While I admit I did not thoroughly read the 2nd edition, this review is based on the first book as I dont feel there is a significant difference between the two. When I was in the army they taught us tactical rifle shooting, shooter ready, etc. This is pretty much the samething here in the 2nd edition but applied with the pistol, and it is beautifully done. Like any operator or any firearms instructor writing a book he discusses the fundamentals, which eye dominant you are, not to mention the four rules of weopons handling. He dabbles lightly in combat mindset, "combat codes of awareness".
He discusses tac reload,speed reload, even reloading while you have an injured arm (shooting/non shooting), shooting with your non firing hand. This paticular portion of makes it unique among alot of the books out there, as I have read some material from Andy Stanford, and Gabe Suarez and to my recollection, neither of them discuss much of if any the topic that Erik has dedicated a chapter to shooting while wounded, (chapter 10 1st Edition).
What was also really neat were the sections of shooting while taking cover, as well as moving while shooting, walk stop and shoot, also transitioning from primary weopon (rifle or shotgun) to secondary (pistol).He offers three examples of transitioning which in my opinon is really all you need, though if you have a sling, problem solved.
I must note while he does discuss alittle bit on shooting behing cover, and shooting while moving, this is not a M.O.U.T or cqb clearing a room book. If that is what you want, then look no further than Mr. Suarez, Gabe.
But overall, 5 stars.