Stay in the Fight

Stay in the Fight Author Kyle E. Lamb
ISBN-10 0615166547
Year 2011
Pages 378
Language en
Publisher Trample & Hurdle Publishers
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"Drawing on Combat experiences from Mogadishu, Somalia to Mosul, Iraq, I want to pass lessons learned to fellow Warriors. Common sense and combat proven, these are the criteria for my techniques. This book is intended to enhance your shooting skills and refine the tactical employment of your Combat Pistol. Military, Law Enforcement, and Civilian alike will find a wealth of information, and numerous tools for their Tactical Toolbox. We also discuss the Training Mentality and Mindset that will help you not only survive your next gunfight, but thrive."--Cover

Leadership in the Shadows

Leadership in the Shadows Author Kyle Lamb
ISBN-10 0692020381
Year 2014-02-28
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher
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"Organizations succeed or fail based on the quality of their leaders. Even in the technology soaked 21st Century, leaders are still the key element in the accomplishment of your mission. Leadership in the Shadows describes, in detail, a set of leadership principles which have been proven in the most challenging conditions America has faced over the last two decades. Drawn from real life experiences, SGM (R) Lamb's lessons will give you the tools and insight to raise your leadership skills to the next level. Whether you're in the corporate world, military, or law enforcement, the knowledge in Leadership in the Shadows will help guide your team to mission success"--Back cover.

M16 M4 Handbook

M16 M4 Handbook Author Erik Lawrence
ISBN-10 9781941998465
Year 2015-01-19
Pages 86
Language en
Publisher Erik Lawrence Publications
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The handy to carry and use handbook of rifle knowledge for all owners/users of the M16/M4 rifle/carbine system. Written by two Special Forces instructors and AR builders this handbook includes decades of knowledge of this weapon system. The most up-to-date explanation of the proper corrections to common malfunctions and how to ensure they don't happen in the future. Maintenance, inspection, training tips, and common optics used.

Corps Strength

Corps Strength Author Paul J. Roarke
ISBN-10 9781569758243
Year 2011-08-16
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Ulysses Press
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GET AS FIT AS A MARINE For almost three decades as a U.S. Marine, Master Gunnery Sergeant Paul Roarke rigorously designed and tested a unique system to achieve and maintain a level of physical fitness that kept him battle-ready when he was away from hard-core Marine PT—Corps Strength. Now, Master Gunz takes his tried-and-true regimen from the barracks to the backyard, showing you how to rapidly transform your body—the Master Gunny way. The best aspects of many training methods are incorporated into this program, including the Marine Corps staples, in-gym training and outdoor sports, such as: • Pull-ups • Push-ups • Kettlebell Lifts • Mountain Biking • Boxing • Backpacking • Swimming • Spinning • Weighted-Vest Runs Whether you’re a 20-year-old soldier in Kandahar or a 60-year-old grandpa in Kansas City, Master Gunny Roarke’s Corps Strength can get you in the best shape of your life for the rest of your life. This is real fitness for real people.

Black Rifle II

Black Rifle II Author Christopher R. Bartocci
ISBN-10 0889353484
Year 2004
Pages 375
Language en
Publisher
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"This new book is a sequel to the perennially popular 1987 Collector Grade title The Black Rifle, which is now in its fourth printing. Amazingly, considering the storms of controversy which surrounded the light rifle program in its early days, the M16 has gone on to become the longest-serving shoulder arm in US history, and the benchmark against which any new military rifle, American or otherwise, must now be compared. Even more astonishingly, the M16 today is at the center of a thriving, multi-million-dollar industry involving numerous companies and military agencies who are designing and manufacturing drop-in upper receivers in various configurations and calibers, plus complex rail systems and other high-tech accessories, all based on the M16 3platform2, which thereby grows more firmly established with each passing day. This book chronicles all the new third- and fourth-generation rifle and carbine models which have been introduced by Colt and Diemaco since The Black Rifle was originally published, and describes and depicts the myriad of enhanced sights and rails systems which help make the M16s of today the most versatile, modular and effective combat weapons in the world. It also includes a comprehensive survey of the Colt semi-automatic-only family of commercial and law enforcement products, in .222 Remington, 5.56mm (.223 Remington), 9mm and 7.62x39mm, and an in-depth Reference Compendium of all Colt military and civilian models and components"--Publisher's description.

Sentinel

Sentinel Author Patrick McNamara
ISBN-10 1475960506
Year 2012-11-29
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Anything can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Wouldn’t you rather know that you had done everything in your power to have prepared yourself for that moment when something goes wrong? None of us plan to fail, but we may fail to plan. In Sentinel, author Patrick McNamara provides an instructional guide filled with survival techniques for the family. Drawing from his background as a special-operations agent for twenty-two years, McNamara discusses the importance of being the protector of the family and provides a host of techniques, strategies, and procedures to ensure safety. He offers simple steps for being better prepared for power blackouts, home invasions, and attacks on the street and more. From your home to your vehicle and beyond, McNamara discusses how to plan for contingencies. Sentinel provides the information necessary to help you take charge of your own domain and be able to count on yourself to protect your own life and the lives of those close to you.

