Regardless of your level of training or comfort around firearms, understanding and applying firearm fundamentals will increase your proficiency. Handguns for Self-Defense provides easily understood explanations of what shooters need to do to fire more accurately. Author David Nash has more thann twenty years of experience as a firearm instructor and in this book he explores such topics as: How to choose the firearm, holster, and carry method that best fits you, your lifestyle, and your particular protection needs Understanding state and federal firearm laws Developing and implementing a safe and effective firearms training regime How to deal with friends and family who don’t like guns And much more All of this is done without politics, judgments, or complex explanations. Handguns for Self-Defense is a valuable resource for anyone thinking about purchasing a firearm for the first time, exploring carrying a gun for self-defense, or seeking to improve the skills they already have.;Foreword by Brandon C. Bateman — Introduction — Mind-set — Legal — Safety — What Happens in a Gunfight — Use of Force — Choosing a Gun — Operating a Handgun — Carrying a Gun — Shooting Techniques — Tactics — Common Myths — Dealing with Criticism — Additional Training — Conclusion.