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1911 The First 100 Years

by Patrick Sweeney

In 1911, the history of firearms changed forever with the adoption of the greatest pistol ever designed, the Automatic Pistol, Caliber . 45, M1911 - known today simply as the 1911. Now, in one fascinating, illustrated volume, authority Patrick Sweeney celebrates the 100th anniversary of the greatest fighting handgun ever designed, John M. Brownings legendary 1911 . 45. From the predecessors of the 1911 and its contemporaries to the best of today's semi- and -full-custom models, you'll find it in 1911: The First 100 Years. Lavishly illustrated with photographs collected from around the world, 1911: The First 100 Years is a fitting centennial tribute to a pistol that is today more popular than ever. For the collector, for the shooter, for the historian - for anyone interested in big-bore handguns or the evolution of this truly American classic, this is a must-have volume.

The 1911 : Vol 2

by Patrick Sweeney

Fans of the 1911, Look Inside For? Up-to-date information on the greatest pistol ever designed Tests and reviews covering: Performance Accuracy Durability

The AR-15 Volume 3

by Patrick Sweeney

The AR-15 has become America's favorite rifle-and no one knows it better than Patrick Sweeney. Now, in Volume 3 of his best-selling series on the AR, Sweeney unlocks the mysteries behind the piston AR. From factory-stock rifles to do-it-yourself conversions, if there's anything you want to know about the latest generation of the AR-15s, you'll find it in Gun Digest ® Book of The AR-15, Volume 3. It's All Here! Piston designs Conversions from direct impingement to piston operation New manufacturers: H&K, Sun Devil, CMMG, among others Magazines and other accessories And much, much more! Whether you're buying your first AR or building one from the ground up, there's no better reference than Sweeney's AR series from Gun Digest ® Books. And now, with Gun Digest ® Book of The AR-15, Volume 3, you too, will be an expert on the most popular rifle in America!

Big Fat Book Of The .45 Acp

by Patrick Sweeney

Designed nearly a century ago, the .45 ACP cartridge has earned a well-deserved reputation as a superbly accurate, slap-em-down handgun cartridge. An honored veteran of two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and lesser conflicts across the globe, the .45 ACP is now more popular than ever for competition shooting, law enforcement and self-defense. Now, just in time for the .45 ACPs 100th anniversary, handgun expert Pat Sweeney gives us the inside scoop on America's favorite big-bore cartridge. If you own a handgun or carbine chambered for the big .45, or if you're considering buying on, you'll find everything you need in the Gun Digest Big Fat Book of the .45 ACP.

Could You Succeed as a Business Leader?

by Patrick Sweeney Herb Greenberg

Have you ever thought about moving from an individual contributor role or management role into a business leadership role? Maybe it sounds like fun, but are you ready to take the plunge? Find out in this fun yet informative ebook that explores the ups and downs of business management. It also includes a short personality quiz to see if you have what it takes. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Herb Greenberg, Ph.D., is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer, and Patrick Sweeney is the President of Caliper, an international management consulting firm, which, for over a half-century, has assessed the potential of more than three million applicants and employees for over 25,000 companies around the world. Headquartered in Princeton, with a dozen offices worldwide, Caliper consults with executives from Johnson & Johnson, Avis, and some of the fastest growing smaller companies around the world on unlocking the potential in individuals, leaders, and teams. The authors have spoken at scores of international conferences and written for The New York Times and the Harvard Business Review. In addition, Herb and Patrick are the authors of the New York Times best seller Succeed on Your Own Terms, as well as How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer, both published by McGraw-Hill. ABOUT THE SERIES When you think about all the career possibilities, it can be overwhelming. So often we hear the terms "manager," "leader," and "entrepreneur," but what do those people really do? And could you do it too? This series of ebooks by Caliper's Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney explores that question as it relates to each of us, and gives us an answer to the question, "Could you succeed as...?" Each ebook talks about the personality traits needed to succeed in that role and how to determine if you have those traits. The authors also spoke extensively with those who have succeeded in the position--and those who failed. What separates the two? These ebooks get to the heart of the issue.

Could You Succeed as a Manager?

