I’ve read a lot of less then great shooting/defense related books. The ones below are the ones still on the book shelf:
The Gift of Fear – Gavin DeBecker Deals with pre-event indicators of violence and mindset.
Book of the Five Rings – Miyamoto Musashi
A wonderful adventure tale about a hobbit tasked with… Ancient wisdom on winning conflict.
Training at the Speed of Life – Ken Murray Focused on developing realistic training, this book begins with an excellent over view of the OODA Loop and crisis decision making.
Condition to Win – Wes Doss Over uses the word “Warrior”, but provides great insight into the components of mental performance.
Practical Shooting: Beyond Fundamentals – Brian Enos Kind of zen like, but very applicable. This is my bible to shooting – I can turn to any page, read, think and learn.
Shooting from Within – J Michael Plaxico Less zen-like, more skill based. I enjoy the section on building skills and identifying failure points.
Surgical Speed Shooting – Andy Stanford This book deals with the strict mechanics of shooting fast and accurately. Not a lot of fluff.
Understanding Firearms Ballistics – Robert Rinker General reference, and I’ll be spending more time re-reading this.
Green Eyes, Black Rifles – Kyle Lamb A solid treatise on all aspects of the AR-15.
There’s a few other books that deal with different disciplines. I’ll tackle those another time.