Leadership: Texas Hold 'Em Style
Andrew J. Harvey  More Info

What is a Hero?: The American Heroes Press Short Story Anthology
Hi Tech Criminal Justice  More Info

Tactical Pistol Marksmanship: How to Improve Your Combat Shooting Skills
Gabriel Suarez  More Info

Gabriel Suarez is a former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy and owner of Suarez International, a company that provides training in weapons, tactics and combat.  Gabriel Suarez is the author of seven books on tactics and firearms: Tactical Pistol Marksmanship: How to Improve Your Combat Shooting Skills; Tactical Advantage: A Definitive Study Of Personal Small-Arms Tactics; The Combative Perspective: The Thinking Man's Guide to Self-Defense; Tactical Pistol: Advanced Gunfighting Concepts And Techniques; Tactical Shotgun: The Best Techniques And Tactics For Employing The Shotgun In Personal Combat; Tactical Rifle: The Precision Tool For Urban Police Operations; and, Force on Force Gunfight Training: The Interactive Reality-based Solution.


According to Gabriel Suarez, “Today the training I offer is a concepts-based, aggressive approach to gunfighting. I’ve taught this system all over the United States, as well as in Europe, Central America, and Africa. The training involves some range work, but it also incorporates hand-to-hand combat and a good bit of interactive training (force-on-force). This eclectic method of training makes some traditional shooting teachers very uncomfortable, but progress sometimes does that to people. I’m not so concerned with fitting into a certain methodology as I am with accomplishing the mission of winning the fight.”

Instinct Combat Shooting: Defensive Handgunning For Police
Chuck Klein  More Info

Chuck Klein has a combined 25 years experience as a police officer and licensed private investigator; including two years experience as a police officer in the city of Woodlawn, Ohio.  In addition to holding a Bachelor of Laws Degree he is an active member of International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET).

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Handgun Combatives
Dave Spaulding  More Info

Lieutenant Dave Spaulding (retired) has 28 years of law enforcement experience. He retired Montgomery County Sheriff's Office (Ohio).  He has had a varied career in law enforcement in assignments such as: Communications; Corrections; Court Security; Patrol; Evidence Collection; Investigations; Undercover Operations; and, Training.  He spent 12 years of his career on the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on their SWAT team and give years as the supervisor of a multi-agency narcotics task force.  Lieutenant Dave Spaulding has a BA in Social Psychology.


Dave Spaulding is a graduate of most of the major, if not all, firearms training schools.  He has also served as an instructor of H&K, the Tactical Defense Institute is a past president of the Ohio Tactical Officer's Association. He is the co-author of Defensive Living: Attitudes, Tactics and Proper Handgun Use to Secure; and, the author of Handgun Combatives.


According to one reader/reviewer of Handgun Combatives, “My copy of this book has highlights, sticky tabs, and notes in the margin. I like his thoughts on training regarding simplicity of technique. Spaulding eschews complex, difficult, or fancy technique. Instead, he focuses on what he can guaranty will work and how to recover when Murphy's Law takes effect and the guaranty fails. I started to say that although he covers some basics, this was not a basic level book. Now that I think about it more, I think much of this book is pre-basic defensive handgunning. It addresses the question what are the goals and objectives of our training before jumping into training techniques. To this end, I particularly like chapter one: "Developing the Combative Mind," chapter two: "NLP Skill Development and the Way of the Jedi," and chapter ten: "Technique, Physiology, and the Continuous Motion Principle.”

Combat Focus Shooting
Rob Pincus  More Info

Rob Pincus is currently a deputy sheriff with the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office (Colorado) where is he is a training officer.  He has also worked in the private industry since 2001. In addition to being the Director of Operation for the Valhalla Shooting Club and Training Center he is a staff writer for SWAT Magazine and has contributed to many other publications including Tactical Response, Law & Order and Gun World magazines.  Rob Pincus is a life member of the Law Enforcement Alliance of America and is a graduate of The Military College of Vermont.  Rob Pincus is the author of Combat Focus Shooting.


According to the book description of Combat Focus Shooting, “Praised by experts and students alike for his practical approach to intuitive shooting techniques, Rob Pincus has brought his program into a skillfully written dialogue featuring sections including: Working with what the body does naturally, Background and Philosophy of Combat Focus Shooting, Combat (or Defensive) Accuracy, Combat Focus Range Drills, The Critical Incident Reload, Volume of Fire, and The Balance of Speed and Precision. Pincus' book covers the content and underlying principles of the revolutionary Combat Focus Shooting Course in their entirety. Combat Focus Shooting is the intuitive shooting program that is designed to work with what the body and mind do naturally during a dynamic critical incident. This program helps the shooter to learn the "Balance Between Speed & Precision" and use either sighted or unsighted fire as appropriate to get combat-accurate hits efficiently during a lethal force encounter.”