by Patrick Sweeney Herb Greenberg

Have you ever thought about moving from an individual contributor role into management? Maybe it sounds like fun, but are you ready to take the plunge? Find out in this fun yet informative ebook that explores the ups and downs of business management. It also includes a short personality quiz to see if you have what it takes. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Herb Greenberg, Ph.D., is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer, and Patrick Sweeney is the President of Caliper, an international management consulting firm, which, for over a half-century, has assessed the potential of more than three million applicants and employees for over 25,000 companies around the world. Headquartered in Princeton, with a dozen offices worldwide, Caliper consults with executives from Johnson & Johnson, Avis, and some of the fastest growing smaller companies around the world on unlocking the potential in individuals, leaders, and teams. The authors have spoken at scores of international conferences and written for The New York Times and the Harvard Business Review. In addition, Herb and Patrick are the authors of the New York Times best seller Succeed on Your Own Terms, as well as How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer, both published by McGraw-Hill. ABOUT THE SERIES When you think about all the career possibilities, it can be overwhelming. So often we hear the terms "manager," "leader," and "entrepreneur," but what do those people really do? And could you do it too? This series of ebooks by Caliper's Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney explores that question as it relates to each of us, and gives us an answer to the question, "Could you succeed as...?" Each ebook talks about the personality traits needed to succeed in that role and how to determine if you have those traits. The authors also spoke extensively with those who have succeeded in the position--and those who failed. What separates the two? These ebooks get to the heart of the issue.

Could You Succeed as an Entrepreneur?

by Patrick Sweeney Herb Greenberg

Have you ever thought about owning your own business and being your own boss? Maybe it sounds like fun, but are you ready to take the plunge? Find out in this fun yet informative ebook that explores the ups and downs of business management. It also includes a short personality quiz to see if you have what it takes. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Herb Greenberg, Ph.D., is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer, and Patrick Sweeney is President of Caliper, an international management consulting firm, which, for over a half-century, has assessed the potential of more than three million applicants and employees for over 25,000 companies around the world. Headquartered in Princeton, with a dozen offices worldwide, Caliper consults with executives from Johnson & Johnson, Avis, and some of the fastest growing smaller companies around the world on unlocking the potential in individuals, leaders, and teams. The authors have spoken at scores of international conferences and written for The New York Times and the Harvard Business Review. In addition, Herb and Patrick are the authors of the New York Times best seller Succeed on Your Own Terms, as well as How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer, both published by McGraw-Hill. ABOUT THE SERIES When you think about all the career possibilities, it can be overwhelming. So often we hear the terms "manager," "leader," and "entrepreneur," but what do those people really do? And could you do it too? This series of ebooks by Caliper's Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney explores that question as it relates to each of us, and gives us an answer to the question, "Could you succeed as...?" Each ebook talks about the personality traits needed to succeed in that role and how to determine if you have those traits. The authors also spoke extensively with those who have succeeded in the position--and those who failed. What separates the two? These ebooks get to the heart of the issue.

Could You Succeed at Running a Franchise?

by Patrick Sweeney Herb Greenberg

Have you ever thought about owning your own franchise and being your own boss? Maybe it sounds like fun, but are you ready to take the plunge? Find out in this fun yet informative ebook that explores the ups and downs of franchise ownership. It also includes a short personality quiz to see if you have what it takes. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Herb Greenberg, Ph.D., is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer, and Patrick Sweeney is the President of Caliper, an international management consulting firm, which, for over a half-century, has assessed the potential of more than three million applicants and employees for over 25,000 companies around the world. Headquartered in Princeton, with a dozen offices worldwide, Caliper consults with executives from Johnson & Johnson, Avis, and some of the fastest growing smaller companies around the world on unlocking the potential in individuals, leaders, and teams. The authors have spoken at scores of international conferences and written for The New York Times and the Harvard Business Review. In addition, Herb and Patrick are the authors of the New York Times best seller Succeed on Your Own Terms, as well as How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer, both published by McGraw-Hill. ABOUT THE SERIES When you think about all the career possibilities, it can be overwhelming. So often we hear the terms "manager," "leader," and "entrepreneur," but what do those people really do? And could you do it too? This series of ebooks by Caliper's Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney explores that question as it relates to each of us, and gives us an answer to the question, "Could you succeed as...?" Each ebook talks about the personality traits needed to succeed in that role and how to determine if you have those traits. The authors also spoke extensively with those who have succeeded in the position--and those who failed. What separates the two? These ebooks get to the heart of the issue.

Gun Digest Book of Glock 2nd Edition

by Patrick Sweeney

Glock is a popular pick - an estimated 2.5 million people from 100 countries own one.The Gun Digest Book of the Glock, 2nd Edition, expands on the success of the first book with many new photos and hard-to-find data.The Glock's dynamic presence in the military and law enforcement circles around the world, including 65 percent of the U.S. law enforcement agencies, speaks to its innovative design and durability.This new edition also delivers the reliable and detailed model and production data you look for in a good gun guide, along with the extensive equipment guide with the newest models, plus step-by-step illustrations demonstrating ways to maintain and accessorize your Glock.

The Gun Digest Book of Smith & Wesson

by Patrick Sweeney

Author Patrick Sweeney leads readers through Smith & Wesson's dizzying array of handgun models and options. From plinking revolvers to the new .500 S&W hand cannon, Sweeney reviews S&W models inside and out for performance, function and versatility, letting the reader known which models will work best for self-defense, hunting or target shooting. With information on basic troubleshooting, testing used guns for reliability and reviews of specific models from every major S&W group, The Gun Digest Book of Smith & Wesson gives readers an accurate overview of the offerings of this fine American gunmaker.

