Once you have mastered the basics for carrying your concealed firearm, you need a book to build on that foundation and hone your skills to those of an intermediate-level handgunner. We have the perfect book for you.

After obtaining your concealed carry permit and securing a firm grasp of the responsibilities attendant to carrying a concealed firearm, it’s time to focus on becoming an excellent marksman. In Armed & Smarter, our authors prepare you, the shooter and gun owner, to handle and use your handgun responsibly. It’s critical to develop a steadfast foundation of proper technique by practicing with your handgun. Your goal as a shooter should be to accurately hit your target under stress. This book covers the many aspects of becoming a responsible handgun user. We cover the basic shooting techniques, sights (laser and red dot sights), holsters, reloading and speedloaders, training methods, and evaluation exercises. By the end of this book, you will understand the importance of strong habits and perfect practice. This book will ensure that you are on the right path to becoming a master marksman.

About the Authors

David Bahde is a fulltime firearm instructor, tactical consultant, and writer. His work regularly appears on Tactical-Life.com and Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, among others. He contributed chapters 1, 8, 9, and 17 for Armed & Smarter.

David Hunter Jones has packed a pistol since legally able to do so. He’s an avid hunter, shooter, and outdoorsman, and his work has appeared in Bassmaster and on OutdoorChannel.com, among others. He lives in Alabama with his wife, Carolyn, and son, Hunter. He contributed various portions of Armed & Smarter, including chapters 4, 9, 11, and 12 and Parts I and II of the Introduction.

Paul Markel is the host for the Sportsman Channel’s series Student of the Gun and operates the Student of the Gun University training program. He has extensive military and law enforcement experience and now spends much of his time writing about firearms technique and safety for various publications. He contributed chapters 2, 5, 6, 9 and 14 and Part III of the Introduction for Armed & Smarter.


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