Guns of Special Forces 2001 2015

Guns of Special Forces 2001    2015 Author Leigh Neville
ISBN-10 9781473881020
Year 2016-03-31
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Pen and Sword
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In the years since 9/11 Special Forces of many nations have been in almost constant action in covert, high risk operations around the globe. These include the two long conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, fighting nationalist insurgents and jihadist terrorists, as well as other lesser known operations. The weapons used by SF are a constant source of interest and speculation, as are SF training, methods and vehicles. The armouries of these elite units have developed rapidly to meet their demands and the ever more sophisticated threat. They include for example suppressed piston-driven carbines, programmable grenade launchers that airburst behind hidden enemy and sniper rifles of extreme accuracy and range. This highly researched book gives the reader a privileged insight into this secret world exploring the custom-built weapons that operators carry on capture/kill missions in the 21st Century.

Increasing Small Arms Lethality In Afghanistan Taking Back The Infantry Half Kilometer

Increasing Small Arms Lethality In Afghanistan  Taking Back The Infantry Half Kilometer Author Major Thomas P. Ehrhart
ISBN-10 9781786253927
Year 2015-11-06
Pages 75
Language en
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing
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Operations in Afghanistan frequently require United States ground forces to engage and destroy the enemy at ranges beyond 300 meters. These operations occur in rugged terrain and in situations where traditional supporting fires are limited due to range or risk of collateral damage. With these limitations, the infantry in Afghanistan require a precise, lethal fire capability that exists only in a properly trained and equipped infantryman. While the infantryman is ideally suited for combat in Afghanistan, his current weapons, doctrine, and marksmanship training do not provide a precise, lethal fire capability to 500 meters and are therefore inappropriate. Comments from returning non-commissioned officers and officers reveal that about fifty percent of engagements occur past 300 meters. The enemy tactics are to engage United States forces from high ground with medium and heavy weapons, often including mortars, knowing that we are restricted by our equipment limitations and the inability of our overburdened soldiers to maneuver at elevations exceeding 6000 feet. Current equipment, training, and doctrine are optimized for engagements under 300 meters and on level terrain There are several ways to extend the lethality of the infantry. A more effective 5.56-mm bullet can be designed which provides enhanced terminal performance out to 500 meters. A better option to increase incapacitation is to adopt a larger caliber cartridge, which will function using components of the M16/M4. The 2006 study by the Joint Service Wound Ballistics-Integrated Product Team discovered that the ideal caliber seems to be between 6.5 and 7-mm. This was also the general conclusion of all military ballistics studies since the end of World War I.

T a p s

T a p s Author Patrick McNamara
ISBN-10 9781440109591
Year 2008-12
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Recognize the void in your tactical training Train like you fight Maintain safety at all times Choose targets that force accountability Develop a series of standards Patrick McNamara spent twenty-two years in the United States Army in a myriad of special operations units. When he worked in the premier special missions unit, he became an impeccable marksman, shooting with accurate, lethal results and tactical effectiveness. McNamara has trained tactical applications of shooting to people of all levels of marksmanship, from varsity level soldiers, U.S. Secret Service agents and police officers who work the streets to civilians with little to no time behind the trigger. His military experience quickly taught him that there is more to tactical marksmanship than merely squeezing the trigger. Utilizing his years of experience, McNamara developed a training methodology that is safe, effective and combat relevant and encourages a continuous thought process. This methodology teaches how to maintain safety at all times and choose targets that force accountability, as well as provides courses covering several categories, including individual, collective, on line and standards. TAPS: Tactical Application of Practical Shooting: Recognize the void in your tactical training will increase the confidence and efficiency in your shooting by providing training tips and courses of fire to help you significantly improve your marksmanship. Utilize his tips and techniques and reap the benefits as you shoot.

Weapon of Choice

Weapon of Choice Author Matthew Ford
ISBN-10 0190623861
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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This book examines Western military technological innovation through the lens of developments in small arms during the twentieth century. These weapons have existed for centuries, appear to have matured only incrementally and might seem unlikely technologies for investigating the trajectory of military-technical change. Their relative simplicity, however, makes it easy to use them to map patterns of innovation within the military- industrial complex. Advanced technologies may have captured the military imagination, offering the possibility of clean and decisive outcomes, but it is the low technologies of the infantryman that can help us develop an appreciation for the dynamics of military-technical change. Tracing the path of innovation from battlefield to back office, and from industry to alliance partner, Ford develops insights into the way that small arms are socially constructed. He thereby exposes the mechanics of power across the military- industrial complex. This in turn reveals that shifting power relations between soldiers and scientists, bureaucrats and engineers, have allowed the private sector to exploit infantry status anxiety and shape soldier weapon preferences. Ford's analysis allows us to draw wider conclusions about how military innovation works and what social factors frame Western military purchasing policy, from small arms to more sophisticated and expensive weapons.

