Combat Handguns – July-August 2023
English | 102 pages | pdf | 63.48 MB

Welcome to the July-August issue of Combat Handguns America’s definitive pdf magazine for over 40 years. In this issue, we give you a glimpse into some of the latest and greatest handguns on the firearm sceneand boy are there some good ones!
Our cover guns prove the point right off the bat. Take the Dason Wesson DWX for example. Sure, it’s a sexy pistol but 28. Just for kicks, we put it in the hands of some “Backyard Dads,” and that’s when the fun really began.
Our other cover pistol, the new Canik lowing the huge success of the Mete line, this is Canik’s first foray into the micro-compact pistol category. Reading Garrett Lucas’ report on page 14 will likely have you setting aside some money to pur-chase one of these diminutive jewels. But you won’t need much—the MSRP on this well-built little shooter is only $440!
It’s likely that you didn’t get to attend this year’s Shooting, Hunting and Out-door Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, but don’t despair. Fortunately, we were there on your behalf, walking the miles and miles of aisles to see what’s new in a number of different categories.
In this issue, find our SHOT rundowns of 17 great new revolvers, 21 new defen-sive pistols and 28 brand-new handgun loads. You’re going to be impressed with what gun industry companies brought to the table in 2023. If you don’t find some-thing out of those 66 new products that you’d like to haul along on your next trip to the shooting range, you might need to schedule a check-up with your doc-tor. Add another seven new products in our Stockpile section, and you’ll see that those wanting to learn about the latest and greatest have definitely picked up the right magazine!
And the hits keep coming! Features ranging from a test of an “Amped up” Glock, to a comparison of two 5-inch-barreled competition pistols, to a look at a new Taurus compact .22 that’ll make any day on the range a blast, give readers plenty of food for thought. And when two self-defense experts explain why the old axiom, “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight,” is actually way off the mark, you’re likely to reconsider your EDC gear needs.
Last but not least, perhaps nobody knows more about the ins and outs of armed self-defense—and the aftermath of such incidents—than Massad Ayoob, who has been an expert witness in shoot-ing cases for nearly five decades. Catch his “Self-Defense & The Law” column to learn what can happen to you if your attorney isn’t vigilant about who gets on the jury in a self-defense case.
Of course, reader feedback is always appreciated. Let us know what you liked about this issue—or even what you didn’t like—by shooting us an email at [email protected].
On behalf of our CH editorial team, until next time, carry on!

Editor — Mark Chesnut
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