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Rich's comment about grabbing one gun in a SHTF situation got me thinking about this book.

Has anyone else read it? Thoughts?

John Ross is a member at The High Road and I saw that there is a sequel coming out next year.


I really enjoyed the book. I liked the characters and the fact that is was a novel that talked about the gun culture and not a dry, text book type read. the situation at the end of the book was a bit far-fetched, but I would still recommend it to all gun-owners.

I read alot, and I think this was the first book in a long time that I couldn't put down.
 

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Yeah, excellent reading. Especially the historical part so people can easily see what we have lost in recent times as far as our gun freedoms are concerned. Plus there are a LOT of tactical tips scattered throughout the text if you read between the lines.

Highly recommended reading for anyone!!

Here's a direct link through my Amazon.com account if anyone is interested in ordering a copy:

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The history lessons were an eye-opener. It worked really well in the novel format.

Interesting note: John Ross does shoot clay pigeons with rifles, just not with the high percentage that "Henry Bowman" does. I think he said that he hits around 35%. Amazing shooting.
 
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on straightaway "floaters" maybe, on

a really good day. Otherwise, forget it. There's also very few places where such shooting is adquately safe.
 

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Reviving one of the first threads...

I just finished re-reading Unintended Consequences, I enjoyed it just as much as the first time.

I think this book would make an excellent Christmas present.

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I think this book would make an excellent Christmas present.
Price it. I checked a week or so ago and new ones were like $300 on Amazon. Used ones were half that, and they were going (used) for around $100 on ebay then. Seems the election scare has dropped and prices are more reasonable now. Still, I've VERY glad I alreadu own thre copies. One for me, one for the wife, and one for loaning out.

I'm not too excited about the sequel. I loved the book, but I think a sequel will be like a horrible "Part II" movie that detracts from the original. You know - one of those things you can't "unread" and makes re-reading the first one less enjoyable. Still, I'll buy it and read it if he ever does come out with a sequel in case it is comparable to the first one!
 

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Actually I think it would be rather difficult for Mr. Ross to come up with a sequel that could eclipse this work. Maybe that's why there hasn't been one. He started one, and recognized maybe it was best to quit with what he already had.
 
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