Suggestions of "good" gun books?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Musket, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Musket

    Musket New Member

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    I recently purchased a few gun related books, and found some better than others. I was specifically looking for reference type books, and I came across "L.C. Smith, The Legend Lives". I am letting husband pick up an LC for Christmas, and thought this book would be a nice companion, as we have started to collect old shotguns.

    I ordered this book through the internet, and when it arrived I was extremly pleased--its one of the most exceptional gun books I have seen. It has beautiful photos, excellent information and covers all sorts of topis including the history of the company, grades manufactered and more.

    Anyway, the point of this post; I was wondering if any of you could suggest some good gun books--whether as references, or as entertainment.

    I collect books as well as shoot, so I figured I would combine my two passions. :)

    And with all the bad news out in the world this last couple of weeks, wanted to think about something pleasant for once.
     
  2. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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  3. Musket

    Musket New Member

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    Thanks I will see if I can find a copy this weekend. :)
     
  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    US Army FM 23-45
     
  5. fin24000

    fin24000 New Member

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    Umm what I could see is that FM 23-45 is for a browning .30cal.... just seems a lil random is there something in there worth it for other systems?
     
  6. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Typo, it should read FM 23-35. It was originally the Basic Manual for M1911 and M1911A1 .45 ACP Pistols. It has since become Combat Training, Pistols and Revolvers.
     
  7. Dillinger

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    John Plaster's "Ultimate Sniper" is a great read and has much more information than just taking a cold bore shot on some bad guy.

    Macpherson on "Accurizing the Factory Rifle" is a good read to help understand what goes into making a rifle shoot well/better

    Precision Shooting Magazine is always a good read and they have some very good contributors that include some of the previous authors.

    Art Pejsa's Handbook of New Precision Ballistics is very heavy ( mentally, not in weight ) but the man is basically the All Father of all modern Ballistic theory and knowledge.

    I have a few more in the library at home that I will have to paw through and see what I can recommend. :p

    JD
     
  8. Bighead

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    +1 for Ultimate Sniper

    Fast & Fancy Revolver Shooting (1938) by Ed McGivern.