1989 Articles

1989 American Handgunner Magazine Articles

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HJF8916 Safari Club’s Hand Cannon Jan/Feb 1989 An exquisite custom Contender from SSK for SCI. 16
HJF8922 Final Option Hopkins, Cameron Jan/Feb 1989 A hot new speed holster for IPSC from Safariland. 22
HJF8938 Ayoob Files, The Ayoob, Massad Jan/Feb 1989 Terror erupts violently in the Four Minute Massacre. 38
HJF8942 Handgunning Hints Viken, Bennett and Robin Sutton Jan/Feb 1989 Subtle points to improve the two-handed revolver hold. 42
HJF8943 Match Barrels Thompson, Jim Jan/Feb 1989 Is the price of a match-grade barrel worth it? 43
HJF8948 Armscorp Wood, J.B. Jan/Feb 1989 Nifty pocket pistol with the power of the 9mm. 48
HJF8949 Wildey Survivor Fender, James E. Jan/Feb 1989 The awesome power of the .475 Magnum in the Wildey pistol. 49
HJF8954 500 Meter Handgunning Hess, Dick Jan/Feb 1989 Wh-what? Three-inch groups at 500 meters with a handgun? 54
HJF8958 Ruger SP-101 Ayoob, Massad Jan/Feb 1989 A five-shot .38 Special hideout gun, Ruger’s latest! 58
HJF8962 Bianchi Cup X Ayoob, Massad Jan/Feb 1989 Other than ride referees and incompetent ROs, a good match. 62
HJF8966 Parts-Built Sixshooter Taffin, John Jan/Feb 1989 Got a boxfull of old Colt SAA parts? Put ‘em together! 66
HJF8968 Taffin Tests Taffin, John Jan/Feb 1989 High performance favorite loads for the .38 Super. 68
HMA8933 Handgunning Hints Viken, Bennett and Sutton, Robin March/April 1989 Tips on mastering the bellygun. 33
HMA8934 The Ayoob Files: A Reactive Shot: The Mark Branham Case Ayoob, Massad March/April 1989 A righteous self defense shooting’s brutal aftermath. 34
HMA8936 Taffin Tests Taffin, John March/April 1989 Favorite loads for the .32 Magnum. 36
HMA8944 Phsst! Jones, Robert L. March/April 1989 Air pistols for indoor handgunning fun and practice. 44
HMA8946 The Real .357 Herrett Johnson, Tim March/April 1989 Learn the truth about this misunderstood wildcat. 46
HMA8948 Dan Wesson .445 Supermag Taffin, John March/April 1989 Magnum-magnum! The new .445 SuperMag is the hottest .44 yet. 48
HMA8954 .454 Casull Field Grade Taffin, John March/April 1989 A relatively inexpensive version of the famed single-action. 54
HMA8958 The 1988 Masters Taffin, John March/April 1989 Who is the world’s greatest handgunner? 58
HMJ8937 Handgunning Hints Viken, Bennett and Sutton, Robin May/June 1989 Helpful hints to improve your double-action shooting. 37
HMJ8938 The Ayoob Files: Rescue Shot: The Bill Black Shooting Ayoob, Massad May/June 1989 Sharp knife, dull mind. Bad guy kwith knife takes on .45 auto. 38
HMJ8940 Heavy Bullets for the .357 Magnum Nesbitt, Mike May/June 1989 Handloading overweight slugs gives the magnum more power. 40
HMJ8942 Taffin Tests Taffin, John May/June 1989 Loads of loads for the awesome .454 Casull. 42
HMJ8944 Get the Point! Petty, Charles E. May/June 1989 Federal brings back the pitbull of bullets, the Hydra-Shok. 44
HMJ8948 Recoil Taffin, John May/June 1989 How to take the sting out of recoil. 48
HMJ8950 S&W Third Generation Autos Ayoob, Massad May/June 1989 The new breed of Smith auto pistols in 9mm and .45 ACP. 50
HMJ8958 World Class Pistol James, Frank May/June 1989 A world class racing car mechanic makes a world class pistol. George Huening. 58
HMJ8962 1988 IPSC National Championship Hopkins, Cameron May/June 1989 Rob Leatham makes it five titles with another stunning victory. 62
HJA8937 Tactical Use of Night Sights Ayoob, Massad July/August 1989 Are those glowing tritium sights lighting your way to trouble? 37
HJA8940 The Ayoob Files Ayoob, Massad July/August 1989 Two classic cases of armed citizens fighting back. 40
HJA8943 Handgunning Hints Viken, Bennett and Sutton, Robin July/August 1989 A helpful hint for shots in awkward positions. 43
HJA8944 Taffin Tests Taffin, John July/August 1989 Loads for the potent little .32-20. 44
HJA8947 The Guns of the Early Texas Rangers Askins, Col. Charles July/August 1989 A look at the Texas Rangers and their guns for fighting outlaws and Indians. 47
HJA8948 Numbthumb Gets a Nine Numbthumb, S.A. July/August 1989 A WunderNine for the Prince of Peacemakers? 48
HJA8950 Understanding Revolver Strength Taffin, John July/August 1989 Learn what makes the wheelgun tick. 50
HJA8956 Wilson Super Grade Hopkins, Cameron July/August 1989 A revolutionary new custom combat pistol. 56
