A Practical Guide for Surviving Violent Confrontations
by Tom Givens
Third Edition (Revised and Updated)
Published January 26, 2015
Trim Size: 8″ x 10″
List Price: $39.95
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Fighting Smarter is the result of over 40 years of specialized training, education and experience in using handguns for self-defense. Consisting of 40 chapters and over 300 pages, this book is full of vital information for anyone concerned about personal security.
The first half of the book deals with the “software” issues, such as developing your awareness skills, building a winning mindset, and your legal rights and responsibilities. There is also a great deal of information about crime and how criminals operate, to help you see problems as they develop. The “hardware” section deals with selecting the right gun, holster, and ammunition and proper training to take control of your life.
The author, Tom Givens, has been carrying a gun professionally for over 40 years and has been conducting training for over 35 years. Givens serves as an expert witness on firearms and firearms training issues in both state and federal courts all over the US. He is a former champion competitor in both IPSC and IDPA competition, and he holds an IDPA Master rating in CDP, ESP, and SSP divisions. Givens has written well over 100 published magazine articles in Combat Handguns Magazine, SWAT Magazine, Concealed Carry Magazine, Soldier of Fortune, and other publications. This is his fifth published textbook.
I think Tom does a better job explaining the true risks an average citizen faces better than anyone else in the firearms training business. His police experience combined with the experiences of thousands of students over the years has led to an incredible amount of understanding in the field.
– Greg Ellifritz, Active Response Training