Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World Volume II by Massad F. Ayoob

By Massad F. Ayoob

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After the 1st version of Greatest Handguns of the World, writer Massad Ayoob cringed at leaving such a lot of nice weapons at the cutting-room ground, and readers clamored for his or her favorites that did not make the cut.

This significant other quantity selections up the place Greatest Handguns of the World left off, masking extra of your favourite handguns, including:

  • Beretta 92
  • Bren Ten
  • Browning excessive Power
  • Colt Pocket Model
  • Colt SAA
  • High regular Supermatic
  • Mauser C96
  • Ruger unmarried Six
  • SigSauer P226
  • T/C Contender
  • Walther P38
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From the simplest handguns for hid hold, self-defense and residential security to the world's most sensible looking and objective handguns, Greatest Handguns of the realm quantity II informs and entertains with insights from the world's such a lot widely-read, acclaimed specialist near to pistols and revolvers.

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In both cases, an arguably exaggerated perception of excessive recoil had a lot to do with that. Each is a flat-shooting cartridge and both retain energy well at longer distances. Each benefits from a broad power range in available loadings, but neither was introduced in an optimum cartridge format, hurting their popularity. 41’s police load was a non-expanding 210-grain lead semiwadcutter at around 1,000 feet per second. It delivered reasonably good stopping power but generally shot through and through the felon, creating unacceptable danger to bystanders behind him.

3 In Chicago, in addition to the image question, there were cost factors. 38s was dismal. 38 Special and required more shots downrange and time on the firing line to master the greater recoil. Finally, Chicago police officers had traditionally purchased their service revolvers from an approved list. As much as S&W executives must have salivated at the thought of a city purchasing a five-figure quantity of their revolvers, the Chicago politicians must have retched at the same thought. Brief digression: From 2008 to 2011, Jody Weis served as Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.

44 Magnum, but its recoil was so great even most gun buff cops couldn’t control it in accurate rapid fire, and it too was likely to blow its flat nose, 240 grain bullet through the assailant and on down the street in search of that station wagon full of nuns. 44 Mag in power was needed. 45 auto. 357 Magnum. Smoothed trigger surface reflects internal action slicking on this Model 58, customized by the late Andy Cannon for street self-defense. There were a few exceptions. 45 autos for so long they were almost trademark guns for them.

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