Gun Digest Book of Classic Combat Handguns

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Gun Digest Books, Aug 4, 2011 - Antiques & Collectibles - 208 pages
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For the collector, shooter, or fan of combat handguns, the Gun Digest Book of Classic Combat Handguns is a must-have resource.

The Gun Digest Book of Classic Combat Handguns is an absolutely unique compilation of articles celebrating the greatest combat pistols of all time, as they originally appeared in the world's greatest firearms annual, Gun Digest, from 1944 to present.

Presented by the greatest gun writers of all time, this volume entertains you with information-packed stories about semi-auto pistols and revolvers recognized around the world as classic combat handguns, from historical combat firearms such as the 1911 and the Luger to modern classics like the Glock.

Read about these great guns...

  • Model 1911
  • Glock 17
  • Luger P08
  • Bren Ten
  • SIG-Sauer Autos
  • Snubnosed Revolvers
  • and more!

About the Editor The late Dan Shideler (1960-2011) was a senior editor for Gun Digest Books and best-known as editor of the 2010-2012 editions of Gun Digest. During his seven years with F+W Media, Shideler also edited the Standard Catalog of Firearms, Modern Gun Values, The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices and numerous other titles.

 

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Contents

Introduction
5
Handgun Facts
7
45 Auto Pistol
12
Oddball Hardballs
16
Colt 45 Auto Or Charter 44 Bulldog?
20
Six Decades Of Service
25
The 45
33
Shooting The 1911s Spanish Cousins
35
Tricks TreatsFor Your 45
64
Too Many 45s?
73
The Luger Pistol
79
MARS Automatic Pistols
89
Military Handguns for Sporting Use
100
The Luger Myth
113
The 38 SpecialNew life or last gasp for police use?
116
Todays MadeinSpain Pistols
123

USMade Pistols Of 1911 Pattern
41
Early Rivals of the Model 1911 45 Automatic
46
The First Variation
57
Combat ShootingA Logical Start
130
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A lifelong firearms enthusiast, Dan Shideler is the editor of Standard Catalog of Firearms, Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices, Modern Gun Values, Gun Digest and other Krause Publication titles. He also is a frequent contributor to Gun Digest Magazine and other national firearms publications.

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