When he’s not writing or building great guns, Grant teaches shooting and self defense courses around the country. Grant is a certified Combat Focus® Shooting instructor, as well as teaching his own curriculum specific to defensive use of the double action revolver and lever action rifle. His students praise his unique style combining authoritative information with thorough yet engaging delivery.



CHAPTER 1 Safety First!
CHAPTER 2 Being Efficient

CHAPTER 3 Picking a Semi-Auto Pistol
CHAPTER 4 Ammunition for Defensive Shooting
CHAPTER 5 Testing Your Pistol for Reliability

CHAPTER 6 Realities of Defensive Shooting: The Ambush Attack
CHAPTER 7 Your Body’s Natural Reactions
CHAPTER 8 Making Decisions Efficiently
CHAPTER 9 What is Precision in Defensive Shooting?
CHAPTER 10 Balance of Speed and Precision
CHAPTER 11 Can You – Or Should You?

CHAPTER 12 Managing Scarcity: What Skills Do You Need?
CHAPTER 13 Foundations – Grasp and Stance
CHAPTER 14 Trigger Control – The Key to Effi cient Shooting
CHAPTER 15 Eyes and Sights – The Defensive Sighting Continuum
CHAPTER 16 Drawing the Pistol
CHAPTER 17 After Shooting – Assess!
CHAPTER 18 Dealing with Multiple Aggressors
CHAPTER 19 Reloading Your Pistol in an Emergency
CHAPTER 20 Malfunctions – What They Are and How to Deal With Them

CHAPTER 21 Integrity in Training
CHAPTER 22 Training in Context
CHAPTER 23 Choosing a Training Course
CHAPTER 24 Practicing Realistically: Drills and Procedures

APPENDIX A Respectful Irreverence
APPENDIX B An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power

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Modern Survival Guns by Jorge Amselle

A modern survival guide for doomsday preppers. Choose the right firearms, practice your skills with instruction in the book, prepare yourself. This survival guide for firearms is perfect for preppers and firearm owners who plan to protect themselves.

 In Modern Survival Guns: The Complete Preppers Guide to Dealing With Everyday Threats, author Jorge Amselle presents more than 600 pages on guns, gear, and practical know-how to survive any eventuality. If you are a prepper, this book is every bit as important as your bug-out bag and will compel you to rethink your survival gun battery.

 Modern Survival Guns covers all aspects of the state-of-the-art in firearms, ammo, optics and critical shooting gear for all types of emergency and survival situations. This is a complete guide to survival and includes information on knives, tactics, and support systems like emergency supplies such as food, water, and medicine. And it tackles self-defense, concealed carry and why you should reload your own ammunition. Right now, there is much uncertainty in the world and the U.S. about the future. This book teaches you how to deal with it.

Inside this survival guide for doomsday preppers, you’ll find:

  • Expert advice on the latest rifles, shotguns, and handguns for any survival situation
  • Honest evaluations of ammunition, accessories, and gear to solve real-life problems
  • Bugging out versus sheltering in place strategies
  • Tactics to preserve and conceal firearms if the worst comes to pass
  • Real threats facing gun owners and how you can prepare right now

 With catastrophes ranging from monster hurricanes to nuclear threats posed by deranged dictators, people across the political spectrum are in real need of prepping and survival strategies free from paranoia, conspiracy theories or fear mongering. Modern Survival Guns delivers these and so much more.


The Threat is Real
Gun Control and Disarmament
Rimfire Guns
Ammunition and Reloading
Safe and Secure Long-Term Storage
Discreet Carry
Optics and Surveillance
Knives/Edged Weapons/Tools
Airguns, Bows, and Crossbows
Emergency Food and Water
Shelter in Place: Home Bunkers and Safe Rooms
Evacuate: Bug-Out Vehicles & Communications
Self-Defense Inside and Outside the Home
Medical Emergencies: Equipment and Training
Suppressors/Short-Barreled Weapons/Machine Guns/Improvised Weapons

About the author

 Jorge Amselle is an NRA certified firearms instructor, a military veteran, bullseye shooter, and full-time professional firearms writer for various national gun magazines, including Combat HandgunsGuns and Weapons for Law EnforcementSpecial Weapons for Military and Police and Rifle Firepower. He routinely tests out the latest guns, ammunition, gear, and holsters from large and small manufacturers around the country and around the world. He is on the road observing, attending, participating in and reporting on law enforcement and self-defense training academies throughout the year.

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