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New Looseleaf Law Release Explores Close-Quarters Gun Fighting

February 24, 2016  | 

Looseleaf Law Publications has released gunFIGHT! An Integrated Approach to Shooting and Fighting in Close Quarters, a 200-page book authored by firearms and defensive tactics instructor Richard Nance. In addition to extensive police experience, Nance is an accomplished martial artist, widely published author, and a television personality.

gunFIGHT! fills a critical gap in firearms training by exploring the area of fighting with a gun—either in your possession and drawn, in your possession and holstered, in the possession of an aggressor, or a combination of all of the above—in close-quarters. "Many books train on firearms use against an opponent from some distance," says Looseleaf Law President Michael Loughrey, "but few deal with an attacker in close proximity. Dynamics change dramatically in those scenarios and those who carry a firearm, or may be confronted with one, must understand the tactical nuances of these encounters and be prepared to survive them. This book shares the information they need to do so."

Supported by photographs that clearly demonstrate techniques being described, gunFIGHT covers a wide range of topics, including gun retention techniques, defeating an opponent's draw stroke, using firearms as impact weapons, strategies for multiple-assailant combat, ground fighting techniques, shooting from various retention positions, and effectively employing a variety of striking methods to aid in firearm retention efforts. Additionally, Nance shares valuable advice on gun and holster selection as well as tips for training techniques that can prepare you for close-quarters self-defense.

Designed for law enforcement and civilians, gunFIGHT also explores important legal considerations related to firearms possession and the possibility of delivering deadly force defensively. Nance also explores mental conditioning techniques that can prepare you to effectively employ your firearm in a close-quarters event and survive the incident not only physically and legally but psychologically as well.

"A fascinating and unique element of gunFIGHT! is its exploration of emotional anomalies involved with a close-quarters battle," observes Loughrey. "Being aware of these issues and being prepared to overcome them can mean the difference between life and death."

gunFIGHT! An Integrated Approach to Shooting and Fighting in Close Quarters ($23.95, 234 pgs., Softcover, ISBN: 978-1-60885-140-9) is available directly from Looseleaf Law Publications by visiting their online catalog at or calling toll-free: (800) 647-5547.

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