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Vote with your feet by moving ( to the libertarian safe refuge of the “American Redoubt” in Idaho - Montana - Wyoming - Eastern Oregon - Eastern Washington - Northern Utah or the Texas Redoubt or the Tennessee Cumberland Redoubt ( for more Bill of Rights freedom, especially Second Amendment gun rights — see

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Sadly, the beautiful state of California is now a lost cause politically. But still keep fighting to restore her greatness.

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What exactly is the American Redoubt? See for more details from James Wesley Rawles, whose description of our Redoubt many of us wholeheartedly support.

We are “Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times” is the motto of James Wesley Rawles

We Vote-with-our-Feet and have prepared “For when times get tough, or even if they don't” - the motto of Jack Spirko's SurvivalPodcast (

One could say that the American Redoubt was “founded” when Montana became a State of these United States of America on November 8, 1889, just 1 year before Idaho and Wyoming.

For those who are more attached to the East Coast and can't easily migrate to the American Redoubt in the Intermountain-West, we recommend the blog of the inspirational M.D. Creekmore who posted Joel M. Skousen, Author, Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places, on the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau solution to the “The East Coast Retreat Dilemma”:

“As a relocation specialist and designer, I found safe retreat locations and helped clients develop high security homes in every state of the union and you can too. The concept that anyone caught East of the Mississippi River is doomed is only partially valid and highly exaggerated. You can achieve a significantly higher level of safety going beyond the Appalachians to the high plateau regions of Tennessee and Kentucky. This massive and relatively unpopulated area is called the Cumberland Plateau—most of which falls within the state of Tennessee.” Joel M. Skousen ( is a relocation specialist and author of “Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places.”

Massad Ayoob

Massad Ayoob is an internationally-known firearms and self-defense instructor. He has taught police techniques and civilian self-defense to both law enforcement officers and private citizens in numerous venues since 1974. He is a frequent contributor to Backwoods Home Magazine.




Title ISBN Year of first publication
Armed and Alive   1979
In The Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection ISBN 978-0-936279-00-8 1980
The Experts Speak Out: The Police View of Gun Control   1981
The Truth About Self-Protection ISBN 978-0-936279-13-8 1983
Stressfire. Volume I of Gunfighting for Police: Advanced Tactics and Techniques with Ray Chapman ISBN 978-0-936279-03-9 1986
Gunproof Your Children / Massad Ayoob's Handgun Primer ISBN 978-0-936279-05-3 1986
Hit The White Part ISBN 978-0-936279-01-5 1986
The Semi-Automatic Pistol in Police Service and Self Defense ISBN 978-0-936279-07-7 1987
Police Survival Shooting (How Close is too Close)   1990
Stressfire II: Advanced Combat Shotgun. Volume II of Gunfighting for Police: Advanced Tactics and Techniques ISBN 978-0-936279-11-4 1992
Effective Defense: The Woman, the Plan, the Gun with Gila May-Hayes ISBN 978-1-885036-01-8 1994
Ayoob on Firearms CD collection of 40 articles from Backwoods Home Magazine 1994-2001
Ayoob Files: The Book ISBN 978-0-936279-16-9 1995
Fundamentals of Modern Police Impact Weapons ISBN 978-0-398-03748-2 1996
The Complete Book of Handguns   1998–2001
The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery (with Chuck Taylor) ISBN 978-0-89689-525-6 2002
Gun Digest Book of SIG-Sauer: A Complete Look at SIG Sauer Pistols ISBN 978-0-87349-755-8 2004
The Gun Digest Book Of Beretta Pistols ISBN 978-0-87349-998-9 2005
The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry ISBN 978-0-89689-611-6 2008
Greatest Handguns of The World ISBN 978-1-4402-0825-6 2010


Title Year of first publication
Stressfire Volume III: Rifle year unknown
LFI Handgun Safety year unknown
Physio-Psychological Aspects of Violent Encounters year unknown
Post Shooting Trauma year unknown
Judicious Use of Deadly Force 1990
Make Ready with Massad Ayoob Home Defense 2011
Make Ready with Massad Ayoob On Concealed Carry“ 2013
Make Ready with Massad Ayoob Lethal Force FAQ 2013


