Gun Photos: Massad Ayoob’s 35 Greatest Handguns of the World

The Colt Detective Special

Picture 4 of 35

Colt .38 Detective Special, Second Issue. By the time this one was produced, Colt was wisely installing these Pachmayr Compac grips at the factory.

This photo gallery is excerpted from Massad Ayoob’s Greatest Handguns of the World Vol. I & Massad Ayoob’s Greatest Handguns of the World Vol. II.

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One thought on “Gun Photos: Massad Ayoob’s 35 Greatest Handguns of the World

  1. nmgene

    Are you sure this isnt an add for Smith & Wesson? A model 29 will come apart after a steady diet of 44 mag loads. A Redhawk can be overloaded and last forever for half the money.

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