By Chris Bird, 6th Edition. If you carry a gun for personal protection, or plan to, you need to read this book. As a journalist with 50 years of shooting and instructing experience, Chris Bird teaches you how to choose, carry, and shoot a gun in self defense. You’ll also learn the latest information on handguns and how to carry, how to see trouble and avoid it, when and how to shoot, and the newest laws on concealed carrying and licenses. Personal accounts of shooting incidents shed light on the importance of how safe and lawful carrying of firearms has saved lives. 543 pages. Softcover.