Stopping Power: A Practical Analysis of the Latest Handgun Ammunition
Evan Marshall  More Info

Evan Marshall is a Special Weapons and Tactics trainer for a federal agency with counterterrorist responsibilities. He retired from the Detroit Police Department after 20 years of service. His assignments included Tactical Unit, Crime Scene Investigation, Homicide and the Special Response Team. He has trained groups as diverse as the Federal Air Marshals and the U.S. Army Special Reaction Team. His articles on ammunition, ballistics and tactics have appeared in the law enforcement and firearms press over the past 25 years. Evan Marshall co-authored a series of three books with Ed Sanow: Stopping Power: A Practical Analysis of the Latest Handgun Ammunition; Handgun Stopping Power: The Definitive Study; and, Street Stoppers: The Latest Handgun Stopping Power Street Results.


According to the book description of Stopping Power: A Practical Analysis of the Latest Handgun Ammunition (third in the series, published March 2001), “Evan Marshall and Ed Sanow rocked the firearms world with the release of Handgun Stopping Power and Street Stoppers. Both books predicted the effectiveness of all types of ammunition by studying the results of real-life shootings rather than relying on laboratory tests that ignored the dynamics of an actual gunfight. This third book in the series provides the very latest street results of all the major handgun calibers, from .22 LR to .45 ACP, as well as popular rifle and shotgun loads. It also contains chapters on short-barrel ballistics, the emergence of the hot new .357 SIG caliber, the continued success of the .40 S&W, the development of the latest exotic ammo, the effectiveness of black powder firearms and a brand-new ammo test protocol based on the results of the many gunfights of U.S. Border Patrol officers.”

The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery
Massad Ayoob  More Info

Armed Response: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Firearms for Self-Defense
David Kenik  More Info

Massad Ayoob is a Captain with the Grantham Police Department, New Hampshire.  He has taught police tactics and civilian self-defense in a variety of venues since 1974. Massad Ayoob is presently Director of Lethal Force Institute (LFI), which trains 800 to 1,200 people each year in judicious use of deadly force, armed and unarmed combat, threat management for police, and advanced officer survival.  Through the institute, Massad coordinates a dozen LFI staff instructors and assistant instructors in four countries. 


In addition to being the founder of the Lethal Force Institute, Massad Ayoob, is an acknowledged expert on the use of deadly force in self-defense by civilians. He has long advocated for the armed citizen, however, his experience as a police officer illustrated to him how poorly the average citizen understood the laws concerning deadly force. In an attempt to correct the dangerous misconceptions on the subject, he wrote “In the Gravest Extreme.” The success of that book help establish LFI as a full-time training academy


The most famous LFI course is Judicious Use Of Deadly Force (LFI1).  The course consists of 40 hours of immersion training that goes well beyond law school and the police academy in the critical decision-making area of use of deadly force.  Topics of the course include prevention, intervention and aftermath management.  Moreover, the course includes: when the citizen can and cannot use a gun in self defense; tactics for home defense; street gunfighting tactics; how to take a criminal suspect at gunpoint; selection of guns, ammo, and holsters; psychological preparation for violent encounters; and, justifying your actions in court. Finally, intensive combat shooting comprises 40% of the course.


Massad Ayoob appears selectively as a court accepted expert witness in the areas of dynamics of violent encounters weapons and weapons/self defense/police training, and survival and threat management tactics and principles. In addition to the sixteen books he has authored, he has also penned over 1,000 articles on firearms, combat techniques, self-defense, and legal issues; and, has served in an editorial capacity for Guns Magazine, American Handgunner, Gun Week and Combat Handguns.

In The Line Of Fire: A Working Cop's Guide To Pistolcraft
Michael E. Conti  More Info

In 1986, Michael Conti joined the Massachusetts State Police. During his career he has worked in a variety of assignments, including patrol, SWAT, special security details and undercover assignments. He has been involved as a professional trainer since 1991 and holds numerous instructor certifications in various use of force disciplines.


