The Handbook of Police Psychology represents the contributions of over thirty police psychologists, all experts in their field, on the core subject matters of police psychology. Police psychology is broadly defined as the application of psychological principles and methods to law enforcement. This growing area includes topics such as screening and hiring of police officers; conducting screening for special squads (e.g., SWAT); fitness-for-duty evaluations; investigations, hostage negotiations; training and consultation, and stress counseling, among others. The book examines the beginnings of police psychology and early influences on the profession such as experimental investigations of psychological testing on police attitude and performance. Influential figures in the field of police psychology are discussed, including the nation’s first full-time police psychologist who served on the Los Angeles Police Department, and the first full-time police officer to earn a doctorate in psychology while still in uniform with the New York Police Department.
Does Your 1911 Stack Up? &break;&break;When John Browning designed the Model 1911 pistol for Colt's Manufacturing Co. he created the standard by which pistols have been judged for more than 90 years. &break;&break;Now Patrick Sweeney provides the first in-depth look at the Model 1911 in all its forms, complete with information on ammunition, after-market parts and performance testing of semi-custom guns. This book shows you what the 1911 is and what it can become. If you own a 1911 now or have ever considered buying one, this book is for you.
A definitive reference that carries a balanced mix of thoroughly researched articles on elements of the shooting sports hobby and new product reports provides a detailed and current catalog of arms and accessories featuring specifications and prices. Original. 66,000 first printing.
BIGGER.BETTER.MORE OF WHAT YOU WANT! IT'S GUN DIGEST 2011 THE WORLD'S GERATEST GUN BOOK SINCE 1944 Long regarded the shooter's best resource, Gun Digest is jam-packed with the kind of entertaining information on guns and shooting that you just won't find anywhere else. From in-depth field reports on the newest guns and gear to fascinating discussions of collectible guns and gear to fascinating discussions of collectible arms, you'll find it in Gun Digest 2011.
Author: Dave Spaulding
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Extremely popular and hailed by trainers and officers nationwide as one of the most realistic all-encompassing firearms guides ever published. Handgun Combative overflows with the street-proven wisdom and priceless advice of prominent gun expert Dave Spaulding. Includes insight into weapon, ammo & holster selection, grip tips for better weapon retention, increasing accuracy, skillful firearms use in challenging settings, preparing for quick response and peak performance, and training for weak hand shooting. No officer should be without this book...period.
Unmatched in reliability, SIG-produced pistols are used?and trusted?by elite law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, the DEA, the Secret Service, the BATF, as well as a number of smaller federal agencies. Designed and built to satisfy a wide range of needs, including military, law enforcement, security agencies, individual self-defense, hunting, and competition, these firearms have a long established reputation for unmatched quality and excellence. From innovative design to quality workmanship, author Massad Ayoob takes an in-depth look at Sig Sauer pistols reviewing and discussing the design, function, and uses of modern SIG pistols. Readers will be amazed at the performance of these prestigious firearms, as one of the nation?s top firearms instructors presents historical information and performance reviews of SIG pistols.
This book can save your life! The best defense for any scenario is to be prepared. The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery prepares you for potential life-threatening situations with practical instruction and expert guidance. Author Massad Ayoob teaches you the skills to keep you and your family safe in any violent encounter, including: Selecting the right pistol, ammunition and holster How to use and accessorize your handgun Close-quarter battle techniques used by law enforcement and the U.S. military In addition to the tactical aspects of self-defense, Ayoob also covers practical information about selecting a used handgun and the legal aspects of self-defense with a firearm. Firearms technology and tactics change throughout the years, which is why the updated 6th edition of The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery is essential to the well-being of you and your family. Remember, your best defense is to be prepared.
Offers readers a popular expert's introduction to more of the greatest and most popular handguns of all time. From the best handguns for concealed carry, self-defense and home protection to the world's best hunting and target handguns, this title includes insights of the world's most acclaimed expert on the subject of pistols and revolvers.
Combat Shooting with Massad Ayoob is written by America's best-known combat pistol shooter, Massad Ayoob, who is credited with the idea of "stress fire." In this book, Massad speaks about mindset and jumps right into the aspects of learning combat shooting. Next, he highlights three gunfighters—Wyatt Earp, Colonel Charles Askins and Jim Cirillo—and the lessons we can learn from each. Lastly, Ayoob shares his perspective on the importance of competition as training before closing with a discussion of the choices involved in being responsibly armed.
Best-selling author Gabe Suarez provides a graduate-level course in shooting with lightning speed and dead on target during the intensity of an actual gun battle. In Tactical Pistol Marksmanship, Suarez revisits some of the topics in the classic book The Tactical Pistol and presents even more gun-handling techniques, different twists on basic skills and unique tricks to help fine-tune how you aim and fire a gun under stress. Just some of the topics he covers are the primary requirements for the ideal service pistol according to combat vets; the rule of thumb for choosing a serious combat caliber; the 4 most important fundamentals of combat marksmanship; secrets to shooting in extremely low light situations when even tritium sights are of no use; the solutions to emergency failure-to-stop situations; and practical drills you can perform safely at home.
Massad Ayoob delivers the information the reader needs to be a responsible gun owner/concealed carry permit holder. This volume covers issues surrounding concealed carry today, including case studies and lessons learned through expert commentary from Ayoob, who draws on experience as expert witness for courts in weapons and shooting cases.
When it comes to firearms training, nobody beats tactical consultant Louis Awerbuck. This follow-up to his hugely successful 1999 compilation Tactical Reality, Awerbuck gives readers more food for thought on how to stay alive in today's increasingly dangerous world. More Tactical Reality is a book about how to get the job done when the "job" involves firearms. In firearms training, practice does not necessarily make perfect. In fact, if your training is not realistic, it can do you more harm than good in a real gunfight. Make your training more realistic with Louis Awerbuck.