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Massad F. Ayoob (born July 20, 1948) is an internationally known firearms and self-defense instructor. He was the director of the Lethal Force Institute in Concord, New Hampshire from 1981 to 2009, has taught police techniques and civilian self-defense to both law enforcement officers and private citizens in numerous venues since 1974, and has appeared as an expert witness in several trials. He has served as a part-time police officer in New Hampshire since 1972 and holds the rank of Captain in the Grantham, New Hampshire police department.

Ayoob has authored several books and more than 1,000 articles on firearms, combat techniques, self-defense, and legal issues, and has served in an editorial capacity for Guns Magazine, American Handgunner, Gun Week, and Combat Handguns. Since 1995, he has written self-defense- and firearms-related articles for Backwoods Home Magazine. He also has a featured segment on the television show Personal Defense TV, which airs on the Sportsman Channel in the United States.

While Ayoob has been in the courtroom as a testifying police officer, expert witness, and police prosecutor, he is not an attorney; he is, however, a former Vice Chairman of the Forensic Evidence Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and is believed to be the only non-attorney ever to hold this position. His published work was cited by the Violence Policy Center in their amicus curiae brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the District of Columbia v. Heller case, and he himself filed a declaration in another amicus brief in this case. His course for attorneys, titled "The Management of the Lethal Force/Deadly Weapons Case", was, according to Jeffrey Weiner (former president of NACDL), "the best course for everything you need to know but are never taught in law school."

Ayoob remains an internationally prominent law enforcement officer training instructor. Since 1987, he has served as chairman of the Firearms Committee of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET). He also serves on the Advisory Board of the International Law Enforcement Educators’ and Trainers’ Association, and is an instructor at the National Law Enforcement Training Center.

Ayoob is of Arab descent.

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Total Books: 16
Straight Talk on Armed Defense What the Experts Want You to Know
2017 - Straight Talk on Armed Defense What the Experts Want You to Know (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440247545
ISBN-10: 1440247544
Genres: Reference, Sports & Outdoors
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Deadly Force - Understanding Your Right To Self Defense
2014 - Deadly Force - Understanding Your Right to Self Defense (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440240614
ISBN-10: 1440240612
Genres: Reference, Sports & Outdoors
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The Gun Digest Book of SIG-Sauer
2014 - The Gun Digest Book of Sig-sauer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440239144
ISBN-10: 1440239142
Genres: Reference, Sports & Outdoors
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Gun Safety in the Home
2014 - Gun Safety in the Home (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440239878
ISBN-10: 1440239878
Genres: Parenting & Relationships, Reference, Sports & Outdoors
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Newhall Shooting - A Tactical Analysis An Inside Look at the Most Tragic and Influential Police Gunfight of the Modern Era
Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry
2012 - Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440232671
ISBN-10: 1440232679
Genres: Reference, Sports & Outdoors
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Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World Volume II
Practical Guide To Everyday Carry Gear Increase your productivity safety and overall quality of life by optimizing your EDC gear
Combat Shooting with Massad Ayoob
2011 - Combat Shooting with Massad Ayoob (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440218576
ISBN-10: 1440218579
Genre: Outdoors & Nature
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Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World
2010 - Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440208256
ISBN-10: 1440208255
Genre: Outdoors & Nature
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The Gun Digest Book Of Concealed Carry
2008 - The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780896896116
ISBN-10: 0896896110
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery
2007 - The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780896895256
ISBN-10: 0896895254
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Gun Digest Book Of Beretta Pistols
2005 - Gun Digest Book of Beretta Pistols (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780873499989
ISBN-10: 0873499980
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Outdoors & Nature
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Gun Digest Book of Sig-Sauer a complete look at sig-sauer pistols
2004 - Gun Digest Book of Sig-sauer a Complete Look at Sig-sauer Pistols (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780873497558
ISBN-10: 0873497554
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Truth About Self Protection
2004 - The Truth About Self Protection (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780553195194
ISBN-10: 0553195190
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Fundamentals of Modern Police Impact Weapons
1996 - Fundamentals of Modern Police Impact Weapons (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780398037482
ISBN-10: 0398037485
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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