2013 American Handgunner Tactical Special Edition Asks "Are Revolvers Relevant?"
"This Handgunner Special Edition is a must-have for anyone looking to read up on great tactical gear," shares Publisher Roy Huntington. "From helpful articles that cover concealed-carry pistols, tips to help you maximize the value of your time on the range, to even how wheel guns are relevant when it comes to tactical scenarios, this Special Edition has something useful for everyone."
The cover gun for the Special Edition, a Smith & Wesson Governor, might surprise those who deem revolvers as archaic and ill-suited for tactical applications. However, Sammy Reese, editor of FMG Publications' Special Editions, debunks that myth by touting the versatile Governor as "many guns in one" that can be highly beneficial in tactical scenarios.
"I envision the Governor filling several roles; for example, on a tractor shooting varmints with bird shot or having the ability to handle bigger predators with larger-caliber ammo," explains Reese. "In a bug-out or survival capacity, the birdshot or other caliber mixes could keep you fed and protected."
For readers looking for the consummate concealed-carry weapon, they should look no further than the Kimber Solo CDP. Contributing editor John Russo notes that along with this compact pistol being comfortable to carry and accurate when brought into action, it can also be manipulated by either hand with ease - a benefit in tactical situations.
"Kimber made both the thumb safety lever and magazine release button ambidextrous. These are nice features to have even if you aren't a lefty, as you should be able to and manipulate the handgun with either hand," Russo writes. "The Solo CDP is actually enjoyable to shoot and will make you want to practice."
This 2013 American Handgunner Special Edition also features a review of Wilson Combat's Super Sentinel .38 Super, the returns of the popular Colt Mustang Pocketlite and Colt National March, evaluates a pair of M&P 9's and how the FNH FNS 9 refines the striker-fired handgun.
The 2013 Buyer's Guide rounds out this giant edition with a comprehensive 96-page catalog, featuring semi-autos, revolvers, long guns, knives, flashlights, and other tactical gear.
To order the 2013 American Handgunner Tactical Special Edition, check the newsstands or order online at www.americanhandgunner.com/tactical.