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HJF0207 Letters to American Handgunner Various Jan/Feb 2002 Speak Out 7
HJF0213 A serious look at retention, the Safariland “Raptor” holster. Roy Huntington Jan/Feb 2002 Handgun Leather 13
HJF0214 Indoor Ranges are great, but be careful about what type of ammo you use. Dave Anderson Jan/Feb 2002 Combat Shooting 14
HJF0216 Can competitions make you a better tactical shooter? Ken Hackathorn Jan/Feb 2002 Tactical Advantage 16
HJF0222 Alliant Powder, It’s Cleaner, It’s Brighter. Charles E. Petty Jan/Feb 2002 Handloading 22
HJF0224 A look at the new .360 Dan Wesson revolver cartridge. John Taffin Jan/Feb 2002 Taffin Tests 24
HJF0226 Cleaning guns is an important part of good shooting Dave Anderson Jan/Feb 2002 Better Shooting 26
HJF0228 In a tight spot? Come out safely. Massad Ayoob Jan/Feb 2002 Cop Talk 28
HJF0231 Car Alarms that shock, and giant german super rats. Commander Gilmore Jan/Feb 2002 The 10-Ring 31
HJF0234 How to install the Cominolli Safety Alex Hamilton Jan/Feb 2002 Pistolsmithing 34
HJF0235 Different bullets used in Africa hunt J.D. Jones Jan/Feb 2002 Handgun Hunting 35
HJF0236 A subcompact, lightweight, reliable .45 – what’s not to love? Charles Cutshaw Jan/Feb 2002 Taurus PT145 36
HJF0238 A custom high-cap .45 duty gun built to take the hot .45 Super cartridge Charles E. Petty Jan/Feb 2002 Super Duty! 38
HJF0240 Fast guns blaze at the STI/American Handgunner man-on-man match Dave Anderson Jan/Feb 2002 World Shootoff 40
HJF0254 Hail and farewell to three great revolvers that S&W has discontinued John Taffin Jan/Feb 2002 Goodbye Old Friends 54
HJF0258 You can win a custom Glock from pistolsmith Joe Cominolli Jan/Feb 2002 American Handgunner Custom Gun Giveaway 58
HJF0261 A second look at the sensational tactical folders from Allen Elishewitz Pat Covert Jan/Feb 2002 Spec-Tacticals! 61
HJF0264 How to upgrade an old Colt “shooter” for less than the cost of a new SAA John Taffin Jan/Feb 2002 The Sixgunner 64
HJF0270 New York – Where you need permission to save your life. Jeffrey Snyder Jan/Feb 2002 Gun Rights 70
HJF0298 The prodigal pistolsmith and more. Cameron Hopkins Jan/Feb 2002 Industry Insider 98
HMA0208 Letters to American Handgunner Various Mar/Apr 2002 Speak Out 8
HMA0218 The T-Rex of powder Charles E. Petty Mar/Apr 2002 Handloading 18
HMA0220 The real day of infamy? Citizens armed to protect. Jeffrey Snyder Mar/Apr 2002 Gun Rights 20
HMA0223 Production class: who really cares? Dave Anderson Mar/Apr 2002 Combat Shooting 23
HMA0226 Finish your own gun for the fraction of the cost. Alex Hamilton Mar/Apr 2002 Pistolsmithing 26
HMA0228 When sweeping doesn’t involve a broom. Roy Huntington Mar/Apr 2002 Handgun Leather 28
HMA0230 The basics of cornering Ken J. Good Mar/Apr 2002 Strategic Solutions 30
HMA0232 Helpless Prey fights back, and Crooks with big labels. Commander Gilmore Mar/Apr 2002 The 10-Ring 32
HMA0236 An overview of the handgun ammunition scene in 2002 Charles E. Petty Mar/Apr 2002 State of the Bullet 36
HMA0240 You can win a custom “Night Defender” from Alan Tillman and Art Enterprises Mar/Apr 2002 American Handgunner Custom Gun Giveaway 40
HMA0242 Elmer wasn’t lying: the truth about long range sixgunning John Taffin Mar/Apr 2002 The Sixgunner 42
HMA0244 Range time is good for mastering retention-firing. And don’t forget a good light. Ken Hackathorn Mar/Apr 2002 Tactical Advantage 44
HMA0246 A miraculous cure for .22 handguns John Taffin Mar/Apr 2002 Taffin Tests 46
HMA0248 The lure of ivory grips for a set of Colts Joe Coogan Mar/Apr 2002 Guns & Ivory 48
