Author Archives: Massad Ayoob

Massad Ayoob

About Massad Ayoob

Massad Ayoob is one of the world's outstanding handgunners and is the Director of Massad Ayoob Group. 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, Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World and many other books and more than one thousand articles on firearms, combat techniques, self-defense, and legal issues.

Author has done multiple “cocked revolver/hair trigger” cases, in some of which the allegation was false. He recommends defensive revolvers be rendered double action only.

Hardware Issues and Concealed Carry – Part III

Massad Ayoob has run across three arguments in weapons and shooting cases that are so tough to defeat it’s better not to have to fight them at all. Foremost among these is the so-called “hair trigger.”


Hardware Issues and Concealed Carry – Part I

If a plaintiff’s lawyer was suing you because your dog bit his client, don’t you think he’d play up the fact that your pet was a pit bull instead of a miniature poodle? Why would anyone think it would be any different in a case involving the use of a gun?


Stand Your Ground Law Myths Debunked

Will an increase in justifiable homicides in states with Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws mean that more lives are being lost? Not so fast, says Massad Ayoob.

SIG P220 Review.

SIG P220 Review

Massad Ayoob confesses that the SIG P220 is his very favorite SIG pistol, and indeed, one of his all-time favorite handguns. Extraordinarily accurate, very reliable, and easy to handle and shoot, one of the P220’s cardinal attributes is the cartridge for which it is chambered: the .45 ACP.

Speed strips hold loads flat and are flexible, making them easier to carry in a pocket than a bulky speedloader.

6 Bad Excuses to Not Carry Spare Ammo

Too many shooters who practice concealed carry overlook spare ammo — a critical aspect of effective personal protection. Here Massad Ayoob refutes 6 of the most common objections to carrying more rounds.

Far from popular perception, a knife or baseball can be as or more deadly than a firearm.

The Dangerous Myth of Hierarchy of Lethality

A myth has arisen that Massad Ayoob calls “hierarchy of lethality.” It is the false belief that the firearm represents the nuclear level of hand-held weaponry, and is somehow more lethal than other deadly weapons.