1992 Articles

1992 American Handgunner Magazine Articles

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HND9240 The Magnificent Seven Ayoob, Massad Nov/Dec 1992 Baumannize gives you The Edge with a 7-shot revolver conversion 40
HND9246 Recycling the .401 Powermag Taffin, John Nov/Dec 1992 A resurrected pistol finds new life in a .38-40 rechambering 46
HND9254 Springfield Armory Defender Williams, Dick Nov/Dec 1992 A factory production comp gun ready to go to the races right out of the box 54
HND9256 Getting to Know Hogue Grips Hopkins, Cameron Nov/Dec 1992 Meet the family that makes the Mono Grip and other first-class grip designs 56
HND9262 Ayoob Files, The Ayoob, Massad Nov/Dec 1992 Revolver vs. rifle: the Bob Wilson incident 62
HND9268 World Shoot-off Championship Hopkins, Cameron Nov/Dec 1992 An exciting man-on-man shooting competition is a rousing success 68
HND9274 Safariland’s SS-III Ayoob, Massad Nov/Dec 1992 Simply put, the best damn police holster ever made…if you want to keep your gun 74
HND9278 Semi-Automatic Air Pistols Baiocco Nov/Dec 1992 It took years to develop reliable, accurate semi-auto air pistols 78
HND9290 Holster maker Profile: Greg Kramer Pickles, Al Nov/Dec 1992 The hottest new name in the leather making game 90
HND92136 Caption Contest Winners Nov/Dec 1992 Why is this man shooting himself? We asked, and you told us 136
HSO9224 Beretta Goes Forty Ayoob, Massad Sep/Oct 1992 The Model 96 is Beretta’s .40 S&W chambering of their U.S. Army Model 92 24
HSO9244 Outstanding American Handgunner Ayoob, Massad Sept/Oct 1992 Bill Blinkenship wins this pinnacle of achievement award 44
HSO9250 Para-Ordnance P-12 James, Frank W. Sept/Oct 1992 The first high-capacity sub-compact pistol in the man-stopping caliber .45 ACP 50
HSO9258 Dillon XL-650 Progressive Press Leatham, Nyle Sept/Oct 1992 An exclusive first look at Dillon’s newest press. It’s his best yet 58
HSO9264 National CCW: Shangra-La or Pandora’s Box? Schneider, Jim Sept/Oct 1992 Would we really be better off if we could all carry a gun? 64
HSO9270 Handgun Hunting Texas Style Taffin, John Sept/Oct 1992 Our field editor checks out the hunting in the Lone Star State 70
HSO9272 40 Years with the Colt Python Ayoob, Massad Sept/Oct 1992 Since 1953, the Python name has been synonymous with quality 72
HSO9278 Guns & Gear of the Steel Challenge Anderson, Dave Sept/Oct 1992 What guns were hot…and why 78
HSO9280 Steel Challenge ’92 Anderson, Dave Sept/Oct 1992 A kid named The Jet kicks in his afterburner and runs away with the match 80
HSO9286 The Taurus Hybrids Lydecker, Waldo Sept/Oct 1992 Taurus is bullish on the new Hybrid technology to reduce recoil 86
HSO92132 Bianchi Cup ’92 Leatham, Nyle Sept/Oct 1992 Doug Koenig wins the Cup with an (egad) auto pistol 132
HJA9242 Burris 3-9x Pistol Scope Williams, Dick July/August 1992 The first variable power pistol scope in the rifle’s all-time favorite power range 42
HJA9244 A Practical Alternative Sayle, John July/August 1992 A new classification for “stock” guns to compete in IPSC combat matches 44
HJA9248 Taffin Tests Taffin, John July/August 1992 Handloading for the awesome wildcat .500 Linebaugh cartridge 48
HJA9250 What Went Wrong in Hartford? Lockett, Bob July/August 1992 A provocative essay giving insight into how in the world Colt went bankrupt 50
HJA9260 PPC Today Ayoob, Massad July/August 1992 A look at the state of the Practical Police Course today. Is it still relevant? 60
HJA9262 This One’s for Skeeter Taffin, John July/August 1992 Our Field Editor, an unabashed fan of Skeeter Skeleton, replicates his favorite handgun 62
HJA9264 Colt’s .44 Magnum Anaconda Taffin, John July/August 1992 The newest snake from Colt was late in coming, but boy was it worth the wait 64
HJA9268 Tactical Pistols Anderson, Dave July/August 1992 The newest breed of custom Colt autopistols from five of the top makers 68
HJA9276 Ayoob Files, The Ayoob, Massad July/August 1992 A belligerent drunk tries to shoot two war veteran cops. Big mistake 76
HJA9294 The Milt Sparks Story Moritz, Mark July/August 1992 The story of holster maker Milt Sparks and his time-tested designs 94
HMJ9253 .44 Stirke Eagle Taffin, John May/June 1992 A custom Desert Eagle that became the ultimate bear medicine for a fishing guide 52
HMJ9258 6.5mm S.A. Numbthumb, S.A. May/June 1992 The goofy creation of a wildcat cartridge by our resident Gonzo Ballistician 58
HMJ9262 AMT Goes On-Duty Mortiz, Mark May/June 1992 Harry Sanford did it again— another brilliant pistol design from AMT 62
HMJ9266 Taffin Tests Taffin, John May/June 1992 A look at the wildcat .357/44 cartridge. It’s hot 66
HMJ9273 National CCW: Your Right to Carry a Gun Ayoob, Massad May/June 1992 A clarion call to all shooters— stand up and demand a national license to carry 73
HMJ9274 Return of the GI .45 Ayoob, Massad May/June 1992 Colt’s Model 1991 brings back the classic Government Model of World War II 74
HMJ9277 The Fat Gun Adam, Rob May/June 1992 A report from our European correspondent on a novel new IPSC racegun in Britain 77
