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What Handgun does Masaad Ayoob Carry?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by TrailWolf, Jun 15, 2012.

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  1. TrailWolf

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    Just curious. Searched and could not find.

    What gun does Mr. Ayoob personally tend to carry for defensive purposes most?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    He's a member here so you could just PM him.
     
  4. pikid89

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    I met him at an Appleseed once and saw him pull out a Spyderco Massad Ayoob Knife
     
  5. TrailWolf

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    Sounds like he has truly answered this issue several times over.
     
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    I've seen Mas carry an HK45, a GLOCK 27, and a GLOCK 23 within 3 days. I don't believe that he has one single carry gun, but prefers to mix it up.
     
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    On more than 1 occasion I've read in 1 of his articles how in the course of 1-week he carried 3 different pistols.

    Different situations call for different weapon choices.
     
  9. Certaindeaf

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    Isn't he a gun writer from way back? What gun doesn't he probably carry in the course of doing his business..
     
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    Yep, as a gun writer and trainer Mas really switches out his carry pistols a lot. Sometimes he's testing a gun, sometimes he's revisiting a gun to try something for an article on a specific technique, and sometimes he's using a gun to more closely match what he's student's are using. (He recently mentioned switching from a revolver to an auto in a recent class when he realized absolutely none of his students in that class were running a revolver).
     
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    ^
    Perfectly understandable.
     
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    From what I've read, he really likes the Glock 27, and it's ability to use the bigger 23 and 22 mags.

    His duty weapon in NH is a Ruger P345
     
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    If he is like a lot of us, he just can't make up his mind. We love them all!
     
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    I searched myself a while back. I remember a Ruger P-Series. Of the books and articles I've read I get the impression he's a .45 guy. It's certainly hard to argue with the ballistics.
     
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    Yet somehow we manage to do so day in, day out. ;-)
     
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    Give two males two mechanical devices and you have an instant arms race. It applies to firearms, vehicles..barbeque grills..
     
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    I'm not sure but I am about to find out thanks to the provided links. That being said and not to date Mr. Ayoob, but I have been a follower of his since I was a teenager (now 46 so that will tell you something). I remember buying the gun magazines and reading anything related to him, in particular, his in depth terminal ballistic tests.

    I am going to have to contact Mr. Ayoob and see what it takes to get a cherished autographed photo? I have a great location above my mantle where I can place it right next to the late great Charlton Heston Photo.

    Of late, my favorite segment of the very good program "Personal Defense" is I believe called 'Action Plan' featuring Mr. Ayoob. Good edifying TV which is rare these days...

    -Cheers
     
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    Whatever he happens to be writing about at the time. He switches it up a lot with his own stuff as well.
     
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    ^^^LOL^^^ Well played ;).

    -Cheers
     
  20. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    I've read that he prefers the Glock 30 overall. I thought he moved out of NH, what department is he with?
     
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    When Mas was out here (CdA, Idaho) in 2007 he was carrying a Glock. In .45 ACP, IIRC.

    I [post=3806575]got to meet him[/post] and [thread=309631]audit the LFI-1 course[/thread] (the parts I had time for).

    I even picked up some pointers from his assistant, Bob Smith.

    So, the answer to the question -- at least for the fall of 2007 -- is Glock.

     
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    His last post was March 2, 2012 and while he doesn't participate in THR forums regularly, he does drop by from time to time - http://www.thehighroad.org/search.php?searchid=10281347

    I once PM'd him about a thread that misquoted/misrepresented his statements/comments and to my surprise, he PM'd me back. Even though he was being trashed/disrespected, he was polite about it with a "no one's perfect" attitude - showed a lot of character in my book.

    He runs his own training program and I am sure he is busy with that venture - http://massadayoobgroup.com/

    IIRC, he used to favor Glock 30 some time back, not sure what he is carrying now.
     
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    Still on 1911 this week, switching between Colt CCO and Springfield Range Officer. Celebrating diversity and all that...:D
     
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    You should tote around a desert eagle for a day or 2 lol, I mean you don't want to discriminate against other guns hahah

    "Sent via my own personal defense satellite"
     
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