Crime Proof Book by Anthony P. Colandro


(14 customer reviews)

Crime Proof: Think Like a Criminal and Beat Them at Their Own Game is a book for anyone that is serious about personal safety and responsibility. This is not your dad’s book on guns and awareness, but a fresh perspective on dealing with the dangers of the 21st century.  Master Firearms Instructor Anthony Colandro covers important topics such as hardening yourself and your family from the criminal element, to what happens when a violent encounter occurs. Crime Proof helps instill the mindset you need to survive!



Crime Proof: Think Like a Criminal and Beat Them at Their Own Game is a book for anyone that is serious about personal safety and responsibility. This is not your dad’s book on guns and awareness, but a fresh perspective on dealing with the dangers of the 21st century.  Master Firearms Instructor Anthony Colandro covers important topics such as hardening yourself and your family from the criminal element, to what happens when a violent encounter occurs. Crime Proof helps instill the mindset you need to survive!

Other important subjects covered include: Safety outside the home, travel safety, sending your kids off to college, defensive mindset, non-lethal weapons, natural disasters, mass-casualty events, firearm selection and use, and very important information on what to do when you’re dealing with the police. The book is also loaded with very important information on our digital world and delivers valuable information to keep you, your identity, and your children safe while navigating the great digital unknown.

Crime Proof is a complete cannon on giving yourself an edge and allows you to be armed with what you need in order to navigate a world of wolves as a sheep dog!

14 reviews for Crime Proof Book by Anthony P. Colandro

  1. Sarah Y. Tse

    I finished reading the manuscript of your book late last night. It was hard to put down after finishing the first chapter. I can tell that you genuinely care and are concerned for the safety of your readers and their loved ones. This project is a labor of love. Unlike a typical safety guidebook on self-defense, you cover a wide variety of topics, from shopping malls and cyber safety to the workplace and senior assisted living homes. I like how you provide your safety tips from different perspectives and then back them up with your rationale and explanations.

    The subject-matter throughout the book is timely and helpful, especially the advice you provide to citizens regarding how they should respond when being arrested (whether it be unlawful or justified) and how they can exercise their 4th and 5th Amendment rights. Your ability to explain a scenario in detail and help the readers view a situation from law enforcement’s perspective offers understanding, clarity, and empathy on both sides.

    The writing style is straightforward and eloquent, and your narrative is engaging. Crime Proof is a “must-have” in every home, business, and organization so that readers can revisit the topics and still find the content refreshing and applicable.

  2. John Petrolino

    “Crime Proof” by Anthony Colandro is a well laid out collection on personal safety tactics. Colandro, in his own conversational tone delivers information in a well-organized manner. If you’re someone that is interested in further sharpening their awareness skills, this is a must read.

    Colandro covers topics ranging from the color code of awareness, how to harden your home, awareness concepts for outside the home, all the way to and through travel safety including what to pack for a trip. This is not a boring treatise on concepts, but rather a well explained guide to how to live as a sheep dog in a world of wolves. Anthony pulls from his many years of experience and further illustrates his points by drawing from anecdotal stories.

    The many illustrations in the book are high quality and have an eloquent grit, which will be only as timely as the specific subject. In 20 years, opening up “Crime Proof”, our children and our children’s children will not say “Wow, look at how dated this book is” but rather relish in how ahead of its time it was.

    This book has something for everyone. Not only is this a great resource for those who refuse to be victimized in today’s world, but the book also will appeal to anyone involved in instruction on the topics of martial arts, firearm use, self-defense, etc.

  3. Charlie Cook

    I’ve been a fan of Gun For Hire Radio show since just after they started. Every episode, Antony has safety tip and learning segment. This book is all the safety tips & so much more.

    Crime Proof covers your personal and family’s safety, inside and outside your home, out shopping, traveling, for your children, teens, and parents. It covers a defensive mindset, tools you can use in your hands and for your home, ways to keep your hotel safe while you’re traveling. Ways to stay safe online and small inexpensive things to keep around the house and in your suitcase.

    Anthony is very outspoken about our 2A Rights and has built an amazing indoor shooting and teaching facility, but this book isn’t about firearms. It’s about how to get, maintain, and keep a defensive mindset so criminals will not get the best of you.

    This would be a great book for anyone at any stage in life. Single, married, with kids, with elderly parents, kids in college.

  4. Robert M Petty (verified owner)

    Only got a brief look at it as it stands today but WOW! Must have, must read

  5. David “Rosey” Rosenthal

    by David “Rosey” Rosenthal, Black Wire Media Editor in-Chief

    Anthony Colandro has been telling people what to do to stay safe his entire life.  Since 1992, the year he established Gun For Hire, LLC, Colandro has taught thousands how to shoot straight and not be a victim.  “Crime Proof, Think Like a Criminal and Beat Them At Their own Game” is 300 pages of easy-to-read self-preparedness that you’ll never want to put down.  It all starts with mindset, then awareness and defeating vulnerability in almost any daily situation.  Home invasions, cover, concealment, using your cell phone, firearms advice, unexpected deliveries to the home, even how to let the cops in to clean-up.  What to say to law enforcement and what NOT to say.  And most importantly, how to stay out of trouble to begin with!  It’s all here, organized so you can share these life-saving concepts with family! Pre-orders will be SIGNED COPIES!  Get yours ordered TODAY!:

  6. Charles Deitrich (verified owner)

    I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for everything you do ant!

