What is your favorite Gun Magazine?


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Roadwild17
October 3, 2007, 11:14 PM
What is your favorite gun magazine and why?

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Cmdr. Gravez0r
October 3, 2007, 11:22 PM
Man/Magnum

Published in South Africa in English and Afrikaans. THere is no URL because they don't have a website. Anyone who has picked it up will agree that it is the best. =)

Wait a bit, found here a link for two of their articles.

http://www.lynx.co.za/articles/articles.htm

Zundfolge
October 3, 2007, 11:25 PM
I can't believe you didn't include American Handgunner.

Good writing (for a gun rag) ... great pictures ... not a lot of BS (for a gun rag).

strat81
October 3, 2007, 11:26 PM
Other: Gun Tests.

XD-40 Shooter
October 3, 2007, 11:31 PM
I have 4 that I like :

American Rifleman
Shooting Times
Gun Test's
American Handgunner

Richbaker
October 3, 2007, 11:35 PM
It's a toss-up between GUNS, and Am. Handgunner....same publisher, shares some writers. I'd say John Connor's the best one coming of age these days.

Regolith
October 4, 2007, 12:00 AM
they're really not dedicated gun magazines, but I prefer "Field & Stream" and "Outdoor Life" over anyone of the ones in the poll. Out of the ones in the poll I'd probably choose American Rifleman.

CTPistol
October 4, 2007, 12:03 AM
Other --

American Handgunner

guns&ammo is about last..

iamkris
October 4, 2007, 12:21 AM
My favorite gun magazines are (in order of preference)

Guns
Small Arms Review
American Handgunner
Shotgun News
American Rifleman


I also get Guns and Ammo, Shooting Illustrated and SWAT...not sold on those, though..

Bones11b
October 4, 2007, 12:23 AM
One more vote here for American Handgunner.

JackCrow
October 4, 2007, 12:26 AM
Shooting Times & Am. Handgunner

I'll also pick up the occasional Handloader mag.

Winchester 73
October 4, 2007, 12:43 AM
Another vote for Guns Magazine.
Some very strong,credible writers like Mass Ayoob,Duke Venturino,John Taffin,John Connor, and Clint Smith.
An excellent Editor in Jeff John and great camera work from Ichiro Nagata.
Also they don't beat the political angles to death.
Roy Huntington ,the Editorial Director is no nonsense ,the best in the business.
Add them to the poll list and see where they finish.

Novus Collectus
October 4, 2007, 12:45 AM
Other:
Small Arms Review

cpttango30
October 4, 2007, 01:11 AM
None really. All they want to do is rub our face in the fact that they get to shoot $4000+ rifles sporting $2000+ Scopes. On $25,000 Exotic hunts. So what is the worth in reading articles like "Hunting with Tactical Scope" telling me I need to go out and buy a "Tactial Scope to make myself a better hunter. Why do I need a $2000 "Tactial Scope" on my $200 hunting rifle? The only reason I get any gun magazines is the fact that the NRA sends me American Rifleman with my membership.

You just do not see any articles on Savages new rifles or Remington or any other major rifles. All I see is custom rifles with high dollar scopes. It is nice to droll but I want to read more about everything. I stopped getting Shooting times when Rick stopped writing for them.

Mac45
October 4, 2007, 02:15 AM
I get American Rifleman cuz I'm a member, but I buy Handloader & Rifle.
I like older odd ball stuff, and they're more likely have an article on the .40-82 WCF than the newest supershortwhizzbang magnum
And most, (if not quite all), of the writers seem pretty down to earth, and don't take themselves all that seriously.

Dr. Peter Venkman
October 4, 2007, 02:21 AM
None. 50% advertisements, 50% overpriced gun hype.

mrreynolds
October 4, 2007, 03:52 AM
Guns & Ammo

enfield303
October 4, 2007, 04:18 AM
Another for American Handgunner. Conner's stuff is awesome. I like his mixture of humor and serious thoughts.

cwmcgu2
October 4, 2007, 05:17 AM
Shotgun News is definatly my favorite, I love their historical firearm articles. Its also the only magazine I buy FOR the advertisements.

Another one I like that wasn't on the poll is the NRA's gun rag, Shooting Illustrated. They've got some writers who write with unique and entertaining styles, making rather passe topics interesting to read.