The Gun Digest Book Of The AK & SKS (Gun Digest Book Of...)

by Patrick Sweeney

The AK and SKS are the most widely used and well known assault rifles in the world, and this comprehensive look at these famous rifles contains never-before-published information blended with 600 photos, and written by the leading expert in assault weapons.

The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15

by Patrick Sweeney

A Shooter's GuideNow you can become an AR-15 expert. Noted author and gunsmith Patrick Sweeney takes an inside look at an icon among American rifles. The AR-15 first became known to American shooters in the early 1960s. Since then is have become one of the most versatile rifles in the world, tackling everything from military and police operations to long-range target competitions.Sweeney's expertly written text and outstanding photography show you everything you need to know about understanding the AR-15 operating system and his dedicated group of testers honestly evaluate just about every rifle on the market. If there is something you want to know about an AR-15, you will find it here.

Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Volume II

by Patrick Sweeney

Even more about America's favorite rifle! More models! More photos! More accessories! Field-proven and battle-hardened by two generations of warriors, the AR-15 is one of today's hottest law enforcement and anti-terrorism tools. In The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15, Volume II, master gunsmith/firearms instructor Patrick Sweeney offers even more tips, tricks and techniques about America's favorite "black rifle," the legendary AR-15. From the newest 6.8 mm loads to the latest gee-whiz accessories, if it has to do with the AR-15, it's in this book! You'll find:Ammunition Magazines Barrels Stocks Forearms Scopes Bolts Slings Lowers Flash Hiders, Comps & Brakes Shooting Tests ...and more! Whether you are a recreational shooter, law enforcement professional, or collector-The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15, Volume II is the invaluable guide you need to the ever-changing world of the ageless AR-15.

GunDigest® Book of the TACTICAL RIFLE

by Patrick Sweeney

In Gun Digest Book of The Tactical Rifle, you will learn how to choose, shoot and maintain the tactical rifle, whether it be a semi-auto or a bolt-action rifle. ("Tactical rifle" refers to any precision rifle, especially those used for law enforcement or recreational use, as opposed to the hunting purposes. ) Also, you will learn about the wide range of accessories available for such rifles-from optics to bipods and slings to compensators and magazines-and how to buy them wisely, install them, and use them to maximum effect. No other book covers as many different styles of tactical rifles, and no other such book is written by a more qualified author.

Gunsmithing - The AR-15

by Patrick Sweeney

ARs are Expensive! Protect Your Investment-with Gunsmithing: The AR-15Whether you're a professional gunsmith or just an interested amateur, you'll find everything you need to know about keeping your AR perking in Gunsmithing: The AR-15. Written by master gunsmith and noted AR-15 expert Patrick Sweeney, Gunsmithing: The AR-15 is your one-stop guide to repairing, maintaining and modifying America's favorite rifle. It's all here! Hundreds of detailed photos Maintenance Repair Accessories and Modifications Tips, Tools and Techniques And more! Whether you're interested in simple tasks such as disassembling and maintaining your AR, or if you're ready to tackle more complex projects such as rebarreling or converting your AR to a piston design, Gunsmithing: The AR-15 tells you everything you need to know. Protect your investment and avoid costly mistakes-with Gunsmithing: The AR-15!

Gunsmithing - Pistols and Revolvers

by Patrick Sweeney

Whether you're a professional gunsmith or just an interested do-it-yourselfer, you'll find what you need to keep your favorite pistols and revolvers perking in this revised 3rd Edition of Gunsmithing Pistols and Revolvers. From basic disassembly and maintenance to more complex repair and customization techniques, master gunsmith Pat Sweeney explains in clear text and detailed photos how to get the very most out of your pistol or revolver. Whether you're wondering how to mount a front or rear sight, replace a cylinder, give your gun a thorough cleaning or perform any one of a hundred other essential procedures, you'll find it in this revised edition of Gunsmithing Pistols and Revolvers. It's All Here: Hundreds of close-up photos Performance tips, tricks and techniques Special sections on the 1911, the Makarov, the vZ-52 and the Springfield XD And much more! Gunsmithing mistakes can be expensive. Protect your investment--with Gunsmithing Pistols and Revolvers!