HMJ9278 The Novak .45 Manstopper James, Frank W. May/June 1992 A hard look at the serious fighting pistols of Wayne Novak 78
HMJ9280 The Novak Sight Hopkins, Cameron May/June 1992 It may just be the best design for a carry gun sight. S&W certainly thinks it is 80
HMA9228 Schwarzkoph Cup Presentation Pistol AH Staff March/April 1992 A stunning example of the gunmaker’s art is created for the U.S. shooting team 28
HMA9244 Taffin Tests Taffin, John March/April 1992 High performance favorite loads for the wildcat .41 Special 44
HMA9247 The Man Behind Mag-Na-Port Taffin, John March/April 1992 Meet Larry Kelly— inventor, hunter, father, husband, American 47
HMA9251 Christina Moritz, Mark March/April 1992 A moving story about a brave lady and her gun 51
HMA9254 Pistolsmith Profile: Brad Lewis Ayoob, Massad March/April 1992 An up close and personal look at a rising star in the custom gun world 54
HMA9260 Caspian Arms Wide Body Wonder Hopkins, Cameron March/April 1992 The high-tech race for the competition shooter ’s interest just got hotter 60
HMA9264 The Other Single Shots Williams, Dick March/April 1992 The M.O.A. and XL pistols are one-hole one-shots for hunters and silhouettes 64
HMA9268 Ayoob Files, The Ayoob, Massad March/April 1992 Disarmed and dangerous: the lessons of three cops without guns 68
HMA9273 IPSC in Hawaii Kong, Burton March/April 1992 Take a shooting holiday in the Aloha State 73
HMA9274 Handgunning Africa Williams, Dick March/April 1992 Load up that pistol, Bwana, we’re going on safari 74
HMA9284 The Guns of Tanfoglio Taffin, John March/April 1992 A trip to romantic Italy to tour a famous family gunmaking operation 84
HMA92111 Scope Mounts by the Numbers James, Frank W. March/April 1992 A word of warning about installing scope mounts on 1911 frames 111
HJF9230 American Handgunner International Postal Match Jan/Feb 1992 Come and shoot with the world! The 1992 IPSC sanctioned match by mail 30
HJF9252 Ayoob Files, The Ayoob, Massad Jan/Feb 1992 Gun thief shootout: The Barger-Petigo incident 52
HJF9253 Masters VI Ayoob, Massad Jan/Feb 1992 Young speed shooter Doug Koenig bests the field and wins this elite match 53
HJF9268 Artistry in Stainless Hopkins, Cameron Jan/Feb 1992 The custom guns of Richard Heinie are stunning examples of the gunsmith’s art 68
HJF9274 Great Drop-in Comp Shoot-out Anderson, Dave Jan/Feb 1992 A scientific test of drop-in comps. Which one is really the best? 74
HJF9278 1991 U.S. Nationals James, Frank W. Jan/Feb 1992 An unknown amateur whips the big-dollar pros for the national crown 78
HJF9280 Taffin Tests Taffin, John Jan/Feb 1992 High performance favorite loads for the 10mm Magnum 80
HJF9282 Smith vs. Colt— Again! Taffin, John Jan/Feb 1992 A shoot-out between four .45 autos from two handgunning giants 82
HCA9212 The Combat Guns of the British Police Pickles, Al AH Combat Annual 1992 The bobbies are well armed and well trained. 12
HCA9216 High Stress Gunfights Franck, Loren AH Combat Annual 1992 How the L.A. Sheriffs get the upper hand in gun battles. 16
HCA9222 Firestar! Nadel, Seth R. AH Combat Annual 1992 The smallest, most compact package of manstopping firepower! 22
HCA9225 Fastest Holster in the West Test Moritz, Mark AH Combat Annual 1992 Are the so-called speed holsters really faster than a practical pistol rig? 25
HCA9229 Snubnose Revolvers! James,Frank W. AH Combat Annual 1992 The ultimate hideout gun is still the snubby .38 Special. 29
HCA9240 Myth of the Manstoppers James, Frank W. AH Combat Annual 1992 Don’t believe all that crap about theoretical stopping power. 40
HCA9246 Volkspistol Moritz, Mark AH Combat Annual 1992 The inexpensive RG revolver was run out of buseness, but it was a “people’s” gun. 46
HCA9249 George Huening’s .45 ACP Carry Comp James, Frank W. AH Combat Annual 1992 Blending the best of competition pistols and self defense guns. 49
HCA9255 Accurately Predicting Stopping Power Sanow, Ed AH Combat Annual 1992 A new study that combines the reality of ther street with the findings of the lab. 55
HCA9263 Make It Smaller! Taffin, John AH Combat Annual 1992 The Springfield Armory P-9 is a great gunj, but it’s even better as a compact. 63
HCA9290 Fightin’ Sixguns Taffin, John AH Combat Annual 1992 The classic single action is still a potent combat handgun today. 90
HCA9298 Lightweight Fighting Machines Ayoob, Massad AH Combat Annual 1992 Alloy framed “lightweight” guns are easier to carry yet they pack all the punch of their “heavyweight” brothers. 98
HCA92102 Handgun Stopping Power Ayoob, Massad AH Combat Annual 1992 Ayoob picks apart the theories of stopping power and comes up with his own. 102
HCA92107 The Gunfighter’s Mindset Ayoob, Massad AH Combat Annual 1992 A provocative essay on the ultimate weapon— the human mind. 107
HCA92113 Semi-Auto Manstoppers Carmoney, Mike AH Combat Annual 1992 Super-potent new Police Ammunition is available to regular citizens. 113
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