Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO
The development of the pistol helped bring the age of the armored knight to an end, provided the elite with a status symbol of dangerous glamour, and inspired both artisans and industrialists to reach new heights of invention. * Provides complete technical details of exemplary pistols from the first working
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Arms & Armour
From the invention of the first handgun, miniature and special designs have been created to aid concealment and increase the element of surprise. This history shows the ingenuity of users and manufacturers, recounting both successes and failures.