The Complete Illustrated Manual of Handgun Skills

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Robert Campbell, a former peace officer with over twenty years on the job, shares his wealth of experience in this heavily illustrated guide to handguns.

With pistol in hand, Campbell introduces you to the world of handguns, from choosing your first handgun to understanding the basics of firearms safety, marksmanship, competitive shooting, hunting, and personal protection. Before you know it, you?ll be ?making brass? on the target range.

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Overview

Robert Campbell, a former peace officer with over twenty years on the job, shares his wealth of experience in this heavily illustrated guide to handguns.

With pistol in hand, Campbell introduces you to the world of handguns, from choosing your first handgun to understanding the basics of firearms safety, marksmanship, competitive shooting, hunting, and personal protection. Before you know it, you’ll be “making brass” on the target range.

The manual provides clear instructions for taking care of your firearms, from cleaning and general maintenance to minor repairs. Campbell covers accessories such as holsters and magazines and demystifies the sometimes confusing array of ammunition available in every caliber, including an introduction to handloading.

Informal and fun to read—but full of information from decades of handgun experience—The Complete Illustrated Manual of Handgun Skills is required reading for any handgun owner.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760341056
  • Publisher: Zenith Press
  • Publication date: 12/11/2011
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 797,495
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Campbell has published more than six hundred articles, columns, and reviews in the firearms, personal defense, and outdoors field. His work appears in Gun Week, Women and Guns, Gun List, Gun Digest, Handguns, Shotgun News, SWAT, Police, Tactical Gear, Concealed Carry Magazine, Handloader, and other publications.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7

Introduction: A Brief History of the Handgun 9

Part I Different Types of Recreational Handguns

Chapter 1 Single-Action Revolvers: The Cowboy Way 21

Chapter 2 Trigger-Cocking Revolvers 35

Chapter 3 Mauser to Browning: The First Self-Loaders 47

Chapter 4 Automatics: The Modern Self-Loaders 59

Chapter 5 Revolvers: The Best of the Modern Revolvers 73

Chapter 6 General-Purpose Handguns 85

Part II Before You Begin

Chapter 7 Methods of Operation 99

Chapter 8 Safety 113

Chapter 9 Marksmanship 123

Chapter 10 The First Handgun 135

Part III Recreational Handgun Training

Chapter 11 Just Making Brass 147

Chapter 12 Competition Shooting 157

Chapter 13 Hunting 169

Chapter 14 Personal Defense 179

Part IV Maintenance and Customization

Chapter 15 Taking Care of Your Handgun 201

Chapter 16 Materials and Finishes 211

Chapter 17 Accessories 221

Chapter 18 Ammunition and Handloading 237

Appendix: Ammunition Loads 247

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