Australian & New Zealand Handgun
Aim true with Handgun
Welcome to the 2013 edition of Australian & New Zealand Handgun, where we once again cover all types of handgun target shooting and history. This edition continues our decade-long efforts to bring handgunning into the spotlight as a legitimate pastime and part of our society. The spectator interest in the shooting sport events at the 2012 London Olympics was at unprecedented levels and the number of people participating in the shooting sports, and indeed handgun target shooting, continues to grow. The popularity of our sporting activity and place for civilian handgun ownership cannot be denied and neither can the essential role that the handgun plays in the work of the police and law enforcement.
First up in Handgun 11, the new handgunner is coached through selecting their first firearm by Hudson Evans. Ric Tester then provides timeless advice for improving your rapid-fire shooting in four steps, from creating a process to shooting with rhythm. If you combine these exercises with the background Roy Cassidy is providing on pistol sights and sighting, even the most experienced handgunner will be able to make useful changes to their shooting techniques.
In review this edition is the Colt Government in .38 Super with Jack Crawford. The handgun features the infamous and effective Colt action, but including added safety aspects while providing the reliable and durable performance that a target shooter expects from a Colt. Single Action shooters will be interested in SSAA Single Action National Discipline Chairman Damion Faith’s coverage of gunbelts. As a keen Australian and international competitor, Damion reviews the range available from gunbelts.com.au and recommends that shooters visit when considering an upgrade or their first gunbelt. Those with a passion for history will enjoy Paul Barker’s account of handgun use in the goldfields of New South Wales and Victoria as far back as 1814.
Finally, the usual Industry Round-up of new products from distributors and advertisers will give you an insight into what to look for in your next purchase, and we give you the chance to win one of three great prizes, including a Bristoli cleaning pack.