  7. Robin Boney (verified owner)

    Crime Proof Book: Think like a criminal and beat them at their own game by Anthony P. Colandro

    This book covers so many aspects of criminals, and criminal activity, some of its readers may be shocked to find out they are criminals.  

    There is so much I can tell you about this book, but (you) still have to read it.
    Don’t worry, the chapters are very much all interchangeable depending on your place in life.
    Whatever chapter/topics are most important to you, is where you should start reading.
    Trust your gut to know what you need to learn now, then read it again, cover to cover.

    This book will age well.
    As you become the book, you may need it less and less. Criminals live and work in all industries like you and me, which puts us all at constant risk. This book was absolutely written to save lives, based on the Author’s tone, and direct explanations, you can tell the urgency to drive every nail into place without useless filler for page count.
    This book, armed by its readers, will quickly make entire neighborhoods more aware of odd doings, stopping the easy picking for criminals to build the confidence to continue taking advantage. 

    Buy an extra copy, because it will disappear from your house or place of work. Again, some readers will be shocked. 
    The delineated illustrations made it super easy for me to show my kids “the bad guys” in the book. (That will make for a fun family visit to Gun for Hire) 

    The takeaway from this book is what every book should leave its readers, not a bunch of fancy words or useless information.  Every book should leave its reader with – “UNDERSTANDING!!!”
    I honestly look forward to whatever the  Author, Mr. Anthony P. Colandro ventures into next!

  8. WP (verified owner)

    Great advice from a great person!!

  9. Scott Bach

    Anthony Colandro is one of America’s top firearms trainers and a leading Second Amendment advocate. The practical advice he gives in Crime Proof is valuable to everyone, from novice to expert. Read it, learn from its wisdom, and crime-proof yourself! – Scott L. Bach, NRA Board Member, Executive Director, Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

  10. Brad Haupt

    I have known Anthony Colandro for quite a few years now and can tell you confidently that there is no finer resource available in the field of self-defense. This book captures not only the breadth of his experience, but also his in-person teaching style. So, these pages contain the next best thing to a visit to the Woodland Park Range for a class. Actually, that might be underselling this because there is more packed into each chapter than might be conveyed in a single session at your typical shooting range and you can return to your bookshelf over and over again. It truly is an amazing value equation when you stop to think about it! Way to go Ant! You knocked this one out of the park! #StandStrong

  11. Nishan Gharibian

    Hey Anthony,

    I’m an avid listener of the gun for hire radio show and come to the range from time to time.

    I normally listen to the latest episode every monday when I make a 1hr commute for work.

    Today I listened to episode 510 and you had told a story about someone who had an enraged woman break into their home by busting out the pane glass in their door and then sticking their hand through to unlock the door. As I am listening to that story I began thinking of all the times I feared that would happen when I used to live at home when I was younger because we had beautiful french doors that just screamed to me “break one glass window and you can enter the home with ease”.

    You talked about having the windows replaced with safety glass or something that doesn’t break/shatter easily and how most new doors come with safety glass already installed. Well I just moved into a new 1st floor apartment 3 weeks ago and surely the primary door that we use to get in and out of the house has half pane windows on the upper half of the door.

    My ass drove immediately home after hearing you speak on this just to see if the glass in our door was safety glass! I was surprised and relieved to see the etching indicating that it was in fact safety glass.

    THIS RIGHT HERE……is why I already placed a pre-order for your book crime proof. I want to acquire as much information & knowledge that I can to learn about “what I didn’t know that I didn’t know”. Something this simple but yet so uncommonly known by the everyday person is absolutely invaluable. I cannot wait to read your book. Thank you again for all that you do to educate the people.

  12. Jim “Jules” DiGiulio (verified owner)


    I’m a retired federal agent trained by the Secret Service in dignitary protection who thought I knew enough about personal protection. I always make sure I get the seat against the wall when dining out, scan each room in a public place as I enter, always armed when going to a mall, movie theater, or church, and when flying on an airplane I like to board last so I could observe every passenger that I am sharing this space with.

    Anthony Colandro has a unique style of teaching that you don’t realize you’re the student until one day it dawns on you how much you’ve learned from informal interactions with him.

    For that reason, I pre-ordered several copies of his book “Crime Proof” to share with the people I care about.

    Then I had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of “Crime Proof” and realized there are several more people I know that would benefit from Anthony’s lessons in life and staying alive. So, I pre-ordered several more copies.

    Remember, no one gets up in the morning expecting to be a victim of crime and criminals don’t get up in the morning expecting to victimize someone who is ready for them.

  13. Mark Thompson

    I known Anthony for many years, very educated in this field.
    I cant wait to read his book.

  14. Walter W Breakey

    Thank you Anthony for writing a straightforward dialogue of what every law-abiding gun owner should be aware of in the world of firearms and associated firearm safety. You highlight the important steps and actions to take on many levels of handgun awareness and ownership. Your brutal honesty regarding rewards, benefits and consequences of owning firearms makes for continuous reading. You are a true hero of guns rights and are sincerely applauded.

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