Steps Forward, and a Request for Book Suggestions

As I mentioned on the weekend, I’m involved with a series of women’s shooting clinics hosted by a local range. I was able to connect with the coordinator of the program today, and found out that, unfortunately, their upcoming NRA Instructor course is beyond full. We talked at some length about my goals, interests and experience, and we now have a plan. I’m going to take an NRA Range Safety Officer class that they’re putting on sometime soon (probably late October) and I’ll be at the top of the list for the next Instructor class, which will likely take place in the spring.

I’m excited to be a part of this program – which they hope to eventually grow into a monthly offering on a larger scale than they currently can staff – and looking forward to the RSO course as a step down the road for me personally.

With that said, I’ve a request of my readers who also teach shooting: Are there any good books you’d recommend? I have plenty of stuff in the “how to shoot” category in my library already, so I’m really looking for “how to teach shooting” type of books. If it’s available on Kindle, so much the better. Suggestions are most welcome…and I’ll continue to update you as this journey progresses.


  1. I think the best would be “Training at the Speed of Life” by Ken Murray. A close second (although some of the research is a little dated) is “Sharpening the Warrior’s Edge” by Bruce Siddle.

  2. I’ll be glad to send you the book I wrote as a supplement to my classes. It’s been very well received and I’ve shared a lot of copies.

    Send an email to mamaliberty – at – (replace -at- with the @ and no spaces). It is free to anyone who requests it. Just put “self defense book” into the subject line so I’ll see it.

    The book is called “I Am NOT A Victim” and the first chapter is the story of the man I had to shoot to save my life. I think I’ve shared the link to that story here already. The premise is that the gun is only about 10% of actual self defense, and that there are many other things to consider, as well as drills and practices one can do on their own.

    Formal training is good. Taking those lessons to heart and practicing them in every day life is even better.

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