My Paladin Press books available now for free download

Over a decade ago I published two books with Paladin Press consisting of articles I’d written, some original material, and some guest-written chapters.  The themes of both were the two themes I had written about for years prior: 1) the necessity of integrating empty-hand training with firearms training, and 2) the necessity of force-on-force simulation training — both for both cops and civilians. I am pleased that much of what I advocated strongly for then is now accepted wisdom and part of good / advanced training.  And I’m not so pleased that I (and many other like-minded trainers) had so little impact on the plethora of low-end instructors.  Oh, well.

Paladin Press at that time had gone from being the first amendment poster child, to being the first amendment poster child and a valuable publisher of, for a better word, “tactical” subjects.  The people I worked with there – mostly Michael Janich and Jon Ford – were real professionals and a pleasure to associate with.

Since they have recently closed their doors, I’m taking the lead of several other Paladin r authors and posting free .pdf downloads of my books.  Just click on the images below to open or download them.

Tactical Defensive Training for Real-Life Encounters cover-page-001

Defensive Shooting for Real-Life Encounters cover-page-001

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14 thoughts on “My Paladin Press books available now for free download

  1. Outstanding! A Generous Kindness. It’s hard to find publishers for tactical topics . . . Thank you for sharing your wisdom and experience.

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  2. Thank you for making these available. Have read your occasional articles in American Handgunner, and you are always challenging “what everybody knows”

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  3. Already own both books in hard opt format, but will still download both for airplane reading material. Both provide valuable insights that are never out of date. Thank-you sir.

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  4. Many thanks, sir. I have these in hard copy already, but have sent the link to my brother and others who will find them of interest.

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  5. Hi Ralph, I hope all is well. I have had the same intention about offering my book free via my w bite. I don’t have a clue about how to add it. I have WordPress via my website. Any words of wisdom about getting it done? Paladin sent me the files. Any help would be appreciated.
    Lou

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  6. Thank you for making your books available for free download. Although I am retired from the LE field, I still appreciate reading about new firearm techniques and training.

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