Building a Better Gunfighter: Improving Marksmanship, Mechanics and Mindset Paperback - 2010
"Dick Fairburn just might have written the definitive work on gunfighting. Not just about fighting, mind you, but on how to create a gunfighter. It's all here: mindset, tactics, and techniques . . . everything but the individual willingness to training and practice."
__Dave Spaulding, 2010 Law Enforcement Trainer of the Year, and author of Handgun Combatives and Defensive Living
"I strongly recommend that you not just read but study and apply this excellent book."
__Dave Grossman, author of On Killing and On Combat
It is not enough to just have a gun_it is also vital to be trained in the proper use of that weapon. That is what this book is all about. A veteran law enforcement officer and firearms trainer for more than 30 years, Richard Fairburn trained under the legendary Col. Jeff Cooper at Gunsite and Clint Smith at Thunder Ranch, and has all available NRA instructor certifications. In Building a Better Gunfighter, Fairburn has turned his remarkable skills toward teaching you to properly employ a firearm in combat.
Fairburn's three-part training model is based on the three "Ms:" marksmanship, mechanics, and mindset. While this in itself is not unique, the cyclic system of training through all three Ms at a low level of competence before starting all over again with shorter time frames, tougher targets, and more realistic force-on-force scenarios is. The result is one of the finest gunfighter training resources available.
The principles taught in this book apply equally to police officers, soldiers, and citizens alike. If you are a concerned citizen who chooses to go armed, for reasons of personal protection or as a part of your chosen profession, this book is for you. For if you choose to go armed, you must also choose to be competent in the use of your weapons, as well as being physically and mentally prepared for the rigors of personal combat. This book will assist you in that training.