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Combat Handguns May - June 2017

Combat Handguns is America’s definitive handguns magazine.

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United States
Athlon Media Group
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
the road ahead

When our former colleague,Combat Handguns editor Harry Kane, was putting together an early 1980s issue of Eagle magazine, the Internet was merely the stuff of sci-fi legend. Whoever could’ve imagined Al Gore was going to invent such a wonderful thing? Technology, whether we’re talking about how we produce magazine and digital content, or how the Bill Wilsons of the world design new coverworthy firearms like the Wilson Combat EDC X9, is rocking along at breakneck speed. Get a look at Wilson’s 3D-printed prototype on page 12 to catch my drift. And by the time this magazine is in your hands, we’ll also have video content related to Wilson’s X9 online at personaldefenseworld.com and tactical-life.com. Now let me go all cliché on you for a second: the more things change, the more they…

1 min.
plug into athlon outdoors

FEELIN’ HOT, HOT, HOT Our Athlon Outdoors brothers over at Ballistic magazine put a flamethrower to the test for an upcoming feature story. You’ll want to see the video at tacticallife.com. You’ll also want to subscribe to Ballistic (outdoorgroupstore.com) to really feel the burn. THE SWEET 13 From the Avidity Arms PD10 to the Springfield Saint, 2017 is already off to a great start. Head to personaldefenseworld.com to check out “13 New Guns We’re Really Excited About for 2017.” (bit.ly/2l8ZVdz) NO HANDS, NO PROBLEM Hunter “Nubs” Cayll, also known as the “No-Handed Shooter,” recently sat down with Athlon Outdoors to talk about the world of competitive shooting. (bit.ly/2l8IuKk) MADNESS MADNESS A company called Empty Shell recently created the world’s first handheld Gatling gun in 5.56mm NATO—the XM556 Micro—and we’ve got exclusive video of it in action. Head…

1 min.
captive no more

A woman in Wilmington, North Carolina, was beaten and bound during a home invasion this past January, but she turned the tables on her attacker, who wound up dead. Police said Willie Franklin Stith, III, who had an extensive criminal record, was fatally shot on January 2, 2017, at an apartment complex in the 5000 block of Hunt Club Road. According to a news release, “The victim told police that while she was returning home from work around 11 p.m. last night that Stith forced her into her home at gunpoint, beat her and tied her up.” But the woman managed to undo the restraints and grab her own pistol, police said. “Once the victim was free, she reached for her gun and shot him once. When police arrived, they found Stith…

1 min.
samaritan saves trooper

A myriad of 911 calls swamped Arizona’s highway patrol dispatchers on an early morning this past January, including reports of a rollover wreck, a man with a gun and a man holding an injured woman. All of the calls came in around 4:20 a.m. on January 12 from Interstate 10, just outside Tonopah and about 50 miles west of Phoenix. State Trooper Edward Andersson rushed to help a man and a woman near an upended vehicle, said Colonel Frank Milstead, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. But the man inexplicably drew a 9mm handgun and shot the trooper, a 27-year veteran, in the upper right shoulder, Milstead said at a press conference. A “Good Samaritan” later told investigators that he saw the man “straddling the trooper,” beating him. The…

1 min.
break-in turns deadly

An early morning break-in on January 2, 2017, in Long Beach, California, ended with the fatal shooting of the burglar, local police officers said. A resident in the 200 block of East Artesia Boulevard called 911 at about 5:15 a.m. to report shooting an intruder. Upon their arrival, police officers found the wounded man. Firefighters took him to a local hospital “where he was later pronounced deceased,” police said. Officers said they believed the resident shot the man in self-defense and was not arrested. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported the man’s identity: Andrew Deleon, 29. According to the police news release, he died from “gunshot wounds to his upper torso.” Tell Us Your Story! Combat Handguns pays $100 for each “It Happened To Me!” letter that we print. Send us your story…

1 min.
gun trumps bat

A Sarasota, Florida, family returning home one Sunday afternoon in early January encountered a man with a bat. The homeowner responded with a gun. In a news release, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office deputies said the incident happened at about 1:23 p.m. on January 8, 2017, at a home in the 2300 block of Constitution Boulevard. According to deputies, as the homeowner entered the house, he noticed things out of place and “was assaulted by a burglar” who had “armed himself with a baseball bat.” The homeowner subsequently shot and killed the suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Glenn Edward Oliver. “He has an extensive criminal history and was recently released from prison after a 10-year sentence for robbery with a firearm and carjacking,” deputies said. “Detectives believe the homeowner shot in self-defense and,…