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a Must Read
for every New Shooter!

A Great Reference for both the Aspiring and Experienced Shooter!

Cover US 2013

Whether your interests are in pistols, rifles, shotguns, sights, concealed carry or firearm methods and techniques, you'll find this book brimming with valuable, accurate and fun information!

Nearly 400 information packed pages filled with over 200 illustrations and over 600 terms and relevant descriptions, plus more than 100 Valuable Web Links

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Reviews by Professionals!

"Few shooting resources have the courage to go into the depth of information to fully explain equipment, training, rules and a plethora of other topics.

Fewer resources yet have the ability to do so in a manner which where the information is digestible, accessible and engaging to read.

Gary Behr's book has cracked the code on a tremendous resource that has a massive amount of information on par to a shooting encyclopedia but yet gripping to read like a novel you can't put down in the wee hours of the evening."

Mike Hughes, CEO-Founder
NextLevel Training LLC

History Channel’s “Top Shot” Competitor, Season 3


“… (other respected instructors) already looked (Firearm Fundamentals) over and were as impressed as I, at the massive undertaking - you have presented a vast amount of information in your book.

…These (reviewers) are several top of the line instructors that were impressed with your work

… you’ll have one of the better publications in the country for those that are both beginners, and those that want to expand their knowledge.”

Alecs Dean, President
International Firearm Safety, Inc., Fort Myers, FL


"As a military veteran and retired law enforcement officer, I found Firearm Fundamentals to be a valuable reference book. Over the years I have taken numerous classes in firearm safety and qualifications, and the information in this book, reinforces all of the training I have had.

I especially liked that Behr covered the topics of concealed carry training, gun laws in Wisconsin, awareness of your surroundings, tips on trigger squeeze and bullet placement

Chuck Peterson


"Gary has put together a great book that covers all the basics for the beginner shooter.
Very informational and a great read !"

Scott Whiting
Police Officer
Owner: Deerfield Pistol and Archery Range and


“Great book! — I read (your book) … to brush up!
Your book makes things clear for beginners! … Great work!”

Former Wisconsin Senator, Dr. Pam Galloway

(As Senator, a driving legislative force to impliment the passage of Wisconsin's Concealed Carry law. The Senator was a live fire student of Behr.)


Your book is an excellent reference for someone new to firearms and their exacting terminology. …. I completely concur with the statement on the front cover: "a MUST READ for every new shooter."

David Southall ~ Bonita Springs, FL
Black Powder and Muzzle Loaders




This book is conveniently divided into distinct chapters, allowing you to garner essential information on a topic without having to read through the entire book.

Part I
This first part introduces the new or non-shooter into the vast scope of firearms, with an initial emphasis on how to safely begin shooting.
Intended as a quick and easy initial reference, this book can familiarize you with the fundamentals of firearms, offering the specific information needed to safely learn how to shoot a pistol and other firearms.

Part I can also be used as an initial stage for formal training of a beginner's introduction to firearms (such as a two to four hour familiarization course). Training can include both classroom and range or field exercises. This book is NOT a tactical or defensive course. To gain proper knowledge and experience in this discipline, seek qualified one-on-one training.

Part II
An introduction to Concealed Carry, the things you need to consider if you plan to carry a firearm.

Part III
This section provides a more detailed purview, expanding into rifles, shotguns, sighting methods and much, much more.

A comprehensive reference filled with nearly 600 interesting and useful terms! Packed with relevant and sometimes little known information, you'll want to keep this Glossary close at hand, as an easy-to-use source for answers to most common shooting questions.

Quick Reference Guide can be found on the very last page.