Get FREE Classic Shooting and Marksmanship Books
In today’s high-inflation economy, FREE is good. Here’s a list of classic, older shooting books that can be downloaded for FREE from Google Books. This list includes many classic treatises on rifle marksmanship that still have value for today’s competitive shooters. In addition, we’ve included notable, illustrated firearm histories, such as Townsend Whelen’s fascinating book, The American Rifle, and The Gun and its Development (9th Ed.), by William Wellington Greener.
In the list below, the title link will take you to the Google Books page for each book. You can read the entire book online, or (in most cases) you can download it to your computer as a PDF file and save it (or print it). You can also create your own Google Library and save the books there for access from any computer.
Irish Riflemen in America, Sir Arthur Blennerhassett Leech, 1875, 216 pages.
Cartridge Manufacture, Douglas Thomas Hamilton, 1916, 167 pages.
The Gun and its Development, William Wellington Greener, 1907, 786 pages.
The Bullet’s Flight From Powder to Target, Franklin W. Mann, 1909, 384 pages.
Modern Rifle Shooting From the American Standpoint, W. G. Hudson, 1903, 155 pages.
The American Rifle, Townsend Whelen, 1918, 637 pages.
Suggestions to Military Riflemen, Townsend Whelen, 1909, 243 pages.