Shooting to Survive: How to Fight with a Pistol

Shooting to Survive: How to Fight with a Pistol is…

Shooting to Survive: How to Fight with a Pistol is an authoritative resource on self-protection with a pistol and contains practical methods of operational survival that are equally suited for males and females in the United States and internationally. The 600-page 6×9 book has nearly 300 illustrations, over 1,300 endnotes, chapter summaries, chapter discussion questions, index, and metric conversions.

There are eight chapters: (1) Operational Survival, (2) Personal Equipment, (3) Pistols and Ammunition, (4) Safety, (5) Maintenance, (6) Combat Shooting Phase 1, (7) Combat Shooting Phase 2, and (8) Ranges. The book is a professional guide for the armed civilian, police officer, and military operator providing unique training as experienced by law enforcement throughout its continued fight against crime and terrorism.

Shooting To Survive contains much of the author’s training and experience while working as a patrol officer in the crime laden Southwest and Southeast Divisions of the Dallas Police Department in Texas, as a chief of police in a gang and drug ridden community in North Carolina, and as a police adviser and trainer in southern Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.

The book is for civilians, law enforcement officers, and military personnel. If you use a pistol recreationally or professionally this book is a must. All of the techniques in the book will work for small or large stature people either right- or left-handed. The book is available on Amazon.com and FREE shipping is available. Amazon.com.

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  • I greatly admire the job you did with “Shooting to Survive.” You’ve really put together a comprehensive and lucid treatment of good pistol craft and one that will be helpful to every reader who wants to improve his/her skills.―Charles Remsberg, author of Street Survival, The Tactical Edge, and Tactics for Criminal Patrol, Blood Lessons, and founder of Street Survival Seminar by Calibre Press

  • Shooting to Survive covers how to use a handgun from A to Z. It’s an incredible tool for anyone who needs to be completely comfortable with their firearm. I spent 25 years as a police officer and wish this book had been around when I needed it. There is a huge amount of info here and, although it will help everyone who handles handguns, it should be a MUST for law enforcement training.―Wendy Kierstead, author of the Law Enforcement Safety Handbook

  • ‘Shooting to Survive’ covers how to use a handgun from A to Z. It’s an incredible tool for anyone who needs to be completely comfortable with their firearm. I spent 25 years as a police officer and wish this book had been around when I needed it. There is a huge amount of info here and, although it will help everyone who handles handguns, it should be a MUST for law enforcement training.

  • After meeting Tim Blakeley as a fellow instructor at the 2012 Florida High Liability Trainers Conference, I was lucky enough to win a drawing for his book “Shooting to Survive- How to Fight with a Pistol”. It was a busy week for both of us but after talking with Tim over several lunches, I reassured him that I would read the book and let him know what I thought.

    In one word, I would have to say “Impressive!”. Tim has absorbed and distilled years and years of combat firearms training and organized in one book what most firearms instructors keep in an entire library. Easy to read with chapter summaries, discussion questions and comprehensive end notes for those who wonder where that particular point originated from. I am just amazed that Tim only took two years to get this thing finished. It represents a significant body of work and a truly valuable addition to any patrol officer, high risk operator or firearms instructor’s reading list.

    Great job, Tim.

    Fletch Fuller
    VP & Director of Law Enforcement Training
    ISR Matrix International

  • Bill Tetley

    Looks interesting, will be purchasing.