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Title:
The Gun digest book of assault weapons
Author:
Lewis, Jack, 1924-2009.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Uniform Title:
Gun digest.
ISBN:
9780873496582
Format :
Book

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Summary

Loaded with new photos, gun test results, gun specifications, and other hard to find information, The Gun Digest® Book of Assault Weapons, now in its 6th edition, is guaranteed to be a sure fire winner! It contains the latest word on true assault weaponry still in use today by military and law enforcement organizations worldwide.Readers will discover fresh information on trends and applications, as well as discussion and evaluation of the very latest firearms: Rifles, Submachine Guns, Crew-Served Machine Guns, Combat Shotguns-plus, a very educated look into the 21st century. Author Jack Lewis reports on the changing missions of these weapons, and provides exclusive performance reports based on extensive testing.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
About the Authorsp. 5
Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Chapter 1 The Best Lawman's Subgunp. 7
Chapter 2 Israeli Counterterrorism Gunsp. 19
Chapter 3 Shotguns Versus Carbines?p. 24
Chapter 4 Assault Weapons & Womenp. 29
Chapter 5 Counterinsurgency Tactics and Armamentsp. 33
Chapter 6 The Short Sword of Mikhail Kalashnikovp. 40
Chapter 7 Guns That Didn't Make Itp. 44
Chapter 8 Hiram Maxim's Legacyp. 58
Chapter 9 Of Armor and Vestsp. 63
Chapter 10 Reed Knight's Cave-Bustin' SR-47p. 69
Chapter 11 The Shooting Schoolsp. 73
Chapter 12 FN's Space-Age P-90p. 91
Chapter 13 Today's Designated Marksman Riflep. 94
Chapter 14 Dragon Firep. 98
Chapter 15 The French Have a Gun For It!p. 101
Chapter 16 Barrett's Big Blastersp. 106
Chapter 17 The What and Why of Carbinesp. 111
Chapter 18 A Good Scoutp. 115
Chapter 19 The Century International's SAR-2p. 120
Chapter 20 Today's Mini-14/5p. 127
Chapter 21 Stoner's Mark 11 Model 0 Sniperp. 131
Chapter 22 The Special Weapons-5p. 137
Chapter 23 Wringing Out Bushmaster's M-17Sp. 140
Chapter 24 Carbine Marksmanshipp. 144
Chapter 25 The TRG-22--Tool for a Sniperp. 148
Chapter 26 Springfield's Tactical M-21p. 151
Chapter 27 From Varmint Rifle to Sniper Toolp. 155
Chapter 28 Calico's 100-Round Carbinep. 158
Chapter 29 The Fifties Explosionp. 162
Chapter 30 The M-2HB--A Mighty Maulerp. 169
Chapter 31 Heckler & Koch's 4.6x30mm MP-7p. 173
Chapter 32 Belt-Feeding the M-16p. 177
Chapter 33 Iron and Ironyp. 182
Chapter 34 The Rattling Stenp. 190
Chapter 35 Britain and the Brenp. 194
Chapter 36 Mikhail Kalashnikov's Machinegunsp. 200
Chapter 37 The .32 APC Model 61 Skorpionp. 204
Chapter 38 A Case of Colt Confusionp. 208
Chapter 39 First Look: The Navy's Experimental EX45p. 211
Chapter 40 Combat Shotgunning 101p. 215
Chapter 41 Tristar's Tactical Phantomp. 218
Chapter 42 The M-1014 Combat Shotgunp. 223
Chapter 43 The Semi-Auto Shotgun and You!p. 228
Chapter 44 Fabarms' Tactical 12-Gaugep. 232
Chapter 45 Russia's Tactical Shotgunp. 237
Chapter 46 Combat Ammunition Todayp. 241
Chapter 47 SSK's Subsonic .500 Whisperp. 246
Chapter 48 Modern Police Ballisticsp. 249
Chapter 49 Hush, Hush!p. 253