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Front Sight Firearms Training Institute is proud to offer training texts by two of its own instructors, both widely recognized as authorities on the use of defensive and tactical firearms, Gabriel Suarez and Chuck Taylor.

We proudly offer the following five manuals as "MUST" reading for anyone seriously interested in the art and science of defensive shooting.

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Gabriel Suarez
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Chuck Taylor

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Advanced Gunfighting Concepts and Techniques

by Gabriel Suarez
Foreword by Jeff Cooper

As a veteran big-city police officer, Gabriel Suarez has participated in numerous gunfights, hostile arrests, armed house searches and weapons-drawn pursuits of fleeing street criminals. In The Tactical Pistol, he draws from these experiences to share with you the most vital lessons, tactics and techniques for deploying and firing your sidearm in a life-or-death situation. More than 20 chapters cover what you need to know from Officer Suarez's real-world gunfighting perspective, including The Dynamics of a Gunfight, The Rules of Close-Quarters Combat, Holding Hostiles at Gunpoint, Wounded Shooter Techniques and more.

5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, illus., 216 pp.

ISBN 0-87364-864-1....................$23.00

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Tactical Shotgun Cover THE TACTICAL SHOTGUN
The Best Techniques and Tactics for Employing the Shotgun in Personal Combat

by Gabriel Suarez

The shotgun is a specialized tool that serves its user like no other weapon can. But too many well-meaning tacticians try to turn the shotgun into a "do-everything-for all-gunfighters" weapon. This is a grave mistake, warns big-city police officer Gabriel Suarez, and in this second book in his series on tactical weapons, he sets the record straight about the true role of the shotgun in personal combat.

Suarez illustrates the best techniques for employing the shotgun to defend your home, business and family. Twenty-two chapters show you everything you need to know about combat shotgunning in close-quarter, short-duration exchanges, during low-light encounters with multiple hostiles, or when you are forced to shoot and reload on the move.

5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, illus., 232 pp.

ISBN 0-87364-898-6....................$23.00

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by Chuck Taylor

All aspects of combat handguns and their use are covered in this complete manual written by well-known small arms expert Chuck Taylor. He covers the topic of combat handgunning as it has never been covered before -- from the historic perspective through the purpose of the combat handgun, care and cleaning, modifications to prepare the handgun for combat, holsters and spare ammo carriers, handgun stopping power, technique, tactics, mental conditioning and training, and competition.

Over 400 photographs, line drawings, diagrams, charts and tables are presented in this book -- plus an analysis of what supposedly well trained law enforcement officers did wrong in real gunfights. It offers what undoubtedly is the most comprehensive look ever at a deadly serious subject -- defending one's life with a handgun.

8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 172 pp.

ISBN 0-87364-327-5....................$15.00

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A Complete Study of the Rifle in Combat

by Chuck Taylor

Chuck Taylor is the first man to have ever achieved the title of Four Weapon Combat Master and is one of the most sought-after shooting instructors in the world. In The Fighting Rifle, he brings all of his expertise to bear on the combative use of the shoulder arm. The differences between assault and battle rifles, as well as between automatic rifles and light machine guns, are clearly explained and many other misconceptions regarding small arms technology are laid to rest.

In addition, Taylor discusses the history and development of the modern fighting rifle in complete detail, and provides generous coverage of weapon selection, modifications, training & competition, technique, tactics, the use of bayonet and general data regarding weapons, ammunition and night sights. Field stripping of virtually every modern assault and battle rifle you are likely to encounter are also covered. This is Must reading for everyone in uniform, and every serious student of shoulder arms!

8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 170 pp.

ISBN 0-87364-297-X....................$23.00

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A Special Weapons Analysis

by Chuck Taylor

From one of America's most sought-after shooting instructors comes an in-depth analysis of two controversial small arms: the combat shotgun and submachine gun. In photo essay form, Chuck Taylor examines these two commonly misunderstood and misemployed weapons.

For the beginner and expert alike, Taylor provides a comprehensive education in weapon effectiveness. Step-by-step, 385 photos detail field testing of both arms; basic and advanced training drills; tactical rules for different situations; and gun accessories and modifications. Techniques for weapon effectiveness such as loading procedures, carrying and fighting positions, pivots and turns, and malfunction clearance drills are also included.

8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 160 pp.

ISBN 0-87364-312-7....................$23.00

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As an added bonus from Front Sight, all texts written by Gabe Suarez and purchsed through this page are personalized by his signature at no additional cost.


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The Tactical Handgun
by Gabriel Suarez
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The Tactical Shotgun
by Gabriel Suarez
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The Complete Book of Combat Handgunning
by Chuck Taylor
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The Fighting Rifle
by Chuck Taylor
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The Combat Shotgun and Submachinegun
by Chuck Taylor
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