HMA0254 A serious five-inch for those who demand the most in a fighting pistol Dave Anderson Mar/Apr 2002 Wilson CQB 54
HMA0262 Meet Lane Pearce and his amazing American Success story Mike Cumpston Mar/Apr 2002 Lane Pearce And His Grips 62
HMA0265 Buy the top custom blades on the web through Knifeart.com Pat Covert Mar/Apr 2002 Cyber Blades 65
HMA0268 One of the best nail-biters in IPSC history Michael Bane Mar/Apr 2002 USPSA Nationals 2001 68
HMA0271 The Open class guns of the top shooters are different than yours Patrick Sweeney Mar/Apr 2002 The Guns of The Champions 71
HMA0291 Products which deserve some recognition Charles E. Petty Mar/Apr 2002 Gunny Sack 91
HMA0296 An interview with the Guru on edged weapons Steve Tarani Mar/Apr 2002 Jeff Cooper on Knives 96
HMA02114 Project Rapid + Action. New XD From Springfield, and more! Cameron Hopkins Mar/Apr 2002 Industry Insider 114
HMJ0207 Letters to American Handgunner Various May/Jun 2002 Speak Out 7
HMJ0216 Handgun Retrospective Dave Anderson May/Jun 2002 Combat Shooting 16
HMJ0220 Hunting in Iceland J.D. Jones May/Jun 2002 Handgun Hunting 20
HMJ0222 Burning Rates and Concentional Wisdom Charles E. Petty May/Jun 2002 Handloading 22
HMJ0224 Condition Three Jitters Ken Hackathorn May/Jun 2002 Tactical Advantage 24
HMJ0228 Hidey-Holes and the Rolodex Alex Hamilton May/Jun 2002 Pistolsmithing 28
HMJ0230 Being Flexible, Staying Small, and Getting Around Walls. Ken J. Good May/Jun 2002 Strategic Solutions 30
HMJ0234 Was it a heroic rescue? And what’s with the red hair? Commander Gilmore May/Jun 2002 The 10-Ring 34
HMJ0238 El Paso Saddlery and their great renditions of classic lawmen’s holsters John Taffin May/Jun 2002 The Sixgunner 38
HMJ0240 Gary Reeder assists in the search for the perfect revolver Mike Cumpston May/Jun 2002 The Revolverist’s Magic Wand 40
HMJ0244 A shoot-out erupts down in the Lone Star State John Taffin May/Jun 2002 Range War 44
HMJ0248 Ruger’s Super Redhawk boasts a legacy as big as its bore John Taffin May/Jun 2002 The Legend of Big Red 48
HMJ0252 Brad Duncan and his remarkable combat folders Pat Covert May/Jun 2002 Texas Steel 52
HMJ0254 The “revolver company” from Brazil is doing amazing things with semi-automatics Charles Cutshaw May/Jun 2002 Taurus Today 54
HMJ0262 When airline pilots draw guns Massad Ayoob May/Jun 2002 The Ayoob Files 62
HMJ0263 Upgrading replica sixguns with replica stocks John Taffin May/Jun 2002 Taffin Tests 63
HMJ0264 You can win a custom Ruger SP-101 from Ken Kelly and Mag-Na-Port Arms May/Jun 2002 American Handgunner Custom Gun Giveaway 64
HMJ0295 Products which deserve some recognition Charles E. Petty May/Jun 2002 Gunny Sack 95
HMJ0299 Order all the catalogs you want from the top handgun and accessory companies May/Jun 2002 American Handgunner Catalog Showcase 99
HMJ02114 Lights, Camera, Action – Lights for your handguns Cameron Hopkins May/Jun 2002 Industry Insider 114
HJA0207 Letters to American Handgunner Various Jul/Aug 2002 Speak Out 7
HJA0214 Hunting In Iceland, Part II J.D. Jones Jul/Aug 2002 Handgun Hunting 14
HJA0218 Let the OTHER guy make the mistakes Massad Ayoob Jul/Aug 2002 Cop Talk 18
HJA0220 Pullin’ the trigger on PRIMERS Charles E. Petty Jul/Aug 2002 Handloading 20
HJA0222 The Three No-Evils you should know about shooting Dave Anderson Jul/Aug 2002 Better Shooting 22
HJA0226 Comfy, Confenient, Careless. How you should carry concealed. Roy Huntington Jul/Aug 2002 Handgun Leather 26
HJA0228 Fumbled Robbery, Different Robbery Rules, and Free Gas? Commander Gilmore Jul/Aug 2002 The 10-Ring 28
HJA0232 Make your pistol shoot accurately Alex Hamilton Jul/Aug 2002 Pistolsmithing 32
