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1996 American Handgunner Magazine Articles

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Item Article Author Issue Title Page
HJF9641 Sixgunner, The Taffin, John Jan/Feb 1996 Years of big bore shooting take their toll on a shooter’s wrists 41
HJF9642 Ayoob Files, The Ayoob, Massad Jan/Feb 1996 Lessons of the Lost: Mistakes in self-defense shootings 42
HJF9652 Air Hammerli Baiocco, Sam Jan/Feb 1996 Totally off-scale Swiss air pistol drives tacks 52
HJF9658 IPSC North American Championships Hopkins, Cameron Jan/Feb 1996 Pop a few Advil, and the Nolan Ryan of IPSC wins again 58
HJF9664 Ultra-Compact .45 Petty, Charles Jan/Feb 1996 New sub-compact carry guns from Springfield Armory 64
HJF9672 Taffin Tests Taffin, John Jan/Feb 1996 The classic .44 Special is still this sixgunner’s all-time favorite 72
HJF9676 Die Yuppie Scum! Ayoob, Massad Jan/Feb 1996 A realistic survival match where the target shoots back 76
HJF9680 Better Shooting Anderson, Dave Jan/Feb 1996 Physical conditioning for the shooting sports 80
HJF9684 Test Report: Ruger Single Six Taffin, John Jan/Feb 1996 Strap one on and let your mind take you to a simpler time 84
HJF9696 American Handgunner’s Club 100 Jan/Feb 1996 A roster of the top 100 pistolsmiths in America 96
HJA9643 Sixgunner, The Taffin, John July/August 1996 How about a lightweight .50 AE for your ultimate packin’ pistol 43
HJA9644 Test Report: Ruger Old Army Taffin, John July/August 1996 Blackpowder “modern classic” is a real shooter 44
HJA9646 Ayoob Files, The Ayoob, Massad July/August 1996 Death of a street cop 46
HJA9648 Taffin Tests Taffin, John July/August 1996 Range testing the .308 Win. in handgun barrel lengths 48
HJA9653 Have a Gun Tillman, Barrett July/August 1996 The first rule in a gunfight and the world’s most embarrassing 53
HJA9656 An Armed Society is a Polite Society Ayoob, Massad July/August 1996 Etiquette for carrying a concealed handgun 56
HJA9658 (Not) Seeing is Believing Petty, Charles July/August 1996 A buyer’s guide to holsters for concealed carry 58
HJA9660 Full Circle on Concealed Carry Van Schuyver, Mark July/August 1996 How a first-time CCW holder came to choose his holster 60
HJA9661 Shoot, Don’t Shoot Wenner, Joan July/August 1996 The legal aspects of self-defense shooting 61
HJA9662 Mini Glocks Ayoob, Massad July/August 1996 Hottest carry guns on the streets right now, chopped Glocks 62
HJA9672 Seecamp! Ayoob, Massad July/August 1996 Why there’s such a lot of fuss over such a little gun 72
HJA9678 The Amazing Ultramatic Adam, Rob July/August 1996 New and different, it is also severely “reliability challenged” 78
HJA9680 Better Shooting Anderson, Dave July/August 1996 Manual of arms for properly loading and unloading a handgun 80
HMA9634 Ayoob Files, The Ayoob, Massad March/April 1996 Using a knife for self-defense raises different issues than using a gun 34
HMA9644 Taffin Tests Taffin, John March/April 1996 Going way back to the .22 Hornet, it’s still a hot performer 44
HMA9653 Test Report: Ruger Vaquero Taffin, John March/April 1996 An overnight classic is born 53
HMA9660 Colt Tactical Model Hopkins, Cameron March/April 1996 A new version of the Gov’t Model is a tour de force of top features 60
HMA9654 Cowboy Action Shooting Tillman, Barrett March/April 1996 Recreating the romance of the Old West at a shooting match 54
HMA9668 1995 IHMSA Internationals Scotto, Mary March/April 1996 The biggest match in the handgun world 68
