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Bullseyes Don't Shoot Back: The Complete Textbook of Point Shooting for Close Quarters Combat

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Bullseyes Don't Shoot Back: The Complete Textbook of Point Shooting for Close Quarters Combat.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Rex Applegate(Author),Michael Janich(Author)

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Learn why point shooting is the most practical technique for aiming and shooting a handgun in a real gunfight. This instructional guide teaches you how and when to use point shooting, compares it to two-handed sighted fire and tells how a major police training facility is teaching point shooting with stunning results.

Col. Rex Applegate was universally recognized as America's foremost authority on close combat with or without weapons.

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  • By Vladimir Makarov on June 5, 2016

    I have been a student of the methods of Applegate, Fairbairn and Sykes since the early 90's. From time to time, during this early period of my CQB development, I would call Col Applegate on the phone in order to get clarification or advice in dealing with problems or questions that would come up. He was always very helpful and gracious. Anyway, I have owned all of his books for many years now and, for some reason, never got around to buying this one. Well, I finally did and it has exceeded all my expectations. It is very well put together and any student of these methods will benefit from this book.

  • By OldArcher on January 16, 2017

    Michael Janich is a man of many hats... His writing ability is superb, in clearly, easily, teaching what he knows so well... Point shooting has bein in, and out, of vogue, as regards combat handgun handling. He removes the mystique, and clearly teaches with no obfuscation, or extras...Five out of Five Stars...I heartily recommend this book, as I've already given two other copies, to friends...

  • By Brent J. Roberson on July 5, 2012

    This book is a basic introduction to and overview of Rex Applegate's point-shooting method. Inside you will find history of point-shooting starting with the method developed by W.E. Fairbairn and E.A. Sykes while serving with the Shanghai Municipal Police in the early 20th century, which Applegate further refined. Also included are practice drills, technique, how, why and where point-shooting works, and even how some police department training curriculms are including point-shooting in light of low scores/hit-rates with the use of other methods. There was also a video produced called Shooting for Keeps, I recommend you buy this video and watch it before you read this book, you will be ahead of the curve. Is point-shooting the be-all, end-all of shooting methods? No it is merely part of a continuum, however in the ranges it was intended for use in it will work.

  • By Guest on May 16, 2014

    I have read numerous books on self defense to obtain different points of view. I teach firearm safety and self defense to beginners and as a lawyer and judge, I teach the legal aspects of self defense as well. Col. Applegate's book is the best I have read about self defense. Col. Cooper's books are excellent for shooting, competition and marksmanship skills and have great self defense and awareness techniques. But for how to survive a violent, sudden armed encounter, this tried and true book cannot be ignored. Simply the best.

  • By Nom de Plume on October 21, 2014

    Janich recounts the history and development of formalized point shooting training in pre WWII Shanghai and to Commandos and irregular Allied forces and operatives (that vigorously gave training and confidence in mere hours). He contrasts with the competing doctrines of "The Modern Technique" exemplified by Col. Jeff Cooper.The conclusion of Applegate's & Janich is that point shooting (within 50 feet) gives faster and better results as it is based on the natural gross motor skills, only, of men in stress who are actually fighting for their lives instead of simply making a demonstration upon a harmless paper target. A successful modern training program is shown.

  • By Kenneth A. Steenrod on August 18, 2013

    I am a retired police officer with 35 years on the job. During my life I have studied numerous different fighting styles, I have trained with numerous Weapons, both lethal and nonlethal. I have been SWAT/Special Entry trained. In those years I was involved in numerous firearms incidents. During this time I have seen several firearms methods come and go. The best I can say for most of them is that they are usually fads and hopefully didn't get too many officers killed. Most police shooting incidents take place at less then 7 feet. Less then 3 feet in the shooting incident I was involved in. In these incidents most training goes out the window and it comes down to draw and shoot. This also explains why there are so many stray bullets in most police shootings. When you are looking down the barrels of a 12 gauge side by side that is closer then 3 feet and it was just fired at a police officer all them nice little things you learned at the range are going right out the window.. For these reasons I have looked for years for a firearms training method that is natural and instinctive so that it won't go out the window when the panic hits. I think Col. Applegate comes as close to that as anything I saw in 35 years.

  • By Keytech on December 11, 2015

    This is a must read for anyone using a handgun. It is easy to read with a sensible presentation giving credit to shooting stances other than point shooting. It also gives a very good explanation as to why point shooting is so necessary and why it works so well under so many circumstances. You won't be disappointed!

  • By Doug on February 18, 2018

    The forgotten master - Rex Applegate name was on a USA knife I had owed for years and I finally googled the name and was amazed at his story - one of a kind

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