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Anybody still buy gun magazines?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gilfo, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. gilfo

    gilfo Member

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    Haven't bought one in a long time. So I see a mag about pocket pistols on the rack. I don't have my glasses with me but the cover articles looked good enough so I brought it to the counter and handed the girl a ten dollar bill, she said I needed 45 cents more, I asked what was the price on the magazine-- $9.95. I bought it but needless to say it will be the last one I buy. Am I crazy or does anybody else think that the price on these magazines is way over the top. Most have articles that have been reprinted from another magazine anyway. By the way read half of the magazine and it sure is not worth the money. $9.95 still can't believe the price!
     
  2. oasis618

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    I buy American Handgunner and would buy it more often if it actually came out every month.
     
  3. deputy tom

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    I can't remember the last time I bought a gun magazine.Too much real firsthand info right here.YMMV.tom.
     
  4. non2os13

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    i don't buy them because i don't really have any desire to read about combat rifles or combat handguns. i used to buy shotgun news, but that is the only gun mag i would even think about purchasing.
     
  5. LRS_Ranger

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    No, I don't. But I do go to Barnes and Noble with the wife every once in a while and sit in there and "catch up" for free..
     
  6. tekarra

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    I seldom buy magazines anymore as they seem to have a set format. Change the make of the pistol, the location of the range and you have a new article for the next issue. Most words are devoted to comparing ammunition and have few details on the pistol.
     
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    i subscribe to shooting times, guns $& ammo, handguns and american handgunner.
     
  8. BCCL

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    Pretty much read the few articles I want over coffee at B&N as well, in any given issue, there is maybe one article that interests me.
     
  9. NG VI

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    I subscribe to Gun Tests, it's a great magazine. They don't have advertisers, so it's all pretty up and up, especially compared to other gun mags.

    I like the way they write their articles, always comparing at least two examples of a given type of gun, sometimes different actions made for the same purpose, different calibers, but all given the same workout.
     
  10. Full Metal Jacket

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    no.

    if i want to read sponsor biased reviews, i can do that for free on gunblast.
     
  11. warnerwh

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    +1 My feelings exactly. The magazines can be redundant too.
     
  12. The Bushmaster

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    Nope!! Just the one that comes with my NRA membership...
     
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    The only one I buy is Gun Collector. The rest I read for free at the library, on my lunch hour. Have to say it's been a long, long time since I read anything of real worth in one of the 'popular' gun mags.
     
  14. Sunray

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    Not at over $10Cdn a pop for advertising and rehashed articles from 20 plus years ago. In30 plus years, I've seen one article that didn't say the whatever was the best thing since sliced bread.
    "...Shotgun News..." Isn't really a gun rag. More of a printed market.
     
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    Yeah buddy! I've got a subscription to American Handgunner, and generally buy anywhere from 3-5 other random gun-zines through-out the month. As for the price, Handgunner is very well priced. Most of the buyer's guides and annual editions run about 10 bucks. I still pay it though. I've always gotta have my wish-list up to date lol.
     
  17. Motodeficient

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    I never buy them in the stores, but I have a subscription to G&A, and handgun magazine. I think it cost me like $18 combined for both for one year.

    However, I must admit that just tonight I bought G&A's "Complete Book of the AK-47" magazine today at walmart. Been waiting for it to come out for a while!!!
     
  18. thorazine

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    Yep!!

    College Girls and Guns Monthly :D
     
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    Guns Magazine, American Handgunner, and COP Magazine are provided free via digital copies with every new issue. The digital copies can be saved as PDF files for furture reference. You can sign up to receive an email when the new digital copies are published to the website.

    Chicken-Farmer
     
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    And have you noticed how often when there's an article telling how good such-and-such a gun is, there's also a full page ad from the manufacturer of that gun nearby? Funny how that happens. :scrutiny:
     
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    Damn, that's handy! Thanks!!!
     
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    I pick up Shotgun News pretty frequently. It's usually less than half the price of the others and has good ads, haha. Cheap place to find parts and surplus rifles. Sometimes they have pretty good history articles on obscure old bolt action surplus rifles as well.
     
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    sorry double post
     
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    Shotgun News
     
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    They are the worst. Advertising on the left what they review on the right. Never seen a bad review on there.
     
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