Defensive Revolver Fundamentals, 2nd Edition Now Available from Gun Digest Books

APPLETON, Wis. – Gun Digest Books, a division of Gun Digest Media, has released a new edition of one of Grant Cunningham’s most popular titles, Defensive Revolver Fundamentals.

In this revised and expanded second edition, revolver and handgun training expert Cunningham provides a modern take on the age-old revolver and the training and tactics to help new and more seasoned gun owners carry with confidence.

Going beyond mere chatter about hardware and calibers, this detailed guide offers practical and proven revolver tactics, while covering the fundamentals of preparing for a defensive encounter, from avoiding decisional mistakes to developing a keen awareness of when danger is likely.

Readers who want to increase their wheelgun proficiency will find plenty of learning opportunities inside, including:

  • Training for real-world self-defense situations
  • Drawing and reloading under stress
  • Shooting drills to improve split-second decision-making
  • Training based on ‘surprise attack’ tactics

Defensive Revolver Fundamentals is more than a “gun hardware” book. Cunningham also addresses the realities of the mental aspects of being prepared for a defensive encounter. Understanding how one’s body naturally reacts to a surprise attack, along with new information on avoiding decisional mistakes, is invaluable for citizens who carry revolvers concealed.


- Defensive Revolver Fundamentals, 2nd edition

- Authored by Grant Cunningham

- Foreword by Massad Ayoob

- Published by Gun Digest Books

- ISBN-13: 978-1951115715

- 6 x 9 inches, softcover

- 272 pages

- Price: $27.99

Defensive Revolver Fundamentals, 2nd edition is available at, and, and also from many independent booksellers.

About the Author

Grant Cunningham is a renowned self-defense author, teacher, and internationally known gunsmith (retired). He's the author of The Gun Digest Book of the Revolver, Shooter's Guide to Handguns, Defensive Pistol Fundamentals, and Handgun Training: Practice Drills for Defensive Shooting, and has written articles on shooting, self-defense, training and teaching for many magazines, shooting websites and his blog at

About Gun Digest Media

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