Combat Handguns - July / Aug. 2023

Welcome to the July/August issue of Combat Handguns—America’s definitive handgun magazine for over 40 years. In this issue, we give you a glimpse into some of the latest and greatest handguns on the firearms scene, and boy are there some good ones!

Take for example this issue’s cover guns, Dan Wesson’s DWX (not the Deadpool gun, repeat, not the Deadpool gun) and Canik’s METE MC9. Not only are they both obvious head turners but J.T. Patten and Garrett Lucas break down what makes each one so unique and which one is right for you and spoiler alert, they both are.

Also in this issue, Karen Hunter catches up with Beretta’s Jessica Hook to discuss how she went from video gamer to competitor, Tom Kier and Bill Rapier offer expert advice for when everyday life goes sideways, Gary Paul Johnston explains how a strange series of mods make for one super-rare Colt Target Pistol, and we continue our roundups from SHOT ’23 with new revolvers, new defensive pistols, and brand-new handgun loads.

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

LISTEN TO YOUR FAVORITE GUN MAGS: Here’s a special note about digital subscriptions. If you’re one of those people who like to buy and listen to audio versions of books, then you’re in luck. All digital copies of Athlon Outdoors publications including Ballistic, Combat Handguns, Tactical Life, Personal Defense World Concealed Carry Handguns and Guns Of The Old West sport the “mobile view” function which allows you to listen to each issue from any device… your smartphone, tablet or work/personal computer. That’ll keep your hands and eyes free to take on other tasks like driving to work or the shooting range or, well, you get the idea. Enjoy the new feature!

MEET METE MICRO – Canik’s new MC9 delivers superb features, performance and extras for less than $500

DEADPOOLISH WICK DWX Find out what happens when some backyard dads lay their hands on Dan Wesson’s latest

BABY BULL The new TaurusTX 22 Compact delivers the same performance in a smaller form factor

FULL-SIZED (AND COMPENSATED) SHADOW The innovative DR920P takes flat-shooting firepower to the max

RIGHTEOUS RIGS Classic holster and belt solutions when it’s time to rock your Peacemaker

STOCKPILE Editors’ hot picks for some new and notable products




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