Thursday, 25 October 2012

Some Recommended Reading

Green Eyes and Black Rifles: The Warrior’s Guide to the Combat Carbine was Kyle Lamb's first book written over a period of  5 years taking into account his training experiences, deployments and time as an instructor. If you are serious about the tactical application of the carbine, this is a great book for you. It is written by a career soldier about a serious subject sprinkled with experience.

"The majority of this book was written while I was in Iraq during the last 5 years. I worked on this book during downtime and in-between conducting operations." Kyle Lamb

The book is informative, logically laid out and written in a easy style. An excellent resource for both new shooters and 'experts'.  I have a fair amount of experience with the AR platform and I read this book annually and use it as a regular reference for dry and live training.

"From Mogadishu to Mosul
Drawing on combat experience from Mogadishu, Somalia to Mosul, Iraq, Retired SGM Kyle E. Lamb passes on lessons learned to fellow Warriors.

Green Eyes and Black Rifles: The Warrior’s Guide to the Combat Carbine is intended to enhance your shooting skills, and refine the tactical employment of your combat carbine.

New shooter and veteran alike will find a wealth of information, and numerous tools for their tactical toolbox. You will also see references to combat mindset, and its value in training and actual encounters. So learn, enjoy, and most of all….stay in the fight!"
From the VTAC website

Stay in the Fight!! Warriors Guide to the Combat Pistol is Kyle Lamb's next book was on the use of a pistol in combat. This book is about twice the length of his first book and is a comprehensive book on tactical pistol employment. I read a few books on this subject and found them lacking. While shooting techniques will continue to evolve, Stay In The Fight!!Warriors Guide to the Combat Pistol is the most complete book on this subject I have read to date.

"Aggressive and Offensive. My Mission is to teach you Aggressive Technique that will keep you operating on the Offense; we will push you beyond your current capabilities. If you are willing to keep an open mind you will take away valuable warrior skills that may be used the next time you step into the street" Kyle Lamb

I very much enjoyed this book and will it will be a reference that I use regularly. The pictures and explanations of skills are excellent.If you carry a pistol, you need this book.

"We all have heard the expression, “Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight”- the ultimate parable of the ill-equipped. Gunfighters know when the moment of truth arrives and it is time for your pistol to clear leather, a shooter must not only be prepared, but also be more prepared than the other guy.

Designed to help you Stay in the Fight!! Warriors Guide to the Combat Pistol provides tools to enhance your shooting skills and refine the tactical employment of your combat pistol so when the fight comes, you’ll be ready." From the VTAC website 

I highly recommend adding both these books to your library or purchasing them for the soldier, LEO or armed professional in your life. My father purchased them for me and the books have deployed with me.  

Take care out there.

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