Current G&A magazine


November 1, 2012, 03:49 PM
Garry James has another side by side BP comparison in the Dec 2012 Guns & Ammo magazine.

This time his back drop is the Yellow Tavern fight and his opponenets are original COlt 1851 and original Remington NMA both apparently US service pieces.

Had issues with some of his history, had issues with ther use of felt wads, and really had issues with his not meantioning the availability of modern reproductions and doing any sort of comparisson there.

How hard would it have been to add a couple of repros to a picture with the originals and captioned that the pistols continue to have great popularity with modern shooters accessing affordable reproductions?

I usually look forward to his articles about old advissaries, but for what ever reason this one just did not blow my skirts up.

I would like to see Intermedia offer a cardback like "the book of the 1911" or "the book of the AR15" books they have out with collected Gary James BP pieces or offer a digital edition of all his BP articles.

ANyway thought you guys might want to know if you do not have a subscription.
As both a former book store clerk and former magazine editor though I must not encourage anyone to stand around the magazine racks of stores reading without buying. :)


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Jim, West PA
November 1, 2012, 04:53 PM
I've always refered to them fellas as "typewriter shooters".
Have no clue how it reads these days but years back, G&A was one o' the first on my list of don't waste time or money on.

November 1, 2012, 06:51 PM
G&A was a great mag, when I was 12

November 1, 2012, 07:13 PM
I really don't read many gun rags anymore, except the ones I write for and "American Rifleman", but I feel compelled to point out that Gary James is an expert in more types of historical firearms than I've even heard of.

Gary is the real deal, and he's burned more powder in more types of guns than the average U.S. infantry regiment did in all of WW II.

Everybody gets a few facts wrong when they cover that much ground. Sometimes, they even actually get the facts right, but other folks who think they know better, get their's wrong.

I didn't read Gary's article, but he is a class act, who does as good a job in print as anyone I know.

I'm not saying this because I'm his bud. I've only met him a couple of times. But I've been reading him for years and I respect him.

And for what its worth, the times I have met him, he was a nice, decent guy.

November 1, 2012, 07:39 PM
I subscribe to several gun magazines just as a way to support shooting sports in general. If I don't find any interesting articles they get donated to the barber shop or doctors office. I hope they can all stay in business.

Jim, West PA
November 2, 2012, 12:00 AM
Wernt meanin to sound like i didn't like this Gary fella. I know nothin about him.I haven't even looked at a gun rag in almost 25 years.

November 2, 2012, 10:56 AM
I had about 5 subscriptions to different magazines but after a while it's like reading the same thing over and over but I have alot of good info out of them all.Now I just get 2 of them, Guns,American Handgunner and thats enough but I collect them and sometimes I'll refer back to one of them for an answer to a question I have.

November 2, 2012, 11:06 AM
I would REALLY like to be able to purchase CDs or a thumb drive with all of fill in the blank gun mag issues one it.

National Geographic sold such a set of every issue they made to include ads and it was searchable....and sits in my front hall.

I have asked NRA to do this with American Rifleman several times and yet to get a response. I believe Guns offers individual years but I do not know of other magazines that do this. I could truely use the storage room that would be cleared up by recycling 20 legal boxes full of old magazines...... currently not even organized by title much less date......


November 3, 2012, 10:40 AM
It is always fun to see our side of this enjoyable undertaking get some exposure in the more "mass media".

November 3, 2012, 10:53 AM
I liked G&A, back when it was Guns & Ammo.
Now, it's just Glocks & Accessories.
Well, that and Jammamatic 15 worship.
Just how many "black gun" articles can you print before it becomes redundantly redundant?

November 3, 2012, 07:38 PM
Folks, I don't think Russia or Communist China has many gun publications.

Bless 'em all, I say.

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