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Green Eyes & Black Rifles: Warrior's Guide to the Combat Carbine [Paperback]

Kyle E. Lamb


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Trample & Hurdle Publishers (January 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615166547
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615166544
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.3 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 635 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #457,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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83 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Got Carbines? Buy This! Dec 2 2009
By C. K. Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Earlier reviewers have commented on the author's grammatical mistakes.
They're right.
Some have mentioned the lack of information where the AR15/M16 is concerned.
They're right, too.

On the first aspect, the author's a Soldier, not an English teacher. Something happened to his editor and his daughter had to take over the editing. Maybe he can get these grammar issues fixed for the next edition - maybe not. As it is, there is no confusion whatsoever about what Mr. Lamb is saying, so for me, the grammar isn't an issue.

On the second, there are many books out there that cover this weapon's history in detail. Doing so in this book wasn't necessary, and had Mr. Lamb attempted to do so in this book, it would have detracted from his work.

What Mr. Lamb DOES do, is share tips and techniques that he's learned over the years, and he does it well. He leads you through equipment selection, layout, and usage. He covers practically every malfunction that a carbine is likely to suffer, and he shows you simple and fast ways to clear them. He lists drills that you can do to improve your efficiency. One of the best tips he gives is how to do a proper 'press check' in the carbine.

Earlier reviewers have commented that Mr. Lamb does not write with a 'my way or the highway' attitude, and that his book is pure 'meat and potatoes' information. Those guys are 100% spot-on. No fluff, no filler, just what you need.

This isn't exactly an entry-level book. As he mentions up front, he assumes that the reader already is already familiar with the care and feeding of the AR15/M16. However, if you're just getting into the world of the carbine, he does give some good pointers on features and accessories that you may/may not want in your own weapon, so this book is still a good purchase for you.

I've dealt with ARs for over 20 years, taken classes, etc. and I can tell you that this book is one of the most solid purchases that I've made book-wise.

Bottom line: If you want to further your education in combat weaponcraft, buy this book.
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No wasted space, just tons of great info March 14 2009
By J. W. Mullins - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a great book about training, equipment and implementation of the weapons systems written from an operators perspective. It is geared towards the person with a good thorough understanding of the weapon systems and tactics. You don't need to be a Special Forces soldier or Navy SEAL to make use of this book, but you need a good grounding in the fundamentals to get maximum benefit from it.

This book is written by a retired Special Forces operator and much of the terminology will be familiar to those with a military background. While the armed citizen will find a ton of useful information in this book, it seems heavily slanted towards military style operations and all out gun fights. This may be more useful for the typical military or police user but the amount of information means anyone who may go into harms way will find parts useful.

I don't want to sound as if there are prerequisites for this book, I think that anyone who picks it up will find a lot of useful information. There are tons of tips and trick to be picked up. The information isn't presents in a 'my way or the highway manner' but from the perspective of 'here are some things that work for me'. This manner of presenting data appeals very much to me because there are always more than one way to do something. One way isn't always going to be the best way and many people have systems that work. There is a great deal of data in the book and it is well worth the price of entry.
33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GUN FIGHTING 101 - THE BASICS IN YOUR FACE July 30 2008
By T.A.L. Dozer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is a treasure trove of lessons learned through training and combat from a professional career warrior. This book coves the basics giving the reader the why and how to every tactic, technique and procedure. One of the things that make Special Operations Forces so good at what they do is that they have mastered the "basics" in all they do. This philosophy carries over into this work and rightly so! Yes there is more then the "basics" in this book, but this forms a solid foundation to build on and this book does just that. It pounds the fundamentals into you and gives you the philosophy and methods to masters these skills. If you operate an AR15/M4 series weapon system as soldier, cop or prepared citizen then this is the book for you. I also highly recommend Tiger McKee's "The Book of Two Guns" and Jeff Gonzales's book "Combative Fundamentals."
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic reference for those who wield a rifle Dec 21 2008
By Jacob John Mackenzie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I borrowed a friend's book and was amazed at how much information this book contains. Needless to say, I've since added this text to my library. Mr. Lamb has written a very clear and easy to read text and combined it with some excellent photos. Some of the shooting positions are just amazing and I had several of those, 'why didn't I think of that' moments.

On first glance, I thought that title was a little cheesy. However, after finding out a bit about the author (Mr. Lamb has served in our country's most elite combat unit) and the very meaty information in this book, the title holds up very nicely.

This text should be required reading for anyone deploying a combat rifle in defense of our country, a community, or home.

A big thanks to Mr. Lamb for this excellent book and an even bigger thanks for his service!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book for AR/assualt rifle owners March 27 2009
By Jesse P. Hickey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is amazing book. You can apply it whether you have just bought an AR for the first time, or whether you've owned one since Vietnam. Very practical I was in the military for a while and thought i knew all the ins and outs of the AR but this booked showed me that you could always learn more. This book doesn't skip over the basics so don't think that it will be over your head. In fact if you have an AR I you should buy this book as a reference, if your about to buy an AR buy this book first and you can build your rifle around the suggestions in the book. I really can't say enough about how great this book is. It has everything from what optics you'll need to the best way to shoot under a car or from cover.
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