Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World
A Modern-Day Classic from a Master Handgunner!
The next best thing to shooting the world's greatest handguns is reading about them. And nobody writes about great handguns like Massad Ayoob.
Here, in one entertaining, photo-packed volume, are the handguns that changed firearms history. From the Colt 1911 to the latest and greatest Glock, Massad Ayoob shares his half-century of experience with the world's greatest pistols and revolvers as only he can. Whether you're a collector, a plinker, a competition shooter or simply a firearms enthusiast, you'll agree that Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World is required reading for anyone interested in the history and development of handguns.
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This is the book I needed to make some informed purchases or trades. Ayoob makes no bones about sharing his opinons and how they were reached.
I appreciate the opinions of someone who has actually fired the pistols in question many times and has enough years to make informed comparisions.
As a result, I avoided one choice and made another based on Ayoob's perception of long-term safety and reliability. I was pleased to see his apprciation of some models that I already have.
In a sense, this book was like having a long chat with my mechanic of 10 years. He doesn't know everything, but he knows models he would buy and would never touch.
For one who enjoys reading about firearms, this is a book to be picked up many times, too. Well done. I rate it 5 stars.
THE LUGER PISTOL
THE RUGER 22 AUTO PISTOL
THE RUGER PSERIES SEMIAUTOMATICS
SMITH WESSONS MILITARY POLICE REVOLVER
SMITH WESSONS K22
SMITH WESSONS CHIEFS SPECIAL FAMILY
SMITH WESSONS 357 COMBAT MAGNUM
SMITH WESSONS CLASSIC MODEL 27
THE COLT WOODSMAN
THE GLOCK PISTOLDRASTIC FANTASTIC PLASTIC
HK A HISTORY OF INNOVATION
THE HIGH STANDARD SENTINEL
SMITH WESSONS HIGHWAY PATROLMAN
SMITH WESSONS 44 MAGNUM
SMITH WESSONS LANDMARK SERVICE PISTOLS