Ala Dan
October 4, 2007, 08:26 AM
American Handguner :cool:

JohnBT
October 4, 2007, 09:46 AM
Precision Shooting www.precisionshooting.com

Double Gun Journal http://doublegunshop.com/doublegunjournal.htm

Landlocked Pirate
October 4, 2007, 10:07 AM
Probably Guns Magazine and American Handgunner. I like Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement and Combat handguns sometimes too, but lately all they write about are 1911's and AR-15's.

vintage68
October 4, 2007, 10:49 AM
+1 for SWAT

GEM
October 4, 2007, 11:22 AM
Swat

RangerVA
October 4, 2007, 11:25 AM
Swat

Ghost Tracker
October 4, 2007, 11:37 AM
The reason the "other" category is so strong is because, like previous posters, my favorite is American Handgunner. Can't imagine a Gun Mag list not including it!

shooter58
October 4, 2007, 12:06 PM
+1 for American Handgunner and Guns Magazine. Definately the best.

cnorman18
October 4, 2007, 01:24 PM
I like American Handgunner, but it's not on the list.

Whirlwind06
October 4, 2007, 01:28 PM
Other
Mec-gar
Wilson
Metal form
:)

Wayne G.
October 4, 2007, 01:31 PM
Another vote for American Handgunner. I have multiple gun rag subscriptions, but when they expire, the only one I'll be renewing is American Handgunner.

Lightsped
October 4, 2007, 01:45 PM
I have yet to find a gun magazine I truely like. Seems like they all cater to either the customized 1911 fans, or the mall ninjas....

GunTech
October 4, 2007, 03:44 PM
Small arms review

Templar223
October 4, 2007, 05:09 PM
Gun Tests.

Followed closely by GunNews Magazine.

J

Roadwild17
October 4, 2007, 09:25 PM
OK guys, sorry I didnt know about American Handguner, I feel like a jack*** now.

Cosmoline
October 4, 2007, 09:40 PM
Hey! Your poll excluded:

RIFLE and HANDLOADER, which are the only two I buy other than backwoodsman. Some on your list are OK, but others are just glossy schlock.

First Shirt
October 4, 2007, 09:47 PM
Guns/American Handgunner

John Connor is my favorite writer, if for no other reason than his "L/Cpl-in-a-mudhole" attitude.

Stoney
October 4, 2007, 10:20 PM
Other
American Handgunner, second would be American Rifleman.

Jinzoningen80
October 5, 2007, 10:29 AM
I found the newest issue of Special Weapons for Military and Police rather comical. The cover touts Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf as "the ultimate entry gun."

The next Charlie Cutshaw article titled ".338 Spectre" is subtitled "Ultimate CQB Carbine."

The next Charlie Cutshaw article titled "I.O. INC STG-2000C 7.62X39mm" is subtitled "Based on the classic AK, it's the ultimate CQB carbine."

Later in the same issue, we have Bob Pilgrim's article titled "D&L Signature CQB II 5.56mm" and subtitled "Entry gun perfection; it's the ultimate close quarter combat carbine!"

I'll admit I only pick this rag up for the pictures. Every black rifle article will go on for almost 50% of its content on the attachments they chose to put on it rather than the rifle itself. The attachments are the same every month so i think they just copy and paste the page that goes on and on about the EOTech, AN-PVS-22, and Laser Devices' DBAL-A2. I don't care about these. GUNS is my fav mag.

Linda
October 5, 2007, 10:33 AM
I personally like Wilson Combat magazines.:neener:

Scorpiusdeus
October 5, 2007, 01:39 PM
I love my full capacity Sig P228 Magazines and my Sig P229 Magazines that are full capacity. Having to buy the ten rounders now just blows.

Quiet
October 5, 2007, 07:14 PM
Small Arms Review.

BobMcG
October 5, 2007, 10:13 PM
It's varied time to time over the years but right now I'd say GUNS.

springmom
October 6, 2007, 12:52 AM
Women & Guns!

Springmom

Archer1945
October 6, 2007, 12:58 AM
American Handgunner and Guns. Even though I get American Rifleman with my Life membership I very seldom read much more than The Armed Citizen. Usually read the other two cover to cover.

Orthonym
October 6, 2007, 01:30 AM
You beat me to it!

I was thinking of voting "other" and posting something like,

"One that's weightless, bottomless, never breaks, is free if you want another one...

Of the paper ones, Women and Guns is my favorite because it seems to be the only rational non-silly one.

And I am a boy-type person!

(edited to change "yoy" to "you")

Hmm, must go vote that way, now.

JoeCWales
October 6, 2007, 10:36 AM
American Handguner

ctdonath
October 6, 2007, 11:56 AM
Shotgun News, just to get a ballpark on what's out there.
Helps that a co-worker hands his on to me.

Don't actually buy any paper media any more, as Internet sources are free, timely, and more honest.

The only reason I read long verbose articles (printed on dead tree carcasses) about new products is to figure out how anyone can manage to write long verbose articles about new products. Little is truly new, and even less warrants such wordiness in invariably glowing terms.

zoom6zoom
October 6, 2007, 03:24 PM
The one that's full of jacketed hollowpoints and inserted into my 229.

threefeathers
October 6, 2007, 03:45 PM
Handloader
American Handgunner
SWAT
Combat Handguns

XD Fan
October 6, 2007, 04:44 PM
yet one more person checking in for American Handgunner

WSM MAGNUM
October 6, 2007, 09:44 PM
Other:
I like Concealed Carry Magazine, by United States Concealed Carry Association.
www.usconcealedcarry.com

gunman42782
October 6, 2007, 09:49 PM
Guns and American Rifleman. Shooting Illustrated is good too.

Kevin108
October 6, 2007, 09:58 PM
American Handgunner

lcambre
October 6, 2007, 11:29 PM
Other: Small Arms Review

Uenoparker
October 7, 2007, 12:37 AM
Other:
Gun Tests
Concealed Carry Magazine, by United States Concealed Carry Association

possum
October 7, 2007, 12:47 AM
i subscribe to many of the above when i am deployed so i have a constant wave of gun related reading material.

my favorite would have to be guns and ammo they have a great variety and though i am more into handguns they have a good variety of long gun articles, enough to keep me happy. plus most of my favorite writers are there.

i have subscribed to shooting times for many years, but they are a little slack on many occasions and sometimes they get a great issue, sometimes they have one or two good articles, and maybe once there has been a whole issue that i liked.

Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement: this is a good magazine, but it seems to me that they always do reviews on ar's and charile cutshaw always does them, and he always has to throw that darn laser device, surefire foregrip light and all that jazz. the covers always look the same and it gets old sometimes.


shotgun news to me is more of the want adds and for sale adds than a magazine i really don't consider it a true magazine, i do like it when they have the colored issues ever so often they normally have some good stuff.

i am a big fan of combat handguns, though most of the stuff they feature i wouldn't consider " combat effective", or hard use enough, or handguns that i would carry in a firefight if i had a choice.

Owens
October 7, 2007, 01:20 AM
As member of NRA & TSRA, I get their pubs, but also sub to several. G&A, Rifle Shooter, Guns and SGN. Particularly like Conner's "Odd Angry Shot". He nails it dead on in my opinion. Taffin has a good column too. Skelton writes some good stuff. Problem is, I read through them way before the next issue comes in. Heck all those are good pubs in my mind. No particular favorite though. Each has it's own merits.

gyp_c2
October 7, 2007, 02:08 AM
...Metalform, Wilson and C-Products...

2ndamd
October 7, 2007, 03:35 AM
Other: But sure as heck would NOT be SWAT :D

I only buy magazines when there is a good article(s) nowadays. I like Dennis Prisbey and John Taffin but, find myself looking at used book stores and garage sales for old Skeeter Skelton and Elmer Keith writings. I like Bill Jordan and Charlie Askins too. I am too young to even know these gentleman but, their writings are timeless IMO.

Not too many writer like that nowadays. A few but, not many....IMO.

Radagast
October 7, 2007, 08:44 AM
www.gunblast.com an on line magazine I occasionally look at. Otherwise it's just forums like TFL/THR for me. I stopped buying gun rags a couple of years ago. I still get the Sporting Shooter magazine as part of my membership of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australian, but only read it for the adverts.

American Handgunners was the last mag I still bought, but with the spread of high quality cheap digital cameras I can get my gun porn on line. Sorry Ichiro.

xd9fan
October 7, 2007, 11:24 PM
carry conceal magazine

loud-mouth shnook
October 8, 2007, 01:57 AM
Have a sub to "American Rifleman" and like it fine but, codger-in-training that I am, I'd have to say that "Backwoodsman" has my favorite type of articles about a lot of my favorite type of "state of the art in 1900, works as good now as it did then, blued steel and walnut" guns. Not to mention the other useful stuff in each issue. Besides "American Rifleman", it's the only mag I subscrbe to and definately the only one that interests me from cover to cover. Run by a nice fella, too.

*No, I don't work for the magazine, neither.:D

REPOMAN
October 8, 2007, 09:07 AM
Another vote for American Handgunner :)

Psssniper
October 8, 2007, 01:20 PM
American Handgunner :)

Notch
October 8, 2007, 04:07 PM
SAR!

smokemaker
October 8, 2007, 08:56 PM
Blackpowder Hunting
Single Shot Journal
Rifle

starpuss
October 8, 2007, 09:01 PM
guns&ammo

M1 Shooter
October 8, 2007, 09:59 PM
My favorites are GUNS, American Handgunner, Rifle, and American Rifleman since I get it with my NRA membership.

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