Kill Or Get Killed: Riot Control Techniques, Manhandling, and Close Combat for Police and the Military

Rex Applegate


Kill Or Get Killed: Riot Control Techniques, Manhandling, and Close Combat for Police and the Military

Kill Or Get Killed: Riot Control Techniques, Manhandling, and Close Combat for Police and the Military

  • Title: Kill Or Get Killed: Riot Control Techniques, Manhandling, and Close Combat for Police and the Military
  • Author: Rex Applegate
  • ISBN: 9780873640848
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Hardcover



This is the best and longest selling book on close combat in history Reprinted and in current use by the U.S Marine Corps as an official training manual, it details methods of self defense, offensive close combat, combat shooting and crowd control techniques in riot situations Colonel Rex Applegate is widely regarded as the father of modern close combat and combat shootThis is the best and longest selling book on close combat in history Reprinted and in current use by the U.S Marine Corps as an official training manual, it details methods of self defense, offensive close combat, combat shooting and crowd control techniques in riot situations Colonel Rex Applegate is widely regarded as the father of modern close combat and combat shooting, and this book is considered the standard by which all other books on the subject are judged.


Recent Comments "Kill Or Get Killed: Riot Control Techniques, Manhandling, and Close Combat for Police and the Military"

This is not a review of the entirety of Kill or Get Killed. Of sixteen chapters, I only read six. There is a perfectly good reason for that, as I will explain shortly.Kill or Get Killed is the textbook complied by Colonel Rex Applegate, one of the grandfathers of the modern combatives systems developed by the British and Americans during the Second World War. This review focuses on the version published by Paladin Press, which originally was released in 1976. I had heard of Applegate vaguely for [...]

5 stars are reserved for books that fundamentally connect me to a deep part of myself that was perhaps hitherto wordless. I just wrote short reviews for Stephen Buhner's books on plant intelligence and how they've impacted me. This book, Kill or Get Killed, bluntly delivers intense self-defense techniques and shows soldiers going off to WW2 or Vietnam (I saw a deeply dog-eared copy carried by an operator that made it home) how to quickly, stealthfully, and expertly kill an enemy soldier or sentr [...]

Interesting from a historical perspective at the very least as far as a combat manual used to support the power structure of the State. Much of the actual combat material is good, and stands the test of time, especially that which is close to the hand-to-hand combat techniques found in Fairbairn’s writings, etc. The ideological and racist biases of the text are disturbing, but represent authentically the mindset of someone who trained soldiers, police, intelligence officers, etc. to defend the [...]

An interesting piece however dated it remain relevant. It reads like any other military combat manual with a healthy dose of closed minded racism due to its inception time. It is informative and direct but there is little to be taken from it in contemporary times for civilian use. I feel that it has a place on the shelf next to the poor man's James Bond, We Shall Fight in the Streets & The Anarchist Cook Book as reference for a civil war that may never happen. However there is a good mindset [...]

THIS BOOK IS NOT BAD, BUT NOT VERY GOOD EITHER'S UNPROFESSIONAL COULD BE USED BY AMATEURS AND BEGINNERS GIVES BASIC SKILLS FOR STREET FIGHT, USING SIMPLE WEAPONS, ATTACK AND DEFENSE SKILLS.BUT IT ONLY GIVES A GENERAL IDEA. YOU DON'T KNOW MUCH IF YOU HAVE ONLY READ THIS BOOK AND DID NOT EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE BY OTHER MORE EXTENSIVE AND MORE PROFESSIONAL BOOKS IN THE FIELD.

A fantastic book on self defense and lethal techniques. It's an oldie, but the basic principles still hold true. This book won't make you capable or teach you how to instantly overcome fear, but it will give you specific instructions on how to make yourself less of a target and less of a liability. Any man who wants to protect his family should read this.

one of the very few really-professional manuals you can read, this book is old, but written by the most famous expert of all times.A must read for anybody interested in hand to hand combat in a war or ivil war enviroment.

I have a first edition of this classic.

it was a good mystery and scary book there was lots of blod pumping parts it was a really good book

Now I know how to kill. Awesome!

A classic


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