Gunsmithing - Rifles

by Patrick Sweeney

Make your rifle shoot better than ever! Gunsmithing: Rifles takes a look at all major rifle types and gives you practical information on how to make repairs, improve performance and modify your rifle to fit your needs. In additional to practical information about keeping every rifle ready to shoot, Gunsmithing: Rifles provides specific projects to improve: Mauser actions AR-15s and their clones The Ruger 10/22 The Remington Model 700 The Winchester model 70 Lever-action Rifles Step-by-step instructions and plenty of photos guide you every step of the way. As a practicing gunsmith for the past 20 years, Sweeney also knows enough to tell you what not to try. If an operation requires an expert, he'll tell you. He'll also tell you what questions to ask to help you make sure the person you hire is qualified. If you're in the market for a used rifle, this book also includes tips on getting the most bang for your buck.

Gunsmithing Shotguns

by Patrick Sweeney

This third book in a popular series by professional gunsmith Patrick Sweeney offers detailed step-by-step instructions for the millions of Americans that own shotguns. Sweeney also includes questions to ask before a professional gunsmith starts working. This valuable reference will save readers time and money on shotgun repairs.

Leadership in Dangerous Situations

by Patrick Sweeney Michael D. Matthews Paul B. Lester

Leadership in Dangerous Situations provides in-depth coverage of the key psychological, social and organization factors that impact individual and organizational effectiveness for First Responders in dangerous environments. Leading scholars discuss how current theories and empirical research provides guidelines to help solve the challenges leaders are likely to face in dangerous contexts. This book is directed to First Responders leaders from the Military, Law Enforcement, Fire, Emergency Services and Not-for profit agencies working in dangerous areas. The purpose of this book is to assist the First Responders who risk their lives to serve the public, to prepare for the unique challenges of leading and operating in dangerous situations. Dangerous situations are environments where group members must routinely engage in events that place their physical and psychological well-being at risk to accomplish the organization's objectives. International scholars and practitioners from the military, law enforcement, fire and rescue, teamed together to address the unique challenges facing dangerous context leaders. Each chapter integrates theory and research with practical experience to address the various challenges these leaders will face while operating in dangerous situations. The intent is to provide practitioners an easily understandable guide, backed by scholarly findings, to prepare themselves and their organizations for the unique psychological, social, and physical challenges of leading and operating in dangerous contexts. The blending of theory and empirical research with practical experience clearly illustrates the principles of effective leadership in dangerous contexts Whether one is a young leader preparing for war, a seasoned commander with multiple combat tours, a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team leader, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) supervisor, first line supervisor of a law enforcement patrol unit, or a lieutenant responsible for a shift of firemen, the challenges of leading people in contexts where life and death decisions are common are very similar. The purpose here is to provide the leader with a better understanding of what is required to lead in dangerous contexts. The contributing authors delve into the psychological, social, and physical factors that can impact the ability to lead, the ability of personnel to perform, and the organization's ability to accomplish the mission. In the end, the leader will take away not only a understanding of how leading in dangerous contexts is different than leading in contexts where lives are not on the line, but also gain a deeper understanding of why it differs, where commonalities occur, and - perhaps more importantly - how to prepare leaders, whether military or civilian to guide their first responder organizations to perform successfully in dangerous situations.

Modern Law Enforcement Weapons & Tactics - 3rd Edition

by Patrick Sweeney

Modern Law EnforcementThe face of modern law enforcement is changing. The best cop with a maple night stick and Model 10 revolver has been replaced by partners in police cruisers carrying pepper spray, Tasers and polymer-framed pistols. Author Patrick Sweeney shows you the tools modern police agencies are using and how they are employed. From rifles, shotguns and pistols to the latest in flashlights and handcuff cases, Sweeney walks you through the latest gear and tactics employed by American law enforcement officers.

Reloading for Handgunners

by Patrick Sweeney

InReloading for Handgunners, the reader will learn the benefits of serious handgun ammunition reloading (decreased cost, increased reliability) in an accessible, step-by-step way. In addition, the reader will learn how to avoid the costly, wasteful errors that plague many reloaders, experienced and novice alike. Finally, the reader will enjoy the vast experience and unique style that have made Patrick Sweeney the country's leading guru on tactical and competition shooting and ammunition. Features: Shortcuts, hints and tips (from a certified master gunsmith, film consultant, and certified Armorer Instructor) to reload your own ammunition and avoid costly errors Loading data for the most popular and asked-about calibers Specialty loading info for: Competition: IPSC/IDPA, Bullseye, Steel Challenge, Cowboy Hunting: heavy magnums and big bores About the Author In addition to being Handguns Editor for America's largest general-circulation shooting magazine, Guns & Ammo, Patrick Sweeney is Gun Digest Books best-selling single author. His titles include:The Gun Digest Book of the 1911Vol. 1 & 2,The Gun Digest Book of the GlockVol. 1 & 2,The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15Vol. 1, 2 & 3,Gunsmithing: Rifles,Gunsmithing: Pistols & RevolversandGunsmithing the AR-15. Pat is also a certified master gunsmith, film consultant, and certified Armorer Instructor for many police departments nationwide. Patrick Sweeney lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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