This latest edition to Dave Lauck's tactical series of books evaluates cutting-edge tactics and equipment in the tactical shooting field for either close-quarters combat or precision standoff duty. It includes thorough chapters on handling and shooting techniques, marksmanship, maintenance and accessories, but what truly sets this book apart from other manuals are its sections that will help you to advance your carbine skills for all sorts of military, law-enforcement and self-defense scenarios; maintain your mental focus in tactical situations; determine which modifications will make your firearm perform better; select the proper tactical carbine ammunition for specific missions; and understand the pros and cons of using suppressors. The Tactical AR-15 uses"lessons learned" from live encounters, training scenarios and competitions as proving grounds to determine what tactics and equipment work when shots really matter. It is essential reading for police, military and civilian operators who use their AR-15s for everything from home protection to close-quarters combat, from long-range precision targeting or sniping to varmint hunting. About the Author Dave Lauck is a veteran law enforcement officer with more than 20 years of frontline experience. He has served as SWAT countersniper, lead patrol officer, special investigator and SWAT weapon and duty weapon armorer. The Lauck family has been involved in American custom firearms as far back as the 1700s, and Dave is a formally trained and certified armorer with more than 25 years of experience in special-purpose firearms.