Combat Handguns - May /June 2022

Gimme me fuel (reasons to carry), gimme me fire (ammunition), gimme me that which I desire (guns)! If you’re a metal fan, you know those lyrics from Metallica’s lightning-fast song called “Fuel” on their 1996 album (yes, I’m that old) called Reload. Dunno, just seems an appropriate way to get Combat Handguns readers’ fuel pumping about the road ahead.

What better way to get your engine revving than with this issue’s cover gun, the Canik Rival. Professional shooter Nils Jonasson goes pedal to the metal with this high-octane race gun that is sold as a complete package, think all the bells and whistles, and is also street legal for nearly any gun competition at a super affordable sticker price under $700.

We’re keeping the metal theme throughout this issue by giving you a first look at Smith & Wesson’s new hammer-fired—yes, hammer-fired and not polymer—micro-compact CSX. Straight shooter Mike Detty gets serious with Savage’s new micro-compact Stance—the other beauty on this issues cover, while Frank Melloni goes old-school with a G Model 1911 that takes a serious bite out of 10mm recoil, and lest we forget to highlight our coverage from this year’s SHOT show in Vegas. We’ve got you covered with all manner of shooting goodness including 30 hot picks you’ll want to consider adding to your arsenal.

So what are you waiting for? Pick up your copy today!

NEW STANCE – Savage delves into the pistol market with a micro-compact 9mm

MEET THE 21st CENTURY CHIEF’S SPECIAL – S&W’S Micro-Compact CSX blends old-world mechanics with modern-day features and performance

RIVAL RACER – Pro Nils Jonasson shows off Canik’s new race-’em-all, crazy-affordable Rival package

TALE OF THE TAPE – Springfield and S&W battle it out to see who

PERFECTED POLYMER PLAYER? – Adams Arms enters the Glock Clone Wars with its new AA19

HOT FROM SHOT ’22 – A sneak peek at some new guns and gear heading to gun stores soon

ASK THE PROS – Wilson Combat’s Mike Seeklander shares his “Seek & Destroy” guns, gear and advice

RIGHTEOUS RIGS – SHOT Show 2022 roundup of the latest holsters for concealed carriers

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