Fighting Smarter by Tom Givens

27-Jan-15 – 01:58 by ToddG

fightingsmarter-tomgivensFighting Smarter: A Practical Guide for Surviving Violent Confrontations by well known instructor Tom Givens has now been released in a new, updated 3rd Edition available from Amazon.

While students often judge instructors based on the number of gun battles the instructor has been in, it seems obvious that a better measure would be the number of his students who have succeeded in self-defense shootings. By that measure, Givens is quite literally perfect. More than 60 of his students have had to defend themselves with firearms and all of them — 100% — were the victors.

That’s 100% success. Those are students ranging from a little old lady (literally) to every other imaginable demographic. When they’ve been faced with a violent attack and used a gun in self-defense, they’ve won.

Every. Single. Time.

So if you are someone who may face a violent attack, and you are someone who chooses to have a gun for self-defense, Fighting Smarter by Tom Givens just might teach you some things that you’d find helpful. Just a thought…

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

  1. 6 Responses to “Fighting Smarter by Tom Givens”

  2. Todd- Thanks for the awfully kind words. As of this month, we are at 62 wins/0 losses/3 forfeits. Of course, the three forfeits were students who were killed because they forgot to bring a gun.

    If anyone wants to order, I ask that they use this link: . Same price as Amazon, but a better deal for me.

    Thanks again!


    By Tom Givens on Jan 27, 2015

  3. Thanks, Tom. Links changed in the post to reflect that URL.

    By ToddG on Jan 28, 2015

  4. Just ordered it! Can’t wait to read it.

    By Fred M on Jan 28, 2015

  5. I wish a Kindle version would be offered as well.

    By Leo Daher on Jan 28, 2015

  6. >> 62 wins/0 losses/3 forfeits

    Numbers don’t lie. I know stats like this can’t and shouldn’t tracked like a competitive league but this sort of record speaks for itself.

    Karl Rehn tuned me into Mr. Givens on my website and I’m glad he did. Great stuff!

    By John M. Buol Jr. on Jan 29, 2015

  7. This book is on my reading list

    By Gerard on Jan 31, 2015

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