Compact Model SW1911 Draws Cover Duty for 2010 American Handgunner Annual
San Diego, Calif. –-(Ammoland.com)- Despite no shortage of 1911s to be found, Smith & Wesson entered the 1911 game in the early 2000s.
Many questioned why. Armed with this near, decade-long inquiry, FMG Publications took, arguably, the most popular handgun in the history of firearms and put it front and center for its 2010 American Handgunner Special Edition Annual.
Equipped with the latest compact Model SW1911 Pro Series .45 ACP, it was contributing editor John Russo’s job to settle the discussion.
“When I was asked to review the 3″ model SW1911 Pro Series .45 ACP, I expected a typical hard kicking short-barreled .45,” said Russo. “Man, was I wrong. This thing shoots like a dream! Smith & Wesson makes me look forward to being wrong!”
To produce this cover story for the 2010 American Handgunner Annual, Russo drew from his law enforcement and firearms instructor background with one predominant goal in mind.
“My focus was to find out how comfortable this gun is to carry concealed, how easy it is to get into action and then how quickly and accurately it can be shot,” Russo wrote.
Russo goes on to describe the SW1911 Pro Series as a pistol with flare and sees how far he can push the handgun.
Other expert writers meet Russo’s enthusiasm and delve into articles such as: The 9mm 1911: It’s Not Blasphemy; Retro Rugers: The Wait Is Over; Becoming A Gun Writer: It’s a Long Road; The Classic Big Bore: Smith & Wesson’s Big Sixgun’s Return and many more in the 2010 American Handgunner Special Edition Annual.
“The American Handgun Annual allows us to fill the pages with handguns to fit every need,” said editor Sammy Reese. “From handgun classics to fun and cost-effective bullet casting, we have something for everyone. We even get to throw in a few knives for good measure. It’s the go-to guide for all things handguns.”
The 2010 Special Edition American Handgunner Annual also includes this year’s Buyer’s Guide, FMG’s catalog of currently available handguns, rifles, shotguns, knives and lights.
The 2010 Special Edition American Handgunner Annual is on newsstands now, while supplies last. To order online, visit http://fmgstore.stores.yahoo.net/amha20sped.html.