Combat Handguns December 2008

FEATURES SIG SAUER P226 X-FIVE TACTICAL 9mm by Scott Smith…

chdec08.gifFEATURES
SIG SAUER P226 X-FIVE TACTICAL 9mm
by Scott Smith
From State Highway Patrol to US Navy SEALS it’s the ultimate duty pistol!

BERETTA Px4 STORM .45ACP
by Paul Markel
Perfect polymer pistol is a compact, lightweight, easy to shoot big bore!

RUGER REDHAWK .45LC by Todd Lofgren
Rugged and reliable big bore now in a compact, easy to carry package!

PARA USA SUPER HAWG .45ACP
by Rich Grassi
Long-slide 1911 boasts superior big-bore firepower!

STI SPARTAN .45ACP
by Mike Detty
No frills budget-minded 1911 for competition or defense!

HECKLER & KOCH HK45C .45ACP
by Dave Spaulding
Compact, reliable, accurate with a super smooth trigger it’s the ultimate mini-45!

SPRINGFIELD LW CHAMPION OPERATOR .45ACP by Rich Grassi
Compact and easy to carry, it’s a 2˝/75´ sureshot!

COLUMNS
It happened to me
Sheriff’s daughter/Sudden showdown / that little voice

Self-defense & the law Learn the pitfalls of unscrupulous prosecutors

Survival savvy In praise of Ruger’s SP101 .357 Mag

Handgun hide Hip or pocket holsters—carry gear for everyone

Just knives Rockstar-Burke dynamic duo blades

Guns & gunfighting Bargain priced Taurus PT1911SS-1 .45ACP

Gun talk Jeff Cooper’s primary 1911 .45ACP

Combat corner All about the tactical reloads

Tactics Mistakes that can kill—stop your errors

VIP protection Protecting your principal when abroad

Street smarts Active shooter and your choices

Basic training
Do you measure up to the handgun standard of survival

Crossword puzzle Test your CH knowledge

Gunsite gossip Words and wisdom from the late, great Jeff Cooper

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