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Book Giveaway: Classic Combat Handguns

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36 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Classic Combat Handguns

  1. knrama

    we don’t have much ready access to quality firearm reading materials like this where i come from. so, given the chance to own one, no matter how remote, i have to jump in.

    though it is not the gun i carry daily owing to its size, weight and my body structure, my favorite combat/tactical firearm will forever be the 1911.

    the one i have i built from a Colt Gold Cup frame, a Caspian slide and a Nowlin barrel. born, raised and continuing to live in the philippines, i’m blessed to have access to gunsmiths who’ve made entire careers on the 1911; they help me keep this firearm in tip-top shape.

  2. bikesrususa

    Sounds like another must read. Since I don’t have any combat training, my chose of a weapon would be minimal. I do have a 45acp model 1911 Kimber that I would give a nod to however. This book would be a great addition to the bookshelve.

  3. noahjuan

    My favorite would have to be the Smith and Wesson M&P .45, as it is the only one I have. It fits my hand the best of all I I have tried, with the exception of the Sig 357 (which I could not afford).

  4. chet

    For sentimental reasons I love my Mauser 1910-34 auto-loading pistol my grandfather brought back from Germany after WWII (he was a POW and traded a guard two packs of cigarettes for it when they heard the Russians were coming).

    But recently I got to shoot a CZ 75 and fell in love. What a great pistol!

  5. jimmyrick

    My Browning Hi-Power in .40 S&W is the perfect combat gun for me. I’ve never found another handgun that fits my hand as well and it has the perfect balance between stopping power and recoil. It’s also been dead reliable.

  6. Ange

    I’m a fan of Wilson-Combat guns. In particular the CQB Light-Rail Lightweight Professional. Fantastic workmanship on this hand gun. In fact all their weapons are of superior quality and design.

  7. Geo

    My favorite would be the Auto Ordinance 1911 I got as part of aulti-gun purchase. Assembled from a 1911 “kit” it looked pretty rag-assed and bottom of the barrel when I got it. With the help of a GREAT gunsmith and parts from Novak, Eagle Grips, Wilson Combat, Briley, etc. it is now the best looking and shooting handgun I own. My friend with a Gold Cup can’t believe my trigger pull is better than his Colt.