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A Blast From The Past – International Combat Arms

I remember purchasing issue of Vol 1, Issue 4 of Guns & Ammo Action Series during my 9th Grade year from a local HyVee grocer. It was the premier issue of International Combat Arms (The Journal of Firepower) and included articles on knives, pistols, shotguns, sub machine guns and assault rifles as well as missiles, the Border Patrol and the 82nd Abn Div. Basically everything a kid could want in those pre-Internet days.

Recently, a friend in Canada sent me a pristine copy. I opened it and a wave of memories washed over me. But, what really struck me were the advertisements.

H&K definitely got in on the act with several full-page, color ads. Oh, to have a few of those offerings now.

Thanks Lav!

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4 Responses to “A Blast From The Past – International Combat Arms”

  1. SpartanDieselTech says:

    Damn that’s cool. Reminds me of the old Soldier of Fortune magazines from that same era.

  2. MRC says:

    That Lav guy is alright!

  3. I’d have to go back and dig out my old copies to be certain, but I think ICA’s last issue was dated November 1989.

    FWIW: ICA’s original editor Andy Lightbody was outed by the LA Times back in 1991 for inflating his academic and military background.

    http://articles.latimes.com/1991-04-01/entertainment/ca-1289_1_andy-lightbody

  4. Mick says:

    Wow. Talk about a flood of memories. Thanks for you posting. I remember that issue so well.