A few days ago, over in the GATE Self-Defense Forum, GlockyQ asked Mas Ayoob, "What books and other reading materials would you recommend to update on various aspects of lethal encounter (e.g., legal, psychological, etc.) we discussed in L[ethal] F[orce] I[nstitute]-I? Here is Mas' reply: First, understand you can fill a small library with relevant texts. Second, understand that as soon as I finish writing this, I will realize I've left someone out. That said: I would suggest your library include, in alphabetical order, Dr. Alexis Arwohl (and her co-author Loren Christenson); Col. Charles Askins, Jr.; Chris Bird; Andrew Branca; Jim Cirillo; Col. Jeff Cooper; John Farnam; Jim Fleming; Tom Givens; Rich Grassi; John Hall (and his co-author Urey Patrick); Gila Hayes; Michael Izumi; Tiger McKee; Rory Miller; Ken Murray; and Ed Nowicki. The above should give you a good start. Authors rather than books listed, because some have several. Google and Amazon should get you to 'em. Ya know, bro, your question would be an excellent "starter thread" in Carry Issues here. best, Mas I noticed GlockyQ hasn't made it over here yet to start that thread, but it was an excellent suggestion. I'd be very interested to hear what fellow GT-ers have read on the subject and would recommend to others. FWIW, below, alphabetical by author, is what I've read to date: Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right to Self-Defense by Massad Ayoob In the Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection by Massad Ayoob The Ayoob Files: The Book by Massad Ayoob Straight Talk on Armed Defense: What the Experts Want You to Know edited by Massad Ayoob Thank God I Had a Gun: True Accounts of Self Defense (2nd Edition) by Chris Bird Alvarez by Roy Black The Man Who Shot Osama Bin Laden is Screwed by Phil Bronstein Guns, Bullets, and Gunfights by Jim Cirillo Principles of Personal Defense by Col. Jeff Cooper Gray’s Anatomy by Henry Gray The Tueller Drill Revisited by Gila Hayes Marine Sniper (The Life of Carlos Hathcock) by Charles Henderson There is No Second Place Winner by William Henry “Bill” Jordan Jim Cirillo’s Tales of the Stakeout Squad by Paul Kirchner On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross The Dangers of Intervention by Evan Marshall Will it Hurt Me in Court? by Dr. Glenn Meyer How Close is Too Close? by Dennis Tueller Lessons from Armed America by Mark Walters and Kathy Jackson Lessons from Unarmed America by Mark Walters and Rob Pincus What additional reading would you recommend to your fellow CCWers?