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Pistols: An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Weapons and Warfare), Kinard, Jeff
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Author Name:    Kinard, Jeff

Title:   Pistols: An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Weapons and Warfare)

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    ABC-CLIO 

ISBN Number:   1851094709 / 9781851094707

Seller ID:   ING9781851094707

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"PistolS" follows the evolution of personal sidearms in Europe, the United States, and Asia from medieval-era "hand cannons" with their clunky ignition systems, to the revolutionary Colt revolvers of the 19th century, to the modern semiautomatic weapons of today.

Full of fascinating insights and details, this work shows how pistols brought about the decline of knights in armor, and ultimately replaced the sword on the battlefield. The book also explores the pistol's astonishing "democratization" as it moved from being a luxury item of the nobility, to standard issue for soldiers, to a mass-produced commodity and source of intensive corporate competition. Along the way, readers meet the many colorful characters (often eccentric geniuses) who devoted themselves to pistol development.



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