HJA0234 Discretion is still the better part of valor. Ken J. Good Jul/Aug 2002 Strategic Solutions 34
HJA0236 Oh, no… Passeengers with guns? Jeff Snyder Jul/Aug 2002 Gun Rights 36
HJA0238 .454 Casull Vs. .500 Nitro Express – And the winner is…? John Taffin Jul/Aug 2002 Testing Big Bore Handguns 38
HJA0240 Furtive movement shooting: The Robert Bauthues Case Massad Ayoob Jul/Aug 2002 The Ayoob Files 40
HJA0242 Ahead of its time? Ten-shot Classic: LeMat revolver Mike Cumpston Jul/Aug 2002 Hail of Lead 42
HJA0246 Own this Langdon Tactical Bereta Elite II Competition Carry Gun Jul/Aug 2002 American Handgunner Custom Gun Giveaway 46
HJA0248 Bold and beautiful, AO’s big dots are 7/24-capable Roy Huntington Jul/Aug 2002 AO Sight Systems: Big Dots 48
HJA0250 Not just another pretty face, Liebenberg’s work gives a new meaning to “perfect.” Cameron Hopkins Jul/Aug 2002 The Liebenberg Legacy 50
HJA0258 Tough and functional, these custom blades beg to be put to work Pat Covert Jul/Aug 2002 A Hawkish Hankering 58
HJA0264 Enter the American Pistolsmith Guild gun giveaway and win this custom 1911 A.H. Staff Jul/Aug 2002 APG Gun of the Year 64
HJA0267 A deft touch with a chamber reamer can turn a lemon into a tack-driver John Taffin Jul/Aug 2002 Taffin Tests 67
HJA0276 Koenig makes it three. Who will make it four? Mike Dalton Jul/Aug 2002 Steel Challenege 2001 76
HJA0283 Products which deserve some recognition Charles E. Petty Jul/Aug 2002 Gunny Sack 83
HJA02106 17 years of pure fun, an editor says farewell. Cameron Hopkins Jul/Aug 2002 Industry Insider 106
HSO0220 The .30-30: That Lazarus of Cartridges J.D. Jones Sep/Oct 2002 Handgun Hunting 20
HSO0222 Only accurate handguns are interesting. Alex Hamilton Sep/Oct 2002 Pistolsmithing 22
HSO0224 General rules for your magazines Ken Hackathorn Sep/Oct 2002 Tactical Advantage 24
HSO0226 Relic rifle vs. shotgun and 1911: A barricaded cop-killer showdown Massad Ayoob Sep/Oct 2002 The Ayoob Files 26
HSO0228 Under-used and under-appreciated, the .38 super is just that – super. Charles E. Petty Sep/Oct 2002 Handloading 28
HSO0232 Meet Clint Smith. He’ll tell you what you need to know. Clint Smith Sep/Oct 2002 Reality Check 32
HSO0234 Can you hit at a hundred (yards that is)? Massad Ayoob Sep/Oct 2002 Cop Talk 34
HSO0238 Bring your clubs, balls, rifle & mine detector Commander Gilmore Sep/Oct 2002 The 10-Ring 38
HSO0240 Check out this Kimber Custom Shop LTP II Dave Anderson Sep/Oct 2002 Combat Shooting 40
HSO0242 How to shoot the big boomers without breaking anything in the process Dave Anderson Sep/Oct 2002 Better Shooting 42
HSO0254 Protect your tender parts with these must-have pocket-gun protectors Charles E. Petty Sep/Oct 2002 Petty’s Pocket Picks 54
HSO0256 Bud Nealey’s well-tuned steel rings true Pat Covert Sep/Oct 2002 Symphony In Steel 56
HSO0258 Down-sized delights – Walther’s P-22 brings a new meaning to the term “Mini-Gun.” Charles E. Petty Sep/Oct 2002 Walther’s P-99 & P-22 58
HSO0266 A Springfield XD autopistol, custom work by Robar and a Benchmade folder make up an exclusive package from Handgunner – a tripple play! Sep/Oct 2002 A.H. Custom Gun Giveaway 66
HSO0268 Hell, he was there – The Sixgunner recalls Elmer Keith John Taffin Sep/Oct 2002 The Sixgunner 68
HSO0272 The Czech blaster is built like a Russian T-34 – but with panache David M. Fortier Sep/Oct 2002 Customized CZ52 72
HSO0276 Taurus’ pair of perfect playmates: .22s for fun and performance John Taffin Sep/Oct 2002 Taffin Tests 76
HSO0278 This slip-on bit of myster from Marvel turns any 1911 frame into a .22 match-winner! Dave Anderson Sep/Oct 2002 Marvelous Perfection 78
