The late great Stephen A. Camp

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The late great Stephen A. Camp

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A gun-writer I truly miss is Stephen A. Camp. From his days posting on various gun forums, to the creation of his excellent Hipowersandhandguns website, he always had a down-to-earth style that belied his truly impressive knowledge and experience. His way of writing was influential without being "in your face," with a complete lack of pretense or showiness. I still enjoy re-reading his articles over and over; of course it helps that my preferences in handguns closely mirror his. Shown below are a few of the handguns from my collection that Mr. Camp wrote about extensively. Of course the Browning would be his favorite, but he was also partial to the S&W Model 10 and the CZ-75. He wrote a lot about the Makarov, and like me, enjoyed having a Colt Agent around for how it represents the epitome of a 60's era carry gun. Any other fans of his here? Anyone who is unfamiliar with his site should definitely check it out. Unfortunately, he passed away suddenly--I guess it's been almost a decade ago...

http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/
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He also had a fondness for the Star BM, if I recall he had one customized as a carry gun. I also followed his website and corresponded with him occasionally. Wish we had more enthusiasts like him in the ranks.

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I just read his book on the Browning Hi Power pistols. His police experiences are an interesting read. He will be missed.
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Another fan of him! His articles very much influenced me.

Guess, what my favourite handgun is?

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