In January 2000, Michael Conti was tasked by then Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police to organize, staff, and train the first full-time Firearms Training Unit.  During the creation of the unit, Michael Conti developed a firearms training program specifically geared to preparing police officers for the realities of the lethal force encounter. This successful program, dubbed The New Paradigm of Police Firearms Training, has received nation-wide attention and been profiled by the Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN).


In addition to his work for the Massachusetts State Police, Michael Conti has written two books, In the Line of Fire: A Working Cop’s Guide to Pistolcraft (1997), and Beyond Pepper Spray: The Complete Guide to Chemical Agents, Delivery Systems, and Protective Masks (2002), both published by Paladin Press. He has also had more than 100 articles published in various local and national publications

TACTICAL AR-15; High-Performance Techniques for Police, Military, and Practical Shooters
Dave M. & Paul W. Hantke Lauck  More Info

The Tactical 1911: The Street Cop's And SWAT Operator's Guide To Employment And Maintenance
Dave M. Lauck  More Info

Advanced Tactical Marksman: More High-Performance Techniques for Police, Military, and Practical Shooters
Dave M. Lauck  More Info

Dave Lauck has been involved in law enforcement for over 20 years.  Currently, he is employed by the Campbell Country Sheriff’s Office in Wyoming.  Dave is a police and NRA certified firearms instructor, as well as a contact weapon instructor. He is a POST certified practitioner/lecturer in SWAT and in counter sniper tactics. Lauck has served as a firearms instructor for the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Hollywood's Stunt Person Organization.


As founder of the S.A.T.A. he has provided services for members of state, local, and federal police, USMC, Army, National Guard, Rangers, Seals and qualified civilians. Lauck is also founder of the O.M.C. (One Mile Club) where shooters test their long-range shooting skills. In 2002 Lauck received a Golden Eagle Award from the U.S. military for professional firearms training. In 2003 he was selected as chief sniper instructor for the 2004 World SWAT Conference.


Dave Lauck’s books mirror his expertise.  His is the author of “Advanced Tactical Marksman: More High-Performance Techniques for Police, Military, and Practical Shooters,”  “Tactical Marksman: A Complete Training Manual For Police And Practical Shooters” and “Tactical 1911: The Street Cop's And SWAT Operator's Guide To Employment and Maintenance.”


Among  Dave’s accomplishments as a competitive shooter are: 1990 Tactical Rifle Event winner at the S.O.F. World Championship Tactical Match; top 10% finisher in the 1990 S.O.F. 3-gun World Championship Match; Team Captain at the 1991 S.O.F. World Championship Match; 1st Place in the NRA 600 yard Countersniper Match in 1988; 1st Place in the 1987 S.A.A. Countersniper Shoot-off; 1986 South Dakota Highway Patrol Two-Gun Combat Match Police Champion, and Champion of the 1985 Northwest Regionals. Additionally, he was the Wyoming Tactical Division winner in 1995. In 1996 and 1997 he was the recipient of Outstanding Shooter awards and has been top shooter 1998-2005. In 2006 Dave Lauck was the first to surpass Col. Jeff Cooper's 20-20-20 challenge; 20 shots, in less than 20 seconds, in less than a 20 inch target at 1000 yards. Lauck used a personally customized D&L precision rifle with Black Hills match grade ammunition for the event.


The Lauck family has been involved in American custom firearms as far back as the 1700s.  This unsurpassed family tradition lends to pride in every job. Dave Lauck’s company, D&L Sports, continues to teach safe and responsible gun ownership to all generations.


Dave has customized 8 consecutive World Championship presentation firearms and is considered among the top 5 pistolsmiths in America. He also customized the first place tactical carbine for the first National Patrol Rifle Championships, 2006. His tactical rifles have been considered the best available by the ASOSA and others. In 1998 the MR-30PG tactical rifle developed by Lauck swept the tactical matches, earning 1st place in the overall International Tactical Rifleman Championships, 1st place in the Carlos Hathcock benefit shoot-off.


In 1996 Lauck was unanimously selected to receive the Excellence in Craft Award from the AGA. Dave Lauck received the 2005-2006 ITRC awards for dedication above and beyond the call of duty. Dave Lauck was the recipient of the 2006 APG President's Award for advancements in the shooting industry. His presentation quality custom 1911 for Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper was inducted into the Buffalo Bill Historical Center Museum in 1997. In 2001 Lauck customized two gold inlayed presentation handguns for President Bush and Vice President Cheney. In 2003 Lauck customized a personal 1911 for General Tommy Franks to recognize his leadership of American combat troops.

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