SAS and Elite Forces Guide: Armed Combat

SAS and Elite Forces Guide: Armed Combat : Defending Yourself Against Hand Weapons

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There's no point having a gun if you don't know how best to use it. And if you don't know how to hold a knife, you're better off not holding it at all. With the aid of superb line artworks, SAS and Elite Forces Guide: Armed Combat demonstrates to the reader how special forces soldiers are taught to excel in defending themselves against and using hand weapons, be they rifles, daggers, truncheons or throwing stars. The book explores the different uses of hand weapons, from pistols to semi-automatics to sniper's rifles, from flick knives to machetes, from stun grenades to CS gas, from knuckle-dusters to nunchaku sticks.

With tips and techniques from combat experts, the book explains which weapon to choose for given situations and how to use each weapon. With more than 300 easy-to-follow artworks and handy pull-out lists of key training tips, Armed Combat is the definitive guide for anyone wanting to be ready for anything.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 127 x 178 x 32mm | 457g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 300 artworks
  • 1782740244
  • 9781782740247
  • 1,947,713

Table of contents



1. Fighting Skills and Mindset

2. What to Attack and Where to Defend

3. Weapon Threat versus Weapon Use


4. Blunt Weapons

5. Sharp and Pointed Weapons

6. Firearms

7. Improvised and Miscellaneous Weapons

8. 'Unarmed' Techniques in Armed Combat

9. Weapon Training Drills


10. Unarmed or Improvised Response

11. With Blunt Weapons

12. With Sharp or Pointed Weapons

13. Fighting with Guns

Final Notes


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About Martin J. Dougherty

Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer specialising in military and defence topics. His published work deals with subjects ranging from naval weapons to personal security and self-defence. He is author of Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, Warriors of the World: The Ancient Warrior, and Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Medieval Warrior. Dougherty has also written books on personal self defence, including Unarmed Combat (2010) and Extreme Unarmed Combat (2012).
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