Handgun 5 - 116 pages
6 Lalita Yauhleuskaya - another Australian top gun
8 Mick Gault Commonwealth Games record holder
10 SSAA handgun disciplines
18 End of Trail for Aussie shooters
22 Troubleshooting for competitive handgunners
30 Saying No! to malfunctions
Handgunning in your area
35 Australia-wide list of clubs and contact details
48 Browning’s HP Practical 9mm handgun
56 The CZ Model 75 9mm handgun
64 Crimson Trace
68 Talking Turkish Sarsilmaz handguns
71 50 years of the .44 Magnum
76 Ned Kelly’s revolver - the 1851 Navy Colt
80 The Colt Woodsman
82 The S&W K38 .38 Special
88 The horse soldier and his pistol
92 Handguns of history
95 Barrels - the long and short of it
98 Handgun Metallic Silhouette
100 Handgunners in focus
103 Make your own leather holster
111 Industry round-up
Welcome to the 2007 issue of Australian & New Zealand Handgun, the only commercial magazine solely dedicated to promoting the handgun sports this side of the Pacific Ocean.
In this edition we take a look at a number of new handguns, and a few historically significant ones too. We have reviews on pistols, revolvers and accessories from some of the world’s leading manufacturers, including Browning, CZ, Colt, Remington and Smith & Wesson, and we see what’s on offer from some of the less well-known companies, such as Crimson Trace and Sarsilmaz.
Our senior correspondent Jennifer Martens speaks to Australian and English pistol shooters Lalita Yauhleuskaya and Mick Gault to find out what it takes to reach the peak of their sport. And, we have tips on how to keep you and your handgun in top shape, no matter what level of competition you are in. We also show you how to make your own holster - a great way to personalise and enhance your shooting experience.
If you’re new to handgunning or are interested in getting into something a little different, check out page 10 to learn more about Muzzleloading, Single Action, Metallic Silhouette and Military Pistol shooting within the SSAA. Then, turn to page 35 to find out where your closest handgun club is.
Pistol shooting is a safe, rewarding sport and a challenging discipline for those that require it for their profession. And, while we can’t all be as good as world champions Mick and Lalita, we can all learn to develop our skills. We can also all enjoy the personal rewards of shooting and the camaraderie that goes with handgunning across Australian and New Zealand ranges.
So what are you waiting for? Get reading and get to the range!