HSO0280 Airline passangers with guns – part 2 Jeff Snyder Sep/Oct 2002 Gun Rights 80
HSO0284 Ka-Boom! Sixguns, black powder and the old west. What more coule you ask for? John Taffin Sep/Oct 2002 Winter Range 2002 84
HSO02107 Where to find the hottest handgun sites on the internet Sep/Oct 2002 A.H. Website Showcase 107
HSO02119 Products that deserve some recognition Charles E. Petty Sep/Oct 2002 Gunny Sack 119
HSO02124 Information on products in the spotlight Steve Evatt Sep/Oct 2002 Spotlight 124
HSO02130 Gun Crank Warns: Don’t Put Me In The Brier Patch Roy Huntington Sep/Oct 2002 Industry Insider 130
HND0208 Letters to American Handgunner Various Nov/Dec 2002 Speak Out 8
HND0222 What you need to make your handloading a smooth ride Charles E. Petty Nov/Dec 2002 Handloading 22
HND0224 One hump or two? Hunting Camels. J.D. Jones Nov/Dec 2002 Handgun Hunting 24
HND0228 The difference between un-aimed fire, and aimed fire Clint Smith Nov/Dec 2002 Reality Check 28
HND0230 Weaving an isosceles? Massad Ayoob Nov/Dec 2002 Cop Talk 30
HND0232 Just a lady, or a hero? Commander Gilmore Nov/Dec 2002 The 10-Ring 32
HND0238 The Level IX Holster Cameron Hopkins Nov/Dec 2002 Handgun Leather 38
HND0240 Chic Gaylord? Berns-Martin? Taffin remembers some good, gone, gunleather. John Taffin Nov/Dec 2002 The Sixgunner 40
HND0242 The retreat requirement: unfair in the heat of a self-defense struggle? Massad Ayoob Nov/Dec 2002 The Ayoob Files 42
HND0246 What Ifs? Ken Hackathorn Nov/Dec 2002 Tactical Advantage 46
HND0248 They said it couldn’t be done, so he did it! John Taffin Nov/Dec 2002 Taffin Tests 48
HND0252 DAO? “Safe Action?”: Who cares, anyway If it works, use it. Massad Ayoob Nov/Dec 2002 Can Semantics Get You Killed? 52
HND0256 Demystify those first-day shooting school jitters. Here’s the true scoop. Gila Hayes Nov/Dec 2002 Women’s Impressions 56
HND0260 When the “Super” was only a .38 Special – with a twist. Charles E. Petty Nov/Dec 2002 Super Government Models 60
HND0264 Ryan Wilson qualifies as “Young Steel” when it comes to his custom knives Pat Covert Nov/Dec 2002 Born Of Steel 64
HND0266 Re-inventing the wheel: Firing pin safeties are old school. Charles E. Petty Nov/Dec 2002 Handgun Safeties 66
HND0270 Slick and serious, this custom Robarized P-228 is a two-tone street fighter Dave Spalding Nov/Dec 2002 The Sig 228 Grows Up 70
HND0278 Is this “triple-play” projectile a good thing? Charles E. Petty Nov/Dec 2002 Quik-Shok Ammo 78
HND0280 And other true adventure stories from the S&W Customer Service Desk Mike Cumpston Nov/Dec 2002 My Dog Ate My Gun 80
HND0283 There are reasons some designes endure. Fadala reminds us why. Sam Fadala Nov/Dec 2002 Smith & Wesson’s 41 83
HND0288 Grady Pardue’s fighting pistols are the real thing – a lawman’s legacy Gary Paul Johnston Nov/Dec 2002 Guns With A Past 88
HND0294 Just another slippery goo? Morrison gives you the true scoop John Morrison Nov/Dec 2002 Tetra Gun Tests Tough 94
HND0296 In memorium: America loses a firearms legend. Roy Huntington Nov/Dec 2002 William B. Ruger 96
HND02117 Catalogs from around the industry Various Nov/Dec 2002 AH Catalog Showcase 117
HND02134 Products that deserve some recognition Charles E. Petty Nov/Dec 2002 Gunnysack 134
HND02138 Custom guns to check out Nov/Dec 2002 Custom Corner 138
HND02141 Advertisers Index Various Nov/Dec 2002 Ad Index 141
HND02142 Classifieds Various Nov/Dec 2002 Classified 142
HND02146 Take Pre-Emptive Strikes Roy Huntington Nov/Dec 2002 The Insider 146
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