Item #18902

VIS Radom Book

  • Price: $58.00
  • Maker: Radom
  • Model: Book
  • Caliber: New

  • Description: "Vis Radom..." is the first comprehensive collector's book aimed at detailing all variants of the VIS pistol. William York's analytical approach investigates the origins of the pistol and reveals some new conclusions about what influenced the pistol's designers. Parts and assemblies are discussed and illustrated in detail. Aside from the practical sections, like takedown of the pistol, shooting and collecting the VIS, the author has delved into the history of the pistol and its production. Working with collectors in the U.S. and in Poland, a wealth of new historical information has been revealed. Illustrated for the first time, are many period and wartime documents, photographs and technical drawings. All these materials greatly contribute to the work which also elaborates into prototypes, model variances, manufacturing changes as well as accessories like holsters, cleaning rods, shoulder-stocks, ammunition, conversion units, etc. A large section of the book is dedicated to the photographic gallery, which gives an uncanny perspective on the entire production including prewar VIS model years as well as the entire wartime production. The wartime galleries illustrate every serial number letter code prefix while showing first hand the deterioration of quality and production simplifications instilled as the war progressed. Other sections include pistols of the Polish Underground, non-VIS pistol models and even rifles made at Radom. This is a book for anyone interested in military history or handgun design; even if you don't own a Radom, this book is a "Must!". Author: William J. York Pages: 255 Cover: Hardbound color cover Size: 8.75" x 11.25" (22 x28 cm.) Photographs: 600 Printed and bound in the USA ISBN: 0-9707997-8-0