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My new book will released in Spring 2015. The book is called Practics Holistic Handgun and is based on my Practics system for defensive firearm use. This first book is the meat of a 128 hour course covering everything from the use of deadly force to firing en motion. It is currently being edited and looks like it will be at least 350 pages which is a big book, particularly for a shooting book. Formats will be Kindle and paperback, both available through Amazon. Interested readers can go to my Amazon author page and click the button under my picture which will cause a notice to be sent when the new book is released. Of course, I'll post updates here and there is a supporting web site: www.practicsusa.com
Its my intention to follow Practics Holistic Handgun with at least two more Practics books. Live training is a real possibility, too.
Its been a pleasure over the last three years, getting to know some of The Perfect Pistol Shot readers. The fact that Practics is a reality is due in no small measure to those readers who supported the first book with blog discussions and strong reviews. Thank you.
Recoil should never be a problem with traditional service caliber handguns. Disruption in shooting due to muzzle rise or rearward body movement under recoil is the result of a marksmanship error. If the shooter's shoulders are slightly forward of the hips and if the arms are held naturally (not hyper-extended) there will be very little muzzle rise. If, however, the shoulders are even slightly behind the hips, the muzzle will have an exaggerated rise. The proper position of the shoulders can be accomplished by a slight slumping of the shoulders. In a normal standing position the hands hang to the sides. When the shoulders slump, the arms move forward transferring the hands from the outside of the legs to the front of the thighs. That slight repositioning will end all extraneous recoil. Your rapid fire speed will double. Double. Rearward movement due to recoil is also the result of either a slight rearward lean or a straight-up posture. The slight rearward lean will knock you back a step and the straight posture will rock you back onto your heels. Bring the shoulders forward of the hips and you'll be rock-steady. Try it. For more information on the effect of body positioning on shooting read The Perfect Pistol Shot.
The new book is moving toward an early 2015 release. A holistic handgun system including everything from the draw to shooting in total darkness is the subject. More information will be available next month.
Albert League is a former Marine Corps and law enforcement firearm instructor who consults on a variety of security topics. He is the founder of the Practics firearms defense system and author of the Practics book series.(www.practicsusa.com)