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Best Guns Hardcover – January 1, 1989
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This is just more McIntosh. And that is good, even though he has ruined my life. For years I've just considered guns to be tools like drills and saws .... tools to be used but not pampered. Then I discovered McIntosh, and Italian shotguns, and life has not been the same since.
I've been shooting Japanese. Totally reliable. Never had a problem. But it's like driving a Toyota. I want a Ferrari.
Michael is to blame.
"Best Guns" follows the format of an international tour of shotgun manufacturers. He begins his tour with the American manufacturers and then crosses the ocean to Europe. All of the classic gunmakers of Great Britain are visited before he crosses over to the Continent. Along with brief chapers on the French and German gunmakers, McIntosh takes his readers to the Spanish and Italian firms.
Before recently passing away, Michael McIntosh was the dean of American shotgun writers. He earned this position through many years of hard work. There are not many people who have seen or experienced as much about the world of shotguns as Michael McIntosh. Is this the definitive book about the international world of shotguns? No, it is not. The industry is so large and diverse that it will take a publisher with very deep pockets to one day produce that definitive book. It is too bad that Michael McIntosh did not get the opportunity to write that definitive work. Until that work is one day published, "Best Shotguns" will serve as a well written guide for all shotgun enthusiasts.
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My husband has been looking for this book for quite sometime, so it was a pleasant surprise to find it on Amazon.com, AND at such a good price. Thank you!!Published on December 16, 2013 by Winona G. Robertson
This is a rare gem: well written by the best writer of his and several other generations. He conveys his love of fine guns along with an encylopedic knowledge of the subject. Read morePublished on October 24, 2013 by John L Venter DO