THe learning neVer STopS Part IV: Today’s Teachers n our last session on the Old Masters it was, of course, necessary I to leave out many excellent books due to space constraints. One of those not mentioned is Pioneering Handgun Hunting written in 1965 by Al Goerg. Goerg truly was a pioneer of handgun hunting and his self-published book provided a lot of the inspiration for me. This book is not easy to find and will be quite pricey, however I believe it is worth the search and the dollars. Goerg was killed in a bush plane crash in Alaska on one of his hunting trips. There are several handgun-hunting .375 JDJ. The latter is now offered as books available by Today’s Teachers. a standard chambering by Thompson/ Major George Nonte, one of the Old Center. Anything these two men say Masters, co-authored the book, Handgun about handgun hunting is definitely Self Defense Hunting in 1975 with Lee Jurras. Friend worth listening to. Lee is still around, quite active, and also Three 21st-century handgun-hunting Hundreds of thousands of times one of the pioneer handgun hunters. books have also been authored by every year honest law-abiding citizens He also basically single-handedly personal friends. Mark Hampton has use firearms for self protection and/or revolutionized ammunition with his hunted all over the world and shares crime prevention. Jeff Cooper founded SuperVel line and was the founder of his personal experiences in Handgun Gunsite to provide proper training and the Outstanding American Handgunner Hunting published in 2002. Mark is a big was one of the first recognized legitimate Awards Foundation. He is worth fan of the scoped single-shot pistol and teachers of the art of pistolcraft and the listening to. has much to share about its use. From use of firearms for self-defense. There Another book on handgun hunting 2003 we have Clair Rees’s The Ultimate are several schools today with many going back to 1990 is Hunting For Guide to Handgun Hunting covering the teachers and we have two of the best Handgunners authored by on the staff of GUNS and two of the top handgunners American Handgunner. of this or any other time, Massad Ayoob is probably and two men who are the most prolific gun writer also personal friends, when it comes to using a Larry Kelly founder of handgun for self-defense. For MagNaPort and J.D. Jones teaching others he founded of SSK Industries. Larry the Lethal Force Institute, initiated the Stalker series writes for our magazines, and of hunting revolvers built is also the author of many on Ruger and Smith & annual publications on semiWesson .44 Magnums and automatic pistols especially. the Freedom Arms .454 One of the most important Casull while J.D. offers a books, at least in my opinion, long list of hunting calibers ever written for those who chambered in custom T/C would carry a firearm for barrels including many self defense is Massad’s In of his JDJ line of wildcat Al Goerg’s was the first book on handgun hunting (bottom) and has been The Gravest Extreme which cartridges. My two favorites followed by five more by the likes of Clair Rees, Maj. George Nonte & Lee is subtitled The Role of the are the 6.5 JDJ and the Jurras and Gary Reeder. continued on page 81 82 WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM • JULY 2009 hunting of large and small game. I’ll just bet Clair did not personally select “ultimate” to be included in the title. I always wonder about publishers using such words as ultimate and complete. The latter choice is especially amusing when the Complete Guide To … is so incomplete a new one comes out every year! The latest book for handgun hunters is Handgun Hunting and Hunting Handguns by Gary Reeder of Reeder Custom Guns. Gary, who offers a long list of custom GNR cartridges in both T/C barrels and Ruger revolvers, also has extensive hunting experience around the world using his custom hunting handguns resulting in much interesting and useful information to share in his book.