The Mission The Men and Me

The Mission  The Men  and Me Author Pete Blaber
ISBN-10 9781101443194
Year 2010-09-07
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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"A book about the complexities of combat that's just as applicable for dealing with the complexities of business and our personal lives." (Kevin Sharer, Chairman & CEO, Amgen) As a commander of Delta Force-the most elite counter-terrorist organization in the world-Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant military and political events of our time. Now he takes his intimate knowledge of warfare-and the heart, mind, and spirit it takes to win-and moves his focus from the combat zone to civilian life. As the smoke clears from exciting stories about neverbefore-revealed top-secret missions that were executed all over the globe, readers will emerge wiser, more capable, and more ready for life's personal victories than they ever thought possible.

A Dog Called Hope

A Dog Called Hope Author Jason Morgan
ISBN-10 9781476797007
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Lone Survivor meets Marley & Me in this inspiring buddy memoir of an extraordinary service dog whose enduring love brought a wounded soldier back to life. A decade ago, Special Forces warrior Jason Morgan parachuted into the Central American jungle on an anti-narcotics raid. He’d served with the famous Night Stalkers on countless such missions. This one turned out very different. Months later, he regained consciousness in a US military hospital, with no memory of how he’d gotten there. The first words he heard were from his surgeon telling him he would never walk again. The determined soldier responded: “Sir, yes, I will.” After multiple surgeries, unbearable chronic pain, and numerous setbacks, Morgan was finally making progress when his wife left him and their three young sons. He was a single father confined to a wheelchair and tortured by his pain. At this very dark, very low point, Morgan found light: Napal, the black Labrador who would change his life forever. A Dog Called Hope is the incredible story of a remarkable service dog who brought a devastated warrior back from the brink. It is the story of one funny, lovable dog’s power to heal a family and teach a wounded man how to be a true father. It is the story of an amazing dog with boundless loyalty who built bridges between his wheelchair-bound battle buddy and the rest of able-bodied humankind. It is the story of how one very special dog gave a man’s life true meaning. Humorous, intensely moving, and uplifting, Jason and Napal’s heartwarming tale will brighten any day and lift every heart.

Ashley s War

Ashley s War Author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
ISBN-10 9780062333834
Year 2015-04-21
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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In 2010, the Army created Cultural Support Teams, a secret pilot program to insert women alongside Special Operations soldiers battling in Afghanistan. The Army reasoned that women could play a unique role on Special Ops teams: accompanying their male colleagues on raids and, while those soldiers were searching for insurgents, questioning the mothers, sisters, daughters and wives living at the compound. Their presence had a calming effect on enemy households, but more importantly, the CSTs were able to search adult women for weapons and gather crucial intelligence. They could build relationships—woman to woman—in ways that male soldiers in an Islamic country never could. In Ashley's War, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon uses on-the-ground reporting and a finely tuned understanding of the complexities of war to tell the story of CST-2, a unit of women hand-picked from the Army to serve in this highly specialized and challenging role. The pioneers of CST-2 proved for the first time, at least to some grizzled Special Operations soldiers, that women might be physically and mentally tough enough to become one of them. The price of this professional acceptance came in personal loss and social isolation: the only people who really understand the women of CST-2 are each other. At the center of this story is a friendship cemented by "Glee," video games, and the shared perils and seductive powers of up-close combat. At the heart of the team is the tale of a beloved and effective soldier, Ashley White. Much as she did in her bestselling The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, Lemmon transports readers to a world they previously had no idea existed: a community of women called to fulfill the military's mission to "win hearts and minds" and bound together by danger, valor, and determination. Ashley's War is a gripping combat narrative and a moving story of friendship—a book that will change the way readers think about war and the meaning of service.

The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness Author Brett McKay
ISBN-10 9781440308918
Year 2009-09-17
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Man Up! While it's definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous. Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential. This book contains a wealth of information that ranges from survival skills to social skills to advice on how to improve your character. Whether you are braving the wilds with your friends, courting your girlfriend or raising a family, inside you'll find practical information and inspiration for every area of life. You'll learn the basics all modern men should know, including how to: Shave like your grandpa Be a perfect houseguest Fight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsu Help a friend with a problem Give a man hug Perform a fireman's carry Ask for a woman's hand in marriage Raise resilient kids Predict the weather like a frontiersman Start a fire without matches Give a dynamic speech Live a well-balanced life So jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the 21st century.