Australian & New Zealand Handgun

The Australian & New Zealand Handgun is the SSAA’s dedicated magazine for handgun enthusiasts. Published annually, it showcases legitimate handgun shooting for recreational club and competitive shooters, collectors, historians and those who may use their handguns professionally, such as law enforcement and security personnel.

Handgun features reviews on air pistols, rimfire and centrefire self-loading pistols and revolvers, ammunition, reloading guides, holsters and other shooting accessories, as well as stories about reloading and building custom firearms, hints for shooting specific disciplines and interviews with successful Australian and international competitors.

The magazine also examines the evolution of handguns and ammunition, profiling some of the world’s most influential firearm makers and the creation and use of handguns that have changed the course of history.

The Australian & New Zealand Handgun is the SSAA’s dedicated magazine for handgun enthusiasts. Published annually, it showcases legitimate handgun shooting for recreational club and competitive shooters, collectors, historians and those who may use their handguns professionally, such as law enforcement and security personnel.

Handgun features reviews on air pistols, rimfire and centrefire self-loading pistols and revolvers, ammunition, reloading guides, holsters and other shooting accessories, as well as stories about reloading and building custom firearms, hints for shooting specific disciplines and interviews with successful Australian and international competitors.

The magazine also examines the evolution of handguns and ammunition, profiling some of the world’s most influential firearm makers and the creation and use of handguns that have changed the course of history.

Issue 11

Ric Tester offers some timeless advice for improving your rapid-fire in four steps, from creating a process to shooting with rhythm. Up for review is the Colt Government .38 pistol, Ruger SP-101 .22 revolver, Berry copper-plated projectiles and SmartReloader products. Paul Barker takes a wander through the old goldfields of New South Wales and Victoria as far back as 1814, discovering how the gritty diggers used to arm themselves against any opportunistic villains trying to rob them of their hard-earned gold. Another slice of history is dissected as Royce Wilson comes across a Colt M1908 pistol that was owned by iconic British tank commander Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery aka ‘Monty’, which now resides in the London Imperial War Museum. A further link to World War II is Henri Lach’s peek at a Nazi belt buckle gun at a collector’s abode on the Gold Coast.

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Issue 10

Australia enjoys a proud reputation on the sporting scene in various shooting disciplines, but Rachael Andrews explains how future success could be put at risk by calls to ban self-loading pistols. One athlete who has experienced the frustrations of anti-firearms legislation is British pistol shooter Georgina Geikie. She outlines the difficulties in keeping her Olympic ambitions alive. International competition is also on the agenda for Australia’s Sam Balin, who treks to the United States for Single Action events. Sam explains his passion for the genre, which includes using an alias persona as a cowboy. Also turning back the clock is Dick Eussen, who traces the evolution of handguns and their cartridges from the earliest flintlock period of the early 19th century through various wartime innovations up to modern sporting calibres.

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Issue 09

The firearms of choice for Australia’s police forces are analysed by Rachael Andrews. She finds that over the past decade, there has been a move from Smith & Wesson .38-calibre revolvers to Glock and Smith & Wesson .40-calibre self-loading pistols. Modern equipment can help police protect and save lives. Daniel O’Dea continues the theme by comparing what law enforcement and security personnel need in their service pistols to what civilian sporting shooters are permitted to use. Law and order affairs remain to the fore when John Corcoran delves into the history of a Colt Frontier revolver used by a Northern Territory police officer during the 1960s. The review section focuses on the Walther Pistole 38 and CZ 75 TS pistols, Smith & Wesson 63 revolver, Fox Fury AWL-P pistol light and cleaning gear for you and your firearm.

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