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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HEADLINE: The Greatest Gun Book of All Time Presents – The Greatest Combat Handguns of All Time! 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 gunwriters 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 Great Guns . . . - Model 1911 - Glock 17 - Luger P08 - Bren Ten - SIG-Sauer Autos - Snubnosed Revolvers and more! . . . in articles by Great Writers: - Frank C. Barnes - John Malloy - Larry Sterett - JB Wood - Raymond Caranta and more! For the collector, for the shooter, for the fan of combat handguns, the Gun Digest Book of Classic Combat Handguns is a must-have resource.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
19491950 Handgun Facts
7
1965 45 Auto Pistol
12
1972 Oddball Hardballs
16
Colt 45 Auto Or Charter 44 Bulldog?
20
Six Decades Of Service
25
1980 The 45
33
1982 Shooting The 1911s Spanish Cousins
35
1972 Todays MadeinSpain Pistols
123
1972 Combat ShootingA Logical Start
130
1974 Customizing Contrary Snubs
139
1975 New SIGSauer Pistols
145
1976 Handgun Stopping Power
150
1977 A Pair of Autos
154
1979 Double Action Auto Test
157
1981 Walthers P5 Pistol
160

USMade Pistols Of 1911 Pattern
41
1989 Early Rivals of the Model 1911 45 Automatic
46
The First Variation
57
1994 Tricks Treats For Your 45
64
2004 Too Many 45s?
73
1957 The Luger Pistol
79
1961 MARS Automatic Pistols
89
1964 Military Handguns for Sporting Use
100
1966 The Luger Myth
113
1970 The 38 SpecialNew life or last gasp for police use?
116
Intended To Be Better
164
1984 Rating Handgun Power
167
1986 The Extraordinary Glock
175
1988 A Second Look At The Glock 17
178
1993 Blowback Nines
181
1998 38 Snubbie or a 9
196
1999 Are 22 Pocket Pistols Practical?
199
Attention All 1911 Fans
203
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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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