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Favorite Magazine

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mattw, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. mattw

    mattw Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have a favorite gun magazine? I recently subscribed to Gun-Tests and it seems to be full of quality, unbiased information.
  2. Malamute

    Malamute Well-Known Member

    I really like full magazines on Winchesters,...oh, wait, nevermind.
  3. Stickjockey

    Stickjockey Well-Known Member

    I always thought drum magazines looked good. Especially those on Thompsons and PPsh 41s... :evil:
  4. blacksuit

    blacksuit Well-Known Member


    I currently get the GUNS magazine. I like it but I think am going to let it run out. I want to get the combat handgun magazine but its only 6 a year.
  5. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

  6. mcmoyer

    mcmoyer Well-Known Member

    Concealed Carry is a great magazine (IMHO). It is well written and laid out. I also have a subscription to American Handgunner & like that one a lot. I reckon that I've subscribed to most of them through the years.

  7. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    SWAT is the only one I currently have a subscription for.
  8. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    SWAT is also my only current subscription. Though I've toyed with the idea of adding Small Arms Review.

    ETA: Forgot "American Rifleman" which I really don't consider a subscription so much as a side benefit of NRA membership.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2005
  9. dav

    dav Well-Known Member

  10. Primersinmyshoe

    Primersinmyshoe Well-Known Member

    I get American Handgunner and Guns magazines. Shooting Times is also pretty good.
  11. Spreadfire Arms

    Spreadfire Arms Well-Known Member

    i get 10 issues of Small Arms Review every month, i keep one issue and sell the remaining 9 at gun shows. they seem to sell out very quickly. it is primarily a Class III magazine however.
  12. Crosshair

    Crosshair Well-Known Member

    Shotgun News for me.
  13. WayneConrad

    WayneConrad Well-Known Member

    My favorite magazine? Normal capacity :neener:
  14. Sharps Shooter

    Sharps Shooter Well-Known Member

    Handloader. I like Rifle and Shooting Times pretty well too.
  15. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    i've been meaning to subscribe to precision shooting for a year now and haven't gotten around to it. i'm still reading the digest book of their articles from like, their first 30 years in print.

    i had shooting times and guns and ammo last year and let both expire.

    i get freedom first from my nra membership but rarely read it anymore.

    i've been looking for a good magazine too, but nothing really seems to be oriented towards my interests. The gun magazines are either way, way too "tacticool" or way, way too "OMG!!1 TEH LIBBRALS R TAKINGG ALL UR GUNS !!!1! SEND US ALL UR $$$!!1!! SO WE CAN PAY OFF TEH REPUBLIKENS!1!! OK???" both are more annoying than I can stomach.

    my perfect mix would be a large section on competitions (3gun, IDPA/IPSC, NRA HP, trap/skeet, etc), WELL-INFORMED articles on do-it-yourself stuff like customizing EBRs, and occasional guest columns by people like clint smith and l. awerbach and miculek and tubb (as opposed to the total non-sequitur ramblings of a single person who has apparently lost touch with reality). Reviews of revolutionary products would be ok, but I don't want to know everytime advertizer X comes out with a new flavor of skunk piss.
  16. stevelyn

    stevelyn Well-Known Member

    GUNS when they have articles that interest me.
  17. pythonguy

    pythonguy Well-Known Member

    I always browse through the magazine first and see if it has anything that interests me, I'm tired of wasting money on magazines that have obscure boring articles. I also buy the specials such as the 1911 special and the AR-15 special, those are usually very good. The money saved goes to ammo now. ;)
  18. TechBrute

    TechBrute Well-Known Member


    Weren't you in SWAT?
  19. redneck2

    redneck2 Well-Known Member

    I suppose it depends on your interests...

    I really, really like Handloader, mainly because I reload. I particularly like the articles by John Barsness because he's a guide, hunter, and practical shooter.

    I appreciate the fact that he ridicules the chimps that change the shoulder angle 1 1/2 degrees, lengthen the case 3.2% and expect some miracle to occur. An elk hit with a .30 caliber bullet at 2,800 really doesn't care what the profile of the case was. If that's your thing, have fun. Just don't stand there for three hours and try to convince me that an extra 34 fps is gonna be any more beneficial.

    Note that Handloader almost never has advertising from gun manufacturers. Dunno for sure, but I suspect this is because they won't roll over and endorse any and every product that buys space

    I currently get G&A, but I'm gonna let that one go. It's a perfect example of what a gun rag should not be IMO. Their articles are blatantly centered around the advertising they can sell. It's real odd that they have a glowing review of the latest Acme Super-Blaster, then oddly enough there are two pages directly in front of and behind the article about the very same gun.. :rolleyes:
  20. Stevie-Ray

    Stevie-Ray Well-Known Member

    American Handgunner

    I get Guns & Ammo now because it was a gift from a friend. Years ago for many years, I subscribed to it along with Shooting Times and American Handgunner. I always did and to this day enjoy American Handgunner the most. I kept the sub for AH quite a few years longer after dumping the other two.

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