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Massad Ayoob

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SIGfiend, Sep 30, 2007.

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  1. SIGfiend

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    I hear this guy's a real good gun issue writer. But curious, where was he born? Sounds a bit foreign.
     
  2. Josh Aston

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    nevermind
     
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  3. Nightcrawler

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    You can PM him and ask him yourself. He's a member here and posts from time to time. :cool:
     
  4. Action_Can_Do

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    Really? I wonder if Mike Venturino or John Taffin or Jim Wilson are members.
     
  5. cambeul41

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    My name came from the other side of one ocean or the other, too. I guess that it must sound a bit foreign.
     
  6. 1911Tuner

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    Ayoob's surname is Arabic...Lebanese...? Not sure. He's registered here under his name, but hasn't posted for a while. You may get a response through a PM.
     
  7. mec

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    I believe he was born in New Hampshire. They had a jewelry business there. It was his dad who was an immigrant.
     
  8. 30 cal slob

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    father was syrian-born bedouin IIRC.

    why is this being brought up? he's a good guy.
     
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    Just FWIW...Mas isn't a practicing Muslim. He is frequently seen wolfin' down ham sandwiches and blowin' the froth off a mug of suds from time to time.
     
  10. Geno

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    I eat a lot of foreign foods. My dad always told me you are what you eat. So, that must make me foreign. :neener: Lest we get too serious here.
     
  11. Barbara

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    I think he's part of the great Mooslim conspiracy to better train Americans to gun fight. Sneaky bastages, they is.

    :neener:
     
  12. mec

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    He's been writing for the magazines for twenty something years and has some books out. When I went to the firstTexas Concealed Handgun Instructor school at the Department of Public Safety, the cirriculum sounded a lot like what Ayoob had been writing. The commandant of the DPS academy, like Ayoob, frequently acts as an expert witness in shooting trials.

    After the program got underway, Ayoob was mentioned in the Dallas Morning News as having identified some key improvements to the training program.
     
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    I haven't seen them, but Bart Skelton and Tom Gresham (Guntalk) are seen from time to time.
     
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    Issue writer? He is one of the most respected and knowlegeable Authorities on all things firearm and SD. Among other things he teaches one of the best self defense classes in the country, You can be one of the lucky few to attend for $800. My father is a 2nd time alum, hopefully I can attend soon.

    and a little more about the legend himself
    http://www.defenseassociates.com/lfi.htm
     
  15. massad ayoob

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    Born here. Parents, too. All four grandparents were immigrants. Welcome to the melting pot.
     
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    And what a tasty concoction the pot contains.

    America! What a state of mind.

    Second generation American on one side and fourth on the other.
     
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    My great grandmother could have said that about anybody whose ancestors didn't walk over to the Americas with hers.;)
     
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    Not sure if you get the Outdoor Channel but you can see him on PDTV as well.

    As a side note, I found THR due to a mention by Massad in a gun mag a few years ago.
     
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    My surname is even worse, it's of FRENCH origin. :neener:
     
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    In 1917 and 1941, the people with German names were demonized.
     
  21. Geno

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    Doc envisions Massad sitting, trying to enjoy a morning coffee, when all the sudden his name pops up. Poor man is left sitting there pondering..."Now what did I do?!"

    Top of the mornin' to ya! --or-- Welcome to a brand-new day! :D

    Doc2005
     
  22. massad ayoob

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    You nailed it, Doc.:what::confused::eek:
     
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    Mr. Ayoob, I am reading your book on Sigs. In the chapter on SIG PROs.
    you point out an unknown hole in the slide. I have noticed a similar hole
    in the slide of a P220. Could this be for the Euro built-in transponder?
    BTW I am enjoying your book.

    Later,
    Doug
     
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    Good Morning , Mr. Ayoob. Big fan of The Ayoob Files , you do a good thing for all of us , so thank you.
     
  25. 22-rimfire

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    The USA is a melting pot. It is part of what makes this country great and wonderful. Massad I still have a copy of that article you did on the Pythons years ago. I found it very informative.
     
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