When Handguns Afield was first published in 1961, hunting with a handgun was in its infancy. Surely settlers and cowboys of the 19th century would have used a handgun on wild game from time to time to fill the campfire stewpot, but as far as using a handgun for hunting as a pastime, this sport was not yet widely recognized. Jeff Cooper expertly summarizes the various aspects of hunting with handguns in the 64 pages of this volume. Handguns, cartridges, holsters and shooting small and large game are all thoroughly described and explained in Handguns Afield. If the average handgun shooter follows the advice in this book, most of which is still relevant today, he'll be well prepared to hunt game with a pistol. The late Jeff Cooper was one of the true pioneers of weaponcraft in the United States. His numerous accomplishments include founder of Gunsite Ranch, editor at large of Guns & Ammo magazine, winner of the Outstanding American Handgunner award in 1995, Rangemaster Emeritus of the U.S. Practical Shooting Association and long-time member of the board of directors of the National Rifle Association. 64pp.