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Combat Handguns

Combat Handguns November/December 2019

Combat Handguns is America’s definitive handguns magazine.

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United States
Athlon Media Group
USD 19.97
6 Números

en este número

8 min.
tale of the tape

It seems that the 9mm is back in vogue nowadays with the deluge of subcompact 9mm carry pistols on the market. Ever since the FBI said it was OK to use the 9mm again, non-1911 pistols in .40 S&W and .45 ACP seem to be on the endangered species list—at least any new introductions. But Springfield Armory and Smith & Wesson are both keeping the faith by continuing to offer up new carry pistols in .45 ACP. Recognizing the need to evolve, both companies have recently introduced second-generation models of their extremely popular carry guns. And for those folks that ate two full Hungry-Man TV dinners each night, the XD-S Mod.2 and M&P Shield M2.0 are still available in that big, fat, all-American .45 ACP cartridge that we know and love. XTREME…

8 min.
glock’d & loaded for bear

I have to admit that this project shifted my longtime bear-country artillery paradigm into totally new territory. Through many years of wandering through the deserts and mountains of Utah and Idaho, I used a .357 or .44 Magnum revolver for backcountry carry because of the proven power and dependability. I pretty much grew up with double-action revolvers, and they are trusted friends. And then came recent media accounts of a bear encounter of the way-the-hell-too-close variety in which a 10mm Glock saved more than the day. This caused one of those “Hmm” moments when you end up realizing that maybe, just maybe, an old dog can at least look at a new trick. For grizzly-class bruins, the beefy Ruger Redhawk paired with Garrett’s 330-grain Hammerhead ammo still rules, just because. But…

4 min.
tactical deception

You aren’t armed just because you have a gun. The mind is the final weapon. Everything else is supplemental. I believe that most confrontations will be physical rather than lethal. Escalation of force must be considered in any confrontation. The first thing to consider is that the best way to get out of a bad situation is to not get there in the first place. Don’t beg for attention and achieve separation if the situation dictates that you do not have to be there. If a confrontation cannot be avoided, or if duty calls and dictates that you should be there for the good and protection of others, then size up the situation. If a would-be douchebag adversary has confronted you or someone who requires your professional assistance, stay “zone aware.” Do…