Recommended Reading

After You Shoot - Your gun's hot. The perp's not. Now what?
Alan Korwin

From Luby's to Legislature: One Woman's Fight Against Gun Control
Suzzana Gratia Hupp

On October 16, 1991, Suzanna Gratia Hupp witnessed the tragic shooting of 23 people at Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, among them her parents. Ironically she had decided against carrying a small revolver—that could have dramatically changed the day's events—in her purse that day out of a fear of losing her chiropractor’s license if caught possessing a weapon.

Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry
Massad F. Ayoob

This book is a must-read for anyone interested in concealed carry of a handgun. Detailed chapters focus on selecting the best handgun, whether new or used, choosing the most effective ammunition for your purpose, options for carrying your pistol, the expansive accessories market, and concealed carry laws and how they pertain to you

Gun Laws of America
Alan Korwin with Michael P. Anthony

Every Federal Gun Law on the books with plain English summaries

In the Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protectioin
Massad F. Ayoob

If there is only one book in your library about self-defense with a gun, this should be it.

Lessons From Armed America
Mark Walters & Kathy Jackson

More Guns - Less Crime - Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws
John R. Lott, Jr.

Stopping Power - Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns
J. Neil Schulman

Award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and journalist, J. Neil Schulman, challenges the misinformation that pundits ranging from network anchors to ill-informed doctors are promoting about guns.

Especially for the reader who doesn't own a gun and has never even considered buying one, Stopping Power should be an eye-opener.

Stopping Power: A Practical Analysis of the Latest Handgun Ammunition
Evan Marshall & Edwin J. Sanow

This 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.

Texas Gun Laws - Armed and Educated
Kirk Evans, Edwin Walker, Michele Byington, Darren Rice

This book by Texas Law Shield attorneys is an easy to read, easy to comprehend guide to the gun laws that affect Texans, both state and federal laws.

Thank God I Had a Gun
Chris Bird

The Cornered Cat- A Woman's Guide to Concealed Carry
Kathy Jackson

The subtitle says it's a woman's guide to concealed carry, but this book is a valuable resource for anybody that is even thinking about carrying a gun.

The Reality of Armed Self Defense
Bob Irwin

The Truth About Self-Protection
Massad F. Ayoob

This book is written for anyone, and especially the novice or the person who is trying to decide if "survivialism" (word used by Ayoob) is for them. Even if it isn't, there are tips that can still minimize the risk of being a vicrtim without learning how to be an expert combat killing machine.

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