Guns, Bullets, and Gunfights

Lessons and Tales from a Modern-Day Gunfighter

by Jim Cirillo

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136 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"

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Learn what it takes to survive a real gunfight from someone who's been in many – Jim Cirillo, top gun in the New York City Police Department stakeout unit. Read about the stress and intensity of an actual shoot-out and how to maximize your training, ammo and weapons to prevail.
Jim Cirillo was one of the finest and most sought-after defensive firearms trainers in the world. He became a New York City police officer in 1954 and joined the famed NYPD Stakeout Squad in the 1970s. While on the squad, Cirillo was involved in 17 shootouts—and won them all. After 23 years, he retired from the NYPD and became the chief firearms training instructor for U.S. Customs, Region II, based in the World Trade Center. In 1981, he accepted a position with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Georgia. While at FLETC, Cirillo earned a national reputation as a firearms instructor among the police community. After a back injury forced him to retire from law enforcement in 1991, Cirillo traveled extensively giving combat shooting courses. He was the author of the Paladin book Guns, Bullets, and Gunfights , and appeared in two Paladin videos, Jim Cirillo: Modern-Day Gunfighter and Secrets of a Master Gunfighter . In addition, Cirillo was the subject of the book Jim Cirillo's Tales of the Stakeout Squad , which was published posthumously after his sudden death in 2007.
1) Part one: Guns
- Averting the Unintentional Shot
- Hybrid Weapons
2) Part Two: Bullets
- The Two Primary Functions of Handgun Bullets
- Are Hollowpoint Bullets the Way to go for Stopping Power?
3) Part Three: Gunfights
- Selections of the Gunfighter
- Firearm Training and the Gunfight
- Stress of the Gunfight
- The Bizarre NYCPD Stakeout Squad Conclusion

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