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Oh Guns&Ammo, don't ever change

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by The Kershaw, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. The Kershaw

    The Kershaw Active Member

    A coworker was finished with the latest copy of the Guns&Ammo rag, so I asked to look at it. The back cover page is adorned with an advertisement for DEFENDER SOFT ARMOR SOLUTIONS, for everyday Americans! It depicts a sleepy woman being wrenched from her slumber to an intruder slinking through the house.

    This woman has the time and presence of mind to don this TACTICAL soft armor MOLLE weapons system, complete with magazine holsters. This peace of mind can be yours for the modest price of $199.95, starting.

    Personally, I keep an IOTV with front and back, in the tactical OCP as well as side SAPI plates at all times!
  2. happygeek

    happygeek Well-Known Member

    Everybody knows those side plates just impede your mobility too much :scrutiny:
  3. The Kershaw

    The Kershaw Active Member

    I was kidding about the IOTV :)

    I haven't found the limit anything to be honest. In fact, the IOTV I wear in Afghanistan feels like a t-shirt!

    I just found this advertisement to be funny because who is going to roll out of bed at 0300 and slap on some tactical armor.
  4. LawScholar

    LawScholar Well-Known Member

    My perception of the ad was similar. Major eye-roller.
  5. animator

    animator Well-Known Member

    Who knew the future leader of the resistance would end up working for a gun magazine... :D
  6. dirtengineer

    dirtengineer Well-Known Member

    I dropped my G&A a while back because of who they choose to sell advertising space to. I don't want my kids reading about "enhancement" or see the pictures for "adult instructional videos".
  7. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    I wear it instead of PJs.
  8. parsimonious_instead

    parsimonious_instead Well-Known Member

    Ad is probably made by the same people who make the alarm company TV spots in which a panicky woman gets a "callback" by the alarm monitoring station and she shakily reports that she had a break-in but the fellow dutifully left after hearing the screeching alarm.

    As for firearms magazines, I usually just read a few articles at the bookstore and re-shelve them where I found 'em.

    BTW, Chuck Norris doesn't wear body armor - body armor wears him for protection!
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2011
  9. CDW4ME

    CDW4ME Well-Known Member

    The only gun magazine I still get is the American Rifleman (NRA menber) and I rarely bother to look at the others in the store.

    My dislike(s): Every month it's typically a cover with the "latest & greatest" gun, sensationalism. Most "reports" will not list the height of the pistol, but will always include detailed accuracy information, typically with disclaimers. Nearly every time the author will use some unneeded little worn out phrase or expression :barf: . Seldom does the review (test) go past 250 rounds.

    Suggested changes: Include long term testing. Often an author will say they bought the pistol for themself at the end of their article; well, have a follow up report a few months later when you have shot several hundred more rounds through it. Include the height of the pistol with magazine inserted. Ditch the worn out lingo, for example the term "venerable" when discussing the 1911. Finally, don't put an accuracy report on the front cover; save the, "It's _'' accurate at __ yards" for the review. Also, if it's windy (or whatever) at the range that day, delay the testing for another day then the obligatory :rolleyes: accuracy information won't have to include a disclaimer.
  10. The Sarge

    The Sarge Well-Known Member

    I quit gun rags a long time ago.
  11. mgmorden

    mgmorden Well-Known Member

    I quit ALL magazines a long time ago. In modern times the format just doesn't work. Who wants content from a month ago in a completely static non-interactive form? I personally find discussion forums like this far more valuable, but even if I wanted a straight up written article a website is far more convenient.

    Aside from reminders like this I have mostly forgotten that magazines even exist anymore :).
  12. Clipper

    Clipper Well-Known Member

    That rag should change it's name to "1911s & Ammo" if you have read a couple, you've pretty much read 'em all...
  13. Vonderek

    Vonderek Well-Known Member

    +1. I had enough after they did a big glowing story on Extreme Shock Ammo. That in of itself was OK but then every gun article they did for months following the handgun was tested with Extreme Shock ammunition as one of the test loads. I don't know anybody who carries that in their gun and it was obvious they were shilling for the company longterm.
  14. huntsman

    huntsman Well-Known Member

    I don't read print anything, it's time for scribes to get real jobs or make cheesey TV shows.
  15. Kaeto

    Kaeto Well-Known Member

    The only gun magazine I read is 'Guns of the Old West' .
  16. solvability

    solvability Well-Known Member

    I get all I need to know on the internet.
  17. chas3stix

    chas3stix Active Member

    IMO the only thing G&A was famous for was....38 vs357,308 vs 30-06, ad nauseum....NOT worth the subscription price.....
  18. Bigdog57

    Bigdog57 Well-Known Member

    Hehehe..... youngins. One nice thing about books and magazines.....

    After the EMP kills everything electronic - the books and magazines still work! :evil:

    That being said, I only get American Rifleman, due to NRA membership.

    But my printer gets a good workout when I find good info on the Net.
  19. txgunsuscg

    txgunsuscg Well-Known Member

    Those of us who don't want to take the laptop into the bathroom:neener:

    I still get Guns and G&A. I use the magazines to keep me updated with the newest thing coming out, then I use this forum to see if anyone has one and get a more down to earth review. IMO, Guns has the more applicable articles, and I do like Duke's stuff, but G&A occasionally has some good articles too. Plus, in my profession, you can still earn "professional development points" for getting an article published in a journal or magazine. Forums don't count. And one of these days I'll get off my tail and actually submit one.....
  20. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    I read the Sinclair reloading products catalog when I'm on the throne.

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