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Defensive Living: Attitudes, Tactics and Proper Handgun Use to Secure [Paperback]

By Ed Lovette, Dave Spaulding & Bruce Siddle (Foreward By)
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Pages   112
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.48 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 2005
Publisher   Looseleaf Law Publications
ISBN  1932777091  
EAN  9781932777093  

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Imagine a defensive training guide that has the informational firepower to keep cops safe presented in a way that's practical for your family to use to protect themselves, too. Filled with 50+ yrs of hard-earned, expert-level LE & military training experience, this treasure chest of self-help techniques. Learn pre-attack signals:

- home protection vs. home defense
- nine ways to ensure self-protection readiness
- the life-changing "X's & O's Awareness Test."

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More About Ed Lovette, Dave Spaulding & Bruce Siddle

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ed Lovette is a retired CIA paramilitary operations officer. He was also a captain in the U.S. Army Special Forces and is a 10-year law enforcement veteran. He has a long association with Combat Handguns magazine, for which he currently writes the Last Shots column.

Ed Lovette currently resides in Laurinburg, in the state of North Carolina. Ed Lovette was born in 1944.

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Good Introduction  Jul 24, 2006
The book covers most of the important issues, however, it does not give adequate detail on any of them. If you want a broad overview of those things you should consider, this is a good place to start. If you are looking for specifics, you will have to follow-up this book with several others that contain more details.

The focus is on awareness and avoidance. Discussion of firearms only makes up a small portion of this book. For those interested in pursuing self defense firearms, Dave Spaulding's Handgun Combatives would be a good follow-up book to read.

A high point is the short discussion on night shooting. This is the first book I have seen that gives clear pictues of all the generally accepted methods of holding a flashlight and a handgun at the same time.

Worth reading if you are starting to think about what you can do to enhance your personal security.
Solid but Needs More!  Jul 22, 2006
This is a solid book for what it is and what it covers. However, as was mentioned in another review there needs to be more. The chapters could include more details, exercises & drills, etc. As we know, just reading about a subject doesn't improve knowledge and skills, only the application of the material can lead to improvements. I think the authors could have provided more ways for direct applications. However, it's a book that I would recommend to anyone interested in personal safety with or without the use of firearms.
Defensive Living: Attitudes, Tactics, etc.  Jun 29, 2006
Ed Lovette captures the essence of self protection. He is clear, concise and obviously knows his subject. The problem is basically space. There is not enough of it. The topics discussed could be expanded quite a bit, especially the aspects of handgun use, carry and choice. More information could be included regarding the psychology of self defence; and, the problems associated with fear, adrenaline and actual application of learned defensive skills in extreme situations. Holding a weapon while paralyzed with fear is a real situational problem. It requires a good deal of learning, practice and conditioning before a working, self defence action can be initiated.

All in all, an excellent book. It just needs to be fleshed out a bit.
HAVE GUN MUST READ  Sep 14, 2005

An introduction to self defense  Jun 28, 2003
Ed Lovette and Dave Spaulding believe that if a person makes the desicion to carry a handgun, he has a greater responsibility toward himself - and above else to his loved ones to confront the dangers found in the modern society. They have combined their vast law enforcement and military experience to create a handbook to help in such an effort. But, as the majority of this book is about non-gun issues (mental conditoining, awareness, operating a vehicle in an emergency, medical self-help and so on), also those people who don't carry a gun will benefit form reading this book.

Usually, books like this concentrate on guns and tactics - essentially surviving an armed encounter. This book, however, places emphasis on avoiding such situations altogether. That is such an common-sense approach to the subject, one has to wonder why other gun writers concentrate on surviving the attack, and not avoiding it in the first place.

The book covers just about all the important issues of the subject, and there doesn't seem to be anything essential missing. However, this is such a broad subject that a hundred pages is way too little to cover it in adequate detail. Therefore, this book serves mainly as an introduction to the subject - although a very good one.


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