HJA8962 Wildcats Taffin, John July/August 1989 A review of the most popular and potent handgun wildcat cartridges. 62
HJA8967 AMT Longslide .45 Petty, Charles E. July/August 1989 This stainless steel combat .45 shoots as good as it looks. 67
HSO8930 The Ayoob Files: The Mary Hopkin Case Ayoob, Massad Sept/Oct 1989 When all else fails, shoot back! A classic case of righteous self defense. 30
HSO8948 .44 JAG Ayoob, Massad Sept/Oct 1989 A potent new revolver magnum cartridge for fast reloads, full house power! 48
HSO8950 S&W Model 41 vs. Model 422 Taffin, John Sept/Oct 1989 Can a $200 plinker outshoot a $600 target pistol? 50
HSO8954 1989 Steel Challenge Hopkins, Cameron Sept/Oct 1989 Angelo Spagnoli wins the World Speed Shooting Championship. 54
HSO8962 Tanfoglio TZ-88 Weller, Jim Sept/Oct 1989 An improved version of the famous CZ-75 9mm pistol. 62
HSO8964 Radical Rugers of the 21st Century Taffin, John Sept/Oct 1989 Space-age technology and futuristic looks from Tom Volquartsen’s custom Rugers. 64
HSO8974 From Hell to Breakfast Askins, Col. Charles Sept/Oct 1989 Lively times in the rough and tumble days of the Border Patrol. 74
HSO8996 Riley’s Ramrod Taffin, John Sept/Oct 1989 What do you get if you cross a revolver and a single shot? 96
HSO8998 Sako Triace Petty, Charles E. Sept/Oct 1989 A tri-caliber pistol for ISU competition fulfills the demands of the 3 disciplines in the world’s most demanding pistol tournament; from Finland. 98
HSO89102 S&W Bodyguard Petty, Charles E. Sept/Oct 1989 A snubby .38 Special designed for the pocket. 102
HND8917 Handgunning Hints Viken, Bennett and Sutton, Robin Nov/Dec 1989 A survey of revolver grips. 17
HND8926 Debunking Derringers Ayoob, Massad Nov/Dec 1989 Exploding the myth of the stack-barrel pocket pistol. 26
HND8942 Taffin Tests Taffin, John Nov/Dec 1989 Testing favorite loads for the 9mm Parabellum 42
HND8944 .375 JDJ Hunting Wildcat Hampton, Mark Nov/Dec 1989 Handgun hunting’s hardest hitting, most versatile cartridge! 44
HND8954 Ernie Hill’sFas-Trac Holster Anderson, Dave Nov/Dec 1989 The fastest leather for the fastest guns. 54
HND8958 Pact Mk III Timer & Chronograph Petty, Charles E. Nov/Dec 1989 An electronic marvel for timing your draw and your bullets! 58
HND8966 Femme Fatale Ayoob, Massad Nov/Dec 1989 LadySmith is a new .38 snubby for the fairer sex. 66
HND8970 Swamp Angel Wood, J.B. Nov/Dec 1989 A nostalgic look at a riverboat gambler’s vest pocket pistol. 70
HND8972 Bianchi Cup ‘89 Hopkins, Cameron Nov/Dec 1989 A dark horse from Texas upsets the field in a stunning victory. 72
HND8992 Handloading the 10mm Petty, Charles E. Nov/Dec 1989 Loads of loads for the potent 10mm Auto. 92
HAN8905 Getting Started in Silhouette Taffin, John AH Annual 1989 A comprehensive look at the best handguns for the demanding sport of metallic silhouette shooting. 5
HAN8938 Handgunning Zambia Wilson, Bill AH Annual 1989 An exciting handgun safari to darkest Zambia along with the hard-hitting Wilson .44 Magnum Hunter revolver. 38
HAN8949 German Military Pistols Kogan, Kenneth AH Annual 1989 The handguns of the Kaiser set many new trends inhandgun design theat arestill copied today including the first double-action pistol. 49
HAN8950 American Handgunner’s Club 100 1AH Annual 1989 Athe top 100 pistolsmiths in America are detailed in the comprehensive guide to the bestand the brightest pistolsmiths. 50
HAN8962 Practical shooting: A Complete Guide Anderson, Dave AH Annual 1989 This exhaustive look at the guns and gear of the fast-paced game of combat shooting. Winning techniques, best guns and much more. 62
HAN8962 .41 Magnum James, Frank AH Annual 1989 This man’s magnum is the powerhouse that bridges the gap between the potent .357 Magnum and the awesome .44 Magnum— the .41 Magnum. 94
HAN89100 9mm Forself defense? Weller, Jim AH Annual 1989 The 9mm Parabellum is the choice on many policemen and armed citizens, but is it a mouse gun or a manstopper? 100
HAN89104 Bren Ten Magazines Moritz, Mark AH Annual 1989 The first 10mm Auto pistol quickly faded from production with no magazines supplied to buyers. Here’s how to make a Bren Ten magazine from a surplus GI .45 tube. 104
HAN89106 Pick of the Plinkers Taffin, John AH Annual 1989 A roundup of the hottest .22LR pistols on the market— revolvers, autos and single shot pistols. 106
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