HMA9674 What Went Wrong in Quincy? Hopkins, Cameron March/April 1996 The Masters disintegrates in the worst scandal in shooting sports history 74
HMA9651 Guns & Gear of the Limited Nationals Adam, Rob March/April 1996 Limiting the arms race was the intent, is it working 51
HMA96114 Test Report: Black Hills Ammo Williams, Dick March/April 1996 Hard-hitting hunting loads for big game 114
HMA96115 Sixgunner, The Taffin, John March/April 1996 Factory loaded .44 Magnum hunting loads 115
HMJ9636 Ayoob Files, The Ayoob, Massad May/June 1996 He lives in a chicken coop and he shoots drunks 36
HMJ9638 Better Shooting Anderson, Dave May/June 1996 Build a shooter’s library with Dave’s favorite reads 38
HMJ9648 Sixgunner, The Taffin, John May/June 1996 How to personalize your sixguns with inexpensive custom touches 48
HMJ9650 Mr. .45 Rychetnik, Joe May/June 1996 The dean of pistolsmiths, Armand Swenson, will tune no more 50
HMJ9654 S&W Pocket Rocket Petty, Charles May/June 1996 Smith rechambers their little J-frame Centennial into a potent .357 Magnum 54
HMJ9660 USPSA Open Nationals Anderson, Dave May/June 1996 Rob Leatham roars back with a stunning come from behind victory 60
HMJ9663 Broken Gun Ranch Rugers Petty, Charles May/June 1996 Customizing the Ruger “Colt grip” into a great combat plinker 63
HMJ9668 Para-Ordnance Stainless Ayoob, Massad May/June 1996 The originator of the high capacity 1911 now offers a rugged stainless finish 68
HMJ9672 Is This the Best Kit Gun? Cumpston, Mike May/June 1996 S&W Model 60-4 gets the author’s vote as the best trail/camp pistol 72
HMJ9674 Ciener Government Model Conversion James, Frank May/June 1996 New top .22 top end for 1911 pistols 74
HMJ9677 Test Report: Pro Load 100 Hopkins, Cameron May/June 1996 Clever new reloading tool to take the swelling out of IPSC brass 77
HMJ9666 1996 Guild Gun AH Staff May/June 1996 A sensational tour de force of custom gunsmithing talent— and you could win it. 66
HND9639 Better Shooting Anderson, Dave Nov/Dec 1996 How to shoot groups from a rest with a handgun 39
HND9656 Ed Brown’s Classic .45 Hopkins, Cameron Nov/Dec 1996 The legendary gunsmith Ed Brown is back 56
HND9660 The Million Dollar Man Anderson, Dave Nov/Dec 1996 Rob Leatham highest paid shooter in the world 60
HND9666 Firearms Finishing School Barrkman, Robert Nov/Dec 1996 Everything you need to know about today’s high-tech gun finishes 66
HND9670 SIG P-229 Arnold, Dave Nov/Dec 1996 A veteran street cop critiques this Swiss compact 70
HND9682 Stainless Steel Luger Petty, Charles Nov/Dec 1996 82
HND9686 Concealed Carry for Working Stiffs Fox, John Nov/Dec 1996 Forget those Glocks and 1911s, these are the guns you can carry 86
HND9688 1996 Single Stack Classic Leatham, Nyle Nov/Dec 1996 Insight and analysis of the past 20 years of handgun development 88
HND9690 Ayoob Files, The Ayoob, Massad Nov/Dec 1996 SWAT Raid goes bad you shoot the perp and win the lawsuit 90
HND9691 Test Report: Pro-Series 95 Pistols Petty, Charles Nov/Dec 1996 Stoeger’s rendition of the High Standard 91
HND96116 Taffin Tests Taffin, John Nov/Dec 1996 Slicked up duty guns from Teddy Jacobson 116
HND9684 Timeless .22 Rees, Clair Nov/Dec 1996 The Ruger Mk. II plinker was Bill Ruger’s first gun— and still his best! 84
HSO9672 Auto-Mag Hopkins, Cameron Sep/Oct 1996 This futuristic .44 AMP is still ahead of its time 72
HSO9640 20 Years of O.A.H.A.F Taffin, John Sept/Oct 1996 The men who shaped the handgun world we know today 40
HSO9660 Taffin Tests Taffin, John Sept/Oct 1996 Muzzle brakes from Mag-Na-Port and T/C 60
