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.

Bren Ten Handgun

What Killed the Bren Ten?

  The Bren Ten was the handgun story of the early- to mid-1980s. The pundits drooled and salivated. It was predicted that the new cartridge that came out with it, the 10mm Auto, would take over the law enforcement market. It was not to be. Today, the 10mm is popular only among handgun cognoscenti....

9 mm full metal jacket

Massad Ayoob: The Dangers of Over-Penetrating Bullets

One critical rule of firearms safety is that the bullet must stay in its intended backstop. No responsible shooter would go to one of the older indoor shooting ranges that have a warning poster saying “LEAD BULLETS ONLY, JACKETED BULLETS CAN PIERCE BACKSTOP” and then proceed to pump hard-jacketed bullets into that frail backing.

ColtNM-Featured

Gun Photos: Colt 1911 National Match

The National Match 1911. The finest 1911 ever produced? Here are 10 photos from Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World to help you decide.

SIG P226R 16-shot 9mm, above, backed up by 5-shot 38 Special S&W Model 442, below.

Concealed Carry: Should You Carry a Backup Gun? Part 2

Backup handguns have saved the lives of a great many cops, and would have saved more had they been present. They can do the same for law-abiding citizens who legally carry concealed handguns to protect themselves and those within the mantle of their protection.

Making Open Carry Safer Part II

Open carrying a handgun carries with it special risks and considerations. Massad Ayoob provides tips to stay safe while you stay armed.