Firearms: A Global History to 1700

Firearms: A Global History to 1700

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Kenneth Chase traces the history of firearms from their invention in China in the 1100s to the 1700s, when European firearms had become clearly superior. In Firearms, Chase asks why it was the Europeans who perfected firearms, not the Chinese, and answers this question by looking at how firearms were used throughout the world. Early firearms were restricted to infantry and siege warfare, limiting their use outside of Europe and Japan. Steppe and desert nomads imposed a different style of warfare on the Middle East, India, and China--a style incompatible with firearms. By the time that better firearms allowed these regions to turn the tables on the nomads, Japan's self-imposed isolation left Europe with no rival in firearms design, production, or use, with lasting consequences. After earning his doctorate from Harvard in the area of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and traveling extensively in Asia, Kenneth Chase pursued a career in the law. His interest in history endures unabated, however, and after nine years of research on firearms, he is now working on a history of international trade in the Indian Ocean region in the 1300s and 1400s.

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Tactical Firearms Training Secrets: That You Can Use in the Privacy of Your Own Home to Hardwire Elite Spec Ops Level Combat and Competition Shooting Skills Quickly and for Little to No Money

Tactical Firearms Training Secrets: That You Can Use in the Privacy of Your Own Home to Hardwire Elite Spec Ops Level Combat and Competition Shooting Skills Quickly and for Little to No Money

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In this book, "Top Shot" Season 3 Winner, Dustin Ellermann, will demonstrate training methods that have the power to have a bigger impact on your tactical shooting level than any book you have ever read.

Why? Because they will help you get around the biggest obstacles to locking in and maintaining tactical firearms skills…time and money.

These tactics, techniques, and procedures are the very same ones that elite special operations units from around the globe, many with unlimited ammo budgets, use to train beginning and advanced tactics as well as maintain their edge.

Who else uses these tactics? Olympic athletes of all disciplines and competitive shooters, including the champion of Top Shot Season 3, Dustin Ellermann, who you see on the cover and who graciously agreed to demonstrate the skills throughout.

Every tactic, technique, and procedure has been designed so that you can learn and refine your tactical firearms skills in the comfort of your own home without wasting precious money on ammo and range time, or wasting time driving to and from the range and cleaning your firearms.

Perhaps most importantly, this book will show you how to practice advanced tactical and self-defense skills with a firearm, even if you live (or anticipate living) somewhere that is hostile towards gun owners.

Finally, if you've got any new shooters who you want to introduce to shooting, you'll learn how to give them an advanced comfort at arms before they ever fire their first shot. You'll be able to imprint solid fundamentals and muscle memory BEFORE they have a chance to develop any undesirable habits.

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Firearms Acquisition and Disposition Record Book

Firearms Acquisition and Disposition Record Book

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The essential record book for firearm dealers and collectors.

Designed with the specific requirements of firearm dealers, collectors, and buyers in mind, Skyhorse Publishing’s Firearms Acquisition and Disposition Record Book is the perfect log for tracking firearm purchases and sales. Approved by the ATF, the log satisfies the ATF requirement that firearm dealers keep a bound book recording their firearm acquisitions and gives enough space for each entry to be logged neatly and correctly, making it easy to read and easy to record. The log gives space for the caliber of firearm, serial number, price, and manufacturer, among other basic information, for both firearm acquisitions and dispositions. Also included is a space for the National Criminal Instant Background Check System, or NCIS, number, something that you won’t find in other log books.

With space for over one thousand entries and professionally done with hardbound covers and lots of entry space, this book is durable enough to be the long-lasting log that suits any firearm dealer, from large retailers to smaller dealers. Protect yourself and your shop by putting your trust in Skyhorse’s Firearms Acquisition and Disposition Record Book.

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Treasures of the NRA National Firearms Museum

Treasures of the NRA National Firearms Museum

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Written by Jim Supica, Doug Wicklund, and Philip Schreier, Treasures of the NRA National Firearms Museum will delight enthusiasts and collectors alike. This truly handsome tome details, with full color photos and well-researched history, over 275 of the most important and valuable guns from the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.

With guns dating from the 1600s to the present day, the book includes over 1,000 color photographs from the museum's own collection. Gun collectors and enthusiasts will marvel at the history and intricate beauty of the world's most treasured firearms.

Included in the collection are guns from King James II, Napoleon Bonaparte, Annie Oakley, President Theodore Roosevelt, President Grover Cleveland, Kaiser Wilhelm, Hermann Goring, John Wayne, Sammy Davis, Jr., General Douglas McArthur, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, President John F. Kennedy, to name but a few. In addition, peruse the extensive Robert E. Peterson collection's beautifully engraved guns, Gatling guns, and sporting guns.

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2013 Standard Catalog of Firearms: The Collector’s Price & Reference Guid Standard Catalog of Firearms: The Collector’s Price & Reference Guide 2013

2013 Standard Catalog of Firearms: The Collector's Price & Reference Guide

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More guns! More values! More of what you need--in the fully updated Standard Catalog of Firearms, 23rd Edition!

There's a reason Standard Catalog of Firearms has long been the industry standard reference on firearms valuation and pricing. Year in and year out, it always has more of what the firearms enthusiast and collector needs--more photos, more prices, more handguns, rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders and antiques. Standard Catalog is THE trusted sourcebook on the subject, a must-have guide to the world's hottest collectible firearms both past and present.

Inside You'll Find:

  • More than 7,500 photos with extensive descriptions that let you know exactly what you have and what it's worth.
  • Completely updated values gathered from the best of the firearms industry's pricing experts.
  • Up to six condition grades for every entry--more than 110,000 prices listed!
  • Stunning 16-page full-color section featuring some of the National Firearms Museum's most treasured pieces.

If you're a shooter or a collector, a buyer, seller or trader, Standard Catalog of Firearms is the best insurance your money can buy.

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