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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.

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!

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.

Glock Deconstructed

by Patrick Sweeney

If you liked Gun Digest Book of the Glock Volumes 1 and 2, you are going to absolutely love Patrick Sweeney's Glock Deconstructed! In a complete departure from his previous works on the famed gun maker, Sweeney examines why Glock makes what it makes, how it does it, and where and why they still lead the pack among all copycats. Inside you'll find: The history behind Glock's innovations through four generations of pistols. Glock's competition--is imitation still flattery? Carbines, full-autos, suppressors, and more. Where is Glock in these developments? Custom conversions--Glock Deconstructed has the low-down on companies and individuals taking Glock pistols to new performance levels. A complete breakdown of the new Gen4 Glocks. An inside look at GSSF Glock matches. And much, much more! Perhaps the most influential firearms design in recent history, Glock pistols are the preferred auto-loading firearms for law enforcement use and personal protection. Glock Deconstructed is a first of its kind, in-depth, behind the scenes look at one of the most famous gun makers in modern firearms history and one sure to fascinate every handgun enthusiast, Glock owner or not. A must-have for any handgun owner's library.

Gun Digest Big Fat Book of the .45 ACP

by Patrick Sweeney

Everything you've ever wanted to know about America's favorite handgun cartridge! 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. It's all here: The origins of the .45 ACP and the guns that use it Reloading tips, tricks and techniques The inside story of .45 ACP cases, bullets, primers and powder And so much more! It's the best one-volume guide to the most popular big-bore handgun cartridge of all time!

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 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.

Gun Digest Book of The Tactical Rifle

by Patrick Sweeney

The Master Blaster is back in the Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle! Ever feel like burning up some ammo? Well, so does Pat Sweeney! In the Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle, America¹s favorite black rifle expert puts today's hottest tactical rifles through their paces. It's a fun and fact-filled exploration of high-volume shooting at its finest. From AKs to M14s, from AUGs to SCARS, Pat gives practical, real-world advice on tactical rifles from around the world. It's a great go-to book for shooters, collectors and hobbyists in fact, for anyone with an interest in tactical rifles and their uses. It pays to try before you buy! So let Pat Sweeney try them out for you in Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle! About the Author Patrick Sweeney is a renowned competition shooter, master gunsmith, film consultant and certified Armorer Instructor for police departments nationwide. His best-selling titles include: The Gun Digest Book of the 1911 Vol. 1 & 2, The Gun Digest Book of the Glock Vol. 1 & 2, The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Vol. 1, 2 & 3, Gunsmithing: Rifles, Gunsmithing: Pistols & Revolvers and 1911: The First 100 Years, among others.

The Gun Digest Book of the 1911, Volume 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 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.

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.

The Gun Digest Book of The AR-15 Volume 3

by Patrick Sweeney

The Master of the AR-15 Has Done It Again!The AR-15 has become America's favorite rifle-and no one knows it better than Patrick Sweeny. 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&#174 Book of The AR-15, Volume 3.It's All Here!Piston designsConversions from direct impingement to piston operationNew manufacturers: H&K, Sun Devil, CMMG, among othersMagazines and other accessoriesAnd 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&#174 Books. And now, with Gun Digest&#174 Book of The AR-15, Volume 3, you too, will be an expert on the most popular rifle in America!

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.

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.

Gun Digest Book of the AR-15, Volume IV

by Patrick Sweeney

You wouldn't do this to your AR, but Sweeney did it here! With manufacturers branching out into nontraditional calibers, and continual advances in optics, ammo and associated gear for the AR-15, Gun Digest Book of The AR-15, Volume IV brings you up-to-date on the latest developments in the AR industry, including chapters on: .223 vs. 5.56: What's the problem? Various .300s of the smaller-than-.308 size Wilson 7.62X40 The .17 HMR, ADCOR DI carbine, and SIG 516 DelTon and Stag Arms? Oh yes. Plus, author Patrick Sweeney hits the range and subjects these guns to some serious testing. To find out just how much abuse they can withstand, he: Buried them in dirt and sand Submerged them in water Dropped them from heights Ran them over with trucks Froze them Blasted them with a shotgun And then he fired them, documenting the entire process in photos! Kick back and watch in horror as events unfold-and find out which guns survive the torture.

The Gun Digest Book Of The Glock

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.

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!

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