Massad Ayoob has been co-hosting the ProArms Podcast.<ref name=“ProArms_Podcast”>ProArms Podcast</ref> Their podcast is one of many associated with the Gun Rights Radio Network (a network that supports gun rights and provides other pro-gun podcasts and forums to allow interaction between hosts and members).<ref name=“Gun_Rights_Radio_Network”>Gun Rights Radio Network</ref>

Massad Ayoob Humor

Massad Ayoob is so tough that he:

  • Smacks Jack Bauer (24) around until Jack agrees that plastic pistols are “OK” to use.
  • Tells Charles Bronson that “shot placement is key” when shooting vigilantes with a nickel-plated .32.
  • Mentions to Lee Marvin that taking 12 military criminals on a suicide mission probably means he's not on the Colonel's List.
  • Tells Major Hogan in Stalag 13 to actually leave the camp since the series lasted longer than the war.
  • Shows up in Colorado for a nice hunting trip when some pesky Russians show up. Extremely peeved at them for messing up his vacation, he recruits some plucky teenagers and then successfully drives the Russians outside North America. A documentary called “Red Dawn” is made. Ayoob asks not to be credited.
  • Smacks some sense into John Connor (Terminator) and states that bad things tend to happen when plot devices, successfully used in the first 2 movies, tend to suck when an older actor is looking for a new vehicle. He then drives off the newly arrived Terminator machines.
  • Assists Kate Beckinsdale when she is trying to shoot through the floor by hitting “pause” and actively sawing a circle out under her feet, and by secretly reloading her guns.

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Massad Ayoob

Massad Ayoob has been handgun editor of GUNS magazine and law enforcement editor of AMERICAN HANDGUNNER since the 1970s, and has published thousands of articles in gun magazines, martial arts publications, and law enforcement journals.

He is the author of more than a dozen books on firearms, self-defense, and related topics, including “In the Gravest Extreme,” widely considered to be the authoritative text on the topic of the use of lethal force.

The winner of the Outstanding American Handgunner of the Year Award in 1998, Mas has won several state and regional handgun shooting championships. Ayoob is one of the very few Five Gun Masters among the 10,000-member International Defensive Pistol Association, and was the first to earn that title.

He served 19 years as chair of the Firearms Committee of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, and several years as a member of the Advisory Board of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. In addition to teaching for those groups, he has also taught for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors and the International Homicide Investigators seminars.

Massad has received judicial recognition as an expert witness for the courts in weapons and shooting cases since 1979, and has been a fully sworn and empowered, part time police officer for decades. Ayoob founded the Lethal Force Institute in 1981 and served as its director until 2009, and now trains through Massad Ayoob Group.

Massad has appeared on CLE-TV delivering continuing legal education for attorneys, through the American Law Institute and American Bar Association, and has been retained to train attorneys to handle deadly force cases through the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network. Ayoob served for two years as co-vice chair of the Forensic Evidence Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also appears in each episode of Personal Defense TV (Sportsman’s Channel).

Massad joins us today to discuss protecting yourself as an armed citizen from the threat we seldom consider, our own legal system. How to make sure you are not in violation of the law, what constitutes justification for the use of deadly force and having a “prep kit” for after a deadly force incident.

Join Jack Spirko today as he discusses:

What is the biggest thing most armed citizens fail to plan for

What happens in most cases immediately after a “justified shooting

What plans should you have in place in case you ever have to use deadly force

How does a deadly force incident differ when it is in your home vs. away

What about the castle doctrine, how much protection does it really provide

Can a shooting legally justified in one state and not another with the same facts

What is the absolute worst thing you can do after a shooting

When the police arrive how should you greet them

Is there anything you should never say or do in from of first responders to an incident

Defense of life vs. defense of property

Can the appearance of a weapon influence the outcome of a trial

How can ammo selection be used against you

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Publication Date: October 22, 2012

Understand the Hottest Issues Surrounding Concealed Carry!

Written by Massad Ayoob, one of the pre-eminent fighting handgun trainers in the world, Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition builds upon the best-selling 1st edition by addressing some of the hottest issues surrounding concealed carry today.

Understand Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws.

Review case studies that reveal lessons learned.

Commentary from Ayoob draws on his experience as an expert witness for courts in weapons and shooting cases.

Find out about the latest in holsters and gear, including new personal defense ammunition and lights.

As a handgun owner, you owe it to yourself to stay informed and educated about changes in concealed carry laws and personal defense hardware. Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition helps you do exactly that.

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