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Requesting book recommendations!

Do you have a book that helped your marksmanship? That detailed a fascinating chapter of guns in the civil rights movement? That has helped you become a better firearms instructor? That follows the unique relationship between the gun and American history?

The Liberal Gun Club is looking for exceptional titles to populate our LGC library. Help support the club! The sale of books through the Amazon.com affiliate program will generate revenue for The LGC as a percentage of each sale.

So... make your recommendations!
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I’m working through Ben Stoeger’s Dry Fire Reloaded and Practical Pistol reloaded. They seem pretty worthy, possibly.
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Some good ones I pulled (in no particular order) off the shelf.
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Setting Sights edited by Scott Crow
Rifle Accuracy Facts by Harold Vaughn
Al Farrow Wrath & Reverence
Gunsmithing by Roy Dunlap
Accurizing the Factory Rifle by ML McPherson
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Ryan Cleckner's Long Range Shooting Handbook

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Oooh, my first two recommendations won't sit so well here: "Basics of Pistol Shooting" and "Basics of Rifle Shooting" from the NRA. They're both pretty non-political and are packed with good info.

Other than that:

The Army Marksmanship Unit's Pistol Marksmanship book. (Published under several titles.)
Brian Enos' Practical Shooting: Beyond Fundamentals.

For history:

We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement, by Akinyele Omowale Umoja
Gun Fight by Adam Winkler
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Marlene wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:38 pm

Al Farrow Wrath & Reverence
I knew you'd sneak one in there that I have to buy. Just checked out the YT video of his exhibit. Wow.

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shinzen wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:04 pm
Marlene wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:38 pm

Al Farrow Wrath & Reverence
I knew you'd sneak one in there that I have to buy. Just checked out the YT video of his exhibit. Wow.

You can see The Spine and Tooth of Santo Guerro (2007) at the De Young. It's pretty moving.

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Nice. May have to check that out.
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Wrath and Reverence is really quite fantastic.
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just about any department of the army field (FM) or technical manual(TM).

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Just came across this thread (don't look in here often...), and would like to recommend

The Rifle in America by Philip B. Sharpe (3rd edition, 1953; Funk & Wagnalls, 800 pages)

It's worth keeping an eye out for at gun shows, used bookstores, etc. First edition was 1938; it was revised & enlarged for the second edition in 1947, and an updated supplement was added for the third edition. It's an excellent in-depth reference work, covering flintlock to post-WWII rifles and ammunition.

I'm still looking for Sharpe's prewar book on reloading to add to my reference library.

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HuckleberryFun wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:49 pm
Some good ones I pulled (in no particular order) off the shelf.
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We have club members who write good books.
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and then there are ones that are just way too esoteric
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and my favorite, picture books
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