HSO9670 Ayoob Files, The Ayoob, Massad Sept/Oct 1996 Senseless killing at a gang party 70
HSO9682 Massad Ayoob Looks Back Ayoob, Massad Sept/Oct 1996 119/120 issues, Ayoob offers his perspective 82
HSO9684 Charlie Petty is a Writer Petty, Charlie Sept/Oct 1996 Petty’s first article was published in AH 84
HSO9686 Top 10 Most Significant New Developments A.H. Staff Sept/Oct 1996 The invention of polymer handguns tech tops the list 86
HSO9690 Top 10 Most Influential Handgunners A.H. Staff Sept/Oct 1996 Jeff Cooper wins unanimous first place votes 90
HSO9696 Dave Anderson’s Retrospective Anderson, Dave Sept/Oct 1996 Insight and analysis of the past 20 years of handgun development 96
HSO9698 A Hunter Remembers Jones, J.D. Sept/Oct 1996 One of only two writers from Vol. 1, No. 1 reflects on the past 20 years 98
HSO96100 View from the Ivory Tower Hopkins, Cameron Sept/Oct 1996 Perspective of the editor for 12 of the last 20 years of AH 100
HSO96106 Sixgunner, The Taffin, John Sept/Oct 1996 Hunting handguns are a memorable cougar chase 106
HSO9672 Auto-Mag Hopkins, Cameron Sept/Oct 1996 This futuristic .44 AMP autoloader was ahead of its time in 1976. It still is. 72
HAN9608 Taurus .44 Magnum Taffin, John AH Annual 1996 The Bull goes big bore with the Model 44. 8
HAN9618 Freedom Arms Model 555 Taffin, John AH Annual 1996 Now you can have the brute force of the awesome .50 AE in a revolver. Big bore. 18
HAN9622 The Automag V Taffin, John AH Annual 1996 This .50 caliber autoloader is a one-of-a-kind gun. Big bore. 22
HAN9643 Custom .50 AE Taffin, John AH Annual 1996 Bowen Classic Arms brings big bores to perfection. 43
HAN9614 Leather for Undercover Carry Huntington, Roy AH Annual 1996 After choosing the right gun, the most important aspect of CCW is a holster. 14
HAN9644 Handgunner’s Guide to Concealed Carry Ayoob, Massad AH Annual 1996 Practical tactical CCW tips from our self-defense expert. 44
HAN9659 Wild West Action: The Match Taffin, John AH Annual 1996 An inside look at one of the fastest growing gun games— Cowboy Action Shooting. CAS. 59
HAN9662 Wild West Action: The Guns Taffin, John AH Annual 1996 The single action revolver is king of Cowboy Action Shooting. CAS. 62
HAN9678 Simple Yet Satisfying Scotto. Mary AH Annual 1996 The game of silhouette is easy to learn, challenging and fun. 78
HAN9691 Delightful Pastime Leatham, Nyle AH Annual 1996 Created to simulate tactical encounters, IPSC shooting is really a heck of a lot of fun. 91
HAN9627 Top 10 Handguns Ayoob, Massad AH Annual 1996 Guns you can trust when your life is at risk. 27
HAN9635 200 Yard Handguns Rees, Clair AH Annual 1996 Leave your rifle at home, these long range guns can take game with the best of them. 35
HAN9650 Custom Ruger 22/45 Arnold, Dave AH Annual 1996 Broken Gun Ranch’s custom gun combines America’s favorite .45 and .22 pistols. 50
HAN9652 Thunder Ranch Special James, Frank W. AH Annual 1996 Bill Wilson’s custom tactical pistol created for America’s premier shooting school. 52
HAN9677 D&L Sports Anderson, Dave AH Annual 1996 Versatility is the trademark of this hard-working gunsmith. 77
HAN9699 Club 100 AH Annual 1996 A listing of the top pistolsmiths in America. 99
HAN96108 Modernizing the 1911 Anderson, Dave AH Annual 1996 If John Browning were alive today, the HK-USP is the kind of gun he’d be making. 108
HAN96113 Defensive Debacles Ayoob, Massad AH Annual 1996 Valuable lessons can be learned from the mistakes of others. 113
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