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Ed McGivern's Book of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting Ed McGivern Needs No Introduction To Gun Enthusiasts And Serious Marksmen For Than 50 Years He Was Revered As One Of The Top Authorities In The Field Of Small Firearms A World Champion Marksmen Who Made It Into The Guinness Book Of World Records, He Trained Scores Of Law Enforcement Officers And Developed A System Of Teaching That Is As Effective Today As It Was When This Book Was Originally Published It Resulted From Years Of Experimentation And Research Conducted By McGivern, Who Utilized Electric Timers And Other Devices To Determine The Angles And Techniques That Would Produce The Fastest, Most Accurate Revolver Shooting Packed With Handgun Lore And Original Photographs From The First Edition, This Much Sought After Classic Contains A Wealth Of Facts For Marksmen Everywhere.

  • Hardcover
  • Ed McGivern's Book of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting
  • Ed McGivern
  • English
  • 20 October 2018
  • 9780832905575

About the Author: Ed McGivern

Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting McGivern also performed extensive research into handgun shooting, particularly with the double action revolver.Ed McGivern is renowned as one of the greatest handgunners that ever lived His Guinness world record for The greatest rapid fire feat set on August 20, 1932 at the Lead Club Range, South Dakota still stands He emptied two revolvers in less than two seconds His accomplishments include firing two times from 15 feet five shots which could be covered by a silver half dollar piece in 45 100 of a second His shooting was so fast, timing machines would malfunction in attempting to record his shooting speed.Short, balding and stocky Ed McGivern did not match the cliched image of the steely gunfighter , but in the real world he exceeded anything a fictional character could hope for.Biography source



10 thoughts on “Ed McGivern's Book of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting

  1. says:

    As stated by other reviewers the writing is dated and difficult to read for any length of time Ed McGivern did not have a college degree in English so he tends to have a wandering style of composition I rather doubt Mr McGivern had much then an eight grade formal education He was born in 1874 and standards of education literacy were different.Try not to judge him by 21st Century standards Much of what McGivern put in his book is still applicable for today s shooter Advice on trigger control, proper grip, sights, ammunition, holsters etc All of these things are still applicable Yes shooters now use some techniques that McGivern wouldn t have though of back in the 1930 s the Weaver stance and the Isocoles Stance for example Yes much of the technology that he spends so much time on electric timer etc is obsolete.And yes much of what is in the book is basic,but all shooters can stand to review the basics I was also surprised to see that some of his techniques are not only still being used but have actually been brought back into vogue by the current crop of tactical handgun shooters Yet, what I really like about the book, is in regards to it s historical worth The book was written in the late thirties It is a wealth of old photographs, information and is rich in the overall atmospheric feeling that it invokes of the Depression era and the shooting culture ,as it existed, during that time It s great There are also photos th...

  2. says:

    I have read this book several times and rated it with 5 stars because of the wealth of information it contains I do agree that this does not read like a Louis L Amour novel, but then, it isn t a Louis L Amour novel It is an indispensable reference book that will help you develop your pistolero ski...

  3. says:

    There s no doubt he was one of the best shots of all time And he had an outsize personality But he was a terrible writer Book is poorly organized Material is highly repetitive, extremely chatty, and pretty light weight in most places It could ve bee...

  4. says:

    The definitive text on the art of the fast draw by a guy who holds tons of records for trick shooting Of course it s informative, but it s also got surprisingly lively writing.

  5. says:

    Great book if you want to learn how to shoot trick shots.

  6. says:

    Horrible writer Can t read it for than ten minutes at a time But he is unique and anything he says is worth listening to.

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