Handguns 2002

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Target shooters, handgun hunters, collectors and those who rely upon handguns for self-defense will want to pack this value-loaded and entertaining volume in their home libraries. Shooters will find the latest pistol and revolver designs and accessories, plus test reports on several models. The handgun becomes an artist's canvas in a showcase of engraving talents. The catalog section—with comprehensive specs on every known handgun in production—includes a new display of semi-custom handguns, plus an expanded, ...
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Overview

Target shooters, handgun hunters, collectors and those who rely upon handguns for self-defense will want to pack this value-loaded and entertaining volume in their home libraries. Shooters will find the latest pistol and revolver designs and accessories, plus test reports on several models. The handgun becomes an artist's canvas in a showcase of engraving talents. The catalog section—with comprehensive specs on every known handgun in production—includes a new display of semi-custom handguns, plus an expanded, illustrated section on the latest grips, sights, scopes and other aiming devices. Directories offer easy access to products, services and manufacturers.
  • The Handgunner's Library section offers a bibliography of handgun-related books
  • Arms Associations guide covers the United States and 13 foreign countries
  • Gundex® makes everything easy to find
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This comprehensive guide provides product and price information for every type of handgun; a reference section with lists of arms associations, periodicals, library and a directory of the trade; and a series of articles. Topics include: new trends in handguns, gun tests, handloading, custom and engraved guns, self- defense/concealed carry, vintage arms, and handgun hunting. There are many b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873492997
  • Publisher: KP Books
  • Publication date: 9/18/2001
  • Edition description: 14TH
  • Edition number: 14
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Trends
Handgun Roundup 6
Handgun Accessories 17
"World's Smallest Pistol" 22
Smith & Wesson AirWeight and AirLite Revolvers 26
Gun Tests
Alchemy Arms 'Spectre' 34
The Smith & Wesson Model 27: The Cadillac of 357 Magnums 39
The Kel-Tec P-32 44
The Beretta 92FS 50
The Smith & Wesson SW99 56
Handloading
Shotshells for Revolvers 62
Custom & Engraved Guns
Handgun Engraving--Better Than Ever! 72
So, you want a custom pistol, eh? 82
Self-Defense / Concealed Carry
The Revolver's Last Hurrah? 86
The Glock Longslides: High Performance "Sleepers!" 92
The Crossdraw ... Holsters and Techniques 98
Vintage Arms
The 7.62 Nagant Gas-Seal Revolvers 104
Handgun Hunting
Muzzleloading Pistols for Big Game 110
Ammunition Tables 115
Catalog of Today's Handguns
Handgundex 119
New! Semi-Custom Handguns
Autoloaders 124
Revolvers 131
Single-Shot 135
Commercial Handguns
Centerfire & Rimfire
Autoloaders 136
Competition 171
Double-Action Revolvers 177
Single-Action Revolvers 187
Miscellaneous 197
Blackpowder
Single-Shot Pistols 201
Revolvers 203
Airguns
Handguns 208
Accessories
Handgun Grips--New Section! 212
Metallic Reloading Presses 219
Metallic Sights 228
Muzzle Brakes & Porting 231
Scopes 232
Laser Sights 235
Sight Mounts 237
Spotting Scopes 239
Reference
NRA Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Guide 243
Arms Associations 246
Arms Periodicals 249
Arms Library 253
Directory of the Arms Trade
Table of Contents 276
Product & Service Directory 277
Manufacturer's Directory 293
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