What is your favorite Gun Magazine?


October 3, 2007, 10:14 PM
What is your favorite gun magazine and why?

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Cmdr. Gravez0r
October 3, 2007, 10:22 PM

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.


October 3, 2007, 10:25 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).

October 3, 2007, 10:26 PM
Other: Gun Tests.

XD-40 Shooter
October 3, 2007, 10:31 PM
I have 4 that I like :

American Rifleman
Shooting Times
Gun Test's
American Handgunner

October 3, 2007, 10:35 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.

October 3, 2007, 11:00 PM
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.

October 3, 2007, 11:03 PM
Other --

American Handgunner

guns&ammo is about last..

October 3, 2007, 11:21 PM
My favorite gun magazines are (in order of preference)

Small Arms Review
American Handgunner
Shotgun News
American Rifleman

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

October 3, 2007, 11:23 PM
One more vote here for American Handgunner.

October 3, 2007, 11:26 PM
Shooting Times & Am. Handgunner

I'll also pick up the occasional Handloader mag.

Winchester 73
October 3, 2007, 11:43 PM
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 3, 2007, 11:45 PM
Small Arms Review

October 4, 2007, 12:11 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.

October 4, 2007, 01:15 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, 01:21 AM
None. 50% advertisements, 50% overpriced gun hype.

Cavalier Knight
October 4, 2007, 02:52 AM
Guns & Ammo

October 4, 2007, 03:18 AM
Another for American Handgunner. Conner's stuff is awesome. I like his mixture of humor and serious thoughts.

October 4, 2007, 04:17 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, 07:26 AM
American Handguner :cool:

October 4, 2007, 08:46 AM
Precision Shooting www.precisionshooting.com

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

Landlocked Pirate
October 4, 2007, 09:07 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.

October 4, 2007, 09:49 AM
+1 for SWAT

October 4, 2007, 10:22 AM

October 4, 2007, 10:25 AM

Ghost Tracker
October 4, 2007, 10:37 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!

October 4, 2007, 11:06 AM
+1 for American Handgunner and Guns Magazine. Definately the best.

October 4, 2007, 12:24 PM
I like American Handgunner, but it's not on the list.

October 4, 2007, 12:28 PM
Metal form

Wayne G.
October 4, 2007, 12:31 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.

October 4, 2007, 12:45 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....

October 4, 2007, 02:44 PM
Small arms review

October 4, 2007, 04:09 PM
Gun Tests.

Followed closely by GunNews Magazine.


October 4, 2007, 08:25 PM
OK guys, sorry I didnt know about American Handguner, I feel like a jack*** now.

October 4, 2007, 08:40 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, 08:47 PM
Guns/American Handgunner

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

October 4, 2007, 09:20 PM
American Handgunner, second would be American Rifleman.

October 5, 2007, 09:29 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.

October 5, 2007, 09:33 AM
I personally like Wilson Combat magazines.:neener:

October 5, 2007, 12:39 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.

October 5, 2007, 06:14 PM
Small Arms Review.

October 5, 2007, 09:13 PM
It's varied time to time over the years but right now I'd say GUNS.

October 5, 2007, 11:52 PM
Women & Guns!


October 5, 2007, 11:58 PM
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.

October 6, 2007, 12:30 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.

October 6, 2007, 09:36 AM
American Handguner

October 6, 2007, 10:56 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.

October 6, 2007, 02:24 PM
The one that's full of jacketed hollowpoints and inserted into my 229.

October 6, 2007, 02:45 PM
American Handgunner
Combat Handguns

XD Fan
October 6, 2007, 03:44 PM
yet one more person checking in for American Handgunner

October 6, 2007, 08:44 PM
I like Concealed Carry Magazine, by United States Concealed Carry Association.

October 6, 2007, 08:49 PM
Guns and American Rifleman. Shooting Illustrated is good too.

October 6, 2007, 08:58 PM
American Handgunner

October 6, 2007, 10:29 PM
Other: Small Arms Review

October 6, 2007, 11:37 PM
Gun Tests
Concealed Carry Magazine, by United States Concealed Carry Association

October 6, 2007, 11:47 PM
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.

October 7, 2007, 12:20 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.

October 7, 2007, 01:08 AM
...Metalform, Wilson and C-Products...

October 7, 2007, 02:35 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.

October 7, 2007, 07:44 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.

October 7, 2007, 10:24 PM
carry conceal magazine

loud-mouth shnook
October 8, 2007, 12:57 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

October 8, 2007, 08:07 AM
Another vote for American Handgunner :)

October 8, 2007, 12:20 PM
American Handgunner :)

October 8, 2007, 03:07 PM

October 8, 2007, 07:56 PM
Blackpowder Hunting
Single Shot Journal

October 8, 2007, 08:01 PM

M1 Shooter
October 8, 2007, 08:59 PM
My favorites are GUNS, American Handgunner, Rifle, and American Rifleman since I get it with my NRA membership.

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