Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World

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Gun Digest Books, Mar 15, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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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. Includes: Colt Smith & Wesson Ruger Glock High Standard Heckler & Koch And more!
 

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Contents

FOREWORD
5
INTRODUCTION
6
THE 1911 THE ONCE AND FUTURE? KING OF PISTOLS
9
THE COLT COMMANDER AND ITS CLONES
33
THE COLT NATIONAL MATCH PISTOL AND ITS SPIRITUAL DESCENDANTS
44
THE COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL
55
COLTS OFFICIAL POLICE
67
THE COLT PYTHON
80
THE LUGER PISTOL
146
THE RUGER 22 AUTO PISTOL
158
THE RUGER PSERIES SEMIAUTOMATICS
170
SMITH WESSONS MILITARY POLICE REVOLVER
182
SMITH WESSONS K22
195
SMITH WESSONS CHIEFS SPECIAL FAMILY
207
SMITH WESSONS 357 COMBAT MAGNUM
220
SMITH WESSONS CLASSIC MODEL 27
232

THE COLT WOODSMAN
92
THE GLOCK PISTOLDRASTIC FANTASTIC PLASTIC
103
HK A HISTORY OF INNOVATION
121
THE HIGH STANDARD SENTINEL
134
SMITH WESSONS HIGHWAY PATROLMAN
247
SMITH WESSONS 44 MAGNUM
259
SMITH WESSONS LANDMARK SERVICE PISTOLS
272
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Massad F. Ayoob is one of the world's outstanding handgunners and is the Director of the Lethal Force Institute in Concord, New Hampshire. A prolific author, Ayoob is the author of Gun Digest Book Of Concealed Carry, Gun Digest Book of SIG-Sauer, Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery and many other books and more than one thousand articles on firearms, combat techniques, self-defense, and legal issues.

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