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25th June 2004, 16:51
sept issue of combat handguns has an article on a pistol dynamics 1911.
Big Sky Rancher
25th June 2004, 21:13
What did you think of the article?
26th June 2004, 02:35
nice article...i don't think CH is generally too critical of the guns they review. the pistol dynamics pistol is an interesting piece...a 1911 purist probably won't like it since it's non-standard length, bushing, and front sight.
but the sept issue is a 1911 lovers dream. besides the pistol dynamics, they also reviewed the kimber 25th anniversary, s&w sw1911, para pxt, and rra elite commando...and an article on 1911 holsters.
6th July 2004, 17:09
Cool. I'll have to buy that issue.
After several years, I picked up a Combat Handguns issue a week or so ago, and I was disappointed. In 2004, and the tests in that issue were:
1. Glock 27 (I think, the smallish .40 Tupperware). I've seen and fired that pistol three or four years ago, does the new color of the frame requires a new review?
2. K-Frame S&W revolvers. A subject which has been beaten to death by every gun-related publication in existence.
What? These guys run out of guns to test? And of course, good old Mass was there, with all his usual "Cases". At least Jerry Ahern no longer writes for them, I couldn't stand it.
The September issue sounds interesting, let's see what it looks like.
7th July 2004, 05:40
After several years, I picked up a Combat Handguns issue a week or so ago, and I was disappointed.
I agree. That's why I don't subscribe to any of these magazines. I just check them out at the news stand and buy them if they contain something of particular interest to me.
11th July 2004, 09:19
Read the article on the pistol. Just another fluff piece. Reviews like that would almost turn me against buying what is no doubt an excellent gun. These writers have no credibility.
Have had a couple of well known gun writers tell me that there is no need submitting an article that trashes a gun that needs trashing. Won't be published. But they don't have to fall all over themselves making everything built sound like the greatest thing since pockets on a shirt.
When they do run across a great gun, like this one most likely is, their praise means nothing.
11th July 2004, 10:08
It's almost always high praise for anything they write about.
11th July 2004, 11:11
Well, I was going through that issue I told you about, today at the beach, and I noticed another very interesting and ... contemporary article. A test of the H&K P7 squeeze-cocker. I remember firing such a pistol about 15 years ago, and it was not even new at that time.
So if they have nothing else to test, they just bring out an old gun and do another test?
I do not know mates, I guess this publication is not what it used to be, so no more of my money will be spend on their issues.
9th August 2004, 12:42
I realize that this thread is leaning towards old but, I can't help myself. I haven't looked at a gun magazine for months, I just happened across one and gave it a quick look, OMG! I hadn't missed a thing! I really try to not be critical of people and things but I just can't help it here, What a crockola, I really hope that people aren't falling for the stories, Talk about micro management (with guns). I'm still trying to figure out if one writer was trying to pawn off a $3000.00 1911 because it shot? For $3000.00 I can make anything shoot! For $3000.00 I can make a lot of things shoot! I'm really not knocking the gun, it was a nice one, if someone wants one I say go for it, but this used car salesman mentality in the gun rags is funny. Of course it shoots, Jack!
Big Sky Rancher
9th August 2004, 22:48
Anybody else read Gun Tests? A buddy gave me an issue of his. I liked it and subscribed. Just a couple of days ago I got my first issue. It's a pretty good read and they tell it like it is, the good, the bad and the ugly.
The format is kinda like a consumer reports. They don't accept any advertising and the guns that are tested are purchased from the shelfs of gun store just like the guns we buy. No ringers here and no everything is just so wonderful articles unless the gun deserves it.
It's not the thickest magazine in the world, but it's not filled with fluff either. Check them out if you're ready for something different. http://www.gun-tests.com/
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