Book launch: «The Gun Universe. Pistolen – Technik – Markt»

Dr. Peter Dallhammer
Dr. Peter Dallhammer, book author

The new book is based on the doctoral thesis of Peter Dallhammer, who has done a five year research at the Helmut-Schmidt-Universität (University of German Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg) under his advisor Prof. Hendrik Rothe, one of the leading German researcher in the field of weapon technology and ballistics.

The book tries to cover any new developments and modern trends at the turn to the 21st century. The author is an engineer with a strong marketing background and is able to explain why gun technology is the way it is and how it relates to the demands on the market. In doing so, the author takes the reader far back in time, back to the early 20th century, when he explains why early developments are still influencing today’s technology. He created a book that goes deep down and which explains the greater picture in a clear way.

Walther PPX, gun discussed in the book by Peter Dalhammera.
Walther PPX - one of 9 discussed and compared in the book pistols, in it's creation the author was directly involved

The book answers the question, if innovation is still possible in the field of handguns. It is concluded that evolution takes place gradually and it is related to production technology and general gun design, whereby a trend towards the application of electronics in handguns can be seen. 

The book comprises four main chapters: Production technology, pistol handgun design, U.S. jurisdiction, and the evaluation of 9 modern pistol models with regards to above mentioned issues. The pistols are Caracal F, Glock 19 Gen 4, Heckler & Koch VP9, KEL-TEC PF-9, Ruger LC9, Smith & Wesson M&P9, Springfield XDM, Taurus PT24/7 PRO and Walther PPX; 492 pages and 253 illustrations.

About the author:

Dr. Peter Dallhammer – a well-known expert in the field of handgun product design and marketing who is with Carl Walther, Germany. For over 20 years he took great influence on the development of semi-automatic pistols, such as Walther P99, PPS, PPQ and PPX. Peter Dallhammer holds a bachelor‘s degree in mechanical engineering from Lancashire University (Great Britain), and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering with focus on technology-management. In 2015 he successfully completed his thesis defense on „Innovation in der Faustfeuerwaffentechnik zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts“ at Helmut-Schmidt-Universität (University of German Federal Armed Forces).

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