Combat Handguns September 2009

FEATURES NEW KIMBER TACTICAL .45 ACP DUO by Tom Beckstrand…

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NEW KIMBER TACTICAL .45 ACP DUO by Tom Beckstrand
Custom HD II—full size warhorse for carry or home defense
Entry II is a fighting 1911 with an integrated tactical rail

KAHR P380
by Mike Detty
Compact lightweight packing a .380 ACP punch—it’s a concealed carry special!

MASSAD AYOOB SIGNATURE .45 ACP by Walt Rauch
Ed Brown and Massad Ayoob collaborate to build the ultimate 1911 pistol!

RUGER LCR .38 SPECIAL +P
by Dave Spaulding
Light Compact Revolver with polymer housing—only snubbie of its kind!

GLOCK 22 RTF .40 by Walt Rauch
New Rough Texture Frame promises to be the pistol of the 21st century!

DOUBLESTAR M1911A1 .45 ACP
by Paul Markel
An American classic with excellent ergonomics, pointability and combat accuracy!

PICK A PAIR OF HK .45 ACPs by Leroy Thompson
Best of Heckler & Koch pistol designs—full size HK45 and compact HK45C!

SILENCERCO 22SPARROW by Rob Garrett
New company makes shooting a .22LR pistol fun, affordable and quiet!

COLUMNS
It Happened To Me
Mugged or not to be / Stalker lessons learned / Spare Change / Pistol & Gangster

Self-Defense & The Law
When Women Kill to Save Lives—4 Cases

Street Smarts Fighting Mindset—Brains Over Brawn

VIP Protection
Defending Your Vessel Against Murderous Pirates

Basic Training Myths Versus the Truth Behind Stopping Power

Combat Corner Top 13 Loads for the Glock 17 9mm

Wheelguns
Pocket Full of Defense—S&W M637 .38 Special

Gun Laws Safely and Legally Traveling with Class III Weapons

Handgun Hide High-Threat Security Concealment Systems

Survival Savvy Don’t Be a Victim—Even Out the Odds

Gunfighting Defensive Revolver—Gunsite’s Combat Triad

Tactics Counter Car Jacking Attacks

Gun Talk Battle of the Baby Revolvers—The How and Why

New Products
Guns and Gear That Caught Our Eyes

Gunsite Gossip A Jeff Cooper’s retrospective

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  • Terry Biggs

    I have a question for Massad Ayoob,

    Sir, I just finished reading your article in the November 2009 issue, “Know Your Weapons”. I enjoyed it and found it very interesting. As with all of your articles (and books).
    My question, I carry either a Kimber, Commander length 1911 an H&K 45C, or a S&W M&P 9mm. I carry the Kimber Cocked and Locked, the H&K (DA/SA) cocked & locked and the M&P with one in the chamber and the manual safety on. Are these the recommended methods of carry? I also have Glock’s and XD’s but prefer not to carry a semi-auto without a manual safety. What is your advice?

    Thank You & keep up the excellent articles!

    Sincerely
